Sue Boyer has had a lengthy career in pediatric nursing beginning as a staff nurse and nurse manager working with hospitalized children at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland. During those years she helped to establish the first summer camp for children with cystic fibrosis. She also has had experience in ambulatory pediatrics, working in a private practice in Phoenix, Arizona . Her thesis for her master’s degree at UCLA involved a qualitative research study identifying factors that supported adolescent compliance with treatment for Cystic Fibrosis. She began her teaching career at UIC and has been involved with undergraduate clinical teaching, developing curriculum, utilizing new teaching strategies, and mentoring graduate students into the teaching role. She initiated and revised simulation experiences for the pediatric course. She has frequently served on the Undergraduate Admissions and Academic Standards Committee
Sue currently is course coordinator of NURS 355: Clinical Concepts and Processes of Children and Family Health where she provides didactic instruction as well as clinical teaching. In the fall semester she coordinates and serves as a lab instructor for the NURS 210 Health Assessment course. Most recently she has team taught the NURS 397 course: Issues in Nursing Practice. During the summer she facilitates volunteer experiences for students in camps for children with various chronic diseases and then in the fall these same students complete a nursing elective, NUEL 399, with a focus on Camp Nursing. She has also had past experience in the NURS 390 Management and Leadership course.
Pinnacle Leader Recognition, Power of Nursing Leadership Event, Nov 2011, Nov 2012
The Daisy Foundation Award, WCFHS, College of Nursing, 2011
Academy of Distinguished Teachers, College of Nursing, UIC, 2005
Teacher Recognition Award, Council of Teaching and Learning, UIC, 2004