Susan Bowles, PhD, DNP, APRN-CNS, RNC-NIC, is prepared as a Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) at the doctoral level. Sue has served in the NICU working in the CNS sub-roles of teaching, research, clinical practice, consulting, and leadership. As a CNS, she performed an integral role within the NICU and the organization for the leadership of evidenced-based practice. As part of her practice, she executed the educational functions required to ensure that patients and their families received the best care possible from the nursing staff. Sue is often consulted as an expert in her specialty by colleagues both on the local, state, and national level. She has earned the Developmental Care Specialist Designation from the National Association of Neonatal Nurses and is certified as a High-Risk Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse. Sue has a passion for developmental family centered care, and she serves as the Nurse Consultant for the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative for the statewide NICU Initiative on Family Centered Care, called the Paired Project.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Susan Bowles has an employment relationship with Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative and is a consultant for AngelEye Health and Abbott Labs. She is a consultant for and receives a speaking honorarium from Water Wipes. Susan Bowles receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.

Non-financial: Susan Bowles is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the Academy of Neonatal Nursing, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses, and the National Association of Neonatal Nurses.