Susan Foster, MS, BSN, RN, NPD-BC, NE-BC, was named a 2023 Nurses of Note by PerfectServe, a leading provider of clinical collaboration services. Foster is the Director of Professional and Organizational Development at Mount Nittany Health.
The Nurses of Note award recognizes nurses who are sources of inspiration for others in their field and whose dedication and professionalism have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Foster is one of over 200 winners from 35 states plus Washington, D.C., Australia, Canada, the Philippines, and South Africa.
Foster first joined Mount Nittany Health in April 1994. In her current role, she leads the Professional and Organizational Development department, which oversees a variety of programming and activities across Mount Nittany Health. Foster’s team works to assess employee, provider, and patient learning needs and implement needed programming. Her work is focused on providing support to all Mount Nittany Health staff to ensure their professional growth and the success of the organization.
“Susan is truly deserving of this recognition,” said Amy Trithart, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Chief Human Resources Officer, Mount Nittany Health. “Her dedication to improving patient care through professional and organizational development is inspiring – not just to her team but to everyone at Mount Nittany Health.”
“Nurses of Note is now in its third year, and we’ve had the distinct honor of celebrating close to 500 winners in that short time,” said PerfectServe Chief Clinical Officer Kelly Conklin. “Nursing is what drew me into healthcare, so of course this program is especially near and dear to my heart. I extend my heartiest thanks and congratulations to all of our honorees!”
Before joining Mount Nittany Health, Foster served as an Officer in the U.S. Army. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and her master’s degree in workforce education and development from Penn State.
Congratulations to Susan Foster for being named a Nurse of Note and for exemplifying Mount Nittany Health’s mission of ‘Healthier people, stronger community.’