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Susan Birkhead

DNS, MPH, RN, CNE, Chair

Dr. Birkhead, holds a Doctor of Nursing Science from The Sage Colleges as well as an MPH from Johns Hopkins University. She is a certified nurse educator and has extensive experience at the college level. She has served as an adjunct faculty at Empire State College and has served as faculty in health maintenance, restoration and support at the Samaritan School of Nursing and the Albany Memorial School of Nursing.

Dr. Birkhead was also a nurse epidemiologist in the Hospital Infections Program at the CDC. She has experience as a consulting health systems analyst and has been a director of nursing and nurse manager among many other positions. Dr. Birkhead has made numerous presentations in the nursing field and has several publications in peer reviewed journals, as well as extensive experience in college programs including time as a Certified Nurse Educator.

Susan Birkhead

DNS, MPH, RN, CNE, Chair

Brenda J. Robinson

DNP, MSN, FNP-s, RN, Vice Chair

Deborah Elliott

MS, RN, Treasurer

Mary Therriault

MS, RN, Secretary

Maxine M. Smalling


Mission & Vision

To prepare a diverse group of students to become the highly educated and professional nursing workforce of the future. Our vision is to create an innovative high school experience that is student-centric, structured to foster a supportive learning environment, and committed to developing the skills, knowledge, and passion necessary to excel in the nursing and allied health professions.

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Nurses Middle College
Capital Region, New York

PO Box 38109
Albany, NY 12203

Phone: (518) 212-7811

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