Susan Salmond

Susan W. Salmond, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

NJNI Program Co-Director

Susan W. Salmond, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, is executive vice dean and professor at the Rutgers School of Nursing (following the merger of the Rutgers College of Nursing and the legacy University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Nursing).  Salmond joined UMDNJ in 2005 and served as associate dean for graduate studies, associate dean for administration and planning, and vice dean for academic affairs.  She served as dean from 2009 to 2014.

In addition to her role at Rutgers School of Nursing, Salmond is a leader in national and international efforts aimed at strengthening the profession of nursing and the provision of health care.  She is in the forefront of efforts to implement the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine’s landmark future of nursing report and to develop the nursing workforce in New Jersey to meet the health care needs of our state. On July 1, 2013, Salmond was appointed a program co-director (along with Aline Holmes) of the New Jersey Nursing Initiative (NJNI).

In addition to her leadership role at NJNI, Salmond serves as co-chair of the New Jersey Action Coalition’s Academic Progression Committee and has been a member of NJNI’s Leadership Council.

Salmond is active in the global movement to implement and support evidence-based practice across health care systems. She is co-director of the Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation (NEST), based at Rutgers School of Nursing, and part of the international Joanna Briggs Institute’s international collaboration. She also chairs a Cochrane Nursing Care Network Field Group Committee aimed at promoting nursing participation in Cochrane systematic review groups.

A frequent speaker and presenter at national and international conferences, Salmond is co-author of the text Comprehensive Systematic Review for Advanced Nursing Practice, which won a 2012 Book of the Year Award from the American Journal of Nursing (AJN).  She is the research editor for the journal Orthopaedic Nursing, past president of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses, co-editor of the text Orthopaedic Nursing, and co-editor of the first three editions of Core Curriculum for Orthopaedic Nursing.

Salmond received her BSN from Villanova University College of Nursing, which in 2012 presented her its highest award, the College of Nursing Medallion. She is a 2012 inductee into the Hall of Honor at Seton Hall University College of Nursing, where she received her MSN with a specialization in chronic illness management. She earned her EdD from Teachers College, Columbia University. Certified in nursing education, transcultural nursing, and leadership, Salmond is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a fellow of the National League of Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education.