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2030 E College Way

Olathe, KS 66062-1899


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13563 South Mur-len Rd.

Olathe, KS 66062-1899


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Most University offices are open from 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday

Susan Larson



PhD, RN, Professor of Nursing
  • PhD; 2002, University of Kansas
  • MS; Nursing, 1989, University of Kansas
  • BSN; 1984, MidAmerica Nazarene University
The college experience seems to be such a magical time in one’s lifeline. Young adults are maturing and grappling with issues of their new journey toward independence and a professional vocational call. What a privilege it is to walk this leg of the journey with them and provide a safe haven to explore some new thoughts and ideas, professionally, personally, spiritually, etc.
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University, Alumna of the Year Award 2009–2010
  • Fellow, AACN Leadership for Academic Nursing Program 2009–2010
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University Nurse Mentor of the Year 2008–2009
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University Faculty Member of the Year 2001–2002
  • University of Kansas Melba Carter Award for Dissertation of the Year in Health Promotion 2001–2002
  • RN licensure State of Kansas (Multistate)
  • RN licensure State of Minnesota
  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • (2016) Contemplative Spirituality, Phenomenological Understanding. Poster Presentation submitted and accepted for the National Consortium for Building Healthy Communities, 3rd National Summit, University of Florida.
  • Several ‘New Careers in Nursing’ grants from 1990 to 2014 (round II to round VII funding cycles)
  • Honorary Doctorate Committee (2020-Current)
  • We LEAD Advisory Board Member (2019-Current)
  • Committee of the Professoriate (2018-2020)
  • Faculty Development Committee (2017-2020)
  • Academic Exception Committee; Technology in Education Committee; Global Studies Committee (2016-2017)
  • Committee of the Professoriate; Global Studies Committee; Academic Exception Committee (2015-2016)
  • Academic Affairs Council and Dean’s Council (2013-2016)
  • Participation with MNU SONHS Faculty for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN) Self-Study and Site Visit Preparation for Accreditation / Approval (2011-2012)