Sue Chafin Faculty Photo

Sue Chafin

Adjunct Instructor DNP, FNP-BC

Programs and Courses Taught

MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Online

Advanced Pharmacology
Advanced Health Assessment Didactic and Clinical
Care of Chronic and Complex Conditions
Care of Acute and Episodic Conditions Didactic and Lab
Clinical Practicum I and II
Family Centered Advanced Practice Nursing
FNP I Women’s Health Didactic and Clinical
FNP II Adult/Geriatric Didactic and Clinical
FNP III Pediatrics Didactic and Clinical
Health Care Policy
Health Protection, Promotion, Screening for Individuals, Families, Communities
Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Practice Nursing 

About Me

I have been in this enjoyable and interesting role of Adjunct Instructor with the Samuel Merritt  FNP Online program since May of 2016. Starting in 2010, until present, I have been online adjunct faculty with the Graduate Nursing/ FNP Program with East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN. My undergraduate online teaching experience included RN-BSN with Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA. My RN clinical experience included in-hospital with a critical care concentration leading to my APN role since 1996, including practice in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Correctional Healthcare and Urgent Care.


2010 Doctorate, Nursing Practice: Old Dominion University, Norfolk VA

1996 Masters, Nursing and FNP: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

1993 Bachelors, Nursing: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

1987 Associate, Nursing: Southwest Virginia Community College, Richlands, VA


1996 FNP certification, ANCC .

Teaching Interests

Online teaching and facilitation of education access and student motivation

Geriatric health and Diabetes education/prevention

Vulnerable and Under-served Populations


Chafin, W.S. & Biddle, W. “Nurse Retention in Correctional Facility: A Study of the Relationship between Nurses’ Perceived Barriers and Benefits.”  
J Correct Health Care
April 2013 19: 124-134, first published on February 26, 2013 doi:10.1177/1078345812474643   

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Nurses Association

Institutional Review Board (IRB) East Tennessee State University, Johnson City TN 2010-2015

National League for Nursing

Tennessee Nurses Association

Virginia Nurses Association