Susan Cantrell

Assistant Professor MSN, RNC

Programs and Courses Taught

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Entry Level Master of Science in Nursing

Care of the Childbearing Family, Reproductive Health and Senior Synthesis

About Me

I started my nursing career at Samuel Merritt Hospital and have not strayed far, from "Pill Hill."  My goal, when entering nursing school was to become a Midwife.  Once I started practice, and discovered the joy of teaching students, and witnessing their Aha moments in learning, my career path changed. 

I received my MSN in 1994 along with my NCC Certification as a High Risk OB Nurse (now a retired certification). My first teaching gig was at the University of the Virgin Islands.  after 4 years and 5 hurricanes', I returned to the Bay Area and was the Women's Health Case manager for Hill Physicians Medical Group.  I became adjunct faculty in 2002 and full time faculty in 2004.  I still love those Ah Ha moments, with my students. 


I received my BSN at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and MSN and the University of San Francisco

Teaching Interests

Women's Health 

Scholarly Interests

Student Learning

Professional Affiliations & Memberships


Community Service

Association of women's Health Obstetric and Neonatal Nursing.  Feral Cat Foundation (I foster the tiny kittens who require special care)