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Overton Brooks VA Medical Center


Interim Associate Director for Patient Care Services

Susan Edwards, Interim Associate Director Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive 

Susan Edwards

Interim Associate Director, Patient Care Services
Overton Brooks VA Medical Center

Susan Edwards was appointed as the Interim Associate Director for Patient Care Services at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, effective January 15, 2017. Ms. Edwards began her employment at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in December 2003 as a night nursing supervisor. In October 2004, she was selected as the Care Coordinator and established the Home Telehealth Program for OBVAMC. She began working as the Bar Code Medication Administration/Informatics nurse in 2009. In 2010, Ms. Edwards was appointed as the Acting Assistant Chief Nurse for Ambulatory Care and was selected for the permanent position in 2011. Her diverse nursing experience reflects a variety of patient care settings to include medical, surgical, long term, intensive, post anesthesia, emergency, home health and rehabilitation care.
Ms. Edwards has instructed Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support since 1978 and 1981 respectively. She received her Master of Science in Nursing: Informatics Focus from Walden University in 2009, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State University in 2001 and an Associate Degree in Nursing from Vincennes University School of Nursing in 1977. She obtained a Rehabilitation Nursing certification in 2000 and the ANCC Nurse Executive Certification in 2013. Ms. Edwards is a member of the American Nurses Association, the American Nursing Informatics Association/Caring, Nursing Organization of the Veterans Affairs and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.