Susan Koss

Susan Koss

Susan Koss,
Director, Nursing Program

Office: MM 176
Phone: 217-443-8814

Educational Background

MSN Grand Canyon University 2018
BSN Eastern Illinois University 2014
ADN Danville Area Community College 2003
LPN Danville Area Community College 1985

Teaching Philosophy

My goal is to graduate students that understand the purpose and importance of nursing and quality patient care to our healthcare systems. I hope to inspire students with attitudes and principles that will give them the ability to continue to grow with a healthcare industry that is rapidly changing and expanding. The program’s classroom interaction coupled with excellent clinical experiences provided by our community’s healthcare providers creates effective learning experiences while promoting skill development. This learning and skill development is ultimately tested after graduation when students sit for the national certification for nursing licensure. The exam results are collected with the data being used to gage the success of what is being taught in this nursing program and pinpoint any areas of deficiency. My role as an administrator in nursing education has much in common with my love of learning. Striving to be a self-directed learner myself, I push students to be learning oriented. I believe gaining knowledge should be enjoyable as much as it is hard work. Creating an accepting atmosphere in the classroom that facilitates no wrong questions and finds the right answers tends to promote the most memorable learning.