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Susan Blackburn



Dr. Blackburn received her BSN from the University of Connecticut and MN and PhD from the University of Washington. She is currently a Professor Emeritus in the School of Nursing at the University of Washington in Seattle where she directed the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and Neonatal and Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist Programs. Her teaching and research focuses on care of high-risk infants and their families. She has taught courses on perinatal, neonatal and pediatric physiology, human embryology, genetics, neonatal pharmacology and neonatal nursing. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and has served as member of the editorial board and columnist for the Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Test Committee Lead for the National Certification Corporation and member of the March of Dimes Nurse Advisory Council. She is the recipient of multiple awards and honors including the National Association of Neonatal Nurses Distinguished Leader in Neonatal Nursing Award and has published and lectured nationally and internationally on a wide range of neonatal topics. Among her publications is the book Maternal, Fetal and Neonatal Physiology: A Clinical Perspective, currently in its fifth edition.