Suzanne Bihan RN, MSN
Senior Instructor
Community/Mental Health Nursing Department

Research Interests
  • Psychiatric Mental-Health Nursing in Children, Adolescents & Adults
  • Substance Abuse Nursing Assessment & Treatment
  • Sexual Assault Prevention, Assessment & Treatment in Children, Adolescents and Adults
  • Psychiatric Disorders in the Homeless Population
    Interdisciplinary Communication & Care

  • MSN, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (Nursing), 1991
  • BSN, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (Nursing), 1980

Specialized Training

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist, Rackham Graduate School, The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (Psychiatric Mental-Health Nursing) 1991.
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), Fairhope, Alabama.

Selected Publications
  • Riley, B., Harris, J., Harlan, T., Moore-Nadler, M., Bihan, S., (2015). Simulation in mental health nursing: Preparation for the clinical experience. [Abstract]. Proceedings of the Alabama Academy of Science, USA, 86(2).
  • Williams, S. G., & Bihan, S. (2012). Application of an Innovative, Autonomous, Creative Teaching Modality through Service-Learning in a Community-Health Nursing course. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 3(5), 116-127. doi: 10.5430/jnep.v3n5p116.
  • Morris, P., & Bihan, S. (1991). The Prevalence of children with a history of sexual abuse in the psychiatric setting. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 4(2), 49-54.

Ongoing Research Support
  • Riley, B. H. (Principal), McDermott, R., Harris, J. L., Minchew, L. A., Johnson, P. T., Sturdivant, T.,Bihan, S. M., "Application submitted 1/29/18 - Core competency of every RN: A community driven psychiatric focused strengthening of undergraduate nursing education/practice/retention,"Sponsored by HRSA, Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention Grant, External to the University, $ 2,447, 754. (Funding effective - July, 2018 - June 2022).
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Undergraduate Courses Taught

  • Psychiatric Mental-Health Nursing Theory
  • Psychiatric Mental-Health Nursing, Clinical (simulation)
  • Leadership, Healthcare & Collaboration (RN-BSN
    Issues & Trends in Professional Nursing (RN-BSN)
  • Delegation & Decision Making in Nursing

Honors and Awards
  • 2017 QEP Professional Development Fellow, (May, 2017). University of South Alabama. Mobile, AL.
  • Faculty Service Award, University of South Alabama College of Nursing, 2009.
  • Recommended for Respect Award, NAMI, 2008.
  • Mentor Award, NAMI, 2007.
  • Excellence in Psychiatric Nursing Award, University of Michigan, 1989, 1991