Susan Karen Steele-Moses, DNS, APRN, CNS, AOCN®

  • Lecturer
  • Southeastern Louisiana University
  • College of Nursing and Health Sciences SLU 10835
  • Hammond LA 70402
  • PHONE:(985)- 549-5045


  • D.N.S. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
  • M.N. University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • B.S. Southeastern Louisiana University

Post-Graduate/Specialty Training

  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Indiana University

Licensure and Board Certifications

  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (Adult Health CNS)
  • Oncology Certification
  • Registered Nurse in Louisiana

Academic Positions

  • Lecturer, Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Online Faculty, University of Phoenix, School of Nursing

Honors & Awards

  • Mentor of the Year. LSNA, Nightingale Awards
  • Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year.  LSNA, Nightingale Awards
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow:  Walther Cancer Institute: IUPUI Indianapolis, Indiana with Dr. Victoria Champion.
  • Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women in Nursing and Healthcare
  • Inducted into the Great 100 Nurses Organization
  • Chosen as a distinguished faculty to attend the Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Institute for HBCU/MI Nurse Educators. 
  • F.A. Davis Excellence in Writing Award
  • Inclusion in Who’s Who among students in American Universities and Colleges
  • Inclusion in Who’s Who in American Education
  • Inclusion in Who’s Who in American Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau: Epsilon Nu Chapter (LSUHSC)
  • Inclusion in Who’s Who among students in American Universities and Colleges
  • Inclusion in Who’s Who in American Nursing

Professional Affiliations

  • American Nurse’s Association: Louisiana Chapter (LSNA); Baton Rouge District
  • LSNA Board: Research and Informatics Council
  • Sigma Theta Tau: Epsilon Nu Chapter -Rho Zeta Chapter
  • Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)

Areas of Research Interest

  • Cancer prevention and early detection
  • Management of adult health clinical issues
  • Quantitative research
  • Evidence based practice implementation

Selected Publications & Presentations

  • Peterson, J., & Steele-Moses, S. K. (submitted for publication July, 2015). Immune checkpoint inhibitors: New therapies available for oncology patients. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing.
  • Franz, S., McMahon, P. M., Calongne, L., & Steele-Moses, S. K. (2014) Anticipatory guidance through DVD. Clinical Pediatrics, 53(3), 256-260.
  • Comeaux, T., & Steele-Moses, S.K. (2013). The effect of complementary music therapy on the patient’s post-operative state anxiety, pain control and environmental noise satisfaction. Journal of Medical Surgical Nursing, 22(5), 313-318.  
  • Steele-Moses, S. K. (2012).  What do nurses want from their professional organization?  Pelican News, 68(2), 10-11.
  • Ford, D., & Steele-Moses, S. K. (2011). Predictors for African Americans’ willingness to donate organs:  A literature review.    Nephrology Nursing Journal, 38(5), 405-410.   
  • Steele-Moses, S. K., Koloroutis, M., Ydarraga, D. (2011). Testing the Caring Assessment for Care Givers Instrument.  Creative Nursing, 17, 43-50.
  • Guay, C., Murphree, P., Steele-Moses, S. K. (2011).Developing an automated RRT trigger. Nursing Management, 42(2), 50-2.
  • Johnson, C., & Steele-Moses, S. K. (2011). The use of continuous femoral nerve blocks versus extended release epidural morphine: a study comparing outcomes in total knee arthroplasty procedures. Orthopedic Nursing, 31(1), 44-53.
  • Linton, D., Porche, D. J., Steele-Moses, S. K.  (2010). Development and psychometric testing of the pap smear intention questionnaire.  Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research, 10(4).
  • Delatte, H., Alberato, R., Steele-Moses, S., Murphree, P. Decreasing urinary tract infections one indwelling catheter at a time: a hospital based skilled nursing unit performance improvement program. Pelican News, 66 (4), 8.
  • Steele-Moses, S. K. (2010).  The journey to Magnet:  Developing a research infrastructure.   Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 14, 237-239.
  • Zollinger, T., Champion, V., Monahan, P., Steele-Moses, S.K., Ziner, K., Zhao, Q., Bourff, S., Saywell, R. (2010)  Impact of Personal Characteristics on African American Women’s Beliefs and Attitudes about Breast Cancer. American Journal of Health Promotion, 24(6), 371-377.  Pub Med # 20594093.
  • Steele-Moses, S. K. (2009).  Developing a journal club at your institution.  Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 13(1), 109-112
  • Steele-Moses, S. K., Russell, K., Kreuter, M., Monahan, P. Bourff, S., & Champion, V. (2009).  Cultural constructs, stage of change, and adherence to mammography among Low-Income African American women.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 20(1), 257-273.
  • Steele-Moses, S. K. (2008).  Smoking cessation: What is the evidence?  Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 12(5), 813-5.
  • Steele, S. K., Champion, V.L. Skinner, C.S., & Russell, K. M. (2007) Development and testing of a tailored interactive DVD to promote mammography adherence. Oncology Nursing Forum, 34, 176.

Selected Funded Projects and Research

  • Louisiana Health Works Commission: Recruitment and retention attributes important to new graduate registered nurses employed on adult acute care medical surgical units, a mixed methods approach.  Funded $6000.00
  • Daisy Foundation: The effectiveness of a structured patient education model (PITS©) in mitigating the effects of neutropenia among chemotherapy patients.  Funded: $4562.20
  • Daisy Foundation. The effect of a healing environment on patients’ state anxiety, pain, and environmental noise.  Funded $2987.96
  • National Cancer Institute:  Awarded for development and implementation of a case management process with Prevention Nurse Case Managers in a larger project Health Literacy and Cancer Screening.

Research Review

  • American Journal of Men’s Health
  • Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
  • Journal of Health Promotion





Intercollegiate Consortium for a Master of Science in Nursing