Faculty Spotlight: Susan Fuentes

Meet Susan Fuentes

Degrees and Experience
  • M.S.N. in Nursing Education (Azusa Pacific University)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist in Maternal/Child (Azusa Pacific University)
  • B.S.N. (Point Loma Nazarene University)
  • Public Health Nurse Certificate (Point Loma Nazarene University)
Biography and Professional Achievements

Susan Fuentes has been a nurse for more than 35 years. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including labor and delivery/postpartum and newborn nursery in acute care, private duty nursing, faith community nursing, and corporate healthcare case management. She was also the president and CEO of a federally qualified health center located in Skid Row, Los Angeles.

She has been heavily involved in staff development and nursing education in all her roles. Fuentes served as adjunct faculty at Azusa Pacific University and Mount St. Mary's College both in population health.

Fuentes is a native Californian who decided to leave chaotic city life and relocate to Grand Junction, Colorado.

Fuentes teaches population health and provides nursing leadership to the Grand Junction Center. She feels called to prepare compassionate Christ-centered nurses of excellence. She is thrilled to be part of CCU's ministry to students, healthcare providers, communities, and the world.

Publications
  • Dossett, E.; Fuentes, S.; Klap, R.; Wells, K. (2005). "Obstacles and Opportunities in Providing Mental Health Services Through a Faith-Based Network in Los Angeles." Psychiatric Services, 56(2), 206-208.
  • Fuentes, S. K. (1996). "Parish Nursing Outcomes." The ACPE Research Network Newsletter, 7(3), 3.
  • Fuentes, S. K. (1997). "Foundations for the Spiritual Subsystem: Clinical Example, in Artinian and Conger" (Ed.), The Intersystem Model: Integrating Theory and Practice (1st edition). Sage Publications.
  • Fuentes, S. K. (2003). "Developing Resources, and Program Evaluation, in Smith" (Ed.), Parish Nursing: A Handbook for the New Millennium. Haworth Press.
  • Health Ministries Coordinators of Southern California. (2002). "Basic Training for Health Ministers." Author.
  • Kataoka, S.; Fuentes, S.; O'Donoghue, V.; Castillo-Campos, P.; Bonilla, A.; Halsey, K.; Avila, J.; Wells, K. (2006). "A Community Participatory Research Partnership: The Development of a Faith-Based Intervention for Children Exposed to Violence." Ethnicity & Disease, 16(Winter), 89-97.
  • Ricker, C.; Lagos, V.; Feldman, N.; Hiyama, S.; Fuentes, S.; Kumar, V.; Gonzalez, K.; Palomares, M.; Blazer, K.; Lowstuter, K.; MacDonald, D.; Weitzel, J. (2006). "If we build it ... will they come? - establishing a cancer genetics services clinic for an undeserved predominantly Latina cohort." J Genet Couns, 15(6), 505-14.