Faculty Bio

Susan Scherr, MS, GNP-BC

Visiting Professor of Nursing


  • BSN, University of Delaware (2001)
  • MS, University of Maryland (2007)
  • DNP student, University of Maryland


  • Registered Nurse
  • Certified Gerontological Nurse Practitioner


  • Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology (MS in Nursing)
  • Comprehensive Care of the Older Adult (MS in Nursing)
  • Diagnosis and Management of Clinical Problems in Adult Primary Care II (MS in Nursing)

Research Interests

  • Improving continuity and quality of care for older adults transitioning through the healthcare system
  • Improving access to and implementation of oral care for older adults
  • Optimizing nurse practitioner involvement in advanced care planning and end of life decision making with older adults

Recent Presentations

  • Oral health literacy: Connecting doctors, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, and dental professionals. University of Maryland Baltimore, MD, 2015.


  • Member and past president, Maryland Chapter of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association.


  • Eight years of experience providing medical management to assisted living and homebound older adults.
  • Wrote and received 2014-2015 grant for nurse practitioner education from New York University initiative "Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice."