Laura Bond Sutton, PhD, RN, CNS-BC
University of Florida
PO Box 100187
Gainesville, FL 32610-0187
Dr. Sutton teaches both didactic and clinical nursing courses in complex health problems for undergraduate students and accelerated BSN students. She also teaches gerontology in the graduate track. She is clinical track coordinator for the MSN Clinical Nurse Specialist Track.
Dr. Sutton’s research focus is on social support and quality of life outcomes in women with breast cancer, exercise adherence to reduce fatigue in women with breast cancer, and falls in the older adult. Dr. Suttton is a Principal Investigor. She assesses nursing knowledge and attitudes in adult health (Geriatric Institutional Assessment Profile) in association with Shands at the Unversity of Florida and the NICHE program (Nurses Improving Care of Healthsystem Elders, Hartford Institue for Geriatric Nursing, New York University).
Dr. Sutton’s clinical practice is as clinical nurse specialist in older adult health at Shands at the University of Florida Health Science Center. Her practice is primarily related to fall prevention. She serves as a member of the Academic Affairs Committee at the College of Nursing and is involved in the development of the Doctor of Nursing Practice curriculum. She holds membership in the Florida Nurses Association, National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Oncology Nursing Society and the North Central Florida Chapter of ONS, the Southern Nursing Research Society, and the Gerontological Society of America and Sigma Theta Tau International. She is a lifetime member of the West Virginia University School of Nursing Alumni Association and served as president for this association. She serves also on the University of Florida Senate Committee on Committees. She is a member of the UF Health Science Center Equity and Advisory Board as well as a Member of Shands at UF NICHE Project Core Group and Advisory Boards, Fall Task Force and she is Chair of UF College of Nursing Academic Affairs Committee.
Clinical practice area/expertise
Dr. Sutton’s clinical expertise is in adult health nursing with emphasis on acute care and gerontology.
Dr. Sutton received her BSN at West Virginia University. She received her MS in Adult Health Nursing from The Pennsylvania State University and her PhD in Nursing at the University of Pittsburgh.
- Sutton, L., Rowe, M., & Boltz, M. (in press). PREVENTING FUNCTIONAL DECLINE IN HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS – AN EXAMPLAR FOR NURSING EDUCATION. In S. Gueldner & M. (Eds.), Healthy Aging: Gerontological Education for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals. Boston, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
- Sutton, L.B., & Erlen, J.A. (2006) Effects of Mutual Dyad Support on Quality of Life in Women with Breast Cancer. Cancer Nursing, 29(6), 488-498.
- Sutton, L. B., Erlen, J. A., Glad, J. M., & Siminoff, L. A. (2003). Recruiting vulnerable populations for research: Revisiting the ethical issues. Journal of Professional Nursing 19(2), 106-112. Abstract
- Constantino, R., Sutton, L., & Rohay, J. (1997). Assessing abuse in suicide survivors. Holistic Nursing Practice, 11(2), 60-68. Abstract
- Erlen, J., Siminoff, L., Sereika, S., & Sutton, L. (1997). Multiple authorship: Issues and recommendations. Journal of Professional Nursing, 13(4), 262-270. Abstract