Susan Garbutt, DNP, RN, CIC, CNE

susan-garbutt_mcm_5334Clinical Assistant Professor

University of Florida
PO Box 100197
Gainesville, FL 32610
HPNP 1203A

Telephone: 352-273-6407
Fax: 352-273-6505


Dr.Garbutt teaches in the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. An early adopter of simulation, Dr. Garbutt has been using clinical simulation to teach health care professionals since 2003.


Dr. Garbutt’s research and scholarship interests include clinical simulation, evidence-based practice, inter-professional education, population health, military healthcare and global health.


Dr. Garbutt is a member of the Florida Nurse’s Association, Sigma Theta Tau, the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, and the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States. In 2001, she received a direct commission to serve in the United States Air Force Reserve Nurse Corps and has completed 15 years of service. She is the recipient of the Air Force Commendation Medal and The Defense Meritorious Service Medal.

Area of Expertise

Dr. Garbutt is a Certified Nurse Educator and Certified Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner. She has presented at national and international conferences on clinical simulation, evidence-based practice, patient safety, infection prevention, and military healthcare. Dr. Garbutt serves as a peer reviewer for several journals and major book publishers.


Dr. Garbutt earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Hartwick College. She earned her Master of Science in Adult Health Nursing from the Medical College of Georgia. She completed a Graduate Certificate in Infection Control from the University of South Florida. Dr. Garbutt received her Doctor of Nursing Practice in Educational Leadership from Case Western Reserve University.


Selected Publications

Rossiter, A., Garbutt, S. and D’Aoust, R. (2015) Chapter 10-1: Resources in

Palaganas, J., Maxworthy, J., Epps, C. and Mancini, M. Defining Excellence in Simulation Programs. Philadelphia, PA, Wolters Kluwer.

Roberts, S., Curry, K, Garbutt, S. and Warda, M. (May-June 2014) The Use of High Fidelity Simulation to Teach Cultural Competence in the Nursing Curriculum, Journal of Professional Nursing.

Murray, J. and Garbutt, S. (November 3, 2012) Healthcare Needs of Returning Veterans, Nurse.Com

Danzey, I., Ea, E., Fitzpatrick, J., Garbutt, S., Rafferty, M., and Zychowicz, M. (September-October 2011) The Doctor of Nursing Practice and Nursing Education: Highlights, Potential and Promise, Journal of Professional Nursing, 27:311-314.

Garbutt, S. (March 2011) Hand Hygiene in the O R Using Best Evidence Based Practices, O R Nurse 2011.

Garbutt, S., Peltier, J. and Fitzpatrick, J. (2008) Evaluation of an Instrument to Measure Nurses’ Familiarity with Emergency Preparedness. Military Medicine, 73: 1073-1077.