Dr. Rebecca D. Suttle spent her early nursing career working with adult bone marrow transplant patients and went on to practice as an Adult-Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with hematology-oncology patients in the acute care setting. After teaching as an adjunct instructor while practicing and completing her Doctorate in Nursing Practice, she decided to make education a full-time commitment and joined the faculty and staff at UAB School of Nursing in the summer of 2018 as an Instructor.
Dr. Suttle's research interests lie in quality improvement for the care of patients experiencing cancer, specifically those with malignant hematological disorders. She is also interested in the use of patient engagement and empowerment as well as cancer survivorship. Her professional interests also lie in the support and expansion of the nurse practitioner scope of practice in Alabama and the improvement of online course development for graduate nursing students.
Dr. Suttle spent her years as an adjunct instructor teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. With her appointment to a full-time Instructor position in 2018, she is now focused on the education of graduate students at both the MSN and DNP level. She teaches in the Adult-Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program at UAB School of Nursing and acts as a faculty chair for students completing their Doctorate of Nursing Practice.