Dr. Rebecca D. Suttle is a certified Adult-Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and an Instructor at the UAB School of Nursing. She spent her early nursing career working with bone marrow transplant patients and went on to practice as a nurse practitioner seeing hematology-oncology patients in the acute care setting. While practicing and teaching in an adjunct role, she completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice degree and then transitioned to a full-time educator position, joining the faculty at UAB School of Nursing in the summer of 2018 as an Instructor.
Dr. Suttle's scholarly interests lie in quality improvement, particularly in the inpatient setting. Her professional interests also lie in the support and expansion of the nurse practitioner role in Alabama and the continued innovation of distance-based learning for graduate nursing students.
Dr. Suttle spent four years as an adjunct instructor teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. With her appointment as an Instructor in 2018, she now focuses on the education and mentoring of graduate students in the MSN and DNP programs. She acts as the specialty track co-coordinator in the Adult-Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program at UAB School of Nursing and as a faculty chair for students in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice program.