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Susan Renda, DNP, MSN, RN

Associate Professor
Associate Director DNP Advanced Practice Program
Susan Renda
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Adult Health
  • Aging
  • Chronic Care
  • Diabetes
  • Education
  • Health Behavior
  • Health Policy
  • Interprofessional
  • Obesity
  • Quality Improvement
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Substance Use/Addiction
  • Transition of Care


Susan Renda has been a nurse for over 40 years. Her career began at the bedside with acutely ill patients and then in advanced practice as a nurse practitioner, certified diabetes educator, and nursing faculty. In all settings, she has brought a passion for education, as every moment with patients and students can be a teaching moment. As a nurse practitioner and diabetes educator at the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Center, Dr. Renda’s collaboration with other members of the health care team has involved her in initiatives to improve diabetes care and education for individuals and communities locally and globally. Her interest continues in improving access to diabetes care, helping clinicians prevent and manage chronic illness, and delivering culturally competent patient education in creative ways. As faculty, she guides advanced practice students and their clinical preceptors to help them meet the challenge of providing comprehensive patient care in a variety of settings.

Additional Resources

Below are selected resources. For more information, please see full CV.

  • Publications/Research

    McIltrot, K., Russell, N.G., Renda, S. & Fingerhood, M. (2022). Approach to advanced practice nursing student clinical during COVID-19. Nursing Open, 00,1-5.

    Renda, S., Fingerhood, M., Kverno, K., Slater, T., Gleason, & Goodwin, M. (2022). What motivates our practice colleagues to precept the next generation? The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 18(1), 76-80.

    Solari-Twadell, Flinter, M. Rambur, B., Renda, S., Witwer, S., Vanhook, P., & Poghosyan, L. (2021). Telehealth in the time of COVID-19: Applications to the future of primary care. Nursing Outlook, 70(2), 315-322.

    Renda, S. and Slater, T. (2020). Non-opioid Management of Chronic Pain. The Journal of Radiology Nursing. Released online 9/20

    Han, H.,  Nkimbeng, M., Ajomagberin, O., Grunstra, K., Sharps, P., Renda, S., and Maruthur, N. (2019). Health literacy enhanced intervention for inner-city African Americans with uncontrolled diabetes: A pilot study. Pilot Feasibility Studies, 5(99), 1-9.

    Delva, S., Nkimbeng, M., Chow, S., Renda, S., Han, H., and D’Aoust, R. (2019). Views of regulatory authorities on standards to assure quality in online nursing education. Nursing Outlook.

    Renda, S. (2018). Diabetes—pharmacologic management update. American Nurse Today, 13(3), 14-19. 5.

  • Awards/Honors

    2021  Daily Record Healthcare Heroes Nurse Practitioner of the Year

    2017  Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

    2015  Miller-Coulson Nurse Practitioner Clinical Excellence Award. The Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, Johns Hopkins Center for Innovative Medicine

    2015  Fellow in the National Academy of Practice

    2014  Honorary Appointment, Clinical Assistant of Nursing, University of Virginia School of Nursing

    2011  Community Service Award, The Children’s Home of Catonsville, MD