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Susan Renda, DNP, MSN, RN

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

  • Chronic Care
  • Diabetes
  • Education
  • Interprofessional
  • Obesity


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

    Renda, S. and Slater, T. (in press for 2020). Non-opioid Management of Chronic Pain. The Journal of Radiology Nursing.

    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.

    Han, H.R., Hong, H., Starbird, L.E., Ge, S., Ford, A.D., Renda, S., Sanchez, M. and Stewart, J. (2018). eHealth literacy in people living with HIV: Systematic review. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 20(9).

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

  • Awards/Honors

    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