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Suzanne M. Cowperthwaite, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Suzanne Cowperthwaite

Doctoral Type:

DNP Alumni


DNP Executive


Sharon L. Kozachik, PhD, RN, FAAN
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Suzanne Cowperthwaite is assistant director of nursing for the Department of Oncology at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. Her interests, publications, and presentations range from oncology clinical and operational topics to combating compassion fatigue and strengthening resilience in health care providers. Cowperthwaite is also a volunteer peer responder for the Resilience In Stressful Events team at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and often mentors graduate nursing students.

DNP Scholarly Project

Improving HCAHPS pain scores in persons with cancer on a solid tumor inpatient unit

Major Achievement(s)

  • Jennifer Brager Memorial Award for Cancer Research (2009): Determining Chemotherapy Relative Dose Intensity in Outpatients Receiving Treatment for Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer and Lymphoma
  • Ruth Dale Ogilby Academic Excellence Award for Graduate Students—Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (2008)
  • Shirley Sohmer Award for Excellence in Nursing Research and Performance Improvement—The Johns Hopkins Hospital (2003 and 1993)