Dr. Su Sepples is a practicing critical care nurse, a community-and-home-health advocate, and an expert teacher with over 30 years at the bedside, 20 years in community work, and over 20 years in the classroom. Her scholarly work is focused on nursing workforce both from an academic viewpoint (what does the new nurse need to know —and how does she or he learn it) and from a practice viewpoint (what keeps nurses at the bedside or in the community).
Sepples’ service work is directly related to her practice in critical care as a longtime board member of the Southern Maine Chapter of The American Association of Critical Care, and the community as a longtime member of the professional advisory committee and board at Maine Health Care at Home.
Further she is working on statewide programs to improve the transition from new graduate to expert nurse (Lunder Dineen Preceptor Program Advisory Board). Her research is on the longitudinal minimum data set on faculty and students in Maine’s nursing programs and on expert teaching for a new generation of nurses.