Susan Horner, PhD, APRN-CNS, RNC-NIC, CBC

Developmental Specialist & Nurse Scientist, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit



Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

225 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Clinical Interests

Developmental care practices to reduce pain and stress in preterm and term infants in the neonatal intensive care unit, transitioning medically fragile infants to oral feedings, family presence, engagement and family centered care in the NICU, promoting evidence-based practice and research


Education & Training

Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Northern Illinois University, 1979

Postgraduate Training: PhD in Nursing, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, 2022; Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 1986

Professional Organizations: Academy of Neonatal Nursing, Chicago Area Association of Neonatal Nurses, Illinois NICU Developmental Care Consortium, National Association of Neonatal Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau, Midwest Nursing Research Society

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