Speaker Biography
Suzanne Gordon
Journalist & Author
Nursing Against the Odds
Suzanne Gordon has been a freelance journalist and author since 1970, and lectures widely both nationally and internationally. Ms. Gordon writes about political culture, women’s issues, nursing and health care. She is the author of six books, co-editor of three others, and co-author, with Bernice Buresh, of "From Silence to Voice: What Nurses Must Communicate to the Public”, published by the Cornell University Press. Over the past 26 years, Ms. Gordon has written over 300 articles for major national magazines and newspapers. In addition to having been a health care commentator for Public Radio’s Marketplace,Ms. Gordon is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing; a Visiting Scholar at the Boston College School of Nursing; and was an Adjunct Professor at the McGill University School of Nursing. She is also an editorial board member of The American Journal of Nursing, Nursing Inquiry, and Clinical Excellence for Nurse Practitioners. She served as a member of the National Advisory Committee on the Nursing Shortage for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.