College of Nursing

Susan L. Pocotte, Ph.D.

Susan Pocotte


Coordinator of Data and Evaluation



Ph.D., University of Michigan
B.S., Central Michigan University

Population Focus


Students in Higher Education

Clinical Interests

Evidence-based medication safety across the continuum of patient care


Research/Evidence Based Practice


  • Herbs, supplements and nutrition
  • Reiki energy modality for pain and stress reduction
  • Underrepresented minorities and STEM doctoral education

The focus of Dr. Pocotte's current research and scholarship is Interprofessional Endeavors in the Health Sciences. Her basic science experience is a common thread among the themes of Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Continuing Education, Complementary Care Modalities, Medication Adverse Events Across the Continuum of Care, best practices for graduate education and Evidence-Based Models to improve underrepresented minority graduate student success in STEM graduate education and prepare them for entry into the professoriate.

As a faculty at UToledo, her research and scholarship has evolved to topics that are conducive to graduate nurse student scholarly needs, congruent with the College of Nursing program curriculum, demonstrative of non-clinical interprofessional role in health care, and developing benchmarks for graduate education and diversity.  

Affiliations/Community Service Association for Women in Science
Association for Women in Science- Northwest Ohio Chapter (AWIS-NWO)
Society for Neuroscience
The Endocrine Society
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
  1. TITLE: Collaborative Research: AGEP-T: Northern Ohio AGEP Alliance (NOA-AGEP) A Racially and Ethnically Inclusive Graduate Education Model in Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering. Award Number:1432878
    Alliance: Case Western Reserve University (Lead institution), Bowling Green State University, Cleveland State University, Kent State University, University of Akron, The University of Toledo and Youngstown State University.
    UT Principal Investigator: Susan L. Pocotte, Ph.D.
    Agency: National Science Foundation
    Aim: Along with the alliance partners, we are developing a model of mentoring and diversity training that is designed to enhance the success of underrepresented minority doctoral students to graduate and obtain faculty positions.
  2. 2013 Dr. James Hampton Outstanding Contributions to Teaching Award
  3. PRISM Graduate Master Teacher Award from MSN CNL students May 2010
  4. Presidential Recognition for Students First Award, UT October 2009
  5. Excellence in Teaching Award 2003-04 from MCO SON RN-BSN students
  6. Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award 2004
  7. Outstanding Contributions to Teaching 2003-04 from MCO SON Faculty
  1. Mitchell, K, Phillips, K, Pocotte, S, Lee, C. (2020) The Creation of a White Coat Nursing Ceremony. Journal of Professional Nursing 36(4), 281-222. 
  2. A Racially and Ethnically Inclusive Graduate Education Model in Biology, Chemistry and Engineering.
    THE NORTHERN OHIO ALLIANCE: Bowling Green State University; Case Western Reserve University; Cleveland State University; Kent State University; University of Akron; University of Toledo; Youngstown State University; Central State University; Tuskegee University; Augustine, R.A. (Ed.) (2017). Empowering Diversity Leaders: Proceedings of the 2017 Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate National Forum. Pg 70. Washington, D.C.: Council of Graduate Schools.
  3. Pocotte, S. L., Advanced Pharmacology for APRN Licensure in Ohio (July 2017- December 2018) 45.0 contact hours sponsored by University of Toledo College of Nursing Center for Continuing Nursing Education, Toledo, Ohio.
  4. Pocotte, S.L., Augustine, R., Di Stefano, M. (2013) Assessment and Review of Graduate Programs- Master’s. Workshop panel presentation at the Annual Meeting of Council of Graduate Schools. December 4, 2013. San Diego, California.
  5. Pocotte, S.L., & Salvador, D. (2008) Reiki as a Rehabilitative Nursing Intervention for Pain Management: A Case Study. Rehabilitation Nursing 33 (6), 231-233.
  6. Pocotte S.L., Ehrenstein G., & Fitzpatrick L.A. (1995) Update 1995: Regulation of parathyroid hormone secretion. In D.D. Bilke & A.N. Vilar (Eds.) Hormonal Regulation of Bone Mineral Metabolism, Endocrine Review Monograph, vol 4 (pp 181-185).
Last Updated: 7/15/24