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About Sue E. Gardner

Sue E. Gardner, PhD, RN, CWCN is Associate Professor, Systems and Practice Area of Study, University of Iowa College of Nursing. She received her doctorate in nursing with a focus on aging and methods/statistics from the University of Iowa. Her dissertation was nominated for the D.C. Spriestersbach Dissertation Prize in the Biological and Life Sciences. She recently completed a Postdoctoral Nurse Fellowship through the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Office of Academic Affiliations.
Dr. Gardner’s research interests include chronic wounds, wound infection, and pressure ulcer prevention and treatment. She has been principal investigator of studies that have examined the identification of chronic wound infection and the effectiveness of electrical stimulation to promote healing of chronic wounds. Currently, Dr. Gardner is Principal Investigator of a study that is examining the diagnostic validity of wound cultures obtained from three wound swab techniques, funded by the Nursing Research Initiative, Health Services Research and Development, Department of Veteran’s Affairs. She has authored and co-authored several papers and book chapters related to chronic wounds, wound infection, and pressure ulcers.
Dr. Gardner is certified as a Chronic Wound Care Nurse by the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Society and is a member of the American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau, and the Midwest Nursing Research Society. Her primary area of nursing practice has been in the acute care setting, including surgery and cardiac intensive care.
BSN, The University of Iowa
MA in Nursing, The University of Iowa
PhD in Nursing, The University of Iowa


Present Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Iowa

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