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About Suzanne Lefever, M.S., RN, CRNP

Suzanne Lefever serves as associate professor of nursing, and has been with Cedarville University since 2001. She teaches junior year maternal-newborn nursing and freshman year introductory nursing.  Suzanne is active on various committees and involved in developing online programs.
Prior to coming to Cedarville University Suzanne worked for eighteen years in the Lancaster General Hospital health system, beginning as a Registered Nurse in medical-surgical nursing followed by sixteen years in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
The last ten years in the NICU were at the Lancaster General Women’s and Babies Hospital as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner.  Her role included direct patient management, high risk delivery, transport, and staff education.


Present Assistant Dean and Director of Undergraduate Programs, Cedarville University School of Nursing
Present Associate Professor of Nursing, Cedarville University School of Nursing

Research Interests

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2010 - Present Member, NLN: National League of Nursing
2007 - Present Member, AWHONN: Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
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Honors and Awards

  • Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education Excellence in Teaching Award - 2010
  • Faculty Advisor of the Year Award, Cedarville University - 2019
  • Dr. Irene Alyn Service Award, Cedarville University - 2018
  • University Service Award, Cedarville University - 2022


  • Care of Women and Newborns
  • Nursing Profession
  • Roles in Disease Prevention


2004 M.S.N., SUNY Stony Brook
1990 Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Certification, Georgetown University Medical Center
1983 B.S.N., Goshen College

Contact Information

School of Nursing
Cedarville University
HSC 328