Professional Bio


  • Ph.D., Capella University
  • M.S.N., Incarnate Word College
  • B.S.N., Marycrest College

Professional Memberships

  • American Nurses Association (ANA)
  • Colorado Nurses Association (CNA)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)

Research and Scholarship

Research Interests

Nursing Leadership
Nutrition and Enteral Feeding
Wound Management Health Promotion
Medical Ethics
Test-taking Strategies

Recent Publications

Suit L, Winkler P, Campbell L, Pennington K, Szutenbach MP, Haight R, Roybal D, McCollum M.  (2015). A correlation study of communication skill level and electronic social network usage among health care students.  Journal of Nursing Education. 54(4), 207-213.

Szutenbach, M. P. (2013) Bullying in nursing: Roots, rationales, and remedies. Journal of Christian Nursing, 30(1), 16-25.

Recent Presentations

Szutenbach, M.P. Understanding the Barriers to Nurturance in Nursing. Keynote speaker, Northhamptom Community College Continuing Education Conference, Bethlehem, PA. October 4, 2013.

Szutenbach, Mary Pat.  Lateral Violence within the Nursing Profession, Third International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector: Linking Local Initiatives with Global Learning. Vancouver, Canada. October 24-26, 2012.

Szutenbach, M.P. Bullying Among Staff Nurses Rocky Mountain Chapter of Nurses Christian Fellowship, Denver, CO. February 2011.

Awards and Recognition

  • Learning Enhancement and Advancement Program (LEAP) Study Grant. STTI Alpha Kappa Chapter, $2,954, 2010