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Dr. Susan Gonda

Title: Nurse Peer Review Leader

Dr. Susan Gonda is a staff member at the Arizona Nurses Association as the Lead Nurse Planner and Nurse Peer Review Leader for Continuing Nursing Education at the Western Multi-State Division. She has 40 years experience as a Maternal Child Health clinician and Service Line Administrator, nursing faculty member in both online and traditional classroom settings, and Academic Nursing Program Administrator within both private and public sectors. Susan’s initial licensure as a registered nurse was obtained after graduating from the associate degree nursing program at Golden West College in Southern California. She is an example of a lifelong learner receiving both a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and Master’s degree in Nursing Administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills and in 2013 earning a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) with a focus in System Leadership from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois. She been a member of Arizona Nurses Association since 2010 upon relocating to Arizona from Oregon and was elected to the Nurse Educator Special Interest Board of Directors in 2015. Prior to this appointment, she served on the Arizona Action Coalition Board of Directors and participated on the Education/Practice Collaborative subcommittee focused on implementing the “Nurse of the Future” leadership competency. In addition, Dr. Gonda has held elected positions as the Education Chair for North West Organization of Nurse Leaders (NWONE) and Leadership Director for the Nu Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, International and appointed positions as Education Committee member for the Arizona State Board of Nursing and member on the Professional Practice and Quality Improvement Committees for the Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL). She loves what nursing offers as a career, what nurses provide to patients/families/communities, and what nurses deliver to the profession through active participation in professional organizations and political advocacy.

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