Susan Bennett, RN, MA, NEA-BC
Interim CNO / VP of Nursing
Nursing at Roper Hospital
Susan Bennett recently relocated to Charleston, South Carolina from Princeton, New Jersey. Formerly, a lifelong resident of New Jersey, Susan began her career at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey as a staff nurse on a surgical oncology unit. Two years later, she transferred to the Trauma and Cardiac Surgical Critical Care Unit. Sue was promoted into several management positions including Assistant Vice President of Nursing. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital became the 7th Hospital in the country to achieve Magnet Recognition. In 2002, Susan left RWJUH to assume the role of Clinical Director, Surgical Nursing at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where she was responsible for Surgical Critical Care and inpatient units. Prior to arriving at Roper Hospital, Susan served as the Chief Nurse Executive, Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, New Jersey, a member of the Meridian Health System.
Susan received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Middlesex County College, in Edison New Jersey, her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Rutgers College of Nursing, Newark, New Jersey and her Master of Arts in the Role of the Nurse Executive from Columbia University in New York City, New York.
Susan was active in several professional organizations at the state level serving two 2- year terms on the Board of the Organization of Nurse Executives /NJ and chair of the ONE/NJ Education Committee. She also was a member of Colleagues in Caring and the South Eastern Chapter of the Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders. Other memberships include Sigma Theta Tau, South Carolina Organization for Nurse Leaders, American College of Health Care Executives and The American Nurses Association.
Susan currently resides on Daniel Island and has family close by. Her brother Robert and his family reside in Murrells Inlet. Away from the office Susan enjoys spinning classes, running and soaking up the sun on the beautiful beaches of South Carolina.