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Rebecca Sutter, DNP, APRN, BC-FNP

School of Nursing

Rebecca Sutter

As a doctorally trained and credentialed Family Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Sutter established and managed a faculty driven nurse-managed clinic from 2003-2012, in collaboration with a large community college nursing program. These clinics provided comprehensive primary and preventive health services across the lifespan and served low income, immigrant populations. This model was unique in that it also provided community based learning experiences for undergraduate nursing students. To accompany the student's clinical experience at the clinics, Dr. Sutter's expertise in clinical simulation was an integral part of the opening of a large clinical simulation center at a community college where an inter-professional model was used to reinforce didactic and clinical decision making for students across many different disciplines. Dr. Sutter focused her doctoral project on the evaluation of the American Heart Association guidelines for pre participation physical exams and was successful in the creation of an algorithmic tool to help improve the utilization of the guidelines in the clinical setting. Dr. Sutter recognized that a "centering" model would be appropriate for educating this population and has become an expert in this model of care. Currently, Dr. Sutter continues to use the "centering" model of care while providing services to an underserved and vulnerable population, through George Mason University's faculty practice agreement. 


  • DNP, George Mason University, 2012
  • MSN, George Mason University, 2001
  • AAS, Nursing, Marymount University, 1993