Nurses International


Kathleen Capone, EdD, MS, CNE, RN

Academic Alliance Director

Dr. Capone is the Director of NI’s Academic Alliance. Her nursing experience spans over 40 years of clinical and academic nursing. Her expertise is in education, curriculum, and leadership. In addition to a broad-based clinical practice, her contributions to nursing education include tenure as a nursing program director where she implemented teaching strategies focused on clinical judgment and served as an ACEN peer reviewer. She continues to review open-access textbooks and has contributed to several articles on open-access education. Dr Capone has been with NI for seven years and currently leads the development of its BSN nursing program in addition to teaching online courses in nursing and health care management at Utica College.

Susan Boyer, DNP, MEd, RN, NPD-BC, FAAN

Clinical Alliance Director

With 3 decades of experience in Nurse Professional Development, Dr Boyer brings a practice-based educator’s viewpoint to merge with NI’s curriculum offerings. She created the Clinical Alliance as a membership venue for sharing internship, orientation, preceptor development, and curriculum resources. Alliance networking ensures efficacy, currency, sustainability, and the evidence-base of the nurse competence and preceptor development framework. For several years, Dr Boyer has filled a volunteer role with Nurses International, and is currently NI’s Clinical Alliance Director.  She completed her DNP at Sentinel University and has shared her expertise through many publications and conference presentations. 

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