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Susan Odegaard-Turner

 




Susan Odegaard Turner

As CEO and founder of the consulting firm, Turner Healthcare Associates, Inc. since 1993, Dr. Turner continuously implements  the skills gleaned from over thirty five years of experience in the healthcare field.  She began her career as a registered nurse in a Critical Care Unit and Emergency Department.  She has served in top management roles, including Chief Operating Officer and Vice President, for various hospitals throughout Southern California. Dr. Turner was also appointed the first Statewide Nursing Officer for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Dr. Turner is an Adjunct Professor Moorpark Community College School of Nursing, and served as the Health Career expert for Monster.com for six years. Currently, Dr. Turner provides healthcare facilities and correctional healthcare consulting.

In addition to her Bachelor's of Science degree in Nursing from Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, she holds a Master's Degree in Nursing from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Master's of Business Administration from California Lutheran University.  She received her Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Business Administration from California Southern University.  Her doctoral dissertation discussed the ramifications of clinical re-engineering of nursing services in the 1990’s. Dr. Turner is the author of numerous articles in national healthcare journals as well as the “The Nurse’s Guide to Managed Care,” and “The Nursing Career Planning Guide,” both published by Jones-Bartlett. She just released the “Healthcare Career Planning Guide, available through Amazon.com.


 












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