Susan Hughes, MSN, RN, CEN


Professor Hughes has been teaching at Bay State College for over three years in the nursing program. Her clinical background has primarily been in emergency nursing at a level one trauma center, and she holds a certification (CEN) in that specialty. Professor Hughes was a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) for the facility, and several other Boston hospitals, earning that certification from the Department of Public Health. Prior to realizing that career goal, Professor Hughes had experience as a medical/surgical nurse specializing in neurology, neurosurgery, and cardiovascular patient care. Professor Hughes also has experience as an instructional designer/trainer and acted as a subject matter expert in both med/surg and emergency nursing documentation for a large-scale EHR conversion.


  • MSN, St. Joseph’s College in Maine
  • BSN, UMass Boston
  • ADN, Quincy College

Courses Taught at Bay State College

Professor Hughes has taught most of the core nursing classes at Bay State including Health Assessment, Fundamentals, Med/Surg Nursing I and II, as well as Pharmacology, Dosage Calculations, and Nursing Informatics. You will also find her in various roles in the nursing simulation lab, utilizing her healthcare simulation certificate earned from St. Anselm College. Professor Hughes also serves as the faculty representative for the BSC Student Nurse Organization.

Interests and Hobbies

Professor Hughes is an avid runner, having successfully completed 5 full marathons and countless half-marathons, 10ks, and fun runs. She also enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, and anything that puts her outdoors in nature. She is an annual volunteer in the medical tents along the Boston Marathon route, as well as other events hosted by the BAA.