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Susan Apold, Ph.D., ANP-BC, FAAN, FAANP

Director, Nursing Program

Nursing Department

Susan Apold
85 Beechmont Drive
(914) 637-2727 (914) 637-2727


  • Ph.D., Nursing, Adelphi University
  • Certificate of Advanced Practice, Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, The Catholic University of America
  • Certificate of Advanced Practice, Adult Nurse Practitioner, The College of Mount Saint Vincent
  • MS, Nursing, The University of Pennsylvania
  • BS, Nursing, Holy Family University

Dr. Apold teaches courses in patient care and nursing, including nursing research and leadership. She is an alumna of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellowship Program, a three-year advanced leadership program for nurses in senior roles. Her experience also includes leadership roles such as former president of both the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Nurse Practitioner Association New York State; and founder and project director of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners Leadership Development Program.

Dr. Apold is a Board-Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner as well as a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a registered nurse) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and speaks nationally on nursing. Dr. Apold previously served as dean of the School of Health Science and Nursing at Concordia College in Bronxville, where she had founded and developed the program from 2008 to 2014. Prior to her role at Concordia, she was a clinical professor of nursing at New York University’s Rory Meyers College of Nursing for five years.