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Susan L. Belliston, MS, RN, CNE

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Clinical Assistant Professor

School of Nursing 
Idaho State University
921 S. 8th Avenue Stop 8101
Pocatello, ID 83209-8101 

Office: Beckley 322 - Pocatello Campus
Phone: 208-282-3278
  • A.D. in Registered Nursing, College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, ID
  • B.S. in Nursing, Regis University, Denver, CO
  • M.S. in Nursing, Regis University, Denver, CO

Research Interests
  • Healthy development in children experiencing prolonged hospitalization
  • Reducing child and adolescent pre-operative anxiety
  • Rural access to healthcare for special needs children


Susan L. Belliston, MS, RN, CNE is a clinical assistant professor at Idaho State University School of Nursing. Belliston teaches in the undergraduate program. She has over 10 years experience in pediatric acute care, including care of high-acuity ill infants, pre- and post-anesthesia care, bone marrow transplant patients and others. Prior to coming to ISU, Belliston worked in a collaborative association establishing standards for pediatric surgical infection prevention and also coordinated a hospital-based pediatric surgical infection prevention program. Service interests include flood disaster recovery, child abuse prevention, and supportive consulting for parents of children with cleft palate or traumatic brain injury. Belliston is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International. Belliston completed her Associate of Science in Nursing at the College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, ID and her BSN and MS, Nursing from Regis University, Denver, CO. Belliston is currently a student in the PhD in Nursing program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.