Do Your Students Know How to “CUS?”

Do Your Students Know How to “CUS?”

Sadly, today’s nursing students are likely to face incivility or bullying in the clinical setting while they are still in school or not long after graduation. We now know that poor behavior among health care team members negatively impacts patient, nurse, and organizational outcomes. In this interactive session, you will learn and practice strategies to teach the CUS model to your students so they will be well-equipped to assertively address safety concerns, even in the face of conflict.


Susan Luparell, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF

Susan Luparell teaches in both the baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs at the Montana State University Mark and Robyn Jones College of Nursing. A fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education, Susan is a nationally recognized speaker and author on the topic of incivility in nursing education, how it affects others, and how it can be managed in the academic and clinical setting. She is a seasoned instructor who has received multiple commendations over the years for excellence in teaching.

Janet McMahon, DNP, MSN, RN, ANEF

Janet McMahon, DNP, MSN, RN, ANEF Dr. McMahon has been in academia in various roles for over 30 years. Her current role is Manager of Integration & Curriculum at ATI Nursing Education. Her vast experience includes serving in the role as a professor, academic leader, national consultant, published author and reviewer in nursing education, national presenter, and key-note speaker in academia and healthcare industry. Professionally, her experience includes serving previously as a site visitor for Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). She also served as item writer and reviewer, including serving on the Panel of Judges, National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). Dr. McMahon has received special recognition over the years with some of the following accomplishments: 2020, President’s Club, ATI Nursing Education, 2018 Rookie of the Year; ATI Nursing Education, The Innovation in Teaching Award, Towson University, Outstanding Graduate Alumni Award, Penn State University, College of Health and Human Development, Outstanding Nursing Alumni, Penn State University, College of Nursing. Other accomplishments include: • Fellow, National League for Nursing (NLN) Academy of Nursing Education (ANEF) • Previously served NLN Board of Governors and various NLN committees. • Sigma Theta Tau International Member (Beta Chapter, Penn State University) • The Pennsylvania State University Nursing Alumni Association