Professional Bio


  • Ph.D., Nursing, Taipei Medical University
  • M.S.N., CNS-Adult Health Nursing & Nursing Education, The University of Akron
  • R.N.-B.S.N., Nursing, The University of Akron
  • A.D.N., Nursing, Chang-Gung Institute of Nursing
  • Diploma, Nursing & Midwife, Cardinal Tien School of Nursing

I have been an outstanding nursing educator and capable clinician since August 1999. “Loving, sharing, and caring of person” is the primary principle for my teaching attitude and motivation. During academic years, I am a scholar with sustained interest in advancement or nursing profession and the improvement of nursing practice through research and education. I have been working as nursing faculty more than fifiteen years and I have high satisfaction ratings from my students, faculty and staffs. My competencies and responsibilities include facilitating learning, facilitate student development and socialization, use assessment and evaluation strategies, participate in curriculum design and evaluation of program outcomes, function as a leader, pursue continuous quality improvement in the education role, engage in scholarship, and function within the education and community environment. In carry out these competences, I am responsible for activities in four areas: instructional role, professional development, department service, and collage/community service.

Nursing is touch. I always encourage students “He/She is your one in one hundred patients, but you will be his/her one and only nurse.” My enthusiasm for nursing and commitment to excellence in knowledge and quality nursing practice were evident in my independent practice and in my work with nursing students. By teaching I can share my knowledge and competencies with younger generations; by practice I can incorporate theories and advanced knowledge into nursing practice. Also, my interest in research lies in symptom distress related to oncology nursing and nursing education curriculum design and evaluation. Becoming a nurse scholar was not easy and my education will never be complete.  I strive to be a student who never stops learning about nursing, my students, my patients, or myself.



Clinical Certifications and Expertise

  • Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Critical Care Nursing

Professional Memberships

  • American Nurses Association (ANA)
  • Colorado Nurses Association (CNA)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
  • Taiwan Nurses Association


Research and Scholarship

Research Interests

  • Oncology-symptom distress and symptom management
  • Innovation and evaluation in teaching-learning process

Recent Publications

Chung MH, Wang SY, Lin CC (2016) Symptom clusters and impact of fatigue and sleep disturbance on symptom experiences of hepatoma patients in Taiwan. Cancer Nursing, July 28. 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000417.

Su, CC, Su, PY, Wang, SY, Lin, CC (2015). Circadian rhythm mediates the relationship between physical activity and quality of life in younger and older cancer survivors. Chronobiology International, 32(10), 1417-1426. 10.3109/07420528.2015.1102150

Wang, S. Y., Tsai,, C. M., & Lin, C. C. (2014). Relationship of cytokines to symptom distress and symptom clusters among non-small-cell lung cancer patients receiving gefitinib treatment: A pilot study. Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, 6(2), 50–56.

Wang, Shu-Yi, Chun-Ming Tsai, & Chia-Chin Lin. (2014). Changes in symptom severity in Taiwanese lung cancer patients after gefitinib treatment: a pilot study. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 20(3), 135–142.

Recent Presentations

Wang, SY. The Effectiveness of Online Case Studies among Medical-Surgical Nursing Students, ATI Nurse Education Summit Conference, Las Vegas, NV. April 9, 2013.

Wang SY. Symptom Clusters in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Taiwanese Patients, Sigma Theta Tau International's 23rd International Nursing Research Congress, Brisbane, Australia. August 11, 2012.

Awards and Recognition

  • Nomination for “teaching award” by RHCHP Faculty Awards Committee, February, 2016
  • “Caught” by Denver School of Nursing providing excellent customer services and giving above and beyond the call of duty in summer quarter, June & September 2012
  • Received thank you letter for outstanding job as an instructor from National Dean of Education, Education Affiliates, April 2012
  • “Caught” by Denver School of Nursing providing excellent customer services and giving above and beyond the call of duty in fall quarter, December 2011

Community Involvement and Service

Service to Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions

  • Educational Technology Committee

Service to Loretto Heights School of Nursing

  • Quality and Evaluation Committee

Service to Profession

  • Treasurer, Alpha Kappa At-Large of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing