Elizabeth Crusse

Degree Completion Coordinator, Clinical Associate Professor


Contact Information

Linthicum Hall, Room 301J


M.S., Towson University
M.A., College of Notre Dame of MD
B.S.,College of Notre Dame of MD
RN Diploma, St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing
Certified Nurse Educator
Geriatric Nurse Educator
End-of-Life Nurse Educator
Parish Nurse

Areas of Expertise

Leadership and Management
Older Adults
End-of-Life Care
Degree Completion Education for Nursing Students


  • Wons, K., Crusse, E., Weber, R., Brinkley, E., Gable, H., & Ramsel, N. (2015, April).  The assosicate to bachelor’s (ATB) nursing dual degree model:  Benefits and challenges of earlier university enrollment.  Podium presentation at 2015 USM Professional Day and 8th Annual CCBC Articulation and Transfer Partnership Workshop, Baltimore, MD.

  • Phillips, R., Crusse, E.P., & Kirwan, M.M. (2014, November).   Nursing student learning in a free standing course:    Project results.  Poster presentation at the Gerontological Society of America’s 67th Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington, D.C.

  • Crusse, E.P., Wons, K., & Breitenbach, J.  (2014, November).  The good, the bad, and the ugly:Development, implementation, and outcomes of a dual admission AS/BS option.  Peer reviewed podium presentation at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing 2014 Baccalaureate Education Conference, Baltimore, MD.

  • Crusse, E.P., & Kent, V.P.  (2012, October).  Grow old along with me!  The best is yet to be... Peer reviewed podium presentation at the Maryland Nurses Association 109th Annual Convention, Annapolis, MD.

  • Kent, V.P., & Crusse, E.P. (2009, Apr).  Partnering in communities:  Senior nursing students enhance quality of life for older adults.  Peer reviewed podium presentation at Connecting the Dots:  Geriatric Nursing, Education, and Clinical Simulation Conference, Durham, North Carolina.  Offered collaboratively between The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Flinders University School of Nursing, Adelaide, South Australia.


  • 2015: Maryland Higher Education Commission, Nurse Support Program II: “Towson University Nursing Degree Completion Initiative”. Five year $1,658,385 award to expand the RN-BS and dual enrollment Associate-Baccalaureate nursing degree completion programs.