• Dr. B. Suzy Diggle-Fox has completed her PhD from Capella University as a Nurse Educator, Master’s of Science from Hunter College as a Nurse Practitioner and has her BSN from Downstate Medical Center as a Registered Nurse. In addition she has experience as a Nurse’s Aide and a Licensed Practical Nurse. She is both a Geriatric and an Adult Nurse Practitioner. Dr. B. S. Diggle has been a Nurse Practitioner since 1988 and has practiced within various areas, both inpatient and outpatient. B. Suzy Diggle earned her PhD in Nursing Education March 2014. She completed the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation April 2017. Dr. B. Suzy Diggle is an Assistant Clinical Professor within a full-time faculty position at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. In addition, she is a volunteer nurse practitioner at the New Hanover Senior Center for the Parkinson's Support Group as well as the senior center in general. Dr Suzy Diggle-Fox also volunteers to give COVID 19 vaccines in the community. March 2022 she became a Dementia Educator by NCCDP. Lastly, Dr Suzy Diggle-Fox is continuing her education to be a sexuality educator and counselor specializing in gerontology. In the Fall of 2022 she completed a training to be able to facilitate a Unitarian Universalist Older Adult Sexuality course. Dr. Suzy Diggle-Fox received a Corbett Grant and is working on facilitating the above group. Within this grant her gola is to increase old adult's knowledge, confidence and positive attitudes towards older adults and their entire lives and their sexuality.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2021-06-01 An Allergy to Exercise: Know the FactsCompassPoint.  31:15-17. 2021-06-01
    2021-05-01 Self Management + Time Management = A balanced life: A formula for sucessAmerican Nurse Today2021-05-01
    2019-06-01 Nurse Health Coaches: Who, What and WhyAmerican Nurse Today.  14:Page 32-34. 2019-06-01
    2017-01-01 Reducing Perceived Stress Through an Orientation Program for Students Entering Their First Nursing CourseJournal of Nursing Education and Practice.  7:10. 2017-01-01
    2016-01-01 Suicide Risks in Older AdultsThe Nurse Practitioner Journal.  41:8. 2016-01-01


    Research Overview

  • Gerontology, Sexuality & the Older Adult, Preventative Care Parkinson's disease, Suicide Prevention, Community Care, Preventative Care, Community, Infection Control & Diseases, Primary Care, Addictions, Anxiety, Self-Efficacy, Increasing knowledge, HIV, Time & Self Management, Hospice & End of Life Care, Disaster Care
  • Principal Investigator On

  • "Growing Older Can Be Fun" 2023-01-01 - 2023-12-01
  • International Travel Grant 2019-06-01 - 2019-09-01
  • 5th World Parkinson Congress Travel Grant 2019-04-01 - 2019-06-01
  • Infection Control within the Older Community Population 2017-12-01 - 2018-12-01
  • Co-principal Investigator On

    Teaching Overview

  • Sexuality & the Older Adult, Preventative Care, Parkinson's Disease, Gerontology, Community Health, Preventative Care, Suicide Prevention, Infection Control, Addictions, Anxiety, Psychiatric Nursing, Primary Care, Palliative, Hospice & End of Life Care
    Nurse Practitioners
    RN to BSN students
    Graduate Nurse Educators
  • Full Name

  • Barbara Suzy Diggle-Fox