Rebecca Sutter, DNP, APRN, BC-FNP

Rebecca Sutter
Titles and Organizations

Director, Mason and Partners (MAP) Clinics, Nursing
Professor, Nursing 

Contact Information

Phone: 703-993-3611
Building: Peterson Hall
Room 2902

Personal Websites


As a doctorally trained and credentialed Family Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Sutter serves as the Director of a network of eight Academic Nurse-managed community clinics. She has developed, implemented and evaluated a unique model of community healthcare access and navigation called The Bridge Care Model. This model of care uses a systems approach to improve care and promote collaboration between public health, public safety and health to ensure that evidence based treatment is available for at risk and marginalized individuals, families, communities and populations. She uses the academic nurse managed clinics, which are strategically located in medically underserved areas (MUA) across the Northern Virginia region, to provide services to underserved and vulnerable populations and conducts translational research on evidence-based care for patients with limited resources. She has expanded this model of care to include criminally involved at risk individuals being released into the community using a comprehensive and coordinated approach to connect them to needed health and social services using care navigation and peer recovery support programs. Dr. Sutter has a history of extensive successful community collaborations on a variety of multidisciplinary implementation programs and research studies.


Research Interests

  • Translational Research: Conducting translational research to bridge the gap between evidence-based care and patients with limited resources, particularly in medically underserved areas.
  • Healthcare Access for Marginalized Communities: Investigating strategies to enhance healthcare access for marginalized and at-risk individuals, families, and communities.
  • System Change: Developing and evaluating system change initiatives for community-based interventions that connect at-risk populations, including those with criminal involvement, with essential health and social services
  • Interdisciplinary Teams and Multidisciplinary Collaborations: Investigating the impact, effectiveness, and outcomes of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams and collaborations in enhancing community health, with a specific focus on improving health outcomes and community health improvement.
  • Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) New Models of Care: Researching innovative models of care for individuals with Opioid Use Disorder, with an emphasis on expanding access to medication for OUD and improving treatment outcomes.

Select Publications

  • Sutter-Barrett, R., Sutter-Dalrymple, C., & Skurpski, L. (2018). Operating the Bridge Care Model. Creative Nursing, 25(1).

  • Painter, J.E., De O. Mesquita, S.V., Jimenez, L., Avila, A,A., Sutter, C.J., & Sutter, R. (2018). Vaccine-related attitudes and decision-making among uninsured, Latin American immigrant mothers of adolescent daughters: a qualitative study. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics

  • Vece, L., Sutter, R., Sutter, C., & Toulouse, C. (2016). Impacting vulnerable populations through integrating oral health care into nurse-managed health centers. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 12(9), 629-34.

  • Sutter-Barrett, R; Sutter-Dalrymple, C & Dickman, K. (2015) Bridge care nurse-managed clinics fill the gap in health care. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 11(2), 262-265.

  • Sutter R, Cuellar AE, Harvey M, Hong YA. Academic Nurse-Managed Community Clinics Transitioning to Telehealth: Case Report on the Rapid Response to COVID-19 JMIR Nursing 2020;3(1): e24521 doi: 10.2196/24521. PMID: 33496682. PMCID: 7720936 

  • Morton, Jennifer, Weierbach, Florence, Sutter, Rebecca, Livsey, Kae, Goehner, Elaine, Liesveld, Judy, Goldschmidt, Mary (2019). New education models for preparing prelicensure students for community-based practice. Journal of Professional Nursing. 10.1016/j.profnurs.2019.05.004. v

  • Sutter-Barrett, R; Sutter-Dalrymple, C & Skurpski. (2019). Operationalizing the Bridge Care Model, Creative Nursing Volume 25, #1

  • Julia E. Painter, Suyane Viana De O. Mesquita, Lauren Jimenez, Arturo A. Avila, Caroline J. Sutter & Rebecca Sutter (2018) Vaccine-related attitudes and decision-making among uninsured, Latin American immigrant mothers of adolescent daughters: a qualitative study, Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, DOI: 10.1080/21645515.2018.1514353


  • Rector, C., & Stanley, M. (2022). Community and public health nursing (10th Ed.) Chapter 23 Working with Vulnerable Populations 
  • Adams, M. P., Urban, C. Q., & Sutter, R. (2019). Pharmacology: Connections to Nursing Practice (4th Ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson. Textbook Author 
  • Pharmacology: Connections to Nursing Practice (4th Edition) 4th Edition, 2019 Chapters 
  • Ladewig, P.L., London, M.L., & Davidson, M.R. (2017). Contemporary Maternal Newborn Nursing Care. (9th ed.). Boston: Pearson.  Chapters 
  • London, M.L., Ladewig, P.W., Davidson, M.R., Ball, J. W., Bindler, R.C. & Cohen, K.J. (2016). Maternal & Child Nursing. (5th ed.): Boston: Pearson Education. Chapters 

Honors and Awards

  • Virginia Nurse Practitioner of the Year, 2017, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Jack Wood Award Recipient, Partnership Initiative Category, 2017, George Mason University
  • Evelyn E. Cohelan Faculty Leadership Award, 2015, College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University
  • Faculty of the Year, 2012, Northern Virginia Community College


  • DNP, Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner, George Mason University
  • MSN, Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner, George Mason University
  • AAS, Nursing, Marymount University