2017 Susanna Van Zyl, RN BSN CMSRN

Susanna Van Zyl, was born in South Africa. She attended the University of Orange Free State and received a bachelor’s in nursing in 1989. Upon graduation, she worked as a post-partum charge nurse at Tygerberg Hospital in Bellville, South Africa.

Her specialties include general, psychiatric, and community nursing and midwifery. In 1997, she received a critical nursing diploma and in 2014, certification as a medical-surgical registered nurse. As her work experience expanded in South Africa, she worked in intensive care, labor and delivery, surgery and critical care before moving to the United States in 2000. She continued her critical care background in Sacramento, California and later in Phoenix, Arizona at a National Healthcare Group.

Her recent specialties include behavior health and pulmonary care. Current certifications include CMSRN and working toward her LNCC.

Susanna lives in Glendale with her husband, Werner, and their two sons.