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Judy A. Beal, D.N. Sc

Judy A. Beal, D.N. Sc

Judy A. Beal, D.N. Sc

Dean School of Nursing and Health Sciences(SNHS) and Professor of Nursing

Judy A. Beal, D.N. Sc

About

Dr. Beal currently serves as Professor and Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences and chief academic officer for the Department of Nursing with responsibility for three nationally accredited academic programs. Prior to assuming a leadership role at Simmons College, she was a graduate nursing faculty member and co-coordinator of the research theory core where she advised more than 800 master's theses.  Prior to coming to Simmons in 1983, Dr. Beal taught at Boston University and Skidmore College. Dr Beal has been a leader in nursing education since 1978.

Dr. Beal was a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow from 2008-2011.  She is widely published with more than 85 peer reviewed articles.  Her well funded program of research focuses on role development of neonatal nurse practitioners and for the past 15 years on the development of a model of clinical nurse scholars.  She is sought after as a regional and national speaker. Dr. Beal is on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing and the Journal of Nursing Education as well as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Pediatric Nursing, the Journal of Professional Nursing, and Research in Nursing and Health.  Dr. Beal is the Vice President of the MA Association of Colleges of Nursing, where she is active in the Department of Higher Education's Nursing and Allied Health Initiative.  She is a two term director of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Board, and a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Committee of Fellows. She is a Fellow of the National Academies of Practice and the American Academy of Nursing.

Dr. Beal received The Mary Ann Garrigan Award for Excellence in Leadership from Sigma Theta Tau and has been a Sigma Theta Tau Distinguished Lecturer since 1997. She is the recipient of the Yale School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni Award and is the immediate past-President of the YSN Alumni Association.


Education

  • D.N.Sc., Boston University, Boston, MA
  • M.S.N., Maternal Child Nursing, Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven, CT, High Honors
  • B.S.N., Skidmore College, Saratoga, NY
  • Inducted into Periclean Honor Society

Post-doctoral Education

  • 2008-2011 Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellowship
  • 2001 Executive Leadership in Management Institute
  • 2004 Simmons College School of Management
  • 1998 National Institute of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research
  • Nurse Scientist Training Program

Publications

Editorial Board Contributions
  • Beal, J, Freda, M.C. ( 2011 in press). Second Opinion Column. American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. March 2011.
  • Beal, J, Freda, M.C. ( 2010). Toward Evidence-based Practice. American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 35(2).
  • Beal, J, Freda, M.C. (2010). Toward Evidence-based Practice. American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 35(4).
  • Beal, J, Freda, M.C. (2009). Toward Evidence-based Practice. American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 34(2).
  • Beal, J, Freda, M.C. (2009). Toward Evidence-based Practice. American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 344).
  • Beal, J, Freda, M.C. (2008). Toward Evidence-based Practice. American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 34(2).
  • Beal, J, Freda, M.C. ( 2008). Toward Evidence-based Practice. American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 33(4).
  • Beal, J, Freda, M.C. (2008). Toward Evidence-based Practice. American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 33(2).
  • Beal, J, Freda, M.C. (2007). Toward Evidence-based Practice. American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 32(4).
  • Beal, J, Freda, M.C. (2007). Toward Evidence-based Practice. American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 32(2).
  • Beal, J, Freda, M.C. (2006). Toward Evidence-based Practice. American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 31(4).
  • Beal, J, Freda, M.C. (2006). Toward Evidence-based Practice. American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 31(2).
  • Beal, J, Freda, M.C. (2005). Toward Evidence-based Practice. American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 30(5.
  • Beal, J, Freda, M.C. (2005). Toward Evidence-based Practice. American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 30(2), 144.
  • Beal, J., Freda, M.C. (2005). Toward Evidence-based Practice. American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 30(5), 340-41.
  • Beal, J, Freda, M.C. ( 2004). Toward Evidence-based Practice. American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 29(5), 330.
Peer Reviewed Publications ( Selected)
  • Riley, J., Beal, J., Lancaster, D. (2010). Service to Others: Clinical Nurse Scholar Views on Social and Civic Responsibility. Nursing Outlook, 58( 3) 142-147.
  • Rico J., Davies, T., Beal, J (2010). Characteristics of Highly Effective Nurse Educators in Accelerated BSN Programs. Journal of Nursing Education, 49 (3).
  • Beal, J., Riley, J., Lancaster, D. (2008). Essential elements of an optimal clinical practice environment. Journal of Nursing Administration, 38, (11).
  • Riley, J., Beal, J., Lancaster, D. (2008). Scholarly nursing practice from the perspectives of experienced clinicians. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 61 (4), 425- 435.
  • Beal, J. (2005). The State of the Science of Neonatal Nursing. The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 30 (6), 397-404;
  • Karl, D., Beal, J., O'Hare, C., Rissmiller, P. (2006). Re-conceptualizing the Nurse Role in the Newborn Period as an Attacher. The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing 31 (4), 257-262.
  • Riley, J., Beal, J., Levi, P., McCausland, M. (2002). Revisioning nursing scholarship. The Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 34(2), 383-390.
  • Blau, R., Bolus, S., Carolan, T., Kramer, D., Mahoney, E., Jette, D., Beal, J. (2002). The experience of providing physical therapy in a changing health care environment. Physical Therapy, 82 (7), 648-657.
  • Beal, J. and Quinn, M. (2002). Parental perception of NNP role in the NICU. American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 27 (3), 183-188.
  • Phillips, M. and Beal, JA. (July, 2001). Neonatal nurse practitioner turnover and job satisfaction in the NICU. Nursing Management.
  • Beal, JA (2000). A nurse practitioner model of practice in the NICU. American Journal of Maternal- Child Nursing, 25(1), 18-25.
  • Beal, JA, Richardson, DK, Dembinski, S., Hipp, K., McCourt, M., Szachetka, D., Vaccaro, DM. (1999). Responsibilities, roles, and staffing patterns of nurse practitioners in the neonatal intensive care unit. The American Journal of Maternal-Child Nursing, 24(4), 169-175.
  • Beal, JA, Tiani, T., Saia, T, Rothstein, E. (1999). The role of the neonatal nurse practitioner in post-NICU follow-up. The Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 13 (1), 78-89.
  • Jankowski, S., Karian, V., and Beal, JA. (1998). Exploring the lived experience of childhood cancer survivors. Journal of Pediatric Oncology, 15(3), 153-162.
  • Wood, S., Sassanoff, K, and Beal, JA. (1998). Breastfeeding attitudes and practices of Latina women: A descriptive study. The Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 10 (6), 253-260.
  • Beal, J, Steven K, and Quinn M (1997). Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Role and Satisfaction. The Journal of Perinatal Neonatal Nursing, 10 (6).
  • Dilks, F. and Beal, JA. (1997). Role of self-efficacy in birth choice. The Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 10(6).
  • Beal JA and Betz CL (1996). Use of conceptual models in pediatric nursing research: A decade of review. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 19: 153-167.
  • Beal J, Maguire D, Carr R. (1996). The Role Identity of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. Journal of Obstetric and Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing, 25(5), 401-406.
  • Glynn, P.; Arndt, J.; Beal, J.; Bennet, N. (1996). Changes in nurses lives. Journal of Nursing Administration, 26 (5), 36-43.
  • Maguire, D.; Carr, R.; Beal, J. (1995). The neonatal nurse practitioner within the NICU. Journal of Perinatology/Neonatology, 9 (3), 53-61.
  • Martin, M.; Rissmiller, P.; Beal, J. (1995). Health Illness Beliefs and Practices related to HIV of Haitians with HIV Disease. Journal of AIDS Nursing, 6 (6), 45-57.
  • Beal, J. (1993). Nurse Career Patterns. Proceedings - Changing Women's Lives. Simmons College, Boston.
  • Beal, J. and Betz, C. (1993). Issues in sampling in pediatric nursing research. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. 8 (4) 257-258.
  • Beal, J. and Betz, C. (1992). Intervention studies in pediatric nursing research: A decade of review. Pediatric Nursing, 8(6), 586-591.
  • Hunt, V., Stark, J., Beal, J., Hawkins, J. (1993). Research networking for in-service educators. Nursing Scan in Research, 6(3).
  • Beal, J. (1991). Methodological issues in conducting research on parent-infant interaction. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, (I), 11-16.
  • Beal, J. (1989). The use of modeling in teaching nursing research on the graduate level. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 11(2), 247-250.
  • Beal, J., Lynch, M., and Moore, P. (1989). Communicating nursing research; another look at the use of poster sessions in undergraduate program. Nurse Educator, 14(l), 8-10.
  • Beal, J. (1989). The Brazelton neonatal behavioral assessment scale: A tool to enhance parental attachment. Birth: Issues in Perinatology, .L6 (l), 18-22.
  • Beal, J. (1988). Research Networking. Journal of Nursing Administration, 18, 19-31.
  • Beal, J. (1988). New Directions for Stress Research in Nursing Education. Nurse Educator. Vol. 13(2), 12-13.
  • Beal, J. (1987). Stress Management: Core Curriculum in a Graduate Program. Nurse Educator. Vol. 12, 42.
  • Beal, J. (1987). Use of direct versus indirect methods in attachment research. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 2, 430-43 1.
  • Beal, J. (1986). Research commentary: Preparing for a poster session - some practical problems. Massachusetts Nurses Association Newsletter, 6.
  • Beal, J. (1986). The Brazelton neonatal behavioral assessment scale: A tool to enhance parental attachment. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 1, 170-176.
  • Beal, J. (1986). Letter to the editor. Nursing Research, 35(2), 123.
  • Beal, J. (1986). Poster presentation. MNA Publication.
  • Beal, J. (1985). Play and your pre-schooler. MNA Publication.
  • Beal, J. (1985). Contributor to Child Health Nursing Review. Fields, S.K. and Yurchuck, R. (Eds.). New York: Medical Examination Publishing Company.
  • Beal, J. (1982). Curriculum revision. Nurse Educator, VII (6), 7-13.
Publications: Edited Books/Monographs/Journals
  • Beal, J, Green, A, Bakewell-Sachs, S. (2011). Guest Editors. Hallmarks of Best Academic-Practice Partnerships. Journal of Professional Nursing. August
  • Green, A, Beal, J. (2011 in press). Guest Editor. A Road toward the Future of Nursing: Paving the
  • Way with Trust and Strategic Alliances. Journal of Nursing Education.
  • Beal, J. (2007). Guest Editor. Accelerated Baccalaureate Programs. Journal of Nursing Education., 46 (9), 387-88.
  • Lobo, M. and Beal, JA. (1999). Guest Editor. The Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 14(1).
  • Karl, D., Beal, J. A., Rissmiller, P. (1995). A Model for Integrating the NBAS into Nursing Practice. The Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale Manuel.
  • Beal, J. Guest Editor, (1992). Methodological Issues in Conducting Pediatric Nursing Research: Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 7(5).
  • Beal, J. (1992). Chapter Operations Manual. Sigma Theta Tau Publication.
  • Beal, J. (1991). Guest Editor, Methodological Issues in Conducting Pediatric Nursing Research. Second monograph in a series of 3 published by Journal of Pediatric Nursing, (l).
  • Beal, J. and Love, C. (Eds.). (1988- 1995). Nursing Scan in Research: Application for Clinical Practice. Vols. 1-4. Philadelphia: Nursecom.
  • Beal, J. (1989). Guest Editor, Methodological Issues in Conducting Pediatric Nursing Research. Monograph published by Journal of Pediatric Nursing, (l).
  • Beal, J. (1983). Issues and Advanced Practice in Pediatric Nursing. Reston, VA: Reston Publishing Company.

Funded Research

  • 2010 Beal, JA (Co-Principal Investigator), Riley, JM (Co-Principal Investigator), New Pedagogies for Developing Clinical Scholars. Funded by the National League for Nursing, $13,000
  • 2007-9 Beal, JA( Principal Investigator) Davies, Rico. Characteristics of Highly Effective Nurse Educators in Accelerated BSN Programs. Funded by the Fuld- Duke Initiative, $1500
  • 2004 Beal, ( Principal Investigator) Mylott, Greenspan, Rico, Rissmiller, Volkman, et al Development and Testing of a New Model for Precetor Education Funded by Simmons College Faculty Fund for Research, $1500
  • 2002- Beal,( Co-Principal Investigator), Riley, and Lancaster. Testing the Universal Model for Nursing Scholarship. Funded by the Hanehmann Hospital Foundation, $18,094
  • 1997 Beal, (Principal Investigator). The Essence of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Role: A Study of Parent Perceptions. Funded by Sigma Theta Tau, Theta Chapter at Large, $1500
  • 1995 Beal, (Principal Investigator), Blythe, M., Dembinski, S., and Schlateka, D. The NNP as Advanced Practice Nursing Role Case Study. Funded by Simmons College Faculty Fund for Research, $1500
  • 1994 Beal, J. A., (Principal Investigator), Maguire, D. & Carr, R. Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Role and Identity. Funded by Simmons College Faculty Fund for Research, $1300
  • 1990 Beal,J. A., (Co- Principal investigator) Glynn P. & Arndt, M. Career Patterns in Nursing. Funded by Simmons College Faculty Fund for Research, $1250
  • 1989 Beal, J. A. (Principal Investigator) Support in the Professional Development of Nurses. Funded by Theta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, $1500

Grants/Gifts Received

  • 2010 Robert Wood Johnson New Careers in Nursing - $125,000
  • 2009 HHS Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship - $62,652
  • 2008 The Phyllis and George Dotson Bridge and Tutoring Program - $2M
  • 2008 HHS Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship - $60,923
  • 2007 The Faculty Scholar Legacy Fund ( Anonymous Donor) - $1M
  • 2006 HHS Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship - $55,615
  • 2005 Education for Employment - $1M Project Director to develop and launch an accelerated BSN program in Egypt
  • 2005 Emerson Hospital - $10,000 Annual Contract Renewed each year through present Research Consultant
  • 2003 HHS Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Grant - $93, 358
  • 2001 Department of Health & Human Services Maternal Child Health Bureau - Infant Behavior Institute - $26,196
  • 2002 HHS Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Grant - $63,211
  • 2001 Helene Fuld Trust Curriculum and Faculty Development in Community-based Care - $86,915
  • 2001 HHS Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Grant - $79, 766
  • 2000 Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Grant - $68,774
  • 1999 Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Grant - $124,986
  • 1995 Health Outcomes Trust/WK Kellog Foundation Small Education Grants - $2,500

Awards,Honors and Special Recognition

  • 2008-2011 Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellowship
  • 2007-2009 President Yale School of Nursing Alumni Association
  • 2006 Yale School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni Award
  • 1992 Mary Ann Garrigan Award for Excellence as a Nursing Leader, Theta Chapter
  • 1991 Nursing Research Association of Massachusetts Award for Professional Excellence
  • 1991-2009 Sigma Theta Tau International Distinguished Lecturer
  • 1991 Sigma Theta Tau, Grand Media Award for Excellence in Journalism
  • 1990 ANA Honorary Member Award
  • 1989 Sigma Theta Tau Media Award for Excellence in Nursing Journalism
  • 1987 Sigma Theta Tau Media Award for Excellence in Nursing Journalism
  • 1983 Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International
  • 1985-1990 President Theta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International
  • 1975 Graduation with High Honors, Yale University School of Nursing
  • 1975 Graduation with High Honors, Yale University School of Nursing

Editorial and Review Boards

  • 2010 - Editor 2nd Opinion Column, The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
  • 2007 - Peer Reviewer, The Journal of Professional Nursing, 2007-present
  • 2004-2010 - Editor Towards Evidence Based Practice Column, The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
  • 2003 - Collateral Research Reviewer Sigma Theta Tau- The International Nursing Honor Society 2003-Member, Editorial Board, The Journal of Nursing Education
  • 1997 - Member, Editorial Board, The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
  • 1985 - Peer Reviewer, TheJournal of Pediatric Nursing
  • 1988-1995 Co-Editor, Nursing Scan in Research, Application for Clinical Practice - Vols. 1-4. Philadelphia: Nursecom.

Selected Presentations (from over 100 SINCE 1990)

Peer - Reviewed Papers
  • "Formative Development of a Nursing Scholar." Poster Presentation St. Anselm's School of Nursing Research Day, June 2009.
  • "Essential Elements of an Optimal Clinical Practice Environment." Poster Presentation Massachusetts Organization of Nurse Executives, Spring 2009.
  • "Testing of the Universal Model of Nursing Scholarship." Sigma Theta Tau International Biennial Meeting, Toronto, November, 2003.
  • "Parental Perceptions of the NNP Role in the NICU." Eastern Nursing Research Society, NJ. April 2000.
  • "Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Turnover in the NICU." Eastern Nursing Research Society, NY, NY. April 1999.
  • "The Nurse Practitioner Role in the NICU: An Ethnography." Eastern Nursing Research Society, Rochester, NY. April 1998.
  • "Reshaping the Tradition of Nursing Scholarship." Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society Biennial Meeting, Indianapolis, December, 1997.
  • "Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Role Satisfaction."Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society Biennial Meeting, Indianapolis, December, 1997.
  • "Deployment of Nurse Practitioners in the NICU,"American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting, New Orleans." October 1997.
  • "Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Role and Identity". Eastern Nursing Research Society Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, April, 1996.
  • "Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Role and Identity". Sigma Theta Tau, Biennial Convention, Detroit, November, 1995.
  • "Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Role and Identity". Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Zeta Research Day, Holyoke, MA, March 1995.
  • "Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Role and Identity". University of Lowell, Research Day, November 1994.
  • "Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Role and Identity". New York Coalition of Nurse Practitioners. Boltons Landing, NY, October 1996.
  • "Outcomes of NNP Care. American Nurses Foundation Research Meeting, Washington, D.C., June, 1996.
  • "Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Role and Identity ".National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Boston, April, 1996.
  • "Career Patterns in Nurses: A Grounded Theory Approach". Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Societies' Alliance, Lowell, November 5, 1993
  • "Career Patterns in Nurses". Eastern Nursing Research Society, Boston, April 1993.
  • "Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Role and Identity". Eastern Nursing Research Society, Pittsburgh, Pa., April 1996
  • "NNP Role, Identity, Outcomes, and Deployment." Eastern Nursing Research Society Meeting, Philadelphia, April, 1997.
Selected Invited Papers since 1990
  • "Hallmarks of Best Academic-Service Partnerships." RWJ/VA Conference. Washington DC, October, 2010.
  • "Academic-Practice Partnerships—Best Practices." AACN Bi-Annual Meeting. Washington DC, October 2010.
  • "Hallmarks of Clinical Scholarship." Grand Rounds, Brigham and Women's Hospital. October 2010.
  • "Hallmarks of Scholarly Nursing Practice as Perceived by Experienced Clinicians." Theta Chapter at Large—Spring Business Meeting, Boston, MA March 2009.
  • "To DNP or Not" Nurses Week Celebration at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, May 2009.
  • "The Development of Model for Clinical Scholarship." Faulkner Hospital, Boston MA. February 2009.
  • "What is a Clinical Scholar—And are you One? South Shore Hospital, S. Weymouth MA. January 2009.
  • "Hallmarks of Scholarly Nursing Practice as Perceived by Experienced Clinicians." Regis College Sigma Theta Tau Induction Ceremony, May 2007.
  • "A Universal Holistic Model for Nursing Scholarship." Nurses Week Celebration at Mary Immaculate Hospital, Newport News, VA, May, 2004.
  • "A Universal Holistic Model for Nursing Scholarship." Delta Upsilon Chapter at Large Spring Meeting, Providence, RI. March, 2003.
  • "A Universal Holistic Model for Nursing Scholarship." Preventative Cardiovascular Nurses Association. New York City, October, 2002.
  • "Revisioning Nursing Scholarship in the Clinical Practice Setting." University of Delaware Research Day. March, 2002.
  • "Nursing Research in the Clinical Practice Setting." The Parry Distinguished Lecture Series, Texas Women's University, Houston, March 1999.
  • "Research in a Practice Setting: Academic and Clinical Collaborations." Research Day at Seton Hall University, NJ. April, 1998.
  • "Research in a Practice Setting: Academic and Clinical Collaborations." Research Day at University of Winnipeg, Canada, November, 1997.
  • "Scholarship in Turbulent Times." Regis College Honor Society Induction Keynote Address, Weston MA. October, 1997.
  • Research in a Practice Setting: Academic and Clinical Collaboration". Research Day Springfield Memorial Hospital, Springfield Illinois, January 1997.
  • "Research in a Practice Setting: Academic and Clinical Collaboration. University of Southern Maine Research Day, November, 1996.
  • "Research in a Practice Setting. Academic and Clinical Collaboration". Research Day, University of Southern Maine. November, 1996.
  • "Developing Junior Faculty". National Continuing Education Conference. Boston, June 1991.