Beth C. Phillips, PhD, RN, CNE

Dr. Beth Phillips earned her BSN at East Carolina University her MSN at Duke. She just completed her PhD in Nursing Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her dissertation research focused on clinical decision making in senior baccalaureate nursing students in their final semester. Before joining the Duke School of Nursing faculty, she served as Director of Nursing at Vance-Granville Community College. She also has extensive experience in medical-surgical nursing, including ICU staff nursing and supervision.


Dr. Phillips is a member of the ABSN Elected Program Committee. She has served on the Curriculum Pathways Initiative and the Xcel@DUSON task group, and has been instrumental in planning and implementation of the annual Clinical Instructor Intensives. Beth has been actively engaged in collaboration with School of Medicine faculty in developing and implementing several interdisciplinary educational experiences for nursing and medical students. She has mentored graduate students in nursing education from various local universities.


Dr. Phillips is a member of the National League of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She serves as an Advisory Board member for the IEE (Institute of Educational Excellence).


Beth's research interests include decision making in undergraduate nursing students, clinical instructor preparation and competence, and evidence-based nursing education.

Academic Program Affiliations
  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
Education
  • PhD - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • MSN - Duke University School of Nursing
  • BSN - East Carolina University
Research Interests
Beth Phillips' current research interests include:
● Evaluation of educational strategies
● Virtual learning environments
● Collaboration among the health disciplines
● Clinical Instructor mentoring and support
Awards and Honors
  • 2012 || Distinguished Teaching Award, Duke University School of Nursing
  • 2009 || Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, Duke University School of Nursing
  • 2002 || Nominated - Excellence in Teaching Award, Vance-Granville Community College
  • 1993 || Sigma Theta Tau, National Honor Society for Nursing: Beta Epsilon Chapter
  • 1993 || Who's Who in American College Students
  • 1986 || Nominated for Critical Care Nurse of the Year, Pitt County Memorial Hospital
Representative Publications
  • 2009 -- Phillips, B. and Blust, K. Student perspectives on clinical learning. In September, 2009 .
  • 2008 -- Phillips, B. C. Celebrate nurses now! Triangle Nurse Appreciation Council unifies profession. Advance for Nurses. 2008 19(19); 9.
  • 2001 -- Phillips, B. C. Coping strategies. 2001 .
  • 2000 -- Phillips, B. C. Butner needs nurses; VGCC offers graduates. Oxford Ledger. October 30, 2000 1, 9.
  • 2007 -- PubMed # : 17386316 -- Phillips, B. C. An education-service collaboration to address a perceived graduate RN readiness gap. Nurs Outlook. 55(2); 112-3.
  • 2007 -- PubMed # : 17912995 -- Utley-Smith, Q. and Phillips, B. and Turner, K. Avoiding socialization pitfalls in accelerated second-degree nursing education: the returning-to-school syndrome model. J Nurs Educ. September, 2007 46(9); 423-6.
  • 2002 -- Phillips, B. C. VGCC helps boost nursing; Tobacco grant funds program. The Daily Dispatch. December 19, 2002 1, 4A.
  • 1995 -- Cusatis-Phillips, B. Patient focused care. The Critical Care Monitor. 1995 4(4); 4.
  • 2000 -- Phillips, B. C. A chance to teach practical nursing in growing community college setting. Advance for Nurses. March 20, 2000 29.
  • 2000 -- Phillips, B. C. Coping strategies. 2000 .
  • 2010 -- PubMed # : 20879622 -- Phillips, B. and Shaw, R. J. and Sullivan, D. T. and Johnson, C. Using virtual environments to enhance nursing distance education. Creat Nurs. August, 2010 16(3); 132-5.
  • 2013 -- Turner, K. M. and Chudgar, S. M. and Engle, D. and Molloy, M. A. and Phillips, B. C. and Stevenson, E. L. and Clay, A. S. "It takes a village": An interprofessional patient safety experience for nursing and medical students. Medical Science Educator. 2013 23(3S); 449-456.
  • 2014 -- Valiga, T. M. and Gordon, H. A. and Phillips, B. C. Promoting and assessing critical thinking (Chapter 10) 2014 .
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25238257 -- Pereira, K. and Phillips, B. and Johnson, C. and Vorderstrasse, A. Internet delivered diabetes self-management education: a review. Diabetes Technol Ther. January, 2015 17(1); 55-63.
  • 2014 -- Valiga, T. M. and Phillips, B. C. The teaching experience in nursing 2014, in press .
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 26506864 -- Stevenson, E. and Chudgar, S. M. and Turner, K. and Molloy, M. and Phillips, B. and Engle, D. L. and Clay, A. S. How We Engage Graduating Professional Students in Interprofessional Patient Safety. Nurs Forum. October, 2015 Epub ahead of print .
Grant Funding (Selected)
  • 2010-11 Nursing Fellows: Best Practices on Teaching Online Classes
    Duke University Center for Instructional Technology
    07/2010 to 07/2011
    Role: CIT 2010-2011 Nursing Fellow
    Project goal: Define and develop “Best Practices” in both technology and pedagogy to be used for teaching online students and mentoring faculty about online education. Fellows will compile findings and publish an online teaching orientation guide.
  • E.D.U.C.A.T.E. ABSNs (Expanding Duke University’s Capacity to Advance, Transform and Empower ABSN Students
    Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA NEPR)
    1D11-HP14606-01-00
    07/2009 to 06/2012
    Role: Faculty
    Project Goal: The purpose of this project is to expand enrollment in the Accelerated BSN (ABSN) program by 94% in three years by 1) recruiting and mentoring 15 new clinical instructors, 2) secure 15 new clinical partners for clinical instruction, and 3) recruit, hire, orient and mentor 5 new doctorally-prepared faculty to teach in the ABSN program.
  • Vascular Intervention Project (VIP)
    Grants to Plan Innovative Duke-Durham Partnered Approaches to Specific Health Problems in Durham County
    12/2009 to 12/2010
    Role: Team member
    Project Goal: Identify specific Durham locales that display a high prevalence of Chronic cardiac disease, hypertension and kidney disease, and construct community-based programs to aggressively manage hypertension in the targeted areas to improve the health of residents.
  • Simulations and Partners across Communities for Registerd Nurse Education (SIM-PAC-RN)
    Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA)
    1D11-HP08367-01-00
    10/2008 to 06/2010
    Role: Faculty
    Project Goal: The purpose of this project is to expand and strengthen the current Accelerated BSN (ABSN) program by 1) Increasing and expanding the number of clinical sites for entry-level training, 2) expanding the pool of clinical instructors, 3) expanding enrollment in the ABSN program, and 4) enhancing the breadth, depth, and integration of simulation technology into the ABSN curriculum.
  • TIP-NEP Technology Integration Program for Nursing Education and Practice
    Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA)
    1U1-KHP07713-01-00
    01/2008 to 12/2008
    Role: Co-PI on faculty team
    Project Goal: To provide new information and skills to nursing faculty teams who seek to advance the inclusion of educational and clinical technologies into the curricula at their home institutions.
  • Associate Degree Nursing program expansion
    K. B. Reynolds
    07/2004 to 06/2005
    Role: PI
    Project Goal: Operating funds to expand the Associate Degree Nursing program at Vance/Granville Community College to help meet the growing nursing needs in Granville, Vance, Warren, and Franklin counties.
  • Funding of Academic Services to Nursing Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds
    North Carolina Community College System
    07/2004 to 06/2005
    Role: PI
    Project Goal: One year of funding for purchasing a review/remediation program for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • Funding of Academic Services to Nursing Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds
    North Carolina Community College System
    07/2003 to 06/2004
    Role: PI
    Project Goal: One year of funding for standardized testing for the purposes of NCLEX preparation.
  • Funding of Academic Services to Nursing Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds
    North Carolina Community College System
    07/2002 to 06/2003
    Role: PI
    Project Goal: One year of funding to assist disadvantaged students with skills remediation by purchasing software and technologies for the lab.
  • Funding of Academic Services to Nursing Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds
    North Carolina Community College System
    07/2001 to 06/2002
    Role: PI
    Project Goal: One year of funding to help disadvantaged students with tutoring in the nursing skills lab.
  • Funding of Academic Services to Nursing Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds
    North Carolina Community College System
    07/2000 to 06/2001
    Role: PI
    Project Goal: One year of funding to help disadvantaged students with NCLEX review prior to graduation.
  • Funding of Academic Services to Nursing Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds
    North Carolina Community College System
    07/1999 to 06/2000
    Role: PI
    Project Goal: One year of funding to purchase software to help disadvantaged students with nursing skills
  • Funding of Academic Services to Nursing Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds
    North Carolina Community College System
    07/1998 to 06/1999
    Role: PI
    Project Goal: One year of funding to hire tutors for disadvantaged nursing students to help in nursing skills and anatomy and physiology content.
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