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Beth C. Phillips
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Office: 2039 Pearson Building
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Beth C. Phillips, PhD, RN, CNE

Associate Professor

  • Brief Bio

    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


    PhDUniversity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    MSNDuke University School of Nursing
    BSNEast Carolina University

    Professional Certifications

    CNECertified Nurse Educator

    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

    Clinical Interests

    My clinical activities are focused on coordination of clinical experiences and clinical instruction in the ABSN Foundations and Adult Health courses. I am very interested in utilizing virtual environments to prepare students for the clinical setting. At this point in my career, however, I consider my “practice” to be teaching. Although that is not “clinical” in nature, I believe it is a practice and devote my energies to being the very best at that practice as I can be. Earning and retaining designation as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) attests to my evolving expertise in the practice of teaching.