First Name
Last Name
Professor of Nursing, Director of the BSN Program -
Chief Nursing Officer
Academic Program
Office Location
Office location: Nursing Resource Center (NRC) in the Rosenkrans Annex

Julie Beck, D.Ed., MSN, RN, CNE


Magnet Hospitals, Leadership, Mentoring, Innovative education in nursing, Women and Heart Disease and Critical Care


Penn State University
Adult Education

Villanova University
MSN-Nursing Education

Bloomsburg University

License and Certifications
Year    2016
Source     PA
Type    RN
Number 295352L

Year    2016
Source ANA
Type    CNE

NLN Member:  2013-Present
PSNA Member: 2013 - Present
AACN Member:  1992 - Present
AACN Member:  2003 - 2016

Professional Experience
Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA
Chief Nursing Officer, Director of Nursing and Health Science Division and Professor
Courses taught include:  Medical Terminology, Roles of the Professional Nurse, Genetics, Complex Care of the Adult, Pharmacology, Adult Medical-Surgical Issues, Chronic Illness of the Adult, Pathophysiology and Advanced Pathophysiology.

Lancaster General Hospital – Penn Medicine, Lancaster, PA 
Critical care nurse with experience as a cardiothoracic case manager, extern facilitator and mentor for new/aspiring nurses.

York College of PA, York, PA
Associate Professor teaching a multitude of courses at the masters and undergraduate level. I also advised students, mentored new faculty, served on dissertation committees and numerous service committees within the department as well as the college.
Courses taught:  Chronic Illness of the Adult, Nursing Leadership, Nursing Leadership for the RN to BS students, Community Health Nursing, Health Assessment, Practicum, Nursing Research, Advanced Assessment, Advanced Pathophysiology, Nursing Theory

Millersville University, Millersville, PA
Adjunct Professor

Lancaster General School of Nursing, Lancaster, PA
Clinical Instructor

Honors, Awards and Distinctions
PSNA Board of Directors
Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania
Access to Healthcare Task Force
Advisory Committee for HACC Dental Hygiene Program
Advisory Committee for PA College of Health Sciences
Advisory Committee for FCCTC
AACN Faculty Development Subcommittee
Nurse Hero Award/Recognition from PSNA
PSNA Star Leadership Mentor Award
YCP Making a Difference Award
Sigma Theta Tau, Xi Chi Chapter Nursing Research Award

Editorial Advisory Board for:  Polit and Beck. 2016.  Nursing Research:  Voice of the Researcher.  Wolters Kluwer:  Philadelphia, PA.

Editorial Advisory Board for:  Melnyk, E. Fineout-Overholt (Eds.) 2016.  Evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare: A guide to best practice. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia.

Editorial Advisory Board for:  Marquis and Huston. 2016. Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing (9th Edition). Wolters Kluwer:  Philadelphia, PA.

Beck, J. (2012).  The Meaning of Voice to Experience​d Nurses in Magnet Hospitals.  Lambert Academic Publishing:  Saarbrücken, Germany.

Beck, J.  (September, 2019). “Community Nursing:  How can it impact me?”  The Institute for Retired Persons, Inc., Wilson College.

Beck, J. (March, 2019).  “Dietary Restrictions:  What does it mean?”  Faculty Brown Bag Series at Wilson College.

Beck, J. & Harriger, D. (2018).  “Anxiety Science.”  Faculty Brown Bag Series at Wilson College.

Beck, J. (June, 2016).  “Simulation Stimulation.”  Camp Teach and Learn.  York College of PA

Beck, J.  (Feb. 2016).  "How high is high blood pressure? Some tips to consider improving your heart health."  Wellness Committee.  York College of PA

Beck, J. (October 10, 2015). Acute gerontological health care issues and its impact on society.   A Multidisciplinary Approach to Caring for an Aging Population. York, PA.

Beck, J. (October 7, 2015).  Leveraging Technology to Advance Critical Thinking Skills in Nursing Students.  National Society of Experiential Conference.  St. Pete Beach, FL.

Beck, J.  (Feb. 2015). Heart Health.  Wellness Committee.  York College of PA.

Beck, J & Bibbs, S. (Feb. 2015).  Managing the Clinical Day for Student Success, American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Nashville, TN.

Beck, J & Sahd, L. (2013).  Seeking Tenure While Practicing Clinically: Finding Balance in Academia, Sigma Theta Tau International. Indianapolis, IN.

Beck, J. (2012).  Hemodynamics.  ICU Presentations to new floor staff.  Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, PA.

Beck, J. (2012).  Immunity and Autoimmunity.  ONE Conference.  York Hospital, York, PA.

Beck, J., Riley-Giomariso, O., & Warner, L. (2011).  Restrictive vs. Unrestrictive Family Visitation for ICU Patients:  Is There a Benefit?  York College of PA, York, PA.

Beck, J. (2011).  Teamwork:  Communication, Delegation and Leading the Future.  York Hospital, York, PA.

Beck, J. (2011).  Conflict Management.  Lewistown Hospital, Lewistown, PA.

Beck, J. (2010).  Academic Integrity:  Faculty Development Presentation.  York College Nursing Department Presentation, York, PA.

Sahd, L. & Beck, J.  (2010). Transformative Learning During a Nursing Externship Program:  The Reflections of Senior Nursing Students, Penn State University, Middletown, PA.

Beck, J. (2010).  Defining and Promoting Academic Integrity:  What Students & Faculty Should Know.  York College Faculty Senate Presentation, York, PA.

Sahd, L. & Beck, J.  (2009). Collaborative Partnerships:  Fostering Transformative Learning in Student Externs, Sigma Theta Tau International, Indianapolis, IN.

Beck, J.  (2008).  Women’s Health Issues.  Women’s Aviator Club, York, PA.

Beck, J.  (2007).  Nursing Research.  Lancaster General Hospital’s Nursing Research Day, Lancaster, PA.

Beck, J. (2006).  Nurses’ Voice.  Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, Lancaster Chapter, Lancaster, PA.

Beck, J. (2005).  Nurses’ Voice Within a Magnet Hospital Research.  Lancaster General Nursing Research Day, Lancaster, PA.

Beck, J.  (2001, October).  Examining Magnet Hospitals using a female leadership model.  American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, Baltimore, MD.    

Flannery, D., Beck, J., & Kirshman, A.  (2001, October).  Moving our workplaces towards feminist leadership ideals.  American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, Baltimore, MD.

Poster Presentations
Beck, J.  (2016).  Simulation as a Teaching Strategy.  Presented at York College Teaching Academy, York, PA.

Beck, J. (November, 2015).  Simulation for Leadership.  Presented at the Sigma Theta Tau International Conference. Las Vegas, NV.

Beck, J. & Sahd, L. (April, 2012).  The Lived Experience of Seeking Tenure While Practicing Clinically: 
Finding Balance in Academia.  Presented at the York Evidenced Based Practice Scholarship Day.

Beck, J. & Sahd, L. (April, 2009).  Transformative Learning During a Summer Nursing Externship Program: The Reflections of Senior Nursing Students.  Presented at the York Evidenced Based Practice Scholarship Day.

Ruth-Sahd, L. & Beck, J. (May 1, 2008).  Transformative Learning During a Summer Nursing Externship Program: The Reflections of Senior Nursing Students.  Presented at Lancaster General Health Sciences Poster Display.

Beck, J.  (October 24, 2003).  Magnet Hospitals:  Exemplar Nursing in Practice.  Presented at Bloomsburg University’s Sigma Theta Tau Research Day.

Beck, J., & Ruth-Sahd, L. The Lived Experience of Seeking Tenure While Practicing Clinically: Finding Balance in Academia.  Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing. January February 2013.  
Vol 32 (1), 37-45. 

Ruth-Sahd, L, Beck, J., McCall, C.  (2010)  Transformative learning during a Nursing Externship Program:  The reflections of senior nursing students.  Nursing Education Perspectives, 31 (2), 78-83.

Beck, J. & Ruth-Sahd, L.  (2009). Prepare yourself for practice with an externship.  American Nursing Student Newsletter, p. 2.

Ruth-Sahd, L, Beck, J., McCall, C.  (2008). A brief report of research:  Transformative learning during a Nursing Externship Program.  Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 27, 277.

Beck, J.  (2003). Healthcare and Adult Education:  Magnet Hospitals as an exemplar continuing education setting for nurses. In T. Ferro (Ed.), Proceedings of the Pennsylvania Adult Education Research Conference (pp.67-72).  Harrisburg:  Temple University.

Taylor, E., Ainsworth, E., Beck, J.  (2001). Publishing qualitative research:  A peer review perspective.  Adult Education Quarterly, 33, 163-179.


Membership/Offices Held in Professional Organizations
American Nurses Association (2011 – Present)
Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (2011 – Present)
American Association of Critical Care Nurses (1992 – Present)
Nursing Honor Society at Wilson College (2016 – Present)
•    Faculty Counsellor
Sigma Theta Tau International (1993 –Present)
•    Dual Membership: Xi Chi (Millersville University) & Eta Eta (York College)
o    Serving as fundraiser coordinator:  Fall 2008-2011 (Eta Eta)
o    Serving as Mentor/Mentee Coordinator: (Eta Eta):  2010 - Present
o    Served as Faculty Counselor 2008-2010 (Eta Eta)
o    Served as By Law committee chairperson 2000- 2005 (Xi Chi)
o    Served as Vice President for Xi Chi Chapter 1997-1999
o    Served as Leadership Intern for Xi Chi Chapter 1996-1997
o    Served as Mentor to new members (Xi Chi)


Graduate Students Mentored
•    2019 Julia Kimple from Millersville University.
•    2012 Adriane Burgess from Drexel University.
•    2011 Dereen Houck from Millersville University.  
•    2010 Jody Witek from York College.
•    2009 Sue Mader from Drexel University.
•    2008 Kay Buchanan from Millersville University.
•    2007 Melinda Rathbun from York College.
•    2007 Mary Fetter from Millersville University.
•    2006 Connie Corrigan from York College.
•    2005 Melissa Schneider from York College.


Community Service

2011-Present:  Mary Mother of the Church, Mount Joy, PA
    Choir Member/Cantor
    Extraordinary Minister
    Parish Nursing Coordinator
    Parish Council member
        Parish Council Chair:  2017-2018
        Parish Council Vice Chair:  2016-2017
    Evangelization Subcommittee
        Parish Nursing Subcommittee:  2016-2018
        Parish Youth Subcommittee:  2016-2017

2010 – 2016:  Columbia Wellness Center, Columbia, PA
Serving as coordinator of nursing care for client care provided in a collaborative healthcare between YCP SNAP students, HACC dental hygiene students and River of Life Clinic.  This is an initiative for the indigent population of Columbia.