Debbie Beck, Ph.D.

Administrative Faculty and Chair,
Department of Nursing

Dr. Debbie Beck is an accomplished educator, consultant, and administrator with over 36 years of experience in the nursing and healthcare field. She has been recognized by the International Nurses Association for outstanding leadership and for contributions to healthcare worldwide. Past roles include: associate professor, consultant, university chair, head nurse, nursing supervisor, and faculty mentor.

In the academic environment, Dr. Beck has worked in traditional classroom settings, in blended modalities, and online, where she has taught in BSN, RN-BSN, MSN, and DNP programs. She has mentored both students and faculty to achieve superior performance outcomes. She is a Certified Nurse Educator and Subject Matter Expert and an active member of curriculum development and design, assessment and policy committees, as well as advisory boards for a university based nursing program. 

As Chair, Dr. Beck supervised, coordinated, and evaluated educational programs and operational activities for undergraduate and graduate nursing and health care offerings at seven university campuses. She has also planned and participated in the development of several community service and CEU educational seminars and conferences. 

Dr. Beck has an extensive list of scholarly activities including publishing manuscripts in peer reviewed journals and presenting research in professional venues. She continues to engage in research, is a member of multiple social service and professional nursing and organizations, and serves on editorial and professional boards.


  • Master's in Nursing
    Madonna University
  • Doctorate in Nursing Education
    Capella University
  • Master's in Health Care Administration
    Central Michigan University
  • Bachelor's in Nursing
    Madonna University

Research Interests

  • Nursing education
  • Healthcare administration

Program Affiliations

RN to MSN Master of Science

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