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Beverley Beattie

Beverly Beattie
Bev Beattie
Faculty of Applied & Professional Studies - School of Nursing, Assistant Professor
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Bev Beattie is an assistant professor in the RPN to BScN blended learning program at Nipissing University. Bev has been involved in nursing education for over 20 years, having extensive knowledge and experience related to curriculum design, development, and evaluation within clinical, on campus, simulation, and distance learning environments. She is a proponent of professional practice, critical inquiry, inclusive learning, and as well is an active member on a number of committees within the blended nursing program and university community.

Bev has been a co-presenter at the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE) conference and the World Conference on Online Learning, speaking on topics such as accessibility, pedagogy, and program evaluation. She has been a co-author of articles on designing nursing simulation learning experiences, responsive programming for continuing education of Ontario nurses, and interprofessional collaboration in a blended learning program. Bev has also been the designer and co-author of resources for new educators in the nursing program at Nipissing, specifically the ‘Clinical Nursing Instructor Resource Handbook’ and the ‘A to Z guide for Online Instructors’. 

“It is a privilege to facilitate learning with nursing students and to promote a culture of critical inquiry, professionalism, and excellence in nursing practice”.​


RN, Mohawk College
BScN, University of Western Ontario
MA(Ed), Central Michigan University

Research Interests:

Program design, development, and evaluation.

Education in a digital age. Digital health.  

New faculty development programs and resources.


Co-presenter. 2017, World Conference on Online Learning. Blending 'Tradition' with 'New' Ways in Online Learning: Emerging Pedagogies for Nursing Education.

Co-presenter. 2016, CAUCE. Learning Effectiveness: A Program Evaluation Framework for an Innovative Blended Nursing Degree Program.

Co-author. 2016. An Examination of interprofessional team functioning in a BScN blended learning program: Implications for accessible distance-based nursing education programs. Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education.

Designer and Co-author. 2015. Handbook- “A to Z” guide for online instructors: RPN to BScN blended learning program.

Co-presenter. 2015, CAUCE. Learning inclusivity and the lenses of cultural accessibility.

Co-author. 2014. Responsive BScN programming at Nipissing University: The continuing education of Ontario nurses. Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education.

Co-presenter. 2014, CAUCE. Local and global accessibility: An educational framework for designing a blended learning program.

Designer and Co-author. 2013. Handbook - Clinical nursing instructor resource handbook: RPN to BScN blended learning program.

Co-author. 2010. Designing nursing simulation clinical experiences to promote critical inquiry. College Quarterly.

2003. Learner-centered versus teacher-centered learning preference involving adult learners in nursing.

Courses Taught:

  • NSGD 2016 Health Challenges
  • NSGD 2107 Reflective Practice for RPN to BScN
  • NSGD 4017 Current Issues in Nursing
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