Prestigious National Honor Bestowed Upon Nursing Scholar

By Ed Moorhouse

Janice Beitz

Janice Beitz

Janice Beitz, a professor at the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden and director of its wound, ostomy, and continence graduate certificate program, has been inducted into the prestigious Academy of Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing.

Beitz, a Cherry Hill resident, is one of 22 nurse educators who have been selected for the ninth class of Academy of Nursing Education fellows. Seven others were named honorary fellows. Each has been recognized for their significant contributions to nursing education. Beitz was recognized in the category for innovative teaching and learning.

As a fellow, Beitz will work to advance the mission of the National League for Nursing and improve the quality of nursing education in the United States.

“It’s an enormous honor to be recognized for the impact you’ve had on nursing education and for the body of work throughout your career,” Beitz says. “This allows me to be involved with the best nursing educators in the country and work together to develop innovative teaching strategies.”

Beitz is a widely noted expert on wound, ostomy, and continence nursing. She was part of a research team that developed an ostomy algorithm — a step-by-step aid that allows nurses to properly assess ostomy patients and their needs — and was also part of a team that developed an interactive online version of the algorithm for use on computers and mobile devices.

She also helped develop a consensus-based algorithm to help guide nurses and other health care providers in choosing the proper surface to meet the individual needs of patients suffering from pressure ulcers.

Beitz’s research has included clinical teaching and learning styles, and she has co-authored numerous research articles in refereed nursing and interdisciplinary journals, co-authored multiple book chapters, and one book. She recently published a research study on prioritizing management approaches for ostomy complications.

Beitz is a member of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society. She was selected as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 2013.

The Rutgers University–Camden scholar received her bachelor’s degree from La Salle University, her master’s degree from Villanova University, and her doctoral degree from Temple University. She also graduated from the Germantown Hospital School of Nursing and received her post-master’s certificate as an adult nurse practitioner from La Salle University.

The National League for Nursing established the Academy of Nursing Education in 2007 to foster excellence in nursing education by recognizing and capitalizing on the wisdom of outstanding nurse educators. The academy’s 216 members are leaders in nursing education from nursing programs across the academic spectrum and from other organizations committed to advancing quality health care.

Beitz was inducted during the National League for Nursing banquet on Oct. 2 in Las Vegas.

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