Beth Cusatis Phillips
Associate Professor in the School of Nursing

Dr. Beth Phillips earned her ADN from Waukesha Technical Community College (Wi), her BSN from East Carolina University, her MSN at Duke, and her PhD in Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 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, the ABSN Curriculum Committee, and the FGA-EC. Beth currently serves as the Interim Director of DUSON's Institute for Educational Excellence (IEE).  The IEE is the educational hub for faculty and staff development and new faculty orientation and on-boarding.  

Dr. Phillips is a member of the National League of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Beth's research interests include student development and preparation for practice, faculty and clinical instructor preparation and competence, and evidence-based nursing curriculum, education, and evaluation.

Current Research Interests

Faculty Development, Clinical Decision Making, Clinical Instructor Preparation

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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