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 surgical trauma ICU and medical-surgical nursing, including staff nursing and administration.

Dr. Phillips is the Elected Program Chair of the ABSN Program Committee, a member of the ABSN Curriculum Committee, and the elected ABSN representative to the Faculty Governance Association Executive Committee. Beth also serves as the 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 serves as the Chair for the CNEA Standards Committee, a CNEA site visitor, as well as a Center of Excellence (COE) Advisor.  Beth is also active with Sigma Theta Tau International.  Beth is an inaugural member of the Advisory Council of the International Society for Professional Identity in 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.

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