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Beth  Ulrich

Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAONL, FAAN

Department of Graduate Studies
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Dr. Ulrich is a professor of clinical nursing at the Cizik School of Nursing. She has extensive experience as a health care executive, educator, and researcher.  Dr. Ulrich also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Nephrology Nursing Journal. 

Dr. Ulrich received her bachelor's degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, her master's degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and her doctorate from the University of Houston in a collaborative program with Baylor College of Medicine.  She is a past president of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association, a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Fellow in the American Organization for Nursing Leadership, and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She was recognized as a Distinguished alumnus of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing in 2002, and in 2018, she received the Marguerite Rodgers Kinney Award for a Distinguished Career from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

Dr. Ulrich has been the primary investigator on a series of national nursing workforce and work environment studies, including four studies of critical care nurse work environments conducted for the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.  She has numerous publications and presentations to her credit on topics including nephrology nursing, nurses' work environments, and how new graduate nurses transition into professional nurses. Both editions of Dr. Ulrich’s books Mastering Simulation (2014, 2020) and Mastering Precepting (2012, 2019) have received AJN Book of the Year Awards.

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Publication: The Transformation of Nursing and Health Care - The Stars Have Aligned to Unleash the Power of Nurses (Aug 2021)

Publication: Preceptor Practice - Initial Results of a National Association for Nursing Professional Development Study (May 2021)

Ulrich’s work recognized by American Journal of Nursing (Feb 2021)

Ulrich’s article asks, “Do you know how direct care nurses perceive your leadership skills?” (Apr 2019)

Ulrich’s article calls for “bold, intentional, and relentless efforts” on nursing work environments (Mar 2019)

Faculty members among TNA's “Outstanding” picks, honored “Heroes” (Jan 2018)