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School of Nursing
Cooper Nursing (CN), Room 418
2111 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306
Beth Kelsey has been an assistant professor in the School of Nursing since 1997. She is the Director of the school’s Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) Program. She teaches in both the master’s program and the DNP program.
Kelsey is a nationally certified women’s health nurse practitioner who has worked for over 20 years in family planning, prenatal, and STD clinics serving primarily low-income individuals. She is currently on the board of directors of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) and is Chair of the Research Committee. Dr. Kelsey is the women’s health editor for the American Journal for Nurse Practitioners (AJNP). She has presented nationally and published on various women’s health topics.
Beth has a certificate in transcultural nursing from the University of Northern Colorado and has a strong interest in promoting cultural competency in nursing care. She has been a co-leader for the school’s Jamaican field study experience and has traveled twice to Uzbekistan where she presented on women’s health care topics for nurses and other medical professionals. In summer 2004, she was the leader for a nursing field study experience on the Hopi and Navajo Indian Reservations. Beth’s doctoral dissertation topic was the Culture Care Values, Beliefs, and Practices of Mexican American Migrant Workers Related to Health Promoting Behaviors.
Beth was the recipient of the Beta Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau’s Excellence in Education Award in 2000 and the Ball State University School of Nursing Alumni’s 2003 Alumni of the Year Award. She received a School of Nursing Outstanding Teacher Award in 2004 and 2007.
EdD., 2005, Adult, Higher,and Community Education, Ball State University
M.S., 1996, Nursing, Ball State University
M.A., 1986, Adult Education, Ball State University
B.S., 1982, Health Science, Ball State University
Ob/Gyn N.P. Certificate, 1980, Family Planning Training Center / Ohio State University
Nursing Diploma, 1975, Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing
Kelsey, B. (2012). Contraception for women over 40. The Nurse Practitioner, 37(6), 40-45.
Kelsey, B. (2012). Midwifery and women’s health nurse practitioner certification study question book. (2nd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
Kelsey, B. Editor. (2011). Midwifery / women’s health nurse practitioner certification review guide. (2nd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
Kelsey, B. (2010). Contraception considerations for obese women. The Nurse Practitioner, 35(3), 24-32.
Kelsey, B. (2009). Patient satisfaction with intrauterine contraception. Women’s Health Care: A Practical Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 8(9), 34-46.
Kelsey, B. (2007). What are the most important issues in counseling women about oral contraception? Women’s Health Care: A Practical Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 6(12), 8-23.
Hodson Carlton, K., Ryan, M., Ali, N., and Kelsey, B. (2007). Integration of global health concepts in nursing curriculum: A national study. Nursing Education Perspectives, 28 (3), 124-129.
Kelsey, B. (2005). Adult and adolescent immunizations. Women's Health Care: A Practical Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 4(5), 49-62.
Kelsey, B. (2005). Culture care values, beliefs, and practices of Mexican American migrant workers related to health promoting behaviors. Dissertation. Ball State University.
Kelsey, B. & Moskosky, S. (2005). Pregnancy, contraception, and menopause. In V. Millonig (Ed.). Adult nurse practitioner certification review guide, 4th ed. Potomac, MD: Health Leadership Associates, Inc.
Presentations (past 5 years):
Kelsey, B., Traditions, Trends, and Truth: Weighing the Evidence, National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health Annual Conference, Orlando, FL (October 2012).
Bantz, D., Kelsey, B., Siela, D., & Thomas, C. , Thinking about Graduate School, Indiana Student Nurse Association Annual Conference, Muncie, IN (March 2012).
Kelsey, B., The Body in Change – Menopause, Ball State University Employee Wellness Series, Muncie, IN (November 2011).
Kelsey, B., Understanding Breast Cancer Risk Factors and Screening Recommendation, Ball State University Employee Wellness Series, Muncie, IN (November 2010).
Kelsey, B. and Thomas, C., Being an Effective Preceptor: Tips on Meeting the Challenge, 2010 Sigma Theta Tau Leadership Summit, Indianapolis, IN (September 2010).
Kelsey, B., Satisfaction with Intrauterine Contraception – Poster, National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health Annual Conference, Providence, RI (October 2009).
Kelsey, B., Lab Interpretation in Women’s Health and Pregnancy –Half Day Preconference,
Association of Women’s Health Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing Annual Convention, Los Angeles, CA (June, 2008).
Kelsey, B., Health Promoting Behaviors of Migrant Farm Workers – Poster, Midwest Nurse Research Society 2008 Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN (March 2008).
Kelsey, B ,Choosing and Interpreting Lab Tests in Primary Care of Women, National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA (October 2007).
Kelsey, B., Intrauterine Contraception: Who, Why, and How, Haymarket Medical Education Training Workshop, Boston, MA (October 2007)
Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Rho Chapter
National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH)
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
Association of Women's Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN)
West Virginia Nurses Association, Advanced Nursing Practice Council
NCC Certification: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
NUR 684: Primary Care of Women
NUR 764: Leadership and Health Policy in Advanced Practice
NUR 790: DNP Practicum 1
Courses (Past 2 Years):
NUR 303: Health Assessment
NUR 604: Research
NUR 684: Primary Care of Women
RES 697: Research Paper
NUR 760: Population Focused Health Care
NUR 764 Leadership and Health Policy in Advanced Practice
NUR 790: DNP Practicum 1
NUR 792: DNP Project 1
Full Digital Measures CV (past 5 years)
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