| Michelle Beauchesne DNSc, RN, CPNP|
Associate Professor, Coordinator Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Specialization
Department: School of Nursing
Office: 401B Robinson Hall
DNSc, Boston University
MSN, Boston College-Harvard Medical School
BSN, Georgetown University
Certifications: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP)
Distinction: Fellow, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners; Distinguished Practitioner, National Academies of Practice
Specializations: Pediatric primary care
Research Interests: Care of children, child development, developmental disabilities, international advanced nursing education
Grants: US Department of Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Grant 2007-10.
Teaching: Care of Well Child/Adolescent Health, Pediatric Practicum, Urban Families at Risk
Professional service/community engagement:
President, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Selected Publicatio ns:
Beauchesne, M. & Fitzgerald, MA. (2009). Physical assessment and health history for the child examination (Cue Card Series, 6th ed.). No. Andover, MA: Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc.
Beauchesne, M. (Ed.). (2007). NP competency based education evaluation: Using a portfolio approach [Monograph].
Burns, C., Beauchesne, M., Ryan-Krause, P., & Sawin, K. (2006). Mastering the preceptor role: Challenges of clinical teaching. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 20 (3), 172-183.
Farnum, K., McCarthy, M.L., Beauchesne, M., & Lawrence, P. (2006). The Primary Care for the Underserved Conference as a building block to social capital: Impact on education, practice, and research. Journal of Cultural Diversity,12 (6), 126.
Beauchesne, M. (2005). Mentoring: Implications for nursing education and professional development. In L. Raukhorst (Ed.), Mentoring: Ensuring the future of NP practice and education (pp.75-81). Washington, DC: National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty.
Beauchesne, M. (2005). Appalachia: Yesterday and today. Nurse Practitioner World News, 22 (6), 21-22.
Beauchesne, M., & Patsdaughter, C.A. (2005). The Primary Care for the Underserved Conference: The evolution of an emerging professional culture. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 12 (3), 77-88.
Highlights of Faculty Research at the School of Nursing