Beth McLear

Associate Professor

Beth McLear

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Nursing
Department of Physiological and Technological Nursing

The Graduate School
Department of Graduate Studies

Bio

I began my career in academia in 2005 at Medical College of Georgia School of Nursing in Athens. I started as a clinical instructor and primarily taught in the pre-licensure programs until 2011. In 2012, after earning a post masters certification as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) and Doctorate of Nursing Practice, I became full time faculty and assumed responsibility for the first ACNP program at Georgia Regents University

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  • (706) 389-6802
  • OU 1039

Education

  • DNP, Nursing Science Georgia Health Sciences Univer, 2012

  • MS, Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Georgia State University, 2005

  • BS, Nursing - Registered Nurse Tra Clemson University, 1985

Certifications

  • ACNP ANCC, 2015

  • Fundamentals of Critical Care Certification, SCCM 2015

  • RN State of GA, 1990

  • FNP AANP, 2005

  • APRN State of GA, 2005

  • NPC State of GA, 2005

  • RNL State of GA, 1990

Awards & Honors

  • Faculty Service Award GRU CON, 2015

  • Ever Onward Award GRU CON, 2014

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • NURS 8337

    Adult Gerontology- ACNP III
  • NURS 7460

    Diag and Clinical Reas Adv Pra
  • NURS 9051

    DNP Project Inquiry & Change
  • NURS 8335

    ACNP Practice II
  • NURS 8334

    Adult -Gerontology ACNP II
  • NURS 7470

    Adv Health Assessment
  • NURS 8370

    AGACNP Practice II: Post Grad
  • NURS 8333

    ACNP Practice I
  • NURS 8331

    Adult Gerontology ACNP I
  • NURS 8332

    Adult Gerontology ACNP I
  • NURS 7258

    Advanced Practice Nursing Prac
  • NURS 7983

    DNP Pract Improvement Project

Teaching Interests

NP programs, Interprofessional Education

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Online Tobacco Cessation Education to Optimize Standards of Practice for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses, 2012
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Tobacco Cessation Chronic Disease Self Management Interprofessional Education

Department Service

  • University Faculty Development 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Academic Affairs 2012 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • DNP admissions committee 2012 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • DNP committee 2012 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting

College Service

  • DNP Curriculum Revision Workgroup 2014 - Present

  • PTN Advisiory Committee 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • DNP Admissions Committee 2013 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Academic Affairs 2013 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • DNP Program Committee 2013 - Present

University Service

  • Graduate Council 2016 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting

Professional Service

  • Nurse Practitioner 2015 - Present

  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator 2012 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Clinical Faculty 2005 - 2012

  • Georgia Pulmonary and Critical Care Consultants 2005 - 2012

    Role: Other
  • Camp Greystone 1999 - 2007

    Role: Other

Public Service

  • The Orphans Foundation 2015 - Present

    Role: Board Member
  • Eternal Hope in Haiti, Quarterly, Medical Mission Trips 2005 - Present

  • Health Connection Primary Care Clinic 2004 - 2011