About the Author
Beth Tamplet Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN
Beth Ulrich is a nationally recognized thought leader who is known for her research studying nursing work environments and the experiences of new graduate nurses as they transition from nursing school into the workforce and for her leadership in developing the roles of nephrology nurses and improving the care of nephrology patients. Ulrich has extensive experience as a healthcare executive, educator, and researcher.
She is currently a professor at the Cizik School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, teaching in the DNP Program, and editor of the Nephrology Nursing Journal, the professional journal of the American Nephrology Nurses Association. Ulrich has been a co-investigator on a series of national nursing workforce and work environment studies and four studies of critical-care nurse work environments conducted with the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
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, and a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She was recognized as the Outstanding Nursing Alumnus of the Medical University of South Carolina in 1989, as a distinguished alumnus of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing in 2002, received the Outstanding Contribution to the American Nephrology Nurses Association award in 2008, and received the Marguerite Rodgers Kinney Award for a Distinguished Career from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses in 2018. Ulrich 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.
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