Betsy Frank RN PhD

Dr. Betsy Frank

Department of Baccalaureate Nursing Completion
Phased Retirement
Graduate Faculty
Office: Bayh College of Education 323A
Phone: 812.236.3358
Email: Betsy.Frank@indstate.edu

Betsy Frank has her BSN from The Ohio State University, MN in medical-surgical nursing from the University of Washington and PhD from the University of Utah with a major in educational administration. She teaches online in the RN-BS track of the baccalaureate degree nursing program, on campus in the BS program and online in the Master’s program in Nursing Administration. Courses taught include NURS 300, NURS 322, NURS 470 and NURS 652. In the past few years she has received the Faculty Distinguished Service Award, President's Medal and the Caleb Mills Teaching Award. In September 2007 she was inducted into the first class of the National League for Nursing Academy of Nurse Educators. She will receive the National League for Nursing’s Excellence in Teaching award at the 2011 Faculty Summit in Orlando on September 24

Her current research interests are spiritual coping in cancer patients and response of students to international collaboration through course discussion boards. Other research interests include job satisfaction in staff nurses and nurse administrators. She has published many articles and book chapters on a variety of nursing education and nursing administration topics. She has recently co-authored with Judith Halstead,  Pathways to a Nursing Education Career: Educating the Next Generation of Nurses.

Dr. Frank is also is active in many organizations. Currently she serves as a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Governance Committee.