Janice Beitz

PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN, CRNP, APNC, FAAN, ANEF
Director, Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing (WOCNEP) and Professor
Contact Information
Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden
530 Federal Street, Room 441
Camden, NJ 08102
Phone: 
(856) 225-6791
Education: 
Post Master’s Certificate, Adult Nurse Practitioner: La Salle University
PhD: Educational Psychology, Temple University
MSN: Villanova University, Nursing Education and Adult Health
BS: La Salle University, Nursing
Diploma: Germantown Hospital School of Nursing
Selected Publications: 

Wieland, D., & Beitz, J. (2015). Resilience to social bullying in nursing academia: A phenomenological study. Nurse Educator, 40(6), 289-293.

Van Rijswijk, L., & Beitz, J. (2015).  Content validation of a pressure ulcer prevention algorithm.  Ostomy Wound Management, 61(4), 48-57.

Mackey, D., McNichol, L., Watts, C.S., Gray, M., & Beitz, J. (2015).  Identifying the right surface for the right patient at the right time: Consensus statements and an algorithm for support surface selection.  Journal of WOCN, 42 (1), 19-37.

Beitz, J. Bolton, L. (2015). Systematic reviews and meta-analyses: Literature-based recommendations for evaluating strengths, weaknesses, and clinical value. Ostomy Wound Management. 61(11), 1-14.

Beitz, J., Gerlach, M., & Schafer, V. (2014).  Construct validation of an innovative standardized interactive digital algorithm for ostomy care.  Journal of WOCN, 41(1), 49-54.

Beitz, J. (2014).  Providing quality skin and wound care for the bariatric patient.  An overview of clinical challenges.  Ostomy Wound Management, 60(1), 12-21.

Beitz, J. & Colwell, J. (2014).  Stomal and peristomal complications: Prioritizing management approaches in adults.  Journal of WOCN, 41(5), 445-464.

Beitz, J. (2014).  Parkinson’s Disease: An Overview. Frontiers in Bioscience. (Scholars Edition).  January 1, 56, 65-74.

Beitz, J. (2013).  Skin and wound issues in Parkinson’s Disease: An overview of common disorders.  Ostomy Wound management, 59(6), 26-36.

Van Rijswijk, L. & Beitz, J. (2013).  Creating a pressure ulcer prevention algorithm: Systematic review and face validation.  Ostomy Wound Management, 59(11), 28-40.

Goldberg, E., Beitz, J., Wieland, D., & Levine, C. (2013).  Social bullying in nursing academia: A phenomenological study.  Nurse Educator, 38(5), 191-197.

Beitz, J. & van Rijswijk, L. (2012).  Content validation of algorithms for negative pressure wound therapy: A cross sectional study.  Ostomy Wound Management, 58(9), 32-40.
 

Beitz, J. (2012). Predictors of success on wound, ostomy, continence nursing certification board (WOCNCB) examinations: A regression study of academic factors. Journal of WOCN, 39(4), 379-381.

Beitz, J., & van Rijswijk, L. (2012). Development of evidence-based algorithms for negative pressure wound therapy in adults with acute and chronic wounds: Literature and expert-based face validation results. Ostomy Wound Management, 58(4), 50-69.   
 

Beitz, J., & van Rijswijk, L. (2012). Development and validation of an online interactive in-service wound care algorithms program. Journal of WOCN, 39(1), 23-34.

Goldberg, E., & Beitz, J. (2010). The lived experience of having a chronic wound: Anextension with diverse elders. Ostomy/Wound Management, 56(11), 36-46.

Beitz, J., Gerlach, M., Ho, M., et al. (2010). Content validation of a standardized algorithm for ostomy care. Ostomy/Wound Management, 56(10), 22-38.
 

Strayer, R., & Beitz, J. (2010). Factors influencing pharmacology knowledge acquisition in traditional vs. non-traditional nursing students. Journal of Professional Nursing, 26(5), 301-308.

Beitz, J., & van Rijswijk, L. (2010). Validating Solutions Algorithms for use by registered nurses. Ostomy/Wound Management, 56(4), 46-59.
 

Wolf, Z., Beitz, J., Peters, M.A., Wieland, D. (2009). Teaching baccalaureate nursing students in clinical settings: Development and testing of the Clinical Teaching Knowledge Test. Journal of Professional Nursing, 25(3), 130-144.
 

Colwell, J. & Beitz, J. (2007). Survey of wound, ostomy, continence nurse clinicians on stomal and peristomal complications: A content validation study. Journal of WOCN, 34(1), 57-69.
 

Goldberg, E., & Beitz, J. (2006). Aging after retirement: A social psychological process. Journal of Activity, Adaptation, and Aging, 31(1), 41-54.
 

Beitz, J., & Kost, M. (2006). Nurse anesthesia education in the new millennium: Outcomes of federally funded advanced nurse education grant. Nursing Education Perspectives, 27(4), 185-189.
 

Beitz, J. (2005). Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) syndrome bullous lesions treated with trypsin, balsam of Peru, castor oil ointment: A case study. Ostomy/Wound Management, 51(6), 52-58.
 

Beitz, J., & Wieland, D. (2005). Analysis of effective clinical teaching behaviors of faculty of full-and part-time basic BSN, RN-BSN, and LPN-BSN students. Journal of Professional Nursing, 21(1), 32-45.

Certification: 
Certified Nurse of the Operating Room; Association of Operating Room Nurses
Basic Cardiac Life Support - Recertified bi-yearly - American Heart Association.
Clinical Specialist in Adult Health Nursing; American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Wound, Ostomy, Continence (WOC) Nurse; Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Certification Board.
Adult Nurse Practitioner; American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Research Interest: 

Wound ostomy continence nursing care issues

Use of EBP algorithms to promote safer care

Academic bullying

Teaching/learning issues including metacognition

Awards: 

2014    Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence. Rutgers University, Camden Campus, May 2014

2013    Inducted as Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, Washington, DC, October

2012    Selected as Outstanding Reviewer for 2013-2013, Ostomy Wound Management, Awarded Annual Board Meeting, Denver, CO at SAWC.

2012    Outstanding Nursing Alumna, 2012, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, La Salle University , Philadelphia, May.

2011    APWCA “Masters Award”: Recognition as key opinion leader who impacts wound care through education, advocacy, and research. APWCA Conference Philadelphia, PA.

2010    Invited Visiting Professorship of the Escola de Enfermagem (School of Nursing) University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo Brazil, November 23-26, 2010.

2010    President’s Award of Northeast Region of WOCN. Awarded at NERWOCN Meeting, Atlantic City, NJ, October 2010.

2009    Selected as Outstanding Reviewer for 2008-2009, Ostomy Wound Management, Awarded Annual Board Meeting, Dallas TX at SAWC.

2006    Manuscript Award for Best Clinical Practice Article, Journal of WOCN (with Joan Junkin).

2006    Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice. Sigma Theta Tau International, Kappa Delta Chapter, La Salle University.

2002    Northeast Region, WOCN, WOC/ET Nurse of Distinction Award.

2000     Mosby Manuscript Award for Best Original Research Article, Journal of WOCN (With Lia van Rijswijk).

1996    Pennsylvania League for Nursing Nurse Researcher of the Year Award.

1994     Pennsylvania League for Nursing Nurse Educator of the Year Award.

Funded Grants: 

2014-2015: Beitz, J. (Co-PI) Bolton, L (Co-PI). Systematic reviews, Meta-analyses, and Clinical Value. Dermasciences Educational Grant. 

2013-2014: Beitz, J (Co-PI) L. Van Rijswijk (Co-PI) “Development and Systematic Review of Evidence-Based Algorithm for Pressure Ulcer Prevention in Adults.” ConvaTec, Inc.

 

2012-present: Beitz, J. (Co-PI) J. Colwell (Co-PI) CCI Hollister Research Grant. “Stomal and Peristomal Complications: Prioritized Management Approaches.
 

2012-present: van Rijwijk L (Co-PI), Beitz J (CoPI) Catanzaro A (Co-PI) “Content Validation of an Evidence-Based Algorithm for Pressure Ulcer Prevention in Adults.”ConvaTec, Inc.

2010-2012: Beitz, J. (Co-PI) L. van Rijswijk (Co-PI) “Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT): Development of an Algorithm for NPWT Use and Content Validation By Wound Care Professionals.” ConvaTec, Inc. 

2009-2011: Beitz J. (Co-PI) L. van Rijswijk (Co-PI). “Online Solutions® Wound Care Algorithms: A Validation Study with Registered Nurses.” ConvaTec, Inc. 

2008-2010: Beitz J. (Co-PI) L. van Rijswijk (Co-PI). “Validation of Solutions® Algorithms with Staff Registered Nurses.”  ConvaTec, Inc..
 

2009-2010: Beitz J. (Co-PI) E. Goldberg (Co-PI). “Lived Experience of Chronic Wound in Diverse Elders” La Salle University Research Fund.

2004-2006: Beitz J. (Co-PI) J. Colwell (Co-PI) CCI ConvaTec Nursing Research Grant. “Survey of WOC Nurses on Stomal and Peristomal Complications: A Validation Study.

2000-2003: Beitz J. (PI) Anesthesia Expansion Grant. Graduate Nursing Program, La Salle University School of Nursing, Division of Nursing, HRSA.

Selected Presentations: 

Paper Presentation: “Funny Lookin Wounds: Calciphylaxis and Pyoderma Gangrenosum.” National WOCN Conference, San Antonio, TX, June 2014.

Paper Presentation: Luncheon Symposium: “Support Surfaces Algorithm: Systematic Review and Content Validation.” (with L. McNichol, D. Mackey, C. Watts). National WOCN Conference, San Antonio, TX, June 2014. 

Paper Presentation: “Pharmacology and Wound Healing/Wound Generation.” American Professional Wound Care Association National Clinical Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 2015.

Paper Presentations: "Wound Assessment and Setting Up Your Wound Dressing Arsenal.” American Professional Wound Care Association National Clinical Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 2015. 

Paper Presentation: (Oral Abstract) Stomal and Peristomal Complications: Prioritizing Management Approaches.  National WOCN Conference, Nashville, TN, June 2014**

“Out of Step: Atypical Wounds (HIT, NL, Coumadin Necrosis)” National WOCN Conference. Nashville, TN, June 2014.

“Clinical Implications of a New Evidence-Based Ostomy Algorithm” (with M. Progar). National WOCN Conference. Nashville, TN, June 2014.**

“Addressing Environmental Factors to Improve Patient Outcomes: The Importance of Health Literacy” (with L. van Rijswijk and D. Stepnowski).  Symposium on Advanced wound Care, Orlando, FL, April 2014.

“Comprehensive Wound Assessment: Differential Diagnosis”  Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, Orlando, FL, April 2014.

“Pressure Ulcers and Comprehensive Wound Assessment”  APWCA National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 2014.

“Pressure Ulcer Prevention: Positioning/Re-Positioning: State of the Science” (With S. Sprigle, K. Zinser). APWCA National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA March 2014.

“Developing and Using WOC Care Algorithms” National WOCN Conference, Seattle, WA, June 2013.**

“Construct Validation of an Online Interactive Ostomy Care Algorithm” National WOCN Conference, Seattle, WA, June 2013**

“Wound Assessment” “Pressure Ulcers” “Pain and Wound Care” National Meeting of American Professional Wound Care Association, Orlando FL, April 2013.

“Chronic Disease: Wound Healing.” National WOCN Conference, Charlotte, NC, June 2012.

“Position Yourself To Thrive in the Changing Healthcare Environment.” (with V. Guay, D. Doughty). National WOCN Conference, Charlotte, NC, June 2012.

“Mining the Research Gold.” National WOCN Conference (with L. McNichol, B. Dale, C. Drolshaugen). Charlotte, NC, June 2012.

“Beyond PowerPoint: Creative Strategies for Wound Care Education.” Symposium on Advanced Wound Care. Altanta, GA, April 2012.

“The Power of Evidence-Based Practice: Wound Care Algorithms.” (with L. McNichol, etc) Symposium on Advanced Wound Care. Atlanta, GA, April 2012.

“Pharmacology for the Advanced Practice Nurse: Ostomy.” National WOCN Meeting, New Orleans, LA, June 2011.

“Development and Testing on An Online Interactive Wound Care Program: Impact of Clinical Application in Community Hospital.” (with N. Olsen). National WOCN Meeting, New Orleans, LA, June 2011.

Oral Abstract: “Testing of an Online Interactive Wound Care Program.” Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, Dallas, TX. April 2011.

“Comprehensive Wound Assessment: Differential Diagnosis.” (with S. Seaman). Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, Dallas, TX, April 2011.

“Continuum of Care: From Acute Care to Other Settings.” (with M. Finnegan and R. Kates). Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, Dallas, TX, April 2011.

“Education for Behavioral Change: Pressure Ulcer Prevention.” (with J. Brace and J. Marks). Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, Dallas, TX, April 2011.

 “Epidemiology and Management of Malignant Fungating Wounds.” Third WOC/Oncology Nursing Symposium.  Brazilian Stomal Therapy Association. Sao Paulo, Brazil. November 22, 2010.

“Management of Enterocutaneous Fistulas in Oncology.” Third WOC/Oncology Nursing Symposium. Brazilian Stomal Therapy Association. Sao Paulo, Brazil. November 22, 2010.

“Quality of Life in Oncology WOC Care.” Third WOC/Oncology Nursing Symposium.  Brazilian Stomal Therapy Association and SON University of Sao Paulo. Sao Paulo, Brazil. November 22, 2010.

“Developing Your Clinical Practice with Content Validated Ostomy Instruments.” (with G. Turnbull and M. Antonini). Joint WOCN/WCET International Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, June 2010

“Validating Wound Care Algorithms for Use By Registered Nurses.” (with Lia van Rijswijk). Joint WOCN/WCET International Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, June 2010. 

Professional Organizations: 
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
American Nurses’ Association
American Professional Wound Care Association
Association for the Advancement of Wound Care
Association of Operating Room Nurses
National League for Nursing
Sigma Theta Tau
World Council of Enterostomal Therapists
Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society
Clinical Expertise: 
Adult health, acute and chronic wound care, ostomy care, teaching/learning issues, test construction and evaluation