Janice M. Beitz

Additional Titles 
Director, Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Program (WOCNEP)
Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden
530 Federal Street
Room 441
Camden, NJ 08102
(856) 225-6791

Post Master’s Certificate (Adult Nurse Practitioner): La Salle University, 2007
PhD (Educational Psychology): Temple University, 1995
MSN (Nursing Education and Adult Health): Villanova University, 1986
BS (Nursing): La Salle University, 1983
Diploma: Germantown Hospital School of Nursing, 1975
Wound ostomy continence care
Pressure ulcer/injury prevention and management
Test construction and evaluation
Social bullying in academia
Perioperative patient safety

Janice M. Beitz, a native of Philadelphia and a proud New Jerseyan since 1977, has over 45 years of nursing experience in acute, sub-acute, and outpatient care settings.  Dr. Beitz is board certified as an adult clinical specialist in medical-surgical nursing, as a nurse of the operating room, as...read more

Selected Publications 

Chapters in Books or Monographs

Beitz, J. (2023). Medications that affect wound healing. In R. Bryant & D. Nix. Acute and chronic wounds. (6th ed.). New chapter invited for this edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier.

Beitz, J. (2020).  Wound healing.  In Doughty, D, McNichol, L., etc.  WOCN wound core curriculum textbook (2nd ed).  Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins. 

Beitz, J. (2020).  Etiologies for gastrointestinal diversions.  In Goldberg, M. et al.  WOCN ostomy core curriculum textbook (2nd ed).  Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams 

Beitz, J. (2015). Etiologies for gastrointestinal diversions. In Goldberg, M. et al. WOCN ostomy core curriculum textbook. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams Wilkins

Beitz, J. (2015). Wound healing. In Doughty, D, McNichol, L., etc. WOCN wound core curriculum textbook. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins

Beitz, J. (2015). Update of intestinal and rectal disorders. In Hinkle, J., Cheever, K., (eds). Brunner & Suddarth’s textbook of medical surgical nursing (13th ed.) (pp. 1285-1333). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins

Articles in Non-refereed or General Journals

Beitz, J. & Krasner, D. (2020). 2020: The Year of the Nurse and Midwife and the Covid-19 pandemic: What it may mean for the wound care community. Guest Editorial. Wound Management and Prevention, 66(5), 6.

Beitz, J. (2019). Teaching Tips: Padlet: A digital canvas. Nurse Educator, 44(3), 169.

Beitz, J. (2018). Teaching Tips: At the movies. Nurse Educator,44(5), 1.

Beitz, J. (2013). Power up your patient education with analogies and metaphors. Wound Care Advisor, 2(5), 20-22

Refereed Blind Peer Reviewed Research Publications

Doucette, J., Mawn, B., Beitz, J., & Koren, A., (2023). Factors affecting psychosocial adjustment in persons with a recent ostomy. Journal of WOCN, 50(4) 1-10.

Beitz, J. & Beckmann, C. (2022). Psychometric development of an instrument measuring academic social bullying in health sciences education: Continuing content and construct validation: Phase three. Journal of Nursing Practice Applications and Reviews of Research (JNPARR), 12(2), 4-22.

Beitz, J. & Beckmann, C. (2022). Social bullying in nursing and health sciences academia: A qualitative study. Journal of Nursing Measurement.30(2), 1-22.

Beitz, J., & Beckmann, C. (2022). Psychometric development of an instrument measuring academic social bullying in nursing higher education: Continuing content and construct validation. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 30(2), 186-209

Beitz, J. & Beckmann, C. (2020). Psychometric development of an instrument measuring social bullying in nursing academia: Item development and content validation. Nurse Educator, 46(3), 45-49.

Beitz, J. (2019). The perioperative succession: A cross-sectional descriptive study of regional realities and strategies for academic nursing. Nursing Economics, 37(4), 179-197.

Geria, K. & Beitz, J. (2018). Application of a modified version of the Diabetes Prevention Program with adolescents. Public Health Nursing, 00, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1111/phn.12379

Beitz, J., & Colwell, J. (2016). Management approaches to stomal and peristomal complications: A narrative descriptive study. Journal of WOCN, 43(3), 263-268

Beitz, J. (2016). Don’t sugarcoat it: Diabetes prevention services in South Jersey: Current realities, future opportunities. The Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs (Publications). Published on Website September 15, 2016 at: https://rand.camden.rutgers.edu/publications/ (Not Blinded)

Mackey, D., McNichol, L., Watts, C.S., Beitz, J., & Gray, M. (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

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

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

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

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

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

Refereed Blind Peer Reviewed Theory Publications

Beitz, J. & Kennedy-Evans, K.L. (2023). Not all good things come in small packages: Comprehensive care of the bariatric patient. Journal of WOCN, 50 (5), 365-374.

Beitz, J. (2023). View From Here: Workplace bullying and WOC nursing; Lessons learned. Journal of WOCN, 50(3), 192-193.

Bryan, R. & Beitz, J. (2023). Trauma-informed care: Positive and adverse childhood experiences, and WOC nursing: An integrative review. Journal of WOCN, 1-8.

 Beitz, J. & Beckmann, C. (2022). The importance of measuring social bullying in academic nursing (Guest Editorial). Journal of Nursing Measurement, 30(2), 183-185.

Bryan, R. & Beitz, J. (2021). Critical connections among embedding of childhood adversity, adult chronic gastrointestinal and genitourinary disorders: A review of the literature. Wound Management and Prevention, 67(11), 33-47. Doi:10.25270/wmp.2021.11.3347.

Bryan, R. & Beitz, J. (2019). Childhood adversity, epigenetics, and wound care: Critical connections and implications for clinical practice. Wound Management and Prevention, 65(10), 18-28. Doi: 10.25270/wmp.2019.10.1828.

Beitz, J. (2019). Addressing the perioperative nursing shortage through education: A perioperative imperative. AORN Journal, 110(4), 403-414.doi:10.1002/aorn.12805.

Beitz, J. (2018). Attitude isn't the only thing, It's everything: Humanistic care of the bariatric patient using Donabedian's perspective on quality. Ostomy Wound Management, . 64(1), 12-17. Doi:10.25270/owm.2018

Beitz, J. (2017). Pharmacological impact of medications on wound healing and wound generation: How drugs can “break bad.” Ostomy Wound Management, 63(3), 18-35.

Beitz, J. (2015).Clinician challenges in providing health care for a morbidly obese family member: A bariatric case study. Ostomy Wound Management, 61(1), 42-46

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

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

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

Funding - Internal 

Co-Authored Grant Request to Chancellor's Research Fund: "Measuring Social Bullying in Academic Professional Schools." Rutgers Camden, NJ (C. Spell, Co-PI), (Requested $14,500; Funded $9,950)

Co-Authored Grant Request to Provost’s Research Fund Catalyst Grant: “Psychometric Development and Validation of Instrument Measuring Academic Bullying in Clinical Practice Disciplines.” Rutgers Camden, NJ (C. Beckmann, Co-PI) (Requesting $5,000; /Funded $4,000)

Co-Authored Grant Request to Rutgers Research Council, Rutgers University. “Psychometric Development of an Instrument to Measure Social Bullying in Nursing Academia.” Spring 2019. (C. Beckmann, Co-PI). (Funded $2,000).

Co-Authored Grant Request to Faculty Research Fund School of Nursing, Rutgers University Camden. “Psychometric Development of a Scale to Measure Social Bullying in Nursing Academia.” Spring 2018. (C. Beckmann, Co-PI) (Funded $1,500)

Funding - External 

Co-Authored Grant Request to NSF. “LEAP-HI: Toward Smart Bandages with Cold Plasma and Fusion Protein-based Therapies for Chronic Wound Care.” (Co-PIs: Mazzeo, A., Beitz, J. Berthiaume, F., Javanmard, M., & Roy, J.) Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ, September 2019.  (Requesting $2,000,000; Not Funded).

2012 (Grant Amount: $26,000)
Co-Authored Research Proposal to Convatec Inc. “Development and Systematic Review of Evidence-Based Algorithm for Pressure Ulcer Prevention in Adults.” (with Lia van Rijswijk)

2012 (Grant Amount: $10,000)
Co-Authored Research Proposal to Center for Clinical Investigation (CCI) of WOCN Society for Hollister Research Grant in support of study: “Stomal and Peristomal Complications: Prioritized Management Approaches. Submitted January 2012

2012 (Grant Amount: $53,790)
Co-Authored Research Proposal to Convatec, Inc., “Online Solutions® Wound Care Algorithms: A Validation Study with Registered Nurses.” (with Lia van Rijswijk).

2012 (Grant Amount: $164,147)
Co-Authored Research Proposal to Convatec, Inc. “Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT): Development of an Algorithm for NPWT Use and Content Validation By Wound Care Professionals.” (with Lia van Rijswijk).

Honors and Distinctions 


2023- Fellow of WOCN Society (Inaugural Class)

2019 — Fellow of the National Academies of Practice

2015 — Fellow of the Academy of Nursing Education, Las Vegas, NV, October

2014 — Rutgers University Walter Rand Institute Faculty Fellow

2014 — Rutgers University-Camden Digital Faculty Fellow

2013 — Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

Professional Awards and Honors

2022-- Award for Excellence in Professional Nursing. Rutgers University School of Nursing-Camden, Camden, NJ 

2019 — Proclamation from City of Camden and Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez for Induction as Fellow of National Academies of Practice, Haddonfield, NJ

2016 — Selected as Outstanding Reviewer for 2015-2016, Ostomy/Wound Management, Awarded Annual Board Meeting, Atlanta, GA at SAWC

2014 — Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence Rutgers University—Camden

2014 — Selected as Focus of “My Scope of Practice” column of Ostomy/Wound Management: “Keep Care A Laughing Matter.”

2012 — Outstanding Nursing Alumna, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA

Editorial Activities

12/2015-ongoing — Member, Editorial Board, Wounds

2012-ongoing — Manuscript Reviewer Panel, Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety

05/2008-ongoing — Manuscript Reviewer Panel, Western Journal of Nursing Research

08/2006-ongoing — Manuscript Reviewer Panel, Nursing Education Perspectives

08/2000-ongoing — Manuscript Reviewer Panel, AORN Journal

03/1999-ongoing — Manuscript Reviewer Panel, Journal of WOCN

01/2022-ongoing  - Deputy Editor, Journal of WOCN

10/1997-ongoing — Member, Editorial BoardWound Management and Prevention

10/1995-ongoing — Member, Editorial Board, Nurse Educator (1995-2018), Manuscript Reviewer (2018 to present)

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.
Advanced Practice Wound, Ostomy, Continence (WOC) Nurse (CWOCN-AP); WOCN Certification Board
Adult Nurse Practitioner; American Nurses Credentialing Center.
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
Eastern Nursing Research Society
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, perioperative nursing, teaching/learning issues, test construction and evaluation, academic social bullying