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
Test construction and evaluation
Social bullying
Perioperative patient safety

Janice M. Beitz, a native of Philadelphia and a proud New Jerseyan since 1977, has over 40 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. (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

Beitz, J. (2013). Update of intestinal and rectal disorders. In Hinkle, J., Cheaver, K., (Eds). Brunner & Sudarth’s Textbook of Medical Surgical Nursing (13th Ed). (In Press)

Articles in Non-refereed or General Journals

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

Beitz, J. (2018). Catalyzing perioperative succession: A cross-sectional descriptive study of regional realities and desired future strategies. (Manuscript in Preparation).

Jackson, K. & Beitz, J. (2017). Understanding health and healthcare in urban populations: A narrative inquiry study. Qualitative Health Research (Submitted for publication)

Wallinger, C., Davis, L., & Beitz, J. (2017). Inter-professional education: Challenges and opportunities. Journal of Inter-professional Education. (Revising for Publication)

Geria, K. & Beitz, J. (2017). 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. (2018). Perioperative nursing education and perioperative nursing succession: The perfect storm. AORN Journal (Under Review).

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 

04/2017-ongoing (Grant Amount: $500)
Co-Authored Proposal to La Salle University SONHS Faculty Research Fund in support of study; “The Lived Experience of Having a Chronic Wound: An Extension in Diverse Elders.”

Funding - External 

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 


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

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

05/2010-05/2013 — Member, Editorial Board, Wound Source, Kestrel Health Media

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

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

04/2004-04/2012 — Member, Editorial Board, PADONA Journal

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

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

10/1997-ongoing — Member, Editorial Board, Ostomy/Wound Management

09/1996-ongoing — Manuscript Reviewer Panel, Advances in Skin and Wound Care

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.
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
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