Michelle Beauchesne, DNSc, RN, CPNP, FAAN, FAANP, FNAP

Associate Professor and Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program
  • School of Nursing

Office: 401B Robinson Hall
Phone: 617-373-3621
Email: m.beauchesne@neu.edu

Education and Training:
DNSc, Boston University
MS, Boston College-Harvard Medical School
BSN, Georgetown University

Board Certifications:
RN/NP License Commonwealth of Massachusetts
RN and APRN Licenses State of Connecticut

Research Interests:
Advanced Practice Nursing Education and neurodevelopment in children

Selected Publications:
Elliot, N., Farnum, K. & Beauchesne, M. (2016). Utilizing team debate to increase student abilities for mentoring and critical appraisal of global healthcare in Doctor of Nursing Practice programs. Journal of Professional Nursing, scheduled May June issue. Available online October 15, 2015 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/aip/87557223 DOI:10.1016/j.profnurs.2015.10.009

Romem, A., Tom, S.E., Beauchesne, M., Babington, L., Scharf, S.M., Romem, A. (2015).   Pain management at the end‐of-life: a comparative study of cancer, dementia  and  COPD   patients.  Palliative  Medicine,  1-6,  pmj.sagepub.com  DOI: 10.1177/0269216315570411

Kleinpell, R., Scanlon, A., Hibbert, D.  Ganz, F., East, L., Fraser, D., Wong, F., & Beauchesne, M. (2014). Addressing Issues Impacting Advanced Practice Worldwide, OJIN: The   Online Journal of Issues in Nursing 19, (2), manuscript 5.

Stadtler, A.C., Brandt, K.A., Novak, J.C. & Beauchesne, M.A. (2013). Reflections on T. Berry Brazelton, MD’s Influence on Pediatric Nursing. The Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 26, 234-­‐238. DOI: 10.1111/jcap.12057.

Heckmann, M. & Beauchesne, M.  (2013). Current Pediatric Perioperative Education Practices: A National Survey of Children’s Hospitals in the United States. Journal of Perioperative Practice, May, 23(5): 100-­‐6.

Dowling, M., Beauchesne, M., Murphy, K., & Farrelly, F.  (2013). Advanced Practice Nursing: A Concept Analysis, International Journal of Nursing Practice, 19: 131–140.

Beauchesne, M. & Douglas, B. (2011).  Simulation: Enhancing Pediatric Advanced Practice Nursing Education. Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, 11, (1), March 2011, 28-34.

Dutile, C., & Wright, N., & Beauchesne, M. (2011). Virtual Clinical Education: Going the full Distance in Nursing Education. Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, 11, (1), March 2011, 43-48.

Hawkins-Walsh, E., Berg, M., Beauchesne, M., Gaylord, N., Verger, J., & Osborn, K. (2011). Educational Guidelines for Combined Acute and Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Programs, Journal National Council State Boards of Nursing, 1, (4).

Beauchesne, M. (2010). There is a kindred spirit waiting for a mentor! Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 24, (3), 143-­‐4.

Beauchesne, M. (2010). If you dare to lead, others will follow. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 24, (2).

Hawkins-Walsh, E., Crowley, A., Melnyk, B., Beauchesne, M., Brandt, P., & O’Haver, J.* (2010). Improving Healthcare Quality through a National Nursing Education Collaborative to Strengthen Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Curriculum in Evidence-­‐Based Mental/Behavioral Health: Lessons Learned from Academic Faculty and Clinical Preceptors. Journal of Professional Nursing, March –April 2010.

Melnyk, B., Hawkins‐Walsh, E., Beauchesne, M., Brandt, P., Crowley, A., Choi, M., Greenburg, E., O’Haver, J. *  (2010).  Strengthening PNP Curriculum in Mental/Behavioral   Health and Evidence-­‐ based Practice: Faculty and Student Outcomes from the   AFPNP National Nursing Education Collaborative. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, available  http:www.jpedhc.org

Beauchesne, M. (2010). Ring in a safe and quality New Year. Journal of Pediatric Health Care,  24, (1), 2‐3.

Beauchesne, M. (2009). Everybody knows PNPs care: Now show the evidence. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 23, 6, A9-A10.

Beauchesne, M. (2009). Let us be glad about change. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 23, 5, A11-A12.

Pohl, J., Savrin, C., Fiandt, K., Beauchesne, M., Drayton‐Brooks, S., Scheibmeir, M., Brackley, M.,  & Werner, K. (2009). Quality and Safety in Graduate Education: Cross Mapping QSEN Graduate Competencies with NONPF’s NP Core and Practice Doctorate Competencies, Nursing Outlook, November-December.

Beauchesne, M. (2009).  Speak as one united voice and children will listen. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 23, 4, A11-12.

Burns, C., Beauchesne, M., Ryan-Krause, P. & Sawin, K. (2006). Mastering the preceptor role: Challenges of clinical teaching. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 20 (3), 172- 183.

Beauchesne, M. (2006). Bullying or teasing: How do you draw the line? np.  Available  at  http//www.medscape.com/viewpublications.

Beauchesne, M. (2006). Mothers With Depression: Care for the Mom to Double the Outcome.  np.  Available  at  http//www.medscape.com/viewpublications

Farnum, K., McCarthy, M.L., Beauchesne, M. & Lawrence, P. * (2005). The Primary Care for the Underserved Conference as a building block to social capital: impact on education, practice, and research. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 12, (6), 126.

Beauchesne, M. & Patsdaughter, C.A. * (2005). Primary Care for the Underserved Conference: The evolution of an emerging professional culture. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 12, (3), 77-88.

Beauchesne, M. & Kelley, B.R. * (2004). Evidence based practice: early indicators of Autism. Pediatric Nursing, 30, (1), 57-67.

Beauchesne, M. Barnes A., &. Patsdaughter, C. * (2004) Children with disabilities need a head start too! International Journal Learning Disabilities, 8 (1), 41-55.

Beauchesne, M. (2004). Global advancement of APN education. Topics in Advanced Practice  Nursing Journal. 4, (1) np. Available at http//www.medscape.com/viewpublications.

Beauchesne, M. (2003). Addressing teaching strategies for quality NP education. Topics in Advanced Practice Nursing Journal. 3, (4) np. Available at http//www.medscape.com/viewpublications.

Beauchesne, M., Kelley, Patsdaughter, C & Pickard, J. * (2002).  Attack on America: children’s responses and parents’ perceptions. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 16, (5), 213-22.

Beauchesne, M. (2002). Genetics is advancing on us: Where do we go from here? International Journal of Learning Disabilities, 6, (4), 331-5.

Beauchesne, M. (2001). When urban U.S. means urban underserved.  Reflections on Nursing Leadership, Sigma Theta Tau  International Honor Society for Nurses, 21, (2), 24‐27.

Beauchesne, M. (2000). Nurses who lead the way.  Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 14, (3),  142-4.

Kelley, B. & Beauchesne, M.*(2000). Interventions for violence in children and adolescents. Small Talk, 12, (1), 4‐5, 8.

Kelley, B., Beauchesne, M., Babington, L., Christensen, M. & Patsdaughter, C.  *(1999).  The President Clinton Crisis and the Starr Report: Children’s perceptions and Parents’ Awareness.  Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 13, (4), 166‐172.

Wheadon, A., Beauchesne, M. & Kelley, B. (1999).  Abdominal pain in an adolescent male.  Clinical Excellence for Nurse Practitioners, 3 (4), 217-220.

Beauchesne, M. & Meservey, P.  (1999).  An interdisciplinary community-­‐based educational model. Journal of Professional Nursing, 15, (1), 38‐43.

Miller, K., Beauchesne, M. & Kelley, B. (1999).  Community acquired pneumonia in the elderly. Clinical Excellence for Nurse Practitioners, 3, (1), 7-9.

Beauchesne, M. & Kelley, B*. (1999).  The impact of violence on children and adolescents. Small Talk, 11, (6), 1-2, 45.

Beauchesne, M., Kelley, B.R. & Gauthier, M. A.  (1997).  The genogram:  A health assessment tool.  Nurse Educator, 22, (3), 9, 16.

Beauchesne, M., Kelley, B.R., Lawrence, P. R. and Farquharson, P. E.  (1997). Violence prevention:  A community approach.  Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 11, 155-164.

Beauchesne, M. * (1997). Social support and self care agency of mothers of children with developmental disabilities.   Clinical Excellence for Nurse Practitioners, The International Journal of NPACE, 1, (7), 449-455.

Howard, E., Beauchesne, M., Meservey, P. & Shea, C.  (1996).  The research practicum: linking education to practice. Nurse Educator, 21, (6), 33-37.

Kelley, B., Beauchesne, M., Ott, M.J., Burton, M. & Graham, J.M. (1996). Clinical insight: rectal prolapse.  Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 11, (1), 40-48.

Beauchesne, M. & Howard, E. *  (1996).  An investigation of the preceptor as mentor. Nurse Practitioner, 21, (3), 155‐159.

Beauchesne, M. * (1995).  The educational needs of nurse practitioners as primary care providers for individuals with developmental disabilities.  Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 7,  (10), p. 490.

Areas of Expertise:
Advanced Practice Nursing Education, Leadership, Pediatrics &  Neurodevelopment in Children

Honors & Awards:
2015     Henry K. Silver Award, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
2012     Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
2012     National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (NAPNAP) Foundation Designated Mentor
2012     Fulbright Senior Specialist Scholar Award, Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
2012     Irving Harris Visiting Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago, Department of Maternal Child Health Studies
2010     Invited VIP, International Year of the Nurse Celebration, Sigma Theta Tau, International, National Cathedral, Washington DC
2009    Fulbright Senior Specialist Scholar Award, National University of Ireland Galway
2007    Named Fulbright Senior Specialist Scholar, J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB), the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State (ECA), and the Council for International Exchange of          Scholars (CIES), 5-­‐year tenure
2007    Fellow, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
2007    Outstanding Nurse Educator Award, Association of Faculties of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (AFPNP)
2006   Honorary Doctorate, Buckinghamshire Chiltern University College, England, UK (now Bucks University)
2005   Distinguished Practitioner, Fellow in the National Academies of Practice
2002   Irving Harris Visiting Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago, Department of Maternal Child Health Studies
2000   Kennedy Shriver Center/Floating Hospital Alliance. Post Doctoral Fellowship Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities
2000  President’s Award for Outstanding Service, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)
2000   Fellow, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)
1996    Massachusetts Nurses Association Clinical Excellence in Practice Award
1995    American Academy of Nurse Practitioners’ Research Presentation Award
1992    Distinguished Alumna Award, Georgetown University School of Nursing
1976    Loyola Award for Excellence, Georgetown University
1974 — Present  Sigma  Theta  Tau  International  Nursing  Honor  Society
1974 — Present  Alpha  Sigma  Nu  National  Jesuit  Honor  Society

Appointments/Clinical Practice Affiliation:
1986 — Present West  Haven  Child  Development  Center,  Inc.  West  Haven,  CT Pediatric Nurse  Practitioner -­‐Health  Care  Consultant

Professional and Community Service:
2012 -­‐ Present Child, Adolescent, and Family Expert Panel, member, American Academy of Nursing, Fellow
2009 — Present LACE Network International Council Nurses Advanced Practice Nursing Network
1995 — Present American Association of Nurse Practitioners, (AANP), Fellow
1992 — Present Association Faculties of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, (AFPNP)
1989 — Present National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners  (NAPNAP), Fellow
1989 — Present National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Member
1976 — Present American Nurses Association, member

Global Health Activities:
2015 — Present Royal College of Nursing Scientific Review Committee
1999 — Present Association of Advanced Nursing Educators (AANE, previously called UK NONPF)
2011 — Present International Council of Nurses/Advanced Practice Nursing Network Member, Education and Practice Sub Group; appointed co-­chair 2014 to present