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
BS,  Georgetown University

Board Certifications:
Registered Nurse (RN), Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
Registered Nurse (RN); Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), State of Connecticut Department of Public Health
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care (PNP-PC)

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:
Henry K. Silver Award, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, 2015
Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 2012
Designated Mentor, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (NAPNAP) Foundation, 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, 2012
Invited VIP, International Year of the Nurse Celebration, Sigma Theta Tau, International, National Cathedral, Washington DC, 2010
Fulbright Senior Specialist Scholar Award, National University of Ireland Galway, 2009
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), 2007
Honorary Doctorate, Buckinghamshire Chiltern University College, England, UK (now Bucks University), 2006
Distinguished Practitioner, Fellow in the National Academies of Practice, 2005
Irving Harris Visiting Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago, Department of Maternal Child Health Studies, 2002
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
2000   Fellow, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)
Massachusetts Nurses Association Clinical Excellence in Practice Award, 1996
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners’ Research Presentation Award, 1995
Distinguished Alumna Award, Georgetown University School of Nursing, 1992
Loyola Award for Excellence, Georgetown University, 1976
Member, Sigma  Theta  Tau  International  Nursing  Honor  Society, 1974 to Present
Member, Alpha  Sigma  Nu  National  Jesuit  Honor  Society, 1974 to Present

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

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

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