Beth Vottero, Ph.D., RN, CNE, ANEF

Professor of Nursing

Beth Vottero


Beth Vottero teaches in the undergraduate, graduate and doctor of nursing practice programs and is the program coordinator for the masters in Nursing Education.

Research Overview

Vottero focuses on qualitative systematic and scoping review methodology. She is an active researcher and executive board member of QSEN Academic Task Force with multisite research on quality initiatives and teaching strategies. Her work has appeared in Nurse Educator, JBI Systematic Reviews and Implementation Science Reports, Nurse Educator and American Journal of Nursing and national and international presentations.

I love to knit and crochet, not your grandmother’s type of knitting, but rather the intricate, hard to do pieces. I feel that exercising both the analytic and creative sides of the brain is important to being centered as a human.

Select Publications

Schuler, M., Latourneau, R.M., Altmiller, G., Deal, B., Vottero, B., Boyd, T., Ebersole, N., Flexner, R., Jordan, J., Szymanski, K., Norris, T., Walker, D. (accepted for publication 2019).

Leadership, Teamwork, and Collaboration: The Lived Experience of Conducting Multi-site Research Focused on Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Competencies in Academia.

Nursing Education Perspectives. Kelly, P., Vottero, B, and Christie-McAuliffe, C. (2018).

Teaching Focus

Vottero’s teaching areas focus on evidence-based quality improvement that is leveled for undergraduate, graduate and DNP students. She also works on Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) initiatives.

Previous Roles

Vottero was the Magnet program director for a successful re-designation at a NWI hospital.

The PNW Bell Tower during fall

Beth Vottero announced as a member of the National League for Nursing’s (NLN) 2023 Class of Fellows

Vottero joins 23 other nursing educators in being recognized by the league and the prestigious Academy of Nursing Education for enduring and substantial contributions to the discipline as expert teachers, mentors, scholars, public policy advocates, practice partners and administrators.

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Beth Vottero


(219) 989-2833

Office Location:

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  • Ph.D. – Adult Education, Capella University
  • M.S. – Nursing Education, University of Phoenix
  • B.S. – Nursing, Valparaiso University
  • B.A. – Liberal Studies (Business Concentration), University

Areas of Expertise

  • Evidence-Based Quality Improvement
  • Nursing Informatics Systematic Review
  • Implementation Science
  • Nursing Education

Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • Program Coordinator Master in Nursing Education
  • Certified Nurse Educator
  • Comprehensive Systematic Review Trainer with JBI
  • Clinical Fellows Trainer with JBI