Patti Ludwig-Beymer, Ph.D., RN, CTN-A, NEA-BC, CPPS, FAAN

Associate Professor

Patti Ludwig-Beymer


I teach undergraduate and graduate courses, engage in scholarly activities and serve on College of Nursing, university and nursing organization committees. This semester, I am the Interim Associate Dean.

Research Overview

My research interests include patient safety and quality, transcultural nursing and nursing leadership in hospital, community and academic settings. Currently, I am researching racism as experienced by Black nurses.

Having grown up in Pittsburgh, I love sports, especially my home teams, the Steelers, Pirates and Penguins. When I took up downhill skiing, I moved to Utah to earn a doctorate while skiing two or three times a week. Combining my love of nursing and archaeology, I served as registrar and excavation nurse at a dig in Bab 'edh dhra', Jordan.

Select Publications

Ludwig-Beymer, P. (2019). Creating culturally competent health care organizations. In M.M. Andrews & J.S. Boyle, Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care, 8th edition, Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer. Ludwig-Beymer, P. (2018). Quality and safety in high-reliability organizations.

In P. Kelly, B.A. Vottero, and C.A. Christie-McAuliffee, Introduction to Quality and Safety Education for Nurses: Core Competencies for Nursing Leadership and Management, 2nd edition (pp. 89-129), New York City: Springer Publishing Company. Ludwig-Beymer, P (2017). Respect and Racism. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 1-2, DOI:10:1177/1043659617747687.

Teaching Focus

I enjoy teaching students at all levels. I teach on a variety of topics, including (but not limited to) theories and concepts of nursing, nursing leadership, healthcare financing, quality and safety, healthcare policy, nursing research, social determinants of health and transcultural nursing.

Previous Roles

I have held a variety of clinical, administrative, research and academic positions in nursing. Immediately prior to accepting a position at PNW in 2018, I served as Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for ten years at a Magnet® designated community hospital.

Patti Ludwig-Beymer


(219) 989-3248

Office Location:

NILS 225


  • Ph.D. – Nursing, University of Utah
  • M.S. – Education, Duquesne University
  • B.S.N. – Nursing, Duquesne
  • University Diploma – Nursing, Mercy Hospital School of Nursing

Areas of Expertise

  • Transcultural Nursing
  • Healthcare Leadership
  • Safety and Quality Research
  • Nursing Education

Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • Becker’s Hospital Review: CNOs to Know GEM Chicagoland Nurse of the Year
  • Advancing and Leading the Profession Illinois Nurses Association
  • Nurse Administrator Award Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing
  • AONE Organizational Innovation Award
  • Transcultural Nursing Scholar

Curriculum Vitae