Associate Professor

Associate Professor
219-989-2833
beth.vottero@purduecal.edu

Education

Degree Earned Institution Major
 Ph.D  Capella University Nursing Education
 MSN  University of Phoenix Nursing
 BSN  Valparaiso University Nursing
BSA BSA, University of Maine Liberal Arts/Business

Professional Affiliations

  • American Nurses Association
  • Indiana State Nurses Association
  • Indiana Center for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice, a Joanna Briggs Institute collaborating center

Licensure and Board Certifications

  • Registered Nurse - Indiana
  • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)

Scholarship/Research Interests

My current research focus concerns evidence-based quality improvement in a variety of nurse practice settings. Specifically, I am interested in ways to support nurses to provide safe, high quality, patient-centered care. Nurses work in complicated environments that are often chaotic. A critical need exists to find ways to support nurses in their goal of providing quality care. Critical to this end is the need to grow knowledge and evidence in implementation science. Implementation science is the art and science of knowing what works for getting evidence into practice and sustaining the change. Another aspect of my scholarship involves training health care providers on systematic review methodology through the Indiana Center for Evidence Based Nursing Practice, a Joanna Briggs Collaborating Center.

Teaching Interests/Courses Taught

Undergraduate:
NUR 45100: Nursing Informatics
NUR 45200: Quality and Safety for Professional Nursing
NUR 49800: Capstone
Graduate: NUR 52500: Nursing Informatics

Selected Publications

Refereed Papers (Peer Reviewed)

Vottero, B. (2014). Proof of concept: Virtual reality simulation of a Pyxis machine for medication administration. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2014.03.001

Vottero, B. & Rittenmeyer, L. (2012, March 19). The meaning of being in protective/source isolation by hospitalized patients: A systematic review. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 10(16), pp. 935-976.

Book/Book Chapters

Kelly, P., Vottero, B., & Christie-McAuliffe, C. (2014). Quality and Safety Education for Nurses: Core Competencies. Springer: New York.

Vottero, B. (2013). Immersion into a root cause analysis (Chapter 2). Building the Future of Nursing: Innovations in Nursing Education. National League for Nursing: New York. ISBN: 9781934758182.

Vottero, B. (2013). Case studies to accompany text. In J. Zerwekh & A. Garneau (Eds.), Nursing Today: Transitions and Trends. 7th Ed. St. Louis: Elsevier.

Vottero, B. (2012). Chapter 14 Apply and Implement III: Nursing Systems of Evidence Implementation. In L. Hopp & L. Rittenmeyer (Eds.), Evidence Based Nursing Practice: From Fundamentals to Capstone. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.

Moredich, C. & Vottero, B. (2012). Chapter 18: Evidence implementation to Provide Safe Nursing Care to Laboring Women. In L. Hopp & L. Rittenmeyer (Eds.), Evidence Based Nursing Practice: From  Fundamentals to Capstone. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.

Vottero, B. (2011). Case studies to accompany text. In J. Zerwekh & A.  Garneau (Eds.), Nursing Today: Transitions and Trends. 7th Ed. St. Louis: Elsevier.

Vottero, B. (2011). Chapter 9: E-Learning Assessment. In T. Bristol & J. Zerwekh (Eds.), Essentials of E-Learning for Nurse Educators. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.

Bernat, A., Fisher, M.L., & Vottero, B. (2011). Chapter 15: Staffing. In P. Kelly (Ed.), Nursing Leadership & Management, 3rd Ed. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.

Research and Scholarly Presentations ( Peer-Reviewed)

Vottero, B. (2014). Graduate Informatics. Concurrent presentation at the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses conference, Baltimore, Maryland, May 27-30, Balitimore, Maryland.

Toscos, T. & Vottero, B. (2013). Incorporating the proposed new QSEN competencies into a graduate informatics course: A collaborative experience. Concurrent presentation at the AACN Master’s Education Conference, Orlando, Florida, February 21-23.

Vottero, B. (2012). Developing an Informatics course using QSEN competencies. Concurrent presentation at the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses conference, May 29-June 1, Tuscon, Arizona.

Vottero, B. (2011, May). Immersion into a Root Cause Analysis. Paper presented at the 2nd Annual QSEN Conference, May 31- June 2,  Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Vottero, B. & Rittenmeyer, L. (2010). The meaning of being in protective/source isolation by hospitalized patients: A systematic review. Presentation at the 16th Annual Joanna Briggs Colloquium, September 13-15, Chicago, IL.