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Elizabeth Nease

Elizabeth Nease

Assistant Professor

College of Health and Human Sciences

School of Nursing

Contact Information

Phone: 828.508.3078
Office: HHS 352 Health and Human Sciences Building


Beth Nease, DNP, RN, NE-BC is an assistant professor at Western Carolina University. Prior to coming to Western Carolina University in 2014, she served as an Administrative Director for Professional Practice within the Bon Secours Health System in Richmond, Virginia, and as the Magnet Program Director for Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center and Richmond Community Hospital. Her areas of expertise are nursing leadership, quality improvement, nursing education, and staff development. Her clinical experience includes a background in critical care and cardiology, including cardiac transplant. Dr. Nease’s undergraduate nursing degree was earned at Virginia Commonwealth University. She continued her studies, and in 2008, she earned a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix and a doctorate of nursing practice from Old Dominion University. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the North Carolina Organization for Nurse Leaders. She currently resides in Sylva, North Carolina.


  • DNP, Old Dominion University, Nurse Executive
  • MSN, University of Phoenix
  • MSN, University of Phoenix
  • BSN, Virginia Commonwealth University

Teaching Interests

Foundations of Nursing Practice

Research Interests

Creative teaching strategies, and Improving mobility for acute care inpatients,

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