Mark Beck

Mark Beck

Assistant Professor DNP, RN-BC

Programs and Courses Taught

RN to BSN Program

Lead Faculty for the Leadership and Nursing Science series in RN to BSN

About Me

Dr. Beck has been in nursing for 34 years and has held leadership posts for 30 of those years.  He has also been a college professor at various institutions as well as in nursing professional and leadership development for 20 years.  His last position was the Director of Clinical Education, Practice and Informatics for a large integrated health system in Northern California.  He has a background in adult and pediatric critical care, leadership development, and executive nursing practice and is board certified in Nursing Professional Development.  He is a certified trainer in HeartMath™ and holds a Caritas Coach certificate and a postdoctoral fellowship from the Watson Caring Science Institute.  

Teaching Interests

Nursing Science, Leadership and Pathophysiology

Scholarly Interests

Integration of the affective domain in the Nursing curriculum; Self-efficacy as an expression of advocacy


Analyzing Patient Complaints: The Awakening of the Ethic of Belonging Contributing Author with Dr. Holly Wei Advances in Nursing Science   2019
My Quest for Caritas Literacy in Caritas Coaching: A Journey toward Transpersonal Caring for Informed Moral Action in Healthcare by Sara Horton-Deutsch and Jan Anderson Indianapolis: IN Sigma Theta Tau Publishing   2018
Fostering Metamorphosis through Caritas Literacy in an RN2BSN Program
In Handbook of Caring Science by William Rosa, Sara Horton-Deutsch, and Jean Watson   2018
Transforming Nursing Language through Storytelling:  Discovering Awe and Wonder through Caring Moments
In Caring Science, Mindful Practice by Kathleen Sitzman and Jean Watson   2014

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Organization of Nurse Executives
Association of California Nurse Leaders
Association of Nursing Professional Development
American Nursing Informatics Association
International Association for Human Caring
American Nurses Association [ANA +ANA/C]
Association of Talent Development

Community Service