Beth Rodgers, Ph.D., RN, FAANProfessor and Chair, Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems
Nursing Alumni Endowed Professor
1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3001C
I teach primarily in the Ph.D program in the areas of knowledge development, theory construction, and research methods. I have provided guest lectures on sleep disorders to nurse practitioner and medical students.
My research spans more than 30 years of work with adults including extensive qualitative research and mixed methods intervention studies. My most recent work has been with adults with obstructive sleep apnea with regard to self-management and patient activation. I also have done extensive scholarly work on the nature of concepts and the resolution of conceptual problems in the advancement of science and the development of the conceptual and theoretical base of nursing as a discipline.
I am an active manuscript, grant, and abstract reviewer for multiple nursing publications and organizations. I have served as a research mentor through the Midwest Nursing Research Society and the Western Institute for Nursing. I am an active member of the Southern Nursing Research Society along with multiple other nursing organizations.
- BS – Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
- MSN – University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
- PhD – University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
- Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing
- Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
- Phi Kappa Phi
- DuPont Fellowship
- UW-Milwaukee School of Nursing Outstanding Research Achievement Award
- Margo Vukovich Nurse Educator Award, Milwaukee District Nurses Association
- Teaching Excellence Award, Eta Nu Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau
RESEARCH FUNDING (Recent)
- Rodgers, B.L. Increasing patient engagement in the management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Funded by DeVilbiss Healthcare, January, 2013 – December, 2014, $26,000 direct.
- Rodgers, B.L. Experiences of persons living with obstructive sleep apnea. NIH funded, P20, Self Management Science Center, 2008-2011, $197,464.
- Giddens, J., Caputi, L., & Rodgers, B. (2014). Mastering concept based teaching: A guide for faculty. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
- Rodgers, B.L. (2005). Developing nursing knowledge: Philosophical traditions and influences. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins.
- Rodgers, B.L., & Knafl, K.A. (Eds.). (2000). Concept development in nursing: Foundations, techniques, and applications (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders.
Peer Reviewed (Selected):
- Jeffries, PR, Rodgers, B, & Adamson, K. (2015). NLN Jeffries simulation theory: brief narrative description. Nursing Education Perspectives, 36(5), 292-293.
- Fenkl, E., & Rodgers, B. L. (2014). Optimistically engaging in the present: Experiences of gay men aging in the US. Sage Open, 4(3). doi: 10.1177/2158244014545463.
- Rodgers, B. (2013). Breaking through Limbo: Experiences of adults living with obstructive sleep apnea. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 11,1-15, doi:10.1080/15402002.2013.778203.
- Wollenhaupt, J., Rodgers, B.L., Sawin, K. (2012). Family management of a chronic condition: Perspectives of adolescents. Journal of Family Nursing, (18)1, 65-90. doi: 10.1177/1074840711427545
- Rodgers, B.L., & Yen, W-J. (2002). Rethinking nursing science through the understanding of Buddhism. Nursing Philosophy, 3, 213-221.
- Cowles, K.V., Strickland, D., & Rodgers, B.L. (2001). Collaboration for teaching innovation: Writing across the curriculum in a school of nursing. Journal of Nursing Education, 40, 363-367.
- Devine, E.C., Bevsek, S., Brubakken, K., Johnson, B.P., Rodgers, B.L., Ryan, & P., Sliefert, M. (1999). Adoption and outcomes of the AHCPR clinical practice guideline on surgical pain management. Research in Nursing and Health, 22, 119-130.
- Rodgers, B.L. (1998). Teaching Computer-aided qualitative data analysis through demonstrations and workshops. Health Informatics, 4, 63-71.
- Rodgers, B.L. (1997). Experiences of family members in the nursing home placement of an older adult. Clinical Nursing Research, 10, 57-63.
- Rodgers, B.L., & Cowles, K.V. (1997). A conceptual foundation for human suffering in nursing practice and research. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 25, 1048-1053.
- Cowles, K.V., & Rodgers, B.L. (1997). Struggling to keep on top: Meeting the everyday challenges of AIDS. Qualitative Health Research, 7, 98-120.
- Rodgers, B.L., & Cowles, K.V. (1994). Experiences of significant others of persons with AIDS. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy, 2, 101-119.
- Rodgers, B.L., & Cowles, K.V. (1993). The qualitative research audit trail: A complex collection of documentation. Research in Nursing and Health, 16, 219-226.
- Rodgers, B.L. (1991). Using concept analysis to enhance clinical practice and research. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 10(1), 28-34. (Selected "Best innovative research article" for 1991 volume of DCCN by the Editorial Board)
- Rodgers, B. L., & Cowles, K.V. (1991). The concept of grief: An analysis of classical and contemporary thought. Death Studies, 15, 443-458.
- Rodgers, B.L. (1991). Deconstructing the dogma in nursing knowledge and practice. Image: The journal of nursing scholarship, 23, 177-181.
- Rodgers, B.L. (1989). Exploring health policy as a concept. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 11, 694‑702.
- Rodgers, B.L. (1989). Concepts, analysis, and the development of nursing knowledge: The evolutionary cycle. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 14, 330‑335.