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Beth Hopkins, DNP, RN, FNP-C

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Family and Community Health Nursing


1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3023
PO Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 828-5187
Email: bhopkins2@vcu.edu


I presently teach undergraduate and graduate level nursing courses in the classroom, online and in a variety of community settings. I provide clinical faculty support for a range of undergraduate nursing students participating in service-learning projects. I was faculty for the inaugural offering of a campus-wide health professions course, Foundations of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, in the fall of 2015. I am faculty liaison for family nurse practitioner students throughout their clinical practicum experiences within the local community.


I have been practicing as a Family Nurse Practitioner for over three decades with specialty focus in the areas of otorhinolaryngology, allergy and asthma care, sleep medicine, occupational medicine and primary care.


I am an active member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners (VCNP), Virginia Public Health Association, National Organization of Nurse Practitioners (NONPF), New York State Nurse Practitioner Association, American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Nurses. Committee member of the SON Doctor of Nursing Practice Curriculum Committee. Committee member of the SON Masters Curriculum Committee. VCU faculty support for the “Hotspotting” Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care student-learning initiative for 2015/2016. Faculty liaison for the 2016 Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers. I am a faculty advisor and judge for VCU CLARION IP Case Competition 2015 & 2016.


  • B.S.N. - St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York 
  • DNP - St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York


  • VCU Human Resources Award for extraordinary efforts in service excellence. Awarded May 2016 for contribution to NURS637 Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner student-learning and multidisciplinary collaboration in Primary Care.
  • Induction, Sigma Theta Tau, 2011


  • 2016-2018 Advisory Board Chairperson: Primary Care Options to Transform Education in Nursing (PROMOTE-Nursing). Health Resources and Services Administration, HRSA.
  • Clinical Scholarship Project, presented April 2014: Obstructive sleep apnea among young school-aged children: An integrative approach to early recognition and treatment in the rural setting.


  • Hopkins, B. & Giddens, J. F. (2017). Chapter 28:Sensory Perception. Concepts for Nursing Practice (2nd ed.).St. Louis,MO: Elsevier, Inc.
  • Hopkins, B.S., Dollinger, R. & Edgerton, T. (2014). Privacy and health law. JNPA: The Journal of the NYS Nurse Practitioner Association4(2), 20-22.
  • Hopkins, B.S. (2012). Sleep-disordered breathing in children – It’s a family affair. The Sleep Magazine: Understanding Sleep Disorders, 5, 36.


  • Association of Community Health Nurse Educators (ACHNE) Institute, Baltimore, MD. Poster presentation: Designing a Disaster Management Training Simulation: Lessons Learned from Formative Feedback. June 8-10, 2017
  • Sleep Disordered Breathing in Young Children, presented on March 9, 2017 at the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners 2017 Annual Conference, Williamsburg, VA.
  • National Conference for Nurse Practitioners 2016, Lake Buena Vista, FL. Poster presentation: Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Young Children: A Review for Advanced Practice Nursing. May 11-14, 2016.
  • Sigma Theta Tau Gamma Omega Chapter 2nd Annual Research & Evidence-Based Practice Showcase. Poster Presentation April 16, 2016: Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children: From Research to Practice.
  • Sigma Theta Tau Gamma Omega Chapter 2nd Annual Research & Evidence-Based Practice Showcase. Poster Presentation April 16, 2016: Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Young Children: A Review for Advanced Practice Nursing.
  • Rochester Regional Primary Care Network and Lifecare Medical Associates – Jan 2014 Professional presentation entitled: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Among Children: An Integrative Approach to Early Recognition and Treatment.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology – April 2013 Professional presentation for graduate students majoring in school psychology entitled: Obstructive sleep apnea ~ effects on school performance and daytime functioning.
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