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Beena Joseph, DNP (HSL), RN, RNC-MNN

Clinical Assistant Professor/Clinical Learning Coordinator


  • DNP in Healthcare System Leadership, Chamberlain University 2016
  • MSN University of Houston-Victoria 2011
  • BSN Kasturba Medical College, MAHE, Manipal, India 1995




Office Hours

  • Tuesday: 8:00 - 10:00 am
  • Wednesday: 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Clinical Interest

  • Maternal Newborn Nursing
  • Population Health 

Research Interest

  • Simulation in clinical learning
  • Interprofessional nursing education
  • Postpartum depression

Professional Expertise

  • Maternal Newborn Nurse
  • Nursing Professional Development
  • Simulation in Nursing Education

Professional Accolades

  • 2020 - Good Samaritan’s Excellence in Nursing Bronze Award 2020
  • 2018 - Organizational Development Service Excellence Recognition - Memorial Hermann Health System/System Clinical Education
  • 2015 - Employee of the Year Nominee- Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital - Service Excellence
  • 2009 & 2010- Florence Nightingale Award-Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital (OB Department)-Clinical Excellence


  • Nov 2022-C. Brohard (PI), Joseph (Program Manager) The UH Nursing Pipeline for Faculty and Simulation Coordinators Geer II-Nursing Innovation Grant program 2023 with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board $425,000 Award
  • 06/2022-09/2022- McWilliams, L.A, Shani P., Dwyer C., Schrader, P.K., Joseph B (Collaborator). & McINtyre, T. Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Among Nurses, and in Communities. American Association of Nursing and Center for Disease Control Grant, $70,000 Award
  • 11/2020 – 11/2022 – C. Brohard (PI), Joseph (CO-Project Director) Mitigation Activities for Recovery of Student Learning Experiences in Nursing with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, $90,000 award.
  • 2020-2021- Humana Integrated Health Systems Science Institute: Virtual Simulation Development (Team Member)
  • Oct 2020- Household Centered Care (HCC)-Virtual Home Visit Simulation Development and Implementation (Project Lead)- (IPE Collaborators: University of Houston College of Nursing, College of Medicine, Graduate Social Work and University of Houston-Downtown Social Work).
  • 2019- TNA/ANCC Continuing Education Provider Unit Renewal Project at Memorial Hermann Health System (Project Lead)
  • 2018-Pre-Hire Assessment Project, Memorial Hermann Health System (Team Member/Prophecy Pre-hire assessment Coordinator).
  • 2017- SAIC (Standards Alignment to Industry Clusters) Project Team Subject Matter Expert in Healthcare science with the State of Texas Advisory Committee-Literacy Texas in validating frontline worker competencies

Publications/Scholarly Work

  • Joseph, B (2017). Motivational interviewing and pain management: Improving patient Satisfaction, Virginia Henderson e-repository.
  • Joseph, B (2015). Early detection of postpartum depression: Evidence based practice Guidelines, Virginia Henderson e-repository.


  • Joseph, B. (May 2023). Facilitating High Quality Simulation. University of Houston College of Nursing/ Laerdal SUN Workshop, Katy, Texas (Podium Presentation).
  • Acquati, C., McCarty, D., Briscoe, D., Buck, D., Civallero, L., Hernandez B., Johnson, C., Joseph, B., McWilliams, L., & Schrader, P (Nov 2022). Addressing Social Determinants of Health through Interprofessional Education: The Household-Centered Care Program, Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Annual Program Meeting (APM), Anaheim, CA (Podium- Contributor to Abstract Submission).
  • Varghese, S., Joseph, B., Tart, K., & Indian Nursing Council (Oct 2022). Collaborative Preceptor Model to Improve Clinical Experience for Nursing Students, 8th International Nurse Education Conference, Sitges, Barcelona, Spain (Poster and Mini Oral presentation).
  • McWilliams, L.A., McIntyre, T., Dwyer C., Joseph B., Schrader P., Shani, P., Taylor P., Riley, S. (2022). Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence: University of Houston College of Nursing Report. Virtual presentation at the American Association Colleges of Nursing Vaccine Confidence Sharing Meeting, July 7, 2022.
  • Varghese, S., Joseph, B., & Tart, K (Mar 2022). Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice Environment. Indian Nursing Council (Online).
  • Schrader, P., Joseph, B., & Quintana, D. (Dec 2020). Exploring the Impact of Virtual Clinical on Clinical Competence. AACN Fall Faculty Forum.
  • Joseph, B., Quintana, D., & Schrader, P. (Aug 2020). Facilitating Virtual Clinicals. University of Houston (Online Panel Presentation)
  • Joseph, B (Sept 2020). Facilitating Virtual Clinical Simulation. Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India (Webinar-Online).
  • Varghese, S. B., Joseph, B., & Tart, K. (2019). Collaborative Preceptor Model. Indian Nursing Council. Online
  • Joseph, B (Nov 2017). Motivational Interviewing and Pain management: Improving patient satisfaction. Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)44th Biennial Convention, Indianapolis (Poster Presentation).
  • Joseph, B (Nov 2017). International Perspectives on Nursing. Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India (Online).
  • Joseph, B (Oct 2016). Motivational Interviewing and Pain management: Improving patient satisfaction. Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, Houston (Podium Presentation)
  • Joseph, B (Sept 2014). Early Detection of Postpartum Depression: Evidence Based Practice Guidelines. Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) leadership connection, Indianapolis (Poster Presentation).