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College of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

Lindy Beaver, DNP, ACNS-BS, CHE

Title: Clinical Assistant Professor
College of Nursing
Phone: 803-576-6884

College of Nursing
University of South Carolina
1601 Greene Street, Room 528
Columbia, SC 29208-4001 
United States 



Dr. Beaver joined the College of Nursing faculty in the spring of 2018. She has been a nurse for over 30 years and has held many different leadership positions, including Nurse Manager, Director of Nursing, Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Chief Nursing Officer. She is a certified Health Care Executive through the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE) and a certified Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (ACNS-BC) by the ANCC. Dr. Beaver has been Guest Editor for Nursing Clinics of North America on 2 occasions – once for Peripheral Vascular Disease, and again for Trauma Care. Her most recent publication was her DNP project and she did an interventional study with emergency department nurses which examined an assessment of suicidal patients who seek crisis management in the ED.  


Dr. Beaver has taught the following courses:

  • Nursing 412, 422, and 740 (Co-taught)
  • Nursing 311 lab
  • Nursing 734
  • Nursing 435 (Clinical Group)


DNP project:  Nursing Attitudes towards Suicidal Patients in the Emergency Department: An Assessment Interview Training 

Professional Service

  • Immediate Past President SCONL
  • Board Member – SCONL
  • American College of HealthCare Executives – Fellow Eligible
  • ANCC – Certified Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • AONE Member
  • Sigma Theta Tau – Member 

Professional Practice:

  • Emergency Department
  • Surgical Services – OR
  • Women’s Health
  • Critical Care   

Publications (selected)

Beaver, B.M., Tavakoli, A., McQuilkin, D., and Burgess, S. Using SAS to examine the relationship between nursing attitudes towards suicidal patients in the Emergency Department, SESUG Paper 20, 2017.  

Beaver, B.M. Pearls of Wisdom for Operating Room Nurses, ASHRM publication, October, 2004. 

Beaver, B.M. and Larson, B. Caring for Service Excellence, the TQM Magazine, Jan/Feb, 1993. 

Beaver, B.M., Ignatavicius, Donna and Bayne, Marilyn. (1992). Vascular Disorders in Medical-Surgical Nursing: A Nursing Process Approach (p. 2187 – 2233).  W. B. Saunders. 

Beaver, B.M. and Turner, J.A. Pathophysiology of Lung Cancer, Nursing Clinics of North America, March, 1990.

Beaver, B.M. Trauma, Guest Editor, Nursing Clinics of North America, March, 1990.

Beaver B.M. The Multiple Trauma Patient: The First Hour of Care, Nursing Clinics of North America, March, 1990. 

Beaver B.M. Symposium on Peripheral Vascular Disease, Guest Editor, Nursing Clinics of North America,  June, 1986

Beaver B.MPatient Education and the Patient with PVD, Nursing Clinics of North America, June, 1986. 

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