Dr. Beth Mancini is Professor, Associate Dean and Chair for Undergraduate Nursing Programs at The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing. She holds the Baylor Health Care System Professorship for Healthcare Research. Prior to moving to an academic role in 2004, Dr. Mancini held progressive management positions in the service sector including 18 years as Senior Vice President for Nursing Administration and Chief Nursing Officer.
Dr. Mancini received a BSN from Rhode Island College, a Masters in Nursing Administration from The University of Rhode Island and a PhD in Public and Urban Affairs from The University of Texas at Arlington. In 1994, Dr. Mancini was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. In 2009, she was inducted as a Fellow of the American Heart Association. In 2011, she was inducted as a Fellow in the National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nurse Educators.
Dr. Mancini is active in the area of patient safety and simulation in healthcare including serving as President of the Society for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare; member of the Institute of Medicine’s Global Forum on Innovations in Health Professions Education and the Texas Team Advancing Health Through Nursing; past member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s Simulation Task Force, Sigma Theta Tau International’s Simulation and Emerging Technologies Content Advisory Group, and the World Health Organization’s Initiative on Training and Simulation and Patient Safety.
Dr. Mancini has more than 90 publications to her credit and is a sought after speaker at local, national and international conferences on such topics as innovations in health professions education; simulation in healthcare; health professions education, patient safety; teaching, retention and outcomes related to basic and advanced life support education; emergency and critical care nursing; nursing research; and work redesign.