Monica Beck, MSN, RN, OCN

Monica Beck

Monica Beck, MSN, RN, OCN
Clinical Assistant Professor

Office: NUR 310 
Curriculum Vitae


  • Enrolled in PhD in Nursing Science program, University of Utah
  • Master of Science in Nursing, University of Alabama in Huntsville. Clinical Nurse Specialist: Major: Adult Acute Care Minor: Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Alabama in Huntsville. Major: Nursing, Minor: Biology


Professional Certifications


  • Oncology Certified Nurse, 2003, Oncology Nursing Society
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (1985-2017)

Clinical Expertise

  • Radiation Oncology

Teaching Responsibilities

  • NUR 308- Nursing Care of Adults with Alterations in Health I, Course Manger, Clinical Instructor
  • NUR 304 Applied Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan, Section Leader

Service Activities

  • January 2015-Present Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
  • May 12, 2015 Reviewer, Qualitative Health Research
  • April 25, 2015 Session Moderator, Western Institute of Nursing
  • April 24, 2015 Poster Judge, Western Institute of Nursing
  • August 2014-Present Faculty Senate
  • April 1, 2014 Poster Judge, Induction Reception and Poster Presentations, Sigma Theta Tau International Society, Beta Phi Chapter
  • March 13, 2014 Judged at the 60th Annual North Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair
  • January 2014-Present Oncology Nurses of North Alabama, Executive Board, Director at Large
  • Fall 2011-Present Nurses Christian Fellowship Organization, Chair

Research Interests

  • Oncology
  • End-of-life communication
  • Spirituality

Publications and Presentations

  • Poster presentation: Microgravity and Bone Health, Research Day hosted by Sigma Theta Tau, Nursing Space Life Sciences Committee, UAH, Huntsville, AL, November 11, 2010.
  • Poster presentation: Microgravity and Bone Health, Honor’s Forum, Nursing Space and Life Sciences Committee, UAH, Huntsville, AL, March 15, 2011.
  • Podium presentation: Nursing Implications for Radiation Therapy, Oncology Nurses of North Alabama, Huntsville, AL, August 16, 2011.
  • Podium presentation: CON sponsored continuing education event Nursing education: How do we do it? entitled “Explaining through Examples and Models” March 19, 2012, local
  • Podium presentation: CON sponsored 2012 CE Saturday entitled “Radiation Treatments.” August 25, 2012, local
  • Presented “Gold Nuggets mined at the AACN 2013 Faculty Development Conference: Success Strategies for New Faculty.” February 28, 2013, local
  • Published: Beck, M. (2014). The Diagnosis, Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing,18(1), 125-126. Peer-reviewed.
  • Published: Beck, M. (2014). 2014 Oncology Nursing Society Annual Congress: Podium and poster session abstracts. Safe management of patients undergoing thyroid ablation, Oncology Nursing Forum, 41(2), 205.
  • Podium presentation, Safe Management of Patients Undergoing Thyroid Ablation, 39th Annual Oncology Nurses Society Congress, May 2014, Anaheim, CA, national.
  • Poster presentation, Building bridges: Promoting teamwork and collaboration among beginning and intermediate student nurses using low-fidelity simulation, Quality and Safety in Education in Nursing, May 27-29, 2014, Baltimore, MD, national.
  • Poster presentation, Promoting Inter-professional communication skills of baccalaureate nursing students utilizing simulation, Sigma Theta Tau International 2014 Region 8 Conference, October 30-November 1, regional.
  • Podium presentation, I Have Something to Say! Publication Navigation, Oncology Nurses of North Alabama, September 16, 2014, local.
  • Beck, M. (2015). Radiation safety in the management of patients undergoing radioactive iodine ablation therapy. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 19(1), 44-46. Invitation per Safety Column Editor.
  • Submitted for publication, Beck, M. (2015). Nursing Education: The challenge, UAH Publication
  • Poster presentation, accepted. Beck, M., Dingley, C., Ellington, L., Clayton, M., & Reblin, M. Hospice Caregiver Self-Care: Who’s Caring for the Caregiver? AAHPM & HPNA Annual Assembly: Chicago, IL, March 9-12, 2016, national.
  • Poster presentation, accepted. Beck, M., Dimas, J., Jones, A., Martial, M., Prothero, M., Warner, E.., White, S. Perverse incentives among routine users of personal activity monitors, 49th Annual Communication Nursing Research Conference, April 6-9, 2016, Anaheim, CA, national.