PhD (Educational Leadership in E-Learning/Simulation), Touro University
MSN (Child and Family Nursing), Vanderbilt University
BS (Nursing), Belmont University
AD (Nursing), Samford University
Beth joined the faculty as a full time instructor in August of 1996. From 1996 to 2006 she taught undergraduate Child and Family Nursing in both the didactic and clinical setting.
In 2007 she moved into the role of Lab Coordinator managing and developing the simulation labs at Belmont. As the simulation program at Belmont has evolved Dr. Hallmark’s responsibilities moved from one of lab coordinator to the Director of Simulation. In this role she provides support within the College of Health Sciences and Nursing for simulation education, technology support and simulation development.
A personal note from Dr. Hallmark. . . .
Nursing has always been my passion; from the time I was a child in the hospital I knew I wanted to care for children and their families. I was blessed to be cared for by many caring nurses who were excellent role models. Teaching had never really occurred to me until I began to precept new nursing graduates at Vanderbilt. I loved seeing the “light bulb go off” and helping students consider the needs of children and their families.
I have also been blessed at Belmont to work with so many excellent educators and have grown both professionally and personally during my time at Belmont. I quickly recognized that not all students were cut out to be pediatric nurses but that teaching the students to be safe, to be professional, and to use clinical reasoning was really my passion. I have been able to do this through my work with simulation.
Nurse’s Christian Fellowship is another exciting opportunity I have been privileged to be a part of here at Belmont. I love the students and seeing their passion for Jesus and nursing is so exciting!
In addition to my role as faculty I have been given many opportunities to be involved in simulation education through my involvement with the Tennessee Simulation Alliance. This group was a direct result of Belmont’s involvement with an RWJ grant with the goal of expanding simulation education across the state. Many nursing faculty have been able to learn about simulation and take that home to their respective schools.
In addition to my work at Belmont I enjoy spending time outside in my garden with my husband. We have been blessed to raise a wonderful son and daughter and will soon be empty-nesters!