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Dr. Mary Beth Reid

Dr. Mary Beth Reid

Clinical Assistant Professor

"I truly feel I was 'called' to nursing, for it was not on any of my lists of what I wanted to do when I grew up. After three years and three degree changes, I decided to try nursing on a whim. Best whim I ever selected."

Degrees Held:

  • Ph.D. in Higher Education – University of North Texas, 2005
  • MSN (CNS) – Texas Woman's University, 1999
  • BSN – Texas Woman's University, 1979

Career Highlights:

Reid, MB and Cottrell, D. October. (2005) “Care of the Patient Receiving IABC” Critical Care Nurse 25:5, 40-49.

Reid, MB and Allard, P December (2004) “Malnutrition of the Critically Ill Elderly Patient” December (2004) Critical Care Clinics of North America. 16, 531-536.

In which online programs do you teach?

BSN.

Which classes do you teach online?

N4581 Nursing of Adults with Complex Needs.

Why did you start teaching?

To make a difference in bedside nursing.

What's the best advice that you have ever received?

Always keep the passion in nursing.

Why are you interested in nursing? What drew you to this field?

I truly feel I was "called" to nursing, for it was not on any of my lists of what I wanted to do when I grew up. After three years and three degree changes, I decided to try nursing on a whim. Best whim I ever selected.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

Bed Number Ten by Sue Baier and Mary Zimmeth Schomaker

What qualities make someone particularly successful in nursing?

Compassion — truly caring for each patient as though they were your own dear family member.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that nurses face today?

Heavy, heavy workload (patients have gotten much sicker over the years) — so busy documenting on EHRs and little time with patients, long hours, minimal benefits.

What do you want students to take away from your classes?

How to use their nursing skills to evaluate a patient's outcome and know when and what interventions are needed.

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