School of Nursing Faculty and Staff
- Med Center/WKU Health Sciences Comples
Beverly Phelps holds her Master of Science in Nursing Education (MSN), and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Western Governors University. She earned her Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) from Indiana University, and was a Certified Medical Assistant before attending nursing school.
Mrs. Phelps’ nursing background includes working in all pediatric critical care areas at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. Her nursing career includes working in all levels of Neonatal Intensive Care Units in several hospitals, pediatric emergency room, pediatric and infusion (IV) homecare, pediatric office, outpatient surgery, labor & delivery, postpartum, nursery, obstetric office, and clinical nursing education.
Mrs. Phelps has been teaching at Western Kentucky University in Maternal Child nursing clinicals since 2018, and is currently teaching Maternal Child lecture and clinical. She is certified in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, and is a Certified Car Seat Tech. She is an instructor in Basic Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), STABLE (stabilization of newborns), Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC), and is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau international nursing honor society, Kentucky Nursing Association (KNA), American Nursing Association (ANA), Kentucky Perinatal Association (KPA), National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), and Emergency Nurses Association (ENA).
Mrs. Phelps has an interest in substance use and exposure in pregnant women and newborns, and is facilitating a study with the University of Kentucky involving this population.