Webinar 10/17 – Creating Environments of Inclusive Excellence

October 12, 2023

1 free contact hour of nursing professional development will be offered to those who attend the LIVE broadcast of the webinar.



Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM Eastern

Nursing educators are instrumental in creating environments of inclusivity for students.  In order to do that, they must recognize why it is so important.  We will discuss what inclusive excellence means and will strategize to create and maintain environments that are inclusive for nursing students and educators.


  • Review the importance of creating inclusive environments in nursing education
  • Describe what inclusive excellence means to you
  • Develop strategies to create and maintain inclusive environments in nursing education

A recording of this webinar will be posted at a later date.  CE will not be available for recording viewers.


Dr. Beth Phillips PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE is the Strategic Nursing Advisor for Ascend Learning/ ATI. She is Faculty Emeritus at Duke University School of Nursing, having taught there for 16 years in the Accelerated BSN and MSN in Nursing Education programs. Beth was also the Director of the Institute for Educational Excellence at Duke where she was responsible for faculty orientation and development, clinical instructor orientation, and continued competence for educators. Beth has been active on curriculum committees at both the SON and the SOM. Beth served on the Educational subgroup of the Racial Justice Taskforce for the last year. In addition, Beth was instrumental in overseeing the review of the curricula in the School’s four programs for evidence of Bias. Prior to Duke, Beth spent 9 years at Vance Granville Community College, where she taught in and directed the ADN and LPN programs. Prior to teaching, Beth spent 13 years working in surgical trauma ICU. Beth received her ADN from Waukesha County Technical Institute in Wisconsin; her BSN from East Carolina University; her MSN from Duke; and her PhD in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Beth has a passion for equity and inclusion, faculty onboarding, and innovations in education. Beth has published on educational strategies, completed research on clinical decision making in nursing students, and students’ intent to become faculty, among other topics. Beth has presented nationally and internationally on nursing education topics. Beth is actively involved in the International Society for Professional Identity in Nursing.



Pamela Roland, MSN, MBA, RN started her nursing career as a staff nurse on an inpatient pediatric floor caring for children from all around the world who had a wide range of diseases. Continuing her career at a well-known Midwest hospital, Pamela started working outpatient in a specialized pediatric clinic where she could focus more on her favorite part of nursing, teaching. While working in the clinic setting, Pamela also worked for a pediatric home health agency caring for children and families in their home for varies medical needs.

Pamela advanced her career by accepting a position at a private college to teach in the ASN and BSN nursing programs. Pamela obtained her MSN in 2007 and has over five years of experience teaching nursing students didactically and clinically. While managing the nursing lab, Pamela received a postgraduate certification in simulation education. She developed many simulations and educational sessions for the students across the curriculum.

Pamela joined Ascend Learning as an Education Specialist on the content team in 2011. In 2014, Pamela was promoted to Education Specialist Nurse Manager on the content team. Pamela earned an MBA in 2017 from Nebraska Wesleyan University. In July 2021, Pamela transferred to the product team and is currently a Nursing Strategist for ATI. Pamela has been heavily involved ensuring ATI is prepared and ready for the NCSBN release of the Next Generation NCLEX. She has spent years understanding the item types, clinical judgment, writing items, reviewing statistics, and teaching nurse educators internally and externally about NGN and clinical judgment. Her passion for teaching students and educators has brought her to her next adventure in her career as she is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program with an focus on Nursing Education.


The Thought Leadership Series is made possible through the exclusive support of ATI, your partner in nursing education, every step of the way.



Access recorded webinars from this series in the OADN Resource Library.