Dr. Donna Beuk serves UT Permian Basin as the dean of the College of Nursing. She spent 12 years working as a RN, with experience in clinics, hospital care, veteran care, and critical care. She has spent the last 11 years teaching the next generation of nurses. Dr. Beuk earned her EdD in instructional leadership—nursing education specialization from The University of Alabama. She earned her AND, BSN, and MSN from The University of Mobile. She has also served as an item writer and Live Review Educator for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), the test that students must take to become a licensed nurse.

Get to know Dr. Beuk

What do you want your students to learn at UT Permian Basin?
Nursing students learn to be professional, caring, and innovative providers of health, utilizing evidence based practice. It is critical that our nursing students learn to be part of an interprofessional team, focused on providing high quality, safe, patient-centered care.

What is one book you think everyone should read?
First Things First by Stephen Covey.

What are you most proud of thus far in your career?
Becoming the dean for the UT Permian Basin College of Nursing.

What’s one piece of advice you’d give your college self?
Think before you respond—consequences are the direct result of the decisions and choices you make; so be mindful and intentional in your actions.

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know about you.
I am an animal lover and diehard college athletics fan! There are four seasons—spring, summer, FOOTBALL, and winter.