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Beatrice Jean Kalisch, American Nursing educator, consultant. Recipient Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographical award American Association Law Libraries, 1979; Book of Year award American Journal Nursing, 1978, 83, 86, 87, Outstanding Achievement award University Maryland., 1987, Distinguished Alumni award University Nebraska, 1985, Shaw medal Boston College, 1986; United States Public Health Service fellowship.


Kalisch, Beatrice Jean was born on October 15, 1943 in Tellahoma, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of Peter and Margaret Ruth Petersen.


Bachelor of Science, University Nebraska, 1965. Master of Science, University Maryland, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, University Maryland, 1970.


Pediatric staff nurse Centre County Hospital, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, 1965-1966. Instructor nursing Philipsburg (Pennsylvania) General Hospital School Nursing, 1966. Pediatric staff nurse Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Towson, Maryland, 1967.

Assistant professor maternal-child nursing American University, 1967-1968. Clinical nurse specialist Northwest Texas Hospital, Amarillo, 1970. Associate professor maternal-child nursing, curriculum coordinator nursing Amarillo College, 1970-1971.

Chairman baccalaureate nursing program, associate professor nursing University Southern Mississippi, 1971-1974. Professor nursing, chairman department parent-child nursing University Michigan School Nursing, Ann Arbor, 1974-1986, Shirley C. Titus Distinguished professor, since 1977, Titus Distinguished professor nursing management, since 1989, director nursing business and health system program, since 2000. Principal, chair, nursing consultation services Ernst & Young, Detroit, 1986-1989.

Principal investigator USPH grant to study image of nurses in mass media and the informational quality nursing news, University Michigan, 1977-1986, principal investigator to study intrahosp. transport of critically ill patients, since 1991. Principal investigator to study use of HIA nurse in New York City labor market, University Michigan. Principal investigator to study the impact of managed care on critical care, University Michigan.

Visiting Distinguished professor University Alabama, 1979, University Texas, 1981, Texas Christian University, 1983. Principal investigator Medical Nursing Care and Nurse Staffing, staff nurse investigator.



Fellow: American Academy Nursing. Member: American Nurses Association, American Public Health Association, American College Healthcare Executives, American Organization Nurse Executives, Sigma Theta Tau, Phi Kappa Phi.


Married Philip A. Kalisch, April 17, 1965. Children— Philip P., Melanie J.

Peter Petersen

Margaret Ruth Petersen

Philip P. Kalisch

Melanie J. Kalisch