Patti Ludwig-Beymer, PhD, RN, CTN-A, NEA-BC, CPPS, FAAN

Associate Professor
Purdue University Northwest College of Nursing

Phone: 630-730-0505

Expertise Areas:

Dr. Ludwig-Beymer conducts both qualitative and quantitative research. Research interests include organizational culture, nursing practice, racism, safety and quality, population health, and alternative therapies. She has been certified as a transcultural nurse since 1987 and received the Leininger award in 2000. Dr. Ludwig-Beymer was recognized as a Transcultural Scholar in 2005 and was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2006. She serves as a Senior Editor for the Journal of Transcultural Nursing and chairs the Transcultural Nursing Society Scholar Selection Committee. Dr. Ludwig-Beymer also serves as a Magnet® Appraiser since 2008, visiting hospitals and health systems across the United States.

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Select Publications:

Journal Articles
Ludwig-Beymer, P. (2018). Violence in the workplace. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 29(6), 497.

Ludwig-Beymer, P (2017). Respect and Racism. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 1-2, DOI:10:1177/1043659617747687.

Havey, J., Vlasses, F., Vlasses, P., Ludwig-Beymer, P. & Hackbarth, D. (2014). The Effect of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Pain Medication Use after Joint Replacement. Anthrozoos, 27(3), 361-369.

Book Chapters
Ludwig, Beymer. P.A. (2020). Creating culturally competent health care organizations. In M.M. Andrews, J.S. Boyle, & J.W. Collins. Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care, 8th ed. (pp 265-298). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health.

Ludwig-Beymer, P. (2018). Quality and safety in high-reliability organizations. In P. Kelly, B.A. Vottero, and C.A. Christie-McAuliffee, Introduction to Quality and Safety Education for Nurses: Core Competencies for Nursing Leadership and Management, 2nd edition (pp. 89-129), New York City: Springer Publishing Company.

Present/Future Directions 

We live in divisive times.  As transcultural nurses and scholars, we are challenged to conduct research to better understand the cultural circumstances in which we live.  We must apply the best available evidence to nursing practice, administration, and education in our efforts to enhance the cultural care needs of people in the United States and the world.

Updated 01/2021