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

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 chaired the Transcultural Nursing Society Scholar Selection Committee from 2007-2022. Dr. Ludwig-Beymer has also served as a Magnet® Appraiser since 2008, visiting hospitals and health systems across the United States.

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Select Publications:

Ludwig-Beymer, P. (2022). The role of transcultural nurses in the future of nursing. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 33(3) 257–258. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 33(3) 257–258.DOI: 10.1177/10436596221095065

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, 29(2) 121-122, DOI:10:1177/1043659617747687.

Ludwig-Beymer, P. & Hopp, L. (2023). Outcomes and improvement. In M.F. Tracy, E.T. O'Grady, & S.J. Phillips, (Eds.). Hamric and Hanson's advanced practice nursing: An integrative approach (7th ed., pp. 673-708).

Ludwig-Beymer, P. (2021). High reliability organizations. In P. Kelly Vana & J. Tazbir (Eds.). Kelly Vana’s nursing leadership and management (4th ed., pp. 86-119). Wiley-Blackwell.

Present/Future Directions 

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

Updated 03/2023