Dr. Beth Ulrich is a nationally recognized thought leader who is known for her research studying nursing work environments and the experiences of new graduate nurses as they transition from nursing school into the workforce and for her leadership in developing the roles of nephrology nurses and improving the care of nephrology patients. Dr. Ulrich has extensive experience as a healthcare executive, educator, and researcher. She serves as a professor at Cizik School of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and as editor of the Nephrology Nursing Journal.
Dr. Ulrich is a past president of ANNA, a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Organization for Nursing Leadership, and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She was recognized as the Outstanding Nursing Alumnus of the Medical University of South Carolina in 1989, as a distinguished alumnus of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing in 2002, and received the Outstanding Contribution to the American Nephrology Nurses' Association award in 2008. In 2018, she received the Marguerite Rodgers Kinney Award for a Distinguished Career from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. She has numerous publications and presentations to her credit on topics including nephrology nursing, nurses' work environments, and how new graduate nurses transition into professional nurses. Dr. Ulrich’s book, Mastering Precepting: A Nurse's Handbook for Success, was named a 2019 AJN Book of the Year.