Geri  Beers
Professor
Ida Moffett School of Nursing
Office: CHS Building 1 1513
Email: gwbeers@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-2964
Geri Beers has a soft spot for helping those who are less fortunate. She has worked tirelessly to help the homeless and those without insurance or transitioning off welfare through her work with organizations like Interfaith Hospitality and M-Power Health Clinic. This passion is rivaled only by her love for animals. "I have picked up dogs, cats, kittens and puppies off the side of the road, out of parking lots or from people who didn’t want them all of my adult life," she said. "One of my daughter’s earliest memories is sitting in her car seat and holding puppies I had picked up." Beers currently has four rescue dogs of her own, and she has placed dogs from Florida to New Hampshire.

Degrees and Certifications

  • Ed.D., Samford University
  • Ed.S., Samford University
  • M.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • B.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Certified Nurse Education, The National League for Nursing

Expertise

  • Medical surgical
  • Nursing oncology
  • The Effects of Teaching Methodology: PBL versus Lecture
  • The Effect of Teaching Methodology on Long Term Knowledge Retention
  • The Effect on Objective Test Scores

Awards and Honors

  • Samford University Faculty Development Grant: Traditional Versus Electronic Resources for Faculty in Two Adult Health Clinical Courses: A Pilot Study, 2012
  • Samford University Technology Grant: Traditional Versus Electronic Resources for Students in Clinical Courses: A Pilot Study, 2012

Involvement

  • Birmingham Hospitality Network, nurse-on-call, 1997–present
  • Interfaith Hospitality, provides nursing service/consult for homeless families
  • M-Power Health Clinic, nurse and/or clinic coordinator several times monthly