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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Patricia Beierwaltes

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Beierwaltes, Patricia

Assistant Professor


Educational Background

·       DNP, Oakland University

·       MSN, Wayne State University

·       BSN, Rush University

·       BA Chemistry, St. Olaf College



·       Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care

·       Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Teaching Areas

·       Undergraduate Program:

Pathophysiology, Physiologic Integrity I, Pediatric Clinicals


·       Graduate Program:

Advanced Pharmacology, Physical Assessment, Diagnostics/Procedures, Pediatric Clinical


Health Care Interests

·       Chronic Illness

·       Family Centered Care

·       Spina Bifida and spinal cord injury

·       Skin integrity


Research Interests

·       Skin integrity in spina bifida

·       Famiy centered care and communication

Current Projects

·       Co-chair of steering committee overseeing re-writing of health care guidelines for spina bifida

·       Implementation of skin care bundle in spina bifida clinics and studying outcomes

·       Translational research project focused on acute care settings and family communication

·       Development of health center in Bloomington Schools

Recent Publications

Sunkyung K., PhD, Ward, E., Dicianno, B., Clayton, G., Sawin, K., Beierwaltes,    P., & Thibadeau, J. (2015). Factors associated with pressure ulcers in individuals with spina bifida. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 96, 1435-1441. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2015.02.029

Burns, B., Beierwaltes, P. (2016). Maintaining Independence While Living with SCI , June 16, 2016.


Gawchik, S., Beierwaltes, P., Schoessler, S. (2016).  Overcoming Barriers in the Real World – A Look at Clinical Issues, School Concerns and Living with Latex Allergy.  October 20, 2016.

Curriculum Vitae