Beverly Travis has been a full time faculty member with the School of Nursing since 2007. Prior to that time, she did some adjunct teaching for the School of Nursing and served as the Recruiter for the MSN/MBA program. She was instrumental in developing the RN-BSN program which began in the fall of 2010, and serves as the RN-BSN Program Coordinator. Her passion for nursing leadership is fulfilled through coordinating and teaching Nursing Leadership and Management to senior nursing students. Her responsibilities also include teaching BIOL 2040, which is a Personal and Community Health class. Professor Travis has always enjoyed nursing students and is pleased to get to know prospective students through her role as Admissions Coordinator for the School of Nursing and enjoys exposing freshman students to the nursing profession in the second semester freshman course, Issues in Nursing.
Her vast experience of nursing leadership results from serving as Director of the Maternity Center at Riverview Hospital for seventeen years. During her leadership, the department grew in patient volume and services, patient satisfaction scores reached a new high, the department nursing turnover rate decreased to the lowest in the organization, and many programs for improving patient care and safety were developed and implemented. She also was very instrumental in designing and planning a $20 million Women’s Pavilion. Professor Travis earned her BSN from Ball State University and obtained her MSN/MBA from Anderson University.
Professor Travis enjoys spending time with her family which includes her husband, four children and 17 adorable grandchildren. She loves to tell anyone who will listen about her grandchildren. She also enjoys reading, gardening, camping and baking. One of her many philosophies is “Chocolate fixes everything”.
Beverly Travis has been at Anderson University since 2007.
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Ball State University
M.S.N./M.B.A., Anderson University