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Nicole L. Beamish

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Dr. Beamish was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, played basketball in high school, and went on to earn a basketball scholarship to play basketball in college. After college, Dr. Beamish worked in high tech, but like many during the dot-com bust, returned to college a second time to pursue a career in nursing.

Dr. Beamish worked as a research associate and department secretary before later earning a masters in nursing at USF in the ME-MSN program. While working as a nurse in a telehealth OB unit on weekends, and at the bedside on night shift, Dr. Beamish continued at USF in the DNP program to earn board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Dr. Beamish teaches graduate nursing students in the ME-MSN program she once attended, and enjoys returning to the bedside to teach clinical medical surgical nursing skills.


  • Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management
  • Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Research Areas

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Social determinants of health
  • Racial injustice
  • Free insulin for all
  • Mass incarceration


  • University of San Francisco, DNP Family Nurse Practitioner, 2020
  • University of San Francisco, MSN Clinical Nurse Leader, 2017
  • Colorado Technical University, BS Business Administration, 2015

Prior Experience

  • Adjunct Professor in ME-MSN, USF
  • Assistant Nurse Manager, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
  • Staff Nurse, CNL, San Francisco Veteran Affairs Medical Center
  • Staff Nurse, Kaiser Permanente Regional Perinatal Service Center

Selected Publications