Nursing at Immaculata

Beth Chiatti, Ph.D., R.N., CSN, CTN

Beth Chiatti, M.S.N., R.N., C.S.N.
Instructor of Nursing
Loyola Hall 13
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Ph.D., Widener University

M.S.N. and School Nurse Certification, Immaculata University

Business management certification, University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School

Teaching Philosophy: 

I consider it a privilege to be an educator and I love to teach. I believe that it is our mission in higher education to provide the best quality education to meet the needs of diverse populations of students who look to us to further their educational goals. To this end, I encourage my students to share their thoughts and ideas, respect each other's cultural differences, and value knowledge as a lifelong learning experience.


Chiatti has experience in a broad range of settings in the health care industry, having worked as a school nurse, a case manager, a medical-legal consultant, and a registered nurse.

Chiatti has published several articles and given presentations on different cultures' traditional beliefs about health, instructor-student relationships, childhood obesity, and end-of-life issues. In keeping with her research interests, Chiatti is a member of the Transcultural Nursing Society and the American Anthropological Society's Section for Medical Anthropology.

For seven years, she has served as an elected officer in the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, and she won her chapter's Outstanding Nurse Award for Nursing Education in 2010, and the President's Award for Distinguished Service to the Chapter in 2009. She received the Nurse Scholars Award from Independence Blue Cross in 2004 and again in 2005.

Courses Taught: 

Maternal-Child/Pediatric Nursing

Nursing Leadership

Fundamentals of Nursing Research

Anthropology and Health

Teaching Strategies for Nurse Educators

Research Interests: 

Cross-cultural studies


Global health issues

Women's health


Ethnography of an Ethiopian immigrant community's traditional beliefs and practices related to health care