Beverly J. Whelton, PHD, MSN
Dr. Whelton teaches Philosophy, including Ethics and health-care ethics at Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, West Virginia.
After working clinically for fifteen years with an Associates Degree in Nursing, she obtained a BA in Biology and an MSN and taught Nursing for five years.
then returned to the classroom as a student to inquire into the foundations of practice and research with human subjects.
She graduated with a Ph.D. in Philosophy with a specialization in philosophy of the human sciences from The Catholic University of America (1996).
During the years of acquiring her
Ph.D. and before acquiring a full-time position, Dr. Whelton
practiced nursing in acute home care and taught in undergraduate philosophy and graduate level Philosophy of Science for nurses.
lectures and writes interdisciplinary content on human life itself as a foundation for ethical practice decisions.
Publications appeared in American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Linacre Quarterly and Nursing Philosophy.
She teaches on line for WJU "Ethics and Health Care" and for Gonzaga University and JC:HEM, "Person and Conduct.
This is her
twelfth year at WJU
Dr. Whelton serves as President of the King International Nursing Group and Vice Chair of the International Philosophy of Nursing Society.