Connie Beal is an assistant professor in the graduate nursing Program at Ursuline College, where Connie teaches several level two nurse practitioner courses. She was honored the Ursuline College Teaching Excellence Award in 2017. Connie is a family nurse practitioner with a primary focus on health promotion and disease prevention. She has a special interest in wellness and stress reduction. Connie completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Pennsylvania State University and the earned her Master of Science degree and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Ursuline College. She holds a notional board certification with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a family nurse practitioner.