Jonas III Nurse Leader Scholar Alumni

Whitney Blau Beaton

University of Missouri, Columbia

Whitney Blau BeatonWhitney Blau Beaton obtained her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Kansas School of Nursing. During her undergraduate studies, she completed a nursing honors research program, and participated in research examining the impact of prenatal depression on maternal and fetal outcomes. Since graduation, she has worked in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, and, more recently, at Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Columbia, MO. During that time, Ms. Beaton has developed expertise in caring for critically ill children and their families. Her undergraduate research experience, combined with her desire to further her nursing education prompted her to return to school at the University of Missouri in Columbia. She is currently a BSN to PhD student, whose research interests will center around childhood injury, abuse, and neglect.