PhD, University of California–San Francisco; MS, San Jose State University

Research Interests

Mindfulness-based and yoga-based interventions to reduce distress; nursing students; e-learning


Dr. Beddoe has a clinical background of 30 years in maternal-child health. Her work includes the development and implementation of innovative, bilingual, and multicultural programs for pregnant and postpartum women and infants as well as serving as hospital educator for both staff and patients. Dr. Beddoe entered academia as an educator in 2000 and joined Walden’s School of Nursing in 2008. She has mentored master’s students in nursing education and teaches courses in educational theory, evidence-based research, nursing informatics, case management, and public health. She served as content expert in maternity nursing for the San Jose State University School of Nursing. Dr. Beddoe is widely published in the EBSCO Nurse Reference Center and has a number of published, peer-reviewed research reports on mindfulness-based interventions.