Gloria Beecher

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Gloria Beecher graduated from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, with a Doctor of Nursing Practice in 2012. She has been a registered nurse for more than twenty-five years. Her experience includes various positions as staff nurse as well as nurse leader in the acute care setting, long term care, primary care, hospice and public health. In addition to being a registered nurse, Dr. Beecher has worked extensively at the leadership level, in quality and clinical performance improvement. She currently serves as the Director of Population Health and Quality Planning with the Georgia State Department of Community Health. Prior to this role she worked as the Director of Nursing and Clinical Services for the Georgia Department of Public Health. Dr. Beecher was an adjunct professor at Chamberlain College of Nursing where she taught Healthcare Policy in the graduate program from 2013 to 2018. She is a member of the American Nurses Association and a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality. Her doctoral work: ‘An Algorithm for Care: Managing Type 2 Diabetes’ was accepted and published in the Nursing2013 Journal.


DNP, University of Alabama

MSN, University of Phoenix

BA, Mercer University

Public Service

State Agency, Other -

local church food pantry, Volunteer -


Beecher, G., Appel, S. J. (2013). An algorithm for care: managing type 2 diabetes.. Nursing


Beecher, G. (2016). Aging and Changing - a Physiological look at Aging .