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Marilyn has been teaching at the School of Nursing for 37 years. She has taught various courses but since the 1990s has consistently taught distance courses in the BN (Post RN) program. As well, over the years she has had temporary and permanent positions in administration.

Marilyn has, with Jeanette Walsh, written a book on the history of nursing in Newfoundland and Labrador and together they have written a second book with Marilyn Marsh who interviewed nurses in the 1980s but was unable to publish her research. Marilyn and Jeanette have submitted a third book for publication using the oral histories of nurses who came from outside the country to the province and stayed to make it their home. From 2005-2008 she and Jeanette were the co-editors of the newsletter for the Canadian Association for the History of Nursing/Association canadienne pour l’histoire du nursing. In addition, they have attended many conferences on the history of nursing.

Marilyn has been active in the life of the school. She has been involved with planning the celebrations of the 25 year and 40 year anniversaries of the school and helped form the School of Nursing Alumni Group which, after several years became inactive, much to her disappointment. She has been more successful as the faculty liaison to the retired faculty group by sending a bimonthly newsletter and organizing and attending bimonthly potluck events at retirees’ homes.

PUBLICATIONS

Books:

Beaton, M. & Walsh, M.J. 2004 From the Voices of Nurses: An Oral History of Newfoundland Nurses who graduated prior to 1950. St. John’s, NL: Jesperson Publishing

Marsh, M., Walsh, M.J., & Beaton, M 2008 A Life of Caring: 16 Newfoundland Nurses Tell their Stories. Breakwater Books Ltd., St. John’s, NL.

Articles:

Beaton, M., & Walsh, J. June, 2010, Overseas recruitment: Experiences of nurses immigrating to Newfoundland and Labrador, 1949-2004 Nursing Inquiry 2010: 17: 173–183 (DOI)10.1111/j.1440-1800.2009.00471.x
Beaton, M. Nov./Dec.2007. Putting the Senior Seminar Online. Nurse Educator. Vol 32 No. 6. Pp.265-268.

Gaudine, A. & Beaton, M. 2003. Employed to go against One’s Values: Nurse Managers’ Accounts of Ethical Conflict with Organizations. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research 34(2) p17-34

Gaudine, A., Beaton, M., Dawe, D., & Saks, A. 2001. Employee Reactions to Absenteeism Feedback and Goal-Setting Interventions. HRM Research Quarterly, 5 (4), 1-6.

M. Beaton, & D. Morgan, Family Initiatives in Canadian Health Care. Journal Leadership in Health Services. September/October 1994. Vol.3, No.5.


PRESENTATIONS (For the last 10 years)

Walsh, J. & Beaton, M. (Accepted) The challenges and rewards for Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) acting as a client advocates in rural Newfoundland and Labrador, (Poster) National Perspectives in the History of Nursing Conference, London, England 14th to 16th September, 2010

Beaton, M. & Walsh, J. (Accepted) Experiences of Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) who immigrated to Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. National Perspectives in the History of Nursing Conference, London, England 14th to 16th September, 2010

Beaton, M., Walsh, J., & Marsh, M. Nursing Anecdotes from the Past. Canadian Federation of University Women (Atlantic Region) Annual General Meeting and Conference Theme: Voicing Women's Experiences October 2-3, 2009 St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador

Beaton, M. & Walsh, M.J. The challenges and rewards for the Internationally Educated Nurse (IENs) acting as a client advocate in rural Newfoundland and Labrador. (Poster) ARNNL AGM June 22-24, 2009. Corner Brook

Beaton, M & Walsh, M.J. Forty Nurses Share their experience of Immigrating to and practising in Newfoundland and Labrador. Nursing Research Day, Memorial University, School of Nursing, Sept. 27th, 2008.

Beaton, M. & Walsh, M.J. Overseas recruitment: Experiences of nurses immigrating to Newfoundland and Labrador. CAHN/ACHN International Nursing History Conference (Borders, boundaries and political context in nursing and health care history). Toronto, Canada. June 5-7, 2008.

Beaton, M. Comparison of Online and Classroom Teaching In an Undergraduate Seminar Course. Atlantic Region Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Conference (Nursing Scholarship: Visions for today and tomorrow). UNB, Saint John, NB. June 13-15, 2007.

Marsh, M., Beaton, M., & Walsh, J.M. Are Newfoundland Nurses motivated to leave the province by adventure or job opportunity? What does history show? Nursing Research Day Conference, Memorial University School of Nursing, September 30, 2006.

Marsh, M., Beaton, M., & Walsh, J.M. The Adventurous Newfoundland Nurse: Caring Within & Beyond Our Borders. Canadian Association for the History of Nursing/Association canadienne pour l’histoire du nursing 18th Annual Conference June 7-10, 2006. St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC.

Beaton, M. & Walsh, M. J., The history of nursing in Newfoundland and Labrador. Paper presentation, Canadian Nursing Students Association, St. John’s, NL. January 11, 2006.

Beaton, M. Web-based education for the Registered Nurse: Is it suitable for everyone? The International Council of Nurses: 23rd Quadrennial Congress 2005. Taipei, Taiwan. May 21-27, 2005.

Beaton, M. & Walsh, J. Nursing in Newfoundland and Labrador: Recollections of nurses who graduated before 1950. (Poster Presentation) ARNNL Annual General Meeting, St. John, NL. October 13, 2004.

Beaton, M. & Walsh, J.M. From the voices of nurses: Recollections of 33 nurses who graduated before confederation and practiced nursing in Newfoundland and Labrador until the mid 1980s. Nursing Research Day Conference, Memorial University, School of Nursing, October 2, 2004.

Beaton, M. & Walsh, J.M. A Record of the Experiences of Nurses Who Graduated from Nursing School Prior to 1950 and Who Practised in Newfoundland and Labrador. Canadian Association for the History of Nursing/Association canadienne pour l’histoire du nursing Annual Conference June 11-13, 2004 Founders College, York University. June 11, 2004

Beaton, M. & McGrath, G. Bridging the Distance- Bringing Professional Development Home. 2003 Northern Solutions Conference: A Showcase Forum of Innovative Technologies and Enabling Applications West St. Modeste September 30th to Thursday October 2nd.

Gaudine,A., Beaton, M., Dawe, D., Saks, A. Evidence-based nursing management: The influence of feedback about absenteeism on nurses' sick days. Royal College of Nursing International Nursing Research Conference. University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology. Manchester, England, UK. April 10 - 12 2003.

Saks,A., Gaudine, A., Beaton, M., Dawe, D. Effects of Absenteeism Feedback and Goal Setting on Employee Absenteeism (Poster Presentation Accepted) 18th Annual SIOP Conference (Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology Inc.) Orlando, Florida. April 11, 2003.

Gaudine, A., & Beaton, M. Ethical Conflict within Partnerships: Nurse Managers’ Accounts of their Value Differences with Organizations. CAUSN Conference, Quebec City, Que., June 2002. 3, 4

Beaton, M., & Gaudine, A. Nurse Managers’ Accounts of their Value Differences with Organizations. Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador Annual Conference, Corner Brook, NF, June 4, 2002.

Gaudine, A., & Beaton, M. Nurse Managers’ Accounts of their Value Differences with Organizations. ARCAUSN Conference, Antigonish, NS, April 2002. 4

Gaudine, A., Beaton, M., & Dawe, D. Nurses’ Attendance at Work: The Influence of Feedback and Goal-Setting. ICN 22nd Quadrennial Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 2001. 2,4

Gaudine, A., Beaton, M., & Dawe, D. Do Feedback and Goal-Setting Influence Nurses’ Absenteeism from Work? International Conference on Perspectives in Health Care Administration -- Theory, Research and Practice, Tampere, Finland, May 2001. 2, 4

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