School of Nursing and Health Studies

Elizabeth Madison, Senior Lecturer Emeritus

Beth Madison, PhD
Senior Lecturer Emeritus

My name is Beth Madison. I am dedicated to finding and promoting ways for nurses to use their skills to support better health, for individuals, families, and communities. I worked as a nurse for many years before I decided to return to school for my graduate degree. I have attended women in labor, birth, and post partum, worked as a women’s advocate in my community, done outreach among homeless youth, and served on many committees charged with improving community relationships to promote health services.


My scholarship is the scholarship of teaching. I am most interested in creating learning environments in which all people feel included, where we are able to explore ideas and strategies for recreating a society in which social justice is a motivator, and where we examine issues that are relevant in our daily lives.


University of Washington
Seattle, WA
  • PhD – Nursing
University of Washington
Bothell, WA
  • BSN – Nursing
Fairhaven College, Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA
  • BA – Interdisciplinary
  • Concentration: Health in Community
Skagit Valley College
Mt. Vernon, WA
  • AA, ATA – RN






Courses Taught

  • Walking in Beauty. Native Arts and Healing
  • Human Nutrition Ecology
  • Health and Migration
  • Issues in American Indian Health
  • Food and Culture
  • Relational Leadership in Nursing
  • Reflective Practice
  • Social and Cultural Issues in Health Care