Patricia Reiter Becker
MS, CRNP-BC, PhD (candidate)
Assistant Clinical Professor
Three Parkway, Room 959
Pat earned a post-master’s teaching certificate from the University of Pennsylvania and taught in its pediatric primary care nurse practitioner program for seven years, helping to develop a new case-study curriculum; designing research-based instructional materials; and identifying, evaluating, and providing learning plans for students who required additional assistance. She also taught in the University of Pennsylvania’s post-master’s teacher education program, covering topics such as teaching strategies, learning disability interventions, and cross-cultural teaching.
Pat’s extensive clinical experience includes serving as the clinical director of nine maternal-child and mental health hospital units and supervising various medical-surgical units. She was a nurse practitioner in several pediatric clinics, and she opened and managed five nurse practitioner retail health clinics. She has worked as a nurse practitioner in Advocare Broomall Pediatrics for the past 21 years. For the past eight years, she has spoken at Contemporary Forums, a health care continuing education conference, sharing her expertise in pediatric pharmacology, specifically covering the topics of asthma, allergies, and acne. Pat also served as a legislative consultant for the Arizona Nurses Association for two years, conferring with legislators and various health groups on nursing issues, researching bills, and testifying about nursing issues.
Professional Society:Pat is a member of ANA, NAPNAP, Sigma Theta Tau, and ENRS.