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Keigwin School of Nursing

Office location

2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211

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Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


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Bethanie Simmons-Becil

Bethanie Simmons-Becil

Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing

Email address  bsimmon@ju.edu
Telephone number  (904) 256-7622
Office location  BRCHS 208
Office hours  By appointment

Areas of Specialization

ANCC certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
AHNCC certified Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse


  • DNP, Nursing, University of South Alabama (anticipated Spring 2020)
  • MSN, Nursing with Advanced Psychiatric Practice, California State University, Long Beach
  • BSN, Nursing with minor in Management, Jacksonville University

Professional Information

Professor Becil is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Jacksonville University Keigwin School of Nursing. She is certified as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and advanced holistic nurse, and has practiced as a nurse practitioner in a variety of mental health settings including forensics, inpatient, outpatient, and long term state facility care.  Professor Becil obtained a BSN with a minor in Business Management at Jacksonville University, an MSN in Psychiatric Mental Health from California State University, and is currently pursuing her DNP in Nursing from the University of South Alabama.  Her primary areas of research interest pharmacogenetic testing in mental health care outcomes and alternative/holistic interventions in complicated mental health disease states.