Catherine "Beth" Shaltis is a board certified advanced practice nurse with more than two decades of clinical experience. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Allegheny University of the Health Sciences (currently Drexel University) in Philadelphia, PA and completed her acute care nurse practitioner training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).
Before joining Capital Health, Beth began her career in critical care patient management at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. After seeing the multiple complications of chronic diseases, she developed a passion to help patients lead healthy lifestyles to improve chronic disease outcomes. She shifted her career focus to disease prevention and chronic disease management and took on a keen interest in diabetes. She worked as an advanced practice nurse specializing in diabetes at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, NJ. There, she performed a variety of clinical duties including daily counseling, managing inpatients with uncontrolled diabetes, and working closely with the endocrinologist in the outpatient diabetes clinic. She recognized quickly that many hospital staff are unfamiliar with diabetes medications and practice guidelines, so she provided extensive education to registered nurses and other hospital staff. In addition to her clinical and teaching duties, she was director of the hospital’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program, a program that focused on the management of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart failure in high risk populations.
As a clinical research sub-investigator at a Trenton-area biotech research firm, Beth also participated in clinical research pertaining to phase II-IV pharmaceutical clinical trials in diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and other conditions.
Beth is a member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.