Angila Beard, DNP, RN

Angila Beard Portrait

LEO Lecturer I
Undergraduate Studies Program
Room 2160A NURS1

University of Michigan School of Nursing
400 North Ingalls Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482


  • Leadership
  • Educational advancement
  • Staff professional development

Angila is an experienced and energetic educator, passionate about lifelong learning and positively impacting the delivery of healthcare. Angila is a resourceful and adaptable leader with over 20 years combined experience in the fields of healthcare simulation, nursing, clinical education, and laboratory management. Angila is known for being team-oriented, infinitely optimistic and wholly dedicated to the professional and personal ongoing growth and development of individuals and teams.


As an educator and mentor, Angila believes that education provides a milieu where learning thrives, visions are developed, and ideas are validated. Angila believs that a closed mind can be liberated if the educator is willing to abandon his/her own bias and meet the student at his/her current level of comprehension. Angila is dedicated to the professional development of individuals and teams.  Several positive influences, many of which were educators, changed Angila’s life.  She aspires to be a positive influence on others.

Affiliations / Service

  • Member, Women’s Employment Resource Network, 2015 - Present
  • Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses, 2012- Present
  • Women’s Health & Wellness Committee, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, 2020 – Present
  • Nursing Gateways Fellowship, Diversity and Inclusion, University of Michigan, 2018 – 2020
  • Chair, School of Nursing Alumni Board, University of Michigan, Flint, 2018-2020

Notable Awards / Honors

  • Nurse Educator, Brenda Lawrence, 2018


  • DNP, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2020
  • MSN, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2016
  • BSN, University of Michigan, Flint, MI, 2014
  • ASN, Wayne County Community College, Detroit, MI, 2012