Beverly Heasley

“Changing More Than Attitudes About Aging”  

I describe myself as an Advocate, Artist, Author and Activist.  I became a nurse in mid-life to change the elder care system and have served in long-term care for over 30 years as an RN, Administrator and CEO.  I am active in local, state and national organizations that advocate for aging individuals and for caregivers.  I am a member of the University of Arizona College of Nursing Wildcat Hartford Center Steering Committee and president of the Arizona Gerontological Nursing Association.  Mentoring, self-determination and elder-centered care are central to my practice. 

You are welcome to review my curriculum vitae.  I’ve been blessed to have had many experiences that I integrate into services and art.  

I believe art enhances the well-being of an individual, society, and environment.  Through art, one can inspire, provoke, heal, provide courage and offer respite.  I currently balanced and challenge myself through watercolor painting.  I have utilized a variety of mediums in the past, but find watercolor painting to be illuminating on many levels.

I am a juried member of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild, and my paintings of elders can be seen in SAWG Gallery shows.

Since 1994 the Tucson Nurses Week Foundation has recognized and celebrated the work done by the nurses of our city every year.

In 2019 Bev was honored as one of Tucson’s Fabulous Fifty Nurses for her accomplishments, innovations, and contributions to the health of our Tucson community.

Some of My Work

My art work is influenced by my diverse background and is centered around the people and places I know.  I strive to convey truth and the sentiment of the moment.