Mary Jo Beardsley, RN, BSN is the founder and owner of Peace of Mind PHCA, LLC. With over 35 years as a Registered Nurse, she has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and wisdom about the health care industry. At Peace of Mind, we know the health care system can be confusing. This is what inspired Mary Jo to begin the business of advocacy. She knows the system’s culture, strengths, weaknesses – and even its quirks.

Through her years of experience, Mary Jo has a unique understanding of the health care industry. As a nurse, she is attuned to the language used by care providers and can “translate” their jargon, making sure you understand your diagnosis and treatment options.

With Mary Jo as your professional healthcare advocate, she will share her knowledge and experiences. She will guide you and empower you to make appropriate decisions based on your health care goals. As a professional healthcare advocate, Mary Jo will be by your side every step of the way. She has the insight and experience to help you navigate the maze of the health care system. Working with Peace of Mind will help you to understand the processes involved and empower you in your health care goals.

Mary Jo has a wide range of health care experience. She currently serves as a nursing clinical adjunct instructor at Maricopa Community Colleges. Her previous experience includes operations and clinical manager for Paradise Living Centers Assisted Living facility, special projects consultant at AZ Palliative Home Care, associate director of community relations and outreach at Mission of Mercy as well as staff nursing and management at Scottsdale Healthcare and numerous other healthcare facilities throughout the USA.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Clinical Nursing
  • Pediatrics
  • Obstetrics
  • Medical/Surgical
  • Hospice/Palliative
  • Home Health
  • Employee Health
  • Occupational Health
  • Community Health
  • School Nursing


  • Nursing skills lab manager
  • Clinical instructor
  • Adjunct nursing skills instructor
  • Administrator for a medical nonprofit organization
  • Operations and Clinical manager for an AZ licensed Assisted Living Facility

Mary Jo maintains a current Registered Nurse license with the state of Arizona. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing from University of Northern Colorado and graduate work in the field of Counseling from the University of Phoenix.

She is a member of the National League for Nursing, Advo-Connection, the Association of Professional Health Advocates, and the National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants.

Affiliations & Associations