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Department of Nursing and Health

Mission

The Department of Nursing and Health is committed to a comprehensive learner-centered education grounded in Benedictine values and the Catholic intellectual tradition.  Through excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service, our graduates are prepared to transform healthcare through nursing practice and advocacy for the needs of local, national, and global communities.

Vision

The Department of Nursing and Health (DONH) aspires to be nationally recognized for advancing nurses as transformational leaders who are grounded in Benedictine values, committed to living lives of purpose and advocating for the common good.

 

Program Goals

  RN to BSN Program MSN Program
All Inclusive Community Develop a foundation of the arts, sciences, and humanities to enhance the practice of professional nurses in providing culturally competent care to a diverse global community. Build upon a baccalaureate foundation of the arts, sciences, and humanities to develop professional nurses who lead change and advance the delivery of culturally competent care to a diverse global community.
Learning and Scholarship Prepare professional nurses to improve healthcare outcomes through an enhanced spirit of inquiry and engagement in evidence-based practice and scholarship. Prepare professional nurses to improve healthcare outcomes through engagement in evidence-based practice, scholarship, and application and dissemination of research findings.
Service for the Common Good Foster the engagement of professional nurses in collaborative interprofessional practice to assure quality, cost-effective and equitable care within dynamic healthcare systems and the global community. Foster the advancement of professional nurses to lead and serve as advocates of collaborative interprofessional practice to assure quality, cost-effective, and equitable care within dynamic healthcare systems and the global community.
Grounded in Benedictine Values Provide a transformative educational experience grounded in Benedictine values to influence the lives of graduates. Provide a transformative educational experience grounded in Benedictine values to influence the lives of graduates.

For information on cohorts in:
Lisle, College of DuPage, Morton College, Triton College, Springfield and Decatur:

Contact Us:
admissions@ben.edu
(630) 829-6300

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Janet LoVerde, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE
Director, RN to BSN Program, Assistant Professor
jloverde@ben.edu
630-829-6296
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Alison Ridge, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE
Director, MSN Program, Associate Professor
aridge@ben.edu
630-829-1160
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Joan Libner, EdD, MSN, FRE, RN-BC, CNE
Department Chair, Professor, Nursing and Health
jlibner@ben.edu
630-829-1153
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