Melissa Bennett, DNP
Department of Nursing
I've been a nurse for over 30 years focusing primarily in the long term and long term acute care arena due to my love for geriatrics! I am passionate about developing nurse leaders and supporting professional growth. I am active as a member of our parish advisory council and am an appraiser for Pathways to Excellence through ANCC.
Personally, my husband and I celebrated our 30th anniversary in 2020. We have three adult children, one of whom is a BSN almost MSN/ MBA nurse with one grandson and one granddaughter! We have a daughter in the United States Air Force, stationed in Oklahoma, and our son is expecting to graduate with his PhD from Berkeley in May 2020.
I love to garden, read, waterski, cook and workout! My favorite workouts are HIIT, Tabata and Sculpting.
Doctorate in Nursing
Wright State University
Master's in Nursing
Ohio State University
Bachelor's in Nursing
Ohio State University
End of life decision making / Advance Directives / Advance Care Planning
Ed.D. in Nursing Education Doctor of Education
Ed.S. in Nursing Education Educational Specialist
This program is perfect for nurses who want to advance their knowledge in nursing education beyond a master’s degree without completing a dissertation. It’s also stackable, if you decide after completing the Ed.S. program that you would like to continue and complete an Ed.D. program with a dissertation. This means that you can apply your Ed.S. credits to the Ed.D. in Nursing Education and complete that program in just 37 credits.
BSN to MSN Master of Science
RN to MSN Master of Science
Turn your RN into an MSN with this accelerated program that also allows you to earn a bachelor’s degree on the way to your master’s. Designed to help you excel in evidence-based decision making, informatics, global perspectives and innovative thinking, this program prepares graduates to serve in educational or administrative roles in nursing.
RN to BSN Bachelor of Science
The RN to BSN is a nursing bachelor completion program designed for current RNs looking to take the next step in advancing their careers. With a BSN you gain advanced nursing knowledge and expanded professional skills to excel in a global and increasingly complex healthcare system. Nurses with a BSN qualify for more jobs and earn higher salaries than associate degree nurses.
You’ll have faculty support as you navigate your courses with our faculty to student ratio of 1:20. Textbooks are included in our cost, and they can be accessed using your mobile device, too! The RN-BSN program can be completed in as few as 12 months and also includes an international experience where you will meet and interact with your colleagues from Peru as you examine healthcare from a global perspective.
Certificate in Nursing Education and Simulation Certificate
Certificate in Nursing Leadership and Management Certificate