Benjamin Evans, D.N.P.

Hello! I am fairly new to the university but have taught nursing, over the last 35 years in ADN, BSN, Accelerated BSN, MSN and DNP programs. I became a registered nurse via the associate route (University of Evansville). My ADN, BSN, MS in Counseling and MSN were earned from the University of Evansville. I received a certificate as an Oncology Nurse Practitioner from the University of Alabama Birmingham and earned a Doctor of Divinity from the American Institute of Holistic Theology and my Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Nursing.  I also hold Certificates in Christian Ministry from NY Theological Seminary and a Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education from Rutgers University.  Currently, I am completing a certificate program in Transpersonal Coaching.    

I grew up in Evansville, Indiana and in 1990 entered the Brothers of the Poor of St. Francis in Cincinnati, Ohio which is how I got to the east coast. My nursing career has focused on individuals living with chronic/catastrophic illness such as oncology, addictions, HIV/AIDS and mental illness. My clinical background began in adult medical-surgical care then after seven years it was on to oncology, occupational health, teaching full time then administrative work-nurse manager; director of clinical psychiatric services, and Associate Vice President for behavioral health.

Currently, I am chair of the Institute for Nursing and President-elect of the New Jersey State Nurses Association. I am a member of the Hudson County Mental Health Board and a NJ Disaster Response Crisis Counselor. I also serve as a reviewer for a Professional Journal in Nursing.  Home is in Jersey City with my four dogs, 10 birds and 13 sugar gliders!  I 1995 I was ordained an Old Catholic (not Roman Catholic) priest and consecrated a bishop in 2002.

Field of Interest

Health, Spirituality and Transpersonal Work as well as the Human-Animal Bond

Courses Taught at Felician University

NURS 550 Ethics, Human Diversity and Social Systems
NURS 590/591 Primary Health Care IV
NURS 520 Advocacy: Practice in the Global, Political and Social System
NURS 700 Introduction to the DNP Role


Alexander, C., Evans, B., et al. “The Art of the Deal” American Journal of Nursing. 93:3 March, 1993. (Peer Reviewed)
“Variations on a Theme: AIDS Grief as Dissonance to the Spirit” New Jersey Journal of Counseling. 55:3, Summer 1994. (Peer Reviewed)
“Complementary Therapies and HIV Infection” The American Journal of Nursing. Vol. 99, No. 2, February, 1999. (Peer Reviewed)
“Complementary Therapies and HIV Infection” The American Journal of Nursing. Vol. 99, No. 2, February, 1999. Adapted for web-based continuing education 11/00. (Peer Reviewed)
“Tragedy in Arizona There’s Enough Blame to Go Around” Journal of Psychosocial Nursing. Vol. 49, No. 2, 2011. (Peer Reviewed)
“Culture Change Is Not Easy…But It Can Be Done”. Guest Editorial. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing Vol. 49, No. 11, Nov. 2011. (Peer Reviewed)
“Evaluating Post Master’s DNP Programs through the Boyer Model Lens.” Marshall, B., Evans, B., Hollema, C., and Napierkowski, D. Ann Nurs Pract 3(4):1056. July 2016 Systematic Review (Peer Reviewed)
Salmond, S., Evans, B., & Hamdi, H., (2009). A comprehensive review of relocation stress following in-house transfer out of critical/intensive care. Joanna Briggs Institute Electronic Library. Adelaide, Australia. (Peer Reviewed)
Contributor of content pertinent to the nursing diagnosis of grieving for the textbook: Nursing Diagnosis Application to Clinical Practice. Lynda Juall Carpenito, RN, MSN. J.B. Lippincott Co. 1986, 1990.
Books, Tapes
Healing Tears. Self-help audio cassette for grief work following loss. Copyright 1988. Benjamin M. Evans, MSC, RN. Old Catholic Mass of Christ Our Teacher. (2012). Benjamin Evans FSP. Fast Pencil Publishing Co.
Office Location:
Obal Hall, Room 300, third floor
Contact Phone:
(201) 559-6001
Contact Email:


Associate of Science, Nursing - University of Evansville
Bachelor of Science, Nursing - University of Evansville
Nurse Practitioner Certificate - University of Alabama, Birmingham
Master of Science in Counseling - University of Evansville
Master of Science in Nursing - University of Evansville
Certificate in Christian Ministry - New York Theological Seminary
Doctor of Divinity - American Institute of Holistic Theology
Doctor of Nursing Practice - University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Nursing
Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education - Rutgers University

Positions Held

Staff Nurse
Nurse Examiner
Med-Surg and Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Instructor
Nurse Manager
Case Manager HIV/Addictions
Clinical Nurse Specialist, HIV/AIDS
Assistant Director, HIV/AIDS Continuing Education
Director of Clinical Psychiatric Nursing
Associate Vice President, Behavioral Health
Adjunct Faculty - 5 Schools of Nursing
Assistant Professor, William Paterson University
Assistant Professor, Felician University