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