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Benita Chatmon, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE
Assistant Dean for Clinical Nursing Education
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing


Phone: 504-568-4182

Office: 5B14

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Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Dr. Chatmon's research interests include, but are not limited to mentoring in nursing education, tools/initiatives to increase diversity in nursing, mental health in the Black community, sexual assault in mental health patients, and adult learning theory.


Benita Chatmon is the Assistant Dean for Clinical Nursing Education at LSU Health-New Orleans School of Nursing.  She received a Bachelor of Science (BSN) in Nursing in 2007 and Masters of Science in Nursing Education in 2010 from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  She would later receive her PhD in Education with a focus in nursing education in 2016 at Capella University headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Chatmon is a Certified Nurse Educator, Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Certified Peer Reviewer through Quality Matters, and is currently working on her Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) certification.

Dr. Chatmon has extensive experience in medical-surgical nursing, mental health nursing, nursing education, nursing research, and nursing leadership.  She currently serves her academic community as the chair of the Clinical Affiliation and Nurse Executive Advisory Council, a member of the Administration council, and an ex-officio member of the Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Council.  In addition, she belongs to several LSU Health-New Orleans Taskforce that entails research, policy review, and interprofessional education.  Furthermore, she represented the school of nursing as a past member of the LSU Health-New Orleans Faculty Senate and currently serves on Children’s Hospital Evidence-based practice and research Committee. Furthermore, she seats on CrescentCare Board of Trustee where she assist in managing the affairs, funding, strategic direction, and property of the Agency.

Dr. Chatmon maintains dual membership in Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Dr. Chatmon currently serves as Undergraduate Counselor for Epsilon Nu Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing, as well as Leadership Succession chair for Tau Pi Chapter of STTI.  She also serves as the Director of Membership, Recruitment, and Retention for Louisiana State Nurses association and serves on the board of trustees for the Louisiana Nursing Foundation.  She continues to maintain active membership in several nursing professional organizations, such as Southern Nursing Research Society, American Nurses Association, National League for Nurses, National Black Nurses Association, and Association of Black Nursing Faculty, etc. 

Dr. Chatmon was inducted into the Louisiana Great 100 Nurses (2017) and selected as a CityBusiness 2019 Health Care Hero. In addition, she was awarded the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Faculty which is given to Nursing Faculty for their inspirational influence on the nurses of today and tomorrow. She was recently awarded as an honoree for the Southern University Alumni Federation 40 Under Forty 2019 Cohort Deux. Dr. Chatmon is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. Notably, Dr. Chatmon is a veteran in the United States Army.