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Benita Chatmon, PhD, MSN, BSN
Instructor of Clinical Nursing


Phone: 504-568-4182

Office: 331


Benita Chatmon is an Instructor 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 received her PhD in Education with a focus in nursing education in 2016 at Capella University headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Dr. Chatmon is the Course Coordinator for the Mental Health Practicum course for both the traditional and accelerated BSN programs.  In addition, she is course faculty in the Mental Health Theory course, as well as the Issues in Professional Nursing course. Dr. Chatmon teaches across all the undergraduate programs to include the RN-BSN track.

Dr. Chatmon has extensive experience in medical-surgical nursing, mental health nursing, nursing education, and nursing leadership.  She currently serves her academic community as the chair of the Faculty Organization, a member of the Curriculum Committee, a member of the Administrative Council, and a member of the Academic Undergraduate Council.  In addition, she belongs to several LSU Health-NO Taskforces that entail research, policy review, and interprofessional education.  She represents the School of Nursing as a member of the LSU Health-New Orleans Faculty Senate.

Dr. Chatmon currently serves as President of Tau Pi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Nursing Honor Society, as well part of the membership committee for Epsilon Nu Chapter, STTI.  She also serves as the membership committee chair for the Louisiana State Nurses Association.  She continues to maintain active membership in several nursing professional organizations.  Dr. Chatmon was recently inducted into the Louisiana Great 100 Nurses, the 2017 class.

Dr. Chatmon’s research interests include, but are not limited to mentoring in nursing education, tools/initiatives to increase diversity in nursing, and adult learning theory.