College of Health Sciences
Dr. Jennifer Benjamin is a Contributing Faculty member at the Walden College of Health Sciences School of Nursing. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Nursing Leadership at Walden University and Post Masters in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Wilkes University. She is Board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She currently serves as a Regional Chief Operating Officer in Public Service. Dr. Benjamin mentored and privately tutored students in DNP programs. She also taught in Allied Health Educational Institutions in Connecticut.
Dr. Benjamin serves on a Government Research Advisory Committee (RAC). She is also a participant on the National Institute of Correction(NIC) task force charged with the standardization of Infection Control in correctional setting across the country.
Dr. Benjamin worked in Public Service as a state and federal health care regulator. She also monitored allocated state and federal monies to School-Based and Community Health Centers.
She is the founder and president of the West Indian Nurses Association (WINA). WINA collaborated with the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) to ensure the provision of culture-specific care for West Indian patients.
Dr. Benjamin is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant (CLNC) since 2003. She reviews healthcare cases presented for lawsuits to ascertain merits for litigation. She also provides recommendations to court systems regarding the standard of health care in correctional and nursing home environments.
Dr. Benjamin community services include assisting Christian entities in corrective measures regarding federal and state food distribution regulatory guidelines, grant procurement, and food distribution process to ensure community stakeholders and participants needs are being met.
She has publications and presentations on population-based and mental health-related topics.