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Janell Bennett

Senior Contributing Faculty

College of Nursing

Degree Program B.S. Nursing (BSN)

Her teaching philosophy provides a safe atmosphere for learning and in alignment with Transformational Teaching Model. All students are unique and special individuals who need a safe, gentle, and motivating atmosphere in which to develop and mature psychologically, academically, physically, and socially.
Her desire as an educator is to facilitate students to achieve their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas. There are three elements that she believe are beneficial to establishing such an environment, by promoting guidance, allowing students to be critical thinkers that will promote learning, and encouraging respect for all things and all people.

After eight years of working at Walden University, she earned promotion to Senior Contributing Faculty at Walden University.Taught the knowledge base and mastery of skills necessary for future success, guiding students to information rather than acting as a source.Provided flexibility teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses and courses including up to four sections per term.

Participant - The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Walden University, 2018
Attendee – National Faculty Meeting, Walden University, 2018
Course Reviewer: NSG4022 – Walden University, 2018
Participant – Faculty Meetings, Walden University, 2018

The teacher's primary responsibility is to guide students to information, and not be the source of information. This approach assists the students' in finding answers to their questions, and gaining knowledge they need and practicing these skills in real situations. Providing students’ contact to hands-on activities and allow sufficient time and space to use resources that emphasize the lessons being studied creates an opportunity for individual discovery and construction of knowledge to occur.

Therefore, her teaching philosophy is to facilitate learning by helping students to develop the necessary knowledge base and mastery of skills needed to graduate. These teaching/learning practices serve as important tools in helping students to reach their full potential as adult learners in mastering the program objectives. These components or approaches have been her philosophy for online or face to face students.
Transformational teaching emphasizes inquiry, critical thinking, and the development of higher-order thinking and communication skills. Students must recognize the limitations of their current knowledge and skills and have opportunities to test and apply new skills and perspectives.
Finley, T.(2015, July 23). 4 things transformational teachers do. Retrieved from,

Courses Taught

NURS 3015 - Pathopharmacology

NURS 4020/4021 - Leadership Competencies in Nursing and Healthcare

NURS 3005 - Context of Health Delivery

NURS 4006 - Topics in Clinical Nursing


AA, Del Mar College

BSN, Texas A & M University, Corpus Christi, Texas

MSN, Texas A & M University Corpus Christi - Corpus Christi, TX

PhD, Texas Woman's University, Houston Texas

Awards / Honors

2016 Bay City Distinguished Alumni Award , Bay City High School, 2016

Senior Contributing Faculty , Walden University, 2017

Texas A&M Corpus Christi, (TAMUCC) Distinguished Alumni, 2009

Distinguished Alumni Award Honored Nomination, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, (TAMUCC), 2009


Bennett, J. (2013). African American Men with Hypertension: Exploring Beliefs and Attitudes About Medication Adherence between the ages of 45-65 with high blood pressure. Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses.


Bennett, J. (2013). African American Men with Hypertension: Exploring Beliefs and Attitudes About Medication Adherence between the ages of 45-65 with high blood pressure . MedSurg Nursing Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses.

Bennett, J. (2017). “How to Survive and Succeed in Raising a Godly Teenager". Corpus Christi Christian Fellowshipt.

Bennett, J. (2019). Being of Good Cheer. Corpus Christi Christian Fellow ship.

Bennett, J. (2019). Having Spiritual Anchors. Corpus Christi Christian Fellowship.

Bennett, J. (2016). Soaring Like Eagles. Corpus Christi Christian Fellowship.

Bennett, J. (2015). Smart Talk About Health. Corpus Christi Christian Fellowship.

Bennett, J. (2017). How a Good Education Benefits the Child and Society. Texas Shoreline News 7.