Victoria Bennett is an assistant professor who joined the undergraduate nursing faculty at the College in 2013. She has worked at Menorah Medical Center in the float pool, as a clinical nurse at Kaiser Permanente, a school nurse at Raytown South High School and as the director of nursing at Spofford Home. She was the infection prevention, employee health, and staff development manager at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City Crittenton Children’s Center.
She is especially interested in missions and has been ever since a medical mission trip to Haiti while she was in nursing school. Since that time she has done medical mission work in Mexico, the Appalachian Mountains, Uganda, Philippines, India, and Ireland. Her current areas of teaching include Transitions to Professional Practice, International Medical Missions, and Mental Health Simulation.
She has given presentations at Webster University, Saint Luke’s College, and Creighton University School of Nursing. In August 2018 she presented a paper, “Teaching Spirituality to Student Nurses,” at the 4th World Nursing & Healthcare Conference in Rome, Italy. She has given poster presentations at Webster University, Saint Luke’s Hospital Research Day and at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference.
Her memberships include Sigma Theta Tau International, Psi Chi and Lambda Phi Chapters, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, National League of Nurses, and American Nurses Association. She is currently a co-investigator researching Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) scores in nursing students. She received the Professional Achievement Faculty Award from Saint Luke’s College in 2014.
Faculty Affairs Committee, Chair
Certified Nurse Planner for continuing nursing education
Graduation Chapel Committee, Chair
BSN – DePauw University, 1979
MSN – Educational Emphasis, Webster University, 2013
Registered Nurse – Missouri Division of Professional Registration, Current
Registered Nurse – Kansas Division of Professional Registration, Current
Basic Life Support (BLS), 2017