Delores Benn, DNP, RN Dean of Nursing

Delores Benn, DNP, RN
Dean of Nursing

Delores D A Benn graduated from the School of Nursing P.O.S. Trinidad W.I. with a Diploma in nursing in 1988. She migrated in 1990 and subsequently pursued her academic career. She graduated from Bloomfield College, N.J. with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing 1997; received her Masters of Nursing Science, with a minor in Transcultural Nursing and Community Health from Kean University, N.J. 2006; and completed her post graduate education from University of Medicine and Dentistry, N.J. and graduated with her Doctor of Nursing Practice, Administration Track in 2009.

Over the past 22 years Delores worked as Adjunct faculty, full time Assistant and Associate professor at Essex County Community College Newark, Bloomfield College, University of Medicine and Dentistry of N.J. and Rutgers University, NJ. She also worked as an Associate Professor at Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing and Pace University New York. As part of her scholarship, and International academic appointment Dr. Benn created and was appointed Clinical Professor for An International Community Health Nursing clinical in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Benn was also appointed to teach at Mother Patern Polytechnic School of Nursing Graduate Nursing Program in Liberia Africa in Summer 2012.

Dr. Benn also worked as Consultant, Director of Clinical Services and Administrator, Staff Development Manager, Performance Improvement Manager for Essex Valley Visiting Nurse Association, Newark N.J. In addition she was a Part time: Administrator, Evening Supervisor, Educator for East Orange General Hospital, East Orange, NJ. Over a fifteen year period, Dr. Benn also worked at St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, New York, N.Y as a Registered Nurse: Community Health Nurse; Critical Care - Experience in ICU, CCU, SICU and Step Down units Oncology and Medical Surgical Units.

Dr. Benn has presented nationally and internationally at several conferences addressing global issues affecting minority population. She also published her research on "Assessment of Determinants of Nursing Students' retention and Progression in an Associate Degree Program" in the University of the Philippines Nursing Alumni Association International Nursing Journal (6 (1) August 2010). She has been applauded for the clarity with which she presented her topics. Her work with the local communities and her expertise in healthcare, has earned her several honors and awards like Educator of the Year Award by Concerned Black Nurses of Newark Society NJ 2014, the Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Award by The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey in 2012. She was a Finalist: Volunteerism and Service award by Nursing Spectrum's excellence awards. In 2012, Women in Leadership and Service Awarded by The New Life Church Inc., East Orange NJ in 2010 and Outstanding Leadership and Community Service Award by Deliverance Christian Fellowship Church INC. in 2007 and 2009.

Jill Carey, MSN, RN Instructor

Jill Carey, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor

Mrs. Carey received her in BSN from the University of Texas at Austin, in Austin Texas. Seven years after becoming a nurse she and her family moved to Charlotte N.C. She earned her Master's Degree from Gardner-Webb University while teaching for Mercy School of Nursing Diploma program. Her love of teaching took her from the diploma RN to teaching in the Accelerated BSN at Winston Salem State University to Queens University in Charlotte, teaching in the Accelerated BSN, and BSN options, as well as RN-BSN track.

She returned "home" to Cabarrus College in 2014 as a part-time faculty and is now a full time faculty.

Susan Brooks, MSN, RN, CNE
Assistant Professor

Ms. Brooks earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Master of Science in Nursing, with an emphasis in Adult Health Nursing and Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has worked in nursing education at the diploma and ADN level for more than 12 years and has clinical experience spanning 12 years in medical-surgical nursing, neurosciences, home health and infection control and prevention. She is also certified in Infection Control. Ms. Brooks has a strong interest in the care of patients experiencing neurological problems, including stroke.