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Delores Benn, DNP, RN Dean of Nursing

Delores Benn, DNP, MSN, RN
Dean of Nursing

Delores D. A. Benn graduated from Bloomfield College, N.J. with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing; received her Master of Nursing Science, with a minor in Transcultural Nursing and Community Health from Kean University, N.J.; and completed her post graduate education from University of Medicine and Dentistry, N.J. and graduated with her Doctor of Nursing Practice, Administration Track.

Dr Benn has over 33 years of nursing expertise. Over the past 22 years, Dr Benn has worked as both Adjunct faculty and full-time faculty at several colleges and universities in New Jersey and New York. Dr Benn comes to us from Rutgers University in Newark NJ. 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). Dr Benn has been applauded for the clarity with which she presented her topics. Her work with the local communities and her expertise in community healthcare, has earned her several honors and awards.


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.


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Susan Brooks, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE
Associate Professor

Dr. 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. Susan Brooks earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a nationally accredited institution. As part of her doctoral program requirements, she completed a research study for her dissertation, “An Exploration of Nurses’ Knowledge of Right Hemisphere Stroke Associated Communication Impairments” surveying over 2000 RNs in completing this research.
She has been an RN since 1980, with 22 years’ experience in nursing education. Prior to becoming a nurse educator, Dr. Brooks worked in medical-surgical nursing and home health. She gained leadership and management experience as a charge nurse of a 36-bed neuroscience, medical unit at Atrium Health North East, and is passionate about the care of patients surviving a stroke and their rehabilitation. She taught in the ADN program at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, serving as course coordinator of the Mental Health Nursing course.