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Richardean Benjamin

  • Richardean Benjamin
  • Associate Dean
  • Health Sciences
  • 2114 Health Sciences Bldg
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4960
  • rbenjami@odu.edu
  • Education

    University of Pittsburgh, 1988
    Major: Psychiatric Epidemiology
    Degree: M.P.H.
    Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, 1988
    Major: Child and Adolescent Epidemiology
    Degree: Post-doctoral Fellow
    University Of Texas - Austin, 1984
    Major: Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Medical College of Georgia, 1979
    Major: Psychiatric Nursing
    Degree: M.S.
    Armstrong State College, 1978
    Major: Nursing
    Degree: B.S.
    Grady Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, 1966
    Major: Nursing
    Degree: Diploma
  • Research Interests

    Cultural Competency of Nurses Health Promotion of Minorities
  • Licensures and Certifications

    Board Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
    Sponsoring Organization: American Nurses Credentialing Center
    Date Obtained: 1986-09-01
    Expiration Date: 2016-12-31
  • 2012: Service Award, Virginia Nurses Foundation
  • 2009: Fellow American Academy of Nursing, American Academy of Nursing
  • 2008: National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education Fellow
  • 2006: Advanced Practice Board Certified Clinical Specialist - Adult Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, ANCC
  • 2006: Awards for Baccalaureate Education in Geriatric Nursing, "Infusing Geriatrics into the Curriculum"
  • 2004: Hampton University Award for Excellence in Caring for Families
  • 2003: Induced as Faculty member, National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • 1996: Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing Award for Service
  • 1984: Kellogg Fellow for Minority Women in Mental Health
  • 1980: American Nurses' Association Minority Fellow
  • 1979: Ludie Andrews Distinguished Service Award
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Technology Skill Development for Effective Nurse Communication
    Sponsoring Organization: Health Resources & Services Administration
    Date: July, 2009 - June, 2012
    Investigators:Karlowicz, K. A.; Benjamin, R. S.; Palmer, K. L.; Lee, A. H.
    Technology Skill Development for Effective Nurse Communication
    Sponsoring Organization: HRSA
    Date: July, 2009 - June, 2012
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Karlowicz, K. A.; Benjamin, R. S.; Barham, P. D.; Lee, A. H.; Palmer, K. L.
    Educating Culturally Competent Baccalaureate Nurses
    Sponsoring Organization: HRSA Nurse Education, Practice and Retention Grant
    Date: July, 2006 - June, 2009
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Palmer, K. L.; Barham, P. D.; Eaton, P. M.; Wiles, L.; Rutledge, C. M.; Benjamin, R. S.
    NoVA Health Force/SCHEV Faculty salary
    Date: 2006 - 2008
    Investigators:Benjamin, R. S.
    Sentara Health Systems, Nurse Anesthesia Director salary
    Date: 2007
    Investigators:Benjamin, R. S.
    Sentara Health Systems, Nurse Anesthesia Director salary
    Date: 2004 - 2006
    Investigators:Benjamin, R. S.
    Bon Secours Medical Center Faculty Position
    Date: 2003 - 2005
    Investigators:Benjamin, R. S.