Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Faculty
The Department of Nursing and Health at Benedictine University is comprised of nurse leaders from around the nation. They offer experience from all levels of nursing and from years in clinical, administrative and educational roles. They have contributed to the advancement of nursing practice through research as well as by passing on their knowledge via teaching others. They are ready to help you on your personal nursing journey.
Dr. Ghaffari joined Benedictine University, Department of Nursing and Health in August 2017 as Associate Professor. His academic journey began with studying Medical Technology followed by Medicine.
Dr. Jezuit joined Benedictine in 2010 as an adjunct faculty and was appointed as an assistant professor in August 2014.
Dr. Marti Kessack has been teaching nursing and health sciences since 2005 both on-ground and online. Her career has been vast and varied expanding over the following positions and experiences: Emergency Department Charge Nurse, Oncology Nursing, and Nursing Simulation Lab Director.
Dr. McNicholas has been teaching online in various positions for 20 years.
Dr. Mutschlecner’s nursing experience spans over three decades and as a nurse practitioner she has practiced in the University setting and also small rural clinics.
Dr. Richey joined Benedictine as Adjunct MSN Faculty in 2011 and was appointed in August 2012 as Associate Professor.
Alison Ridge joined Benedictine in June 2012 as MSN Program Director and Assistant Professor.
Dr. Therese Shipps received her BSN from St. Anselm's College, and both master's and doctorate degrees from Boston University.
Dr. Treschuk’s nursing practice experience includes many years of nursing management in the role of director of nursing in long term care.