Margaret Delaney joined Benedictine University in 2007 and teaches both in the BSN completion and MSN program. Margaret received her BSN from Loyola University in Chicago, IL and a Masters in Science, with the focus: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from DePaul University, Chicago IL. Margaret is presently pursuing her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) from DePaul University. Prior to joining Benedictine, Margaret taught nursing at Loyola University of Chicago for three years. Her teaching experience includes both face-to-face and on-line learning environments. Her course specialties are Family Health, Community Health, Health Assessment, Nursing Management and Practicum Synthesis. For the vast majority of her practice, Margaret was employed at a large free standing children’s hospital in Chicago, Children’s Memorial. She worked in general pediatrics and the ICU as a staff nurse, conducted multiple research studies as a clinical research coordinator, moved into an educator role, and finally evolved as a Nurse Practitioner caring for the pulmonary/asthma and allergy population. Along with her teaching responsibilities Margaret currently holds office hours at a general pediatric office in Naperville, IL. Margaret is an active board member of Sigma Theta Tau, a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and the Illinois Nurses Association.