Dr. Margaret Delaney joined Benedictine University in 2007 and has instructed in both the BSN completion and MSN program. Dr. Delaney 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. Dr. Delaney completed her Doctorate of Education in Higher Education and Organizational Change from Benedictine University Lisle, IL. Her research interest and publications center on nursing student success, student retention, adult learning principles and health promotion. Before joining Benedictine, Dr. Delaney taught nursing at Loyola University of Chicago. Her teaching experience includes both face-to-face and online learning environments. Her course specialties are Family Health, Population Based Health, Community and Leadership Clinical, Health Assessment, Nursing Leadership and Practicum Synthesis.
For the vast majority of her practice, Dr. Delaney was employed at a large, freestanding children’s hospital, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. She worked in pediatrics, and the ICU as a staff nurse. Margaret Delaney served as a Clinical Educator and Clinical Research Coordinator where she oversaw unit and institutional education and quality initiatives as well as multiple clinical research studies. After graduate school, she assumed the role of pediatric nurse practitioner caring for the pulmonary/asthma and allergy population.
Dr. Delaney maintains certification as a pediatric nurse practitioner. She is an active board member of Sigma Theta Tau, a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and the American Nurses Association.