Ramona Benkert, PhD, ANP-­BC, FAANP

Ramona Benkert, PhD, ANP-­BC, FAANP

Associate Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs and Associate Professor

201 Cohn
ramonabenkert@wayne.edu , ac3902@wayne.edu
313-577­-9809 (fax)

Administrative support

Tyrhonda Jackson

Office hours

By appointment. Contact Administrative Assistant: Ms. Tyrhonda Jackson 313-577-4138

Ramona Benkert, PhD, ANP-­BC, FAANP


● BSN - Mercy College of Detroit

● MSN ­- Wayne State University

● PhD ­- University of Michigan

Research Interests

● Quality outcomes in primary care delivery, traditional and nurse managed center models

● Perceptions of racism and mistrust in health care; Provider­Patient relationships

Clinical Area(s) of Expertise

29 years as an Adult Nurse Practitioner with a current clinical practice at the Cabrini clinic in Southwest Detroit. Prior clinical practice was at the Primary Care Nursing Center, a nurse-­run clinic in the Detroit Medical Center (23 years) and the Juanita Reaves Free Clinic at the Joy Southfield Community Development Corporation (11 years).

Selected Publications

Benkert, R., Templin, T., Schim, S., Doorenbos, A. & Bell, S. E. (2011). Testing a Multi-Group Model of Cultural Competence Behaviors among Underrepresented Nurse Practitioners. Research in Nursing and Health, 33, 426-440.

Benkert, R., Hollie, B., Nordstrom, C. K., Wickson, B., & Binns-Emerick, L. (2009). Trust, mistrust, racial identity and patient satisfaction in Urban African American primary care patients of nurse practitioners. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 41, 211-219.

Benkert, R., Resnick, B., Brackley, M., Simpson, T., Fair, B., Esch, T., & Field, K.  (2009). Tuberculosis Education for Nurse Practitioner Students in the U.S.:  Where We Are and Where We Need to Go. Journal of Nursing Education, 48, 255-265. 

Benkert, R., Fields, K., Fair, B., Brackley, M., Simpson, T., Esch, T., & Resnick, B. (2009, March 2). Tuberculosis: Not forgetting an old disease. Advance for Nurses, Online CE Offerings, 301. Retrieved March 2, 2009, from https://nursing.advanceweb.com/CE/TestCenter/Course.aspx?CourseID=730&CreditID=1.

Sizer, W., Benkert, R., Nordstrom, C. & Blanding, S. (2008). The Effect of Trust and Racial Concordance on Patient Satisfaction with NP-Delivered Care. Women’s Health Care, 7, 26-33.

Benkert, R., Peters, R. M., Tate, N. & Dinardo, E. (2008). Low income African American’s trust of nurse practitioners and physicians. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 20, 273-280.  

Pohl, J. M., Barkauskas, V.H., Benkert, R., Breer, L., & Bostrum, A. (2007). Impact of Academic Nurse Managed Centers on communities served. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 19, 268-275.

Benkert, R., George, N., Tanner, C., Barkauskas, V. H., Pohl, J. M., & Marsalek, A. (2007). Satisfaction with a school-based teen health center: A report card on care. Pediatric Nursing. 33, 103-110. (CEU offering)

Schim, S. M., Doorenbos, A. Z., Benkert, R., & Miller, J. (2007). Culturally congruent care: Putting the puzzle together. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 18, 103-110.

Peters,R., Benkert, R., & Dinardo, E. (2007). Assessing quality of care for African Americans with hypertension. Journal of Healthcare Quality. 29, 10-20.  (CEU offering)

Peters, R., Benkert, R., Butler, K., & Brunelle, N. (2007). Concordance with JNC7 guidelines and blood pressure outcomes in African Americans. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management. 14, 32-40

Schim, S., Benkert, R., Bell, S. E., Walker, D., & Danford, C. (2006). Social Justice: Added metaparadigm concept for urban health nursing. Public Health Nursing, 24, 73-80. 

Current Research

Markova, T. & Benkert, R. (PIs). Gibson-Scipio, W. & Tsillimingras, D. (Co-Investigators). Michigan Area Health Education Center. Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration. $1,109,884. 9/1/2015 – 8/30/2016.

Courses Taught

● NUR 7155 Primary Prevention Strategies

● NUR 7165 Clinical Judgment in Nursing

● NUR 7175 Evaluation and Management in Adult Primary Care

● NUR 8635 Clinical Practice Outcomes Evaluation and Benchmarking Methodologies

● NUR 9510 Clinical Practicum II­Doctorate in Nursing Practice

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