Updated: Mar 31, 2021
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. - Maya Angelou
What does Women's History Month mean to you?
Women's history month is a time to embrace the work, accomplishments, and barriers that women have underwent in the past and present. It inspires young women to achieve beyond what they can imagine. It personally makes me feel proud. I often feel like I am my ancestors wildest dream.
Dr. Benita N. Chatmon is a native of Ruston, Louisiana and a 2001 graduate of Ruston High School. She has been a registered nurse for more than 13 years and a nurse educator for the past 10 years.
Dr. Chatmon has had the privilege of interacting with thousands of students in both didactic and clinical settings. Currently, Dr. Chatmon is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean for Clinical Nursing Education at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana School of nursing. She holds an appointment in the School of Graduate Studies at LSU Health New Orleans and also serves as a Nurse Researcher at Children’s Hospital New Orleans. She is the current recipient of the Sister Henrietta Guyot Endowed Professorship in Nursing. Dr. Chatmon is a certified nurse educator, as well as a certified Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor. She has demonstrated exemplary contributions to the profession of nursing through service and mentoring and her commitment to her university community as well as the general public.
Dr. Chatmon is the Director of membership, recruitment, and retention for Louisiana State Nurses Association (LSNA), serves as a member of the Louisiana Action Coalition, and serves on the Board of Trustee for Louisiana Nurses Foundation. In addition, Dr. Chatmon serves as a member of the Board of Trustee for CrescentCare. She is also the President-Elect of Epsilon Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.
Dr. Chatmon was inducted into the Louisiana Great 100 Nurses (2017) and selected as a CityBusiness 2019 Health Care Hero. In addition, she was awarded the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Faculty in 2019. She was also nominated as a 40 under 40 nominee at her alma mater, the Southern University and A&M College. Dr. Chatmon is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. Notably, Dr. Chatmon is also a veteran in the United States Army.
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