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Updated: Mar 31, 2021

Favorite Quote:

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.

About Benita

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