Amanda Bennett, DNP, PNP, NNP-BC

  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

Amanda Bennett is a Certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and also holds a post-Master’s certificate as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She has worked full-time as an NNP for nearly three decades in various NICUs throughout the Midwest. She has also worked in the neonatal follow-up clinic. Dr. Bennett has a special interest in neonatal IV therapy. Her DNP project titled “Be A Stickler and Stick Less” included the development of an evidenced-based clinical pathway to decrease the number of IV attempts in the NICU patient. Her work is ongoing in this area. She has served as a consultant and instructor for a specific PICC line manufacturer, teaching classes nationwide. Dr. Bennett enjoys mentoring new NNPs. She has been a clinical preceptor, has organized local conferences, and has presented at various national conferences. She belongs to NANNP, CAANN, NAPNAP, and AVA.

Selected Honors & Awards

2014 - Winfield, IL : Quality improvement project highlighted in Central DuPage Hospital Magnet re-designation

March 2009 - Winfield, IL : STAR of the Month Award Recipient-Central DuPage Hospital

2008 - Winfield, IL : ADVANCE for Nurse Practitioners: Nurse Practitioner Group of the Year

Spring 2000 - Chicago, IL : Team of the Quarter (Neonatal Nurse Practitioners)-Rush-Presbyterian Special Care Nursery

Fall 1994 - Chicago, IL : Nurse of the Quarter-Rush-Presbyterian Special Care Nursery

1985 - Detroit, MI : David Mackenzie Honor Society-Wayne State University

1985 - Detroit, MI : Mortar Board Honor Society Laureate Chapter

1985 - Detroit, MI : Student Leadership Award-Wayne State University

1985 - Detroit, MI : Donnelly Award Nominee-Wayne State University

1985 - Detroit, MI : National Dean’s List

1980-1985 - Detroit, MI : Wayne State University Merit Scholar

Selected Publications

Bennett, AD. Respiratory Syncytial Virus. Advance for Nurse Practitioners, 2006; 14(10): 71-78.

September 2004 - Authored and/or edited 30 vignettes for use in the neonatal intensive care unit for Graphic Education Corporation, Columbia, MO.

Bennett, AD. Home Apnea Monitoring for Infants: A Discussion of Primary Care Issues. Advance for Nurse Practitioners, 2002; 9(5): 46-54.

Bennett, AD. Credentialing Chaos for Nurse Practitioners. Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, 2001; 1(3): 169-175.                                                                                                                                               

Bennett, AD. Perinatal Substance Abuse and the Drug Exposed Neonate, Advance for Nurse Practitioners, 1999; 7(5): 32-38.

Myers TF & Davis AC. Hypoglycemia. In Myers TF & Strodtbeck F (eds). Resident Physician Manual for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Chicago: Foster McGaw Hospital; 1993.