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Amanda Bennett, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, PNP, VA-BC

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Human Development Nursing Science


Building & Room:



845 S. Damen Ave., MC 802, Chicago, IL 60612


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. She has served as a consultant and instructor for a specific PICC line manufacturer, teaching classes nationwide. Dr. Bennett enjoys quality improvement work and mentoring new NNPs. She has been a clinical preceptor, has organized local conferences, and has presented at various national conferences.


June 2013: Doctor of Nursing Practice, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, University of South Alabama
August 2001: Post Master's Certificate, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Rush University-Chicago
June 1996: Master's Degree, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Rush University-Chicago
January 1991: Neonatal Nurse Clinician/Practitioner Certificate Program, South Dakota State University
June 1985: Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, Wayne State University-Detroit, Michigan

Licensures and Certifications

Current Licensures

  • Registered Professional Nurse- State of IL (041.272636)
  • Full Practice Authority APRN- State of IL (277.000192)
  • Full Practice Authority APRN Controlled Substance - State of IL (377.000192)
  • DEA (MB2006751)
  • Registered Nurse- State of WI (151826-030)
  • Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber- State of WI (2632-033)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse- State of FL (11025002)


  • December 2017 to present: Vascular Access Board Certification (VA-BC), Vascular Access Certification Corporation (VACC)
  • 1995 to present: Hospital Based Instructor, Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  • June 1991 to present: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP-BC), National Certification Corporation (NCC)
  • January 2001: Nursing Child Assessment Satellite Training Programs (NCAST) - Teaching and Feeding Scales

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NANNP)
  • National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN)
  • Greater Chicago Area Association of Neonatal Nurses (GCAANN)
  • Southern Wisconsin Association of Neonatal Nurses (SWANN)
  • The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF)
  • Infusion Nurses Society (INS)
  • Association for Vascular Access (AVA) + Pediatric Special Interest Group
  • Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing (ISAPN)
  • Sigma Theta Tau