Secretary

The secretary prepares and keeps board meeting minutes and sees that all meeting notices are given in accordance with the bylaws or as required by law; and serves as custodian of the corporate records and of the seal of the association. More Info

Benjamin M. Evans, DD, DNP, RN APN, PMHCNS-BC

PRESENT POSITION
Assistant Professor, William Paterson University, Department of Nursing, Wayne NJ | President, HealthStat Consulting LLC

EDUCATION
AS Nursing, BS Nursing, MS Nursing and MS Counseling, University of Evansville (IN)
Nurse Practitioner Certificate, University of Alabama, Birmingham
Certificate in Christian Ministry, New York Theological Seminary
Doctor of Divinity, American Institute of Holistic Theology
Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Nursing Certificate in Nursing Education, Rutgers University

APNA CONTRIBUTIONS
Member, Seclusion and Restraint Task force
Board Member at Large, APNA
Member, Administrative Council Steering Committee
President, APNA New Jersey Chapter

OTHER EXPERIENCE
Consulting APN with prescriptive privileges
Vice President, New Jersey State Nurses Association (former Secretary and Board Member at Large)
Ordained priest and bishop, Old Catholic Church

APNA MEMBERS SHOULD VOTE FOR ME BECAUSE: I have been an active member of APNA for nearly a decade, serving on the national board, as chapter president and on several committees.  Additionally, I have served as Secretary for the NJ State Nurses Association.  It would be an honor to continue to serve the Association as Secretary for the Board.

HOW I CAN HELP FULFILL APNA’S PURPOSE AS A SCIENTIFIC AND EDUCATION ORGANIZATION:  I would bring nearly 40 years of experience in nursing to the role of Secretary.  Having held positions at all levels of nursing from staff to Associate Vice President as well as leadership positions on Boards, including president, vice president, secretary and member at large, I believe that I can effectively assist in fulfilling the APNA’s purpose.