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Anita Ben, MSN, RN

Anita Ben

Doctoral Type:

DNP Alumni


DNP Executive


Sharon L. Kozachik, PhD, RN, FAAN
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Anita Ben was born and raised in India, earned a bachelor’s in nursing in 1994 from Christian Medical College and began her career in the cardio-thoracic intensive care unit. Ben completed her master’s in 1999, joining the nursing administration and teaching at the college of nursing. In 2006, Ben relocated with her family to the U.S., working at Peninsula Regional Medical Center for three years and, in 2009, moving to Howard County General Hospital, where she is Nurse Manager for a 30-bed unit.

DNP Scholarly Project

Reducing hospital readmission rates among older adults by improving discharge processes

Major Achievement(s)

  • Most Engaged Unit—2013
  • Tim Kelly Award for safety and quality in 2015 for the project Turn Team
  • Nominated for the Physicians Collaboration Award at Johns Hopkins for multidisciplinary team at HCGH—2015