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Margaret R. Benz, M.S.N.(R), APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP

Assistant Professor; Vice Chair of MO Healthnet Oversight Committee

Courses Taught

Undergraduate traditional option adult medical surgical content, clinically supervised students in critical care units, master's nurse practitioner program


  • B.S.N., Saint Louis University
  • M.S.N., Cardiopulmonary Nursing, Saint Louis University
  • Post-M.S.N. in Adult Nurse Practitioner, Saint Louis University

Honors and Awards

In 2012, Margaret was appointed by Governor Jay Nixon as the first nurse in the State of Missouri to the Missouri Health Net Oversight Committee. Margaret also received a commendation award for volunteerism from President Obama for service to the community.

She is a recipient of St Louis Magazine's Excellence in Nursing Award in 2013 with a perfect score as well as the 2014 AANP State Excellence Award. Additionally, Margaret won the 2014 March of Dimes Nurse of the year award in the Educator Category.

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Sigma Theta Tau International (Officer) 
  • American Nurses Association 
  • Missouri Nurses Association (MOCAP Rep St Louis) 
  • Saint Louis Nurses in Advanced Practice (Advocacy Chair), 
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners,(Fellow)
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Distance learning Special Interest Group (NONPF) 
  • Association of Missouri Nurse Practitioners. (St Louis Rep)
  • Alpha Sigma Nu, Honorary Inductee 2016

Community Work and Service

  • St Patrick Center Board of TrusteesNurse Practitioner for the St Louis Housing Authority Parkview Clinic
  • Board of Visitors Harris College of Nursing
  • Texas Christian University
  • Volunteer NP for Saint Louis University Health Resources Center (HRC)