Ramona Benkert, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANP
Associate Dean Academic and Clinical Affairs
Wayne State University
Ramona Benkert, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANP, is the Associate Dean and Professor at Wayne State University, College of Nursing. Dr. Benkert conducts research focused on explicating the role of medical mistrust, racial identity and cultural competence on adherence to primary care recommendations and quality of care. Dr. Benkert has received numerous Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grants. She is currently the Co-principal investigator (Co-PI) for the statewide Area Health Education Center (AHEC) in Michigan and the PI of a Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) grant focused on enhancing the registered nurse role in primary care.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

BackgroundDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, health professional programs revolved quickly to virtually deliver sound pedagogy for students’ learning and clinical practice. Simultaneously, many healthcare institutions shifted from in person care to the practice of telehealth without prior training of providers. To address the need for clinical education in the delivery of interprofessional telehealth patient centered care, the Michigan Area Health Education Center leadership developed an online course for health educators and health professional students from medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and…