Director, Council on Advanced Practice Nursing

Courtney Bennett, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC

Dr. Courtney Bennett is an Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at East Mississippi State Hospital’s long term care facility and Family Nurse Practitioner at East Mississippi Correctional Facility in Meridian, MS.

Dr. Bennett obtained a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2014 and Master of Science in Nursing in 2012.

She has been a Registered Nurse for 13 years, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner for 8 years, and Family Nurse Practitioner for 3 years. Her previous work experience includes working as a floor staff RN in orthopedic/med-surgical, telemetry, and rehabilitation at Rush Foundation Hospital, Meridian, MS for 5 years.

Dr. Bennett has authored two publications titled “Identifying Delirium in Older Adults with Pre-existing Mental Illness” and “Caring for Patients with Delirium” with one publication pending focusing on the quality of undergraduate nursing school education in mental health.