Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP-BC
BSN/MSN Program Director
920 Madison, #1007
Memphis, TN 38163
Dr. Bensinger has been with the College of Nursing since 2007. She earned her bachelors
of science in nursing (BSN) from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1986. She
returned for her masters of science in nursing (MSN) degree from the University of
Tennessee Health Science Center in 2001 and achieved her doctorate of nursing practice
(DNP) in 2013.
Dr. Bensinger is a family nurse practitioner (FNP) with a focus on women's health. Her doctor of nursing practice (DNP) focused on vulvovaginal diseases and female cancers. She has experience working as an FNP in a private obstetrics and gynecology practice.
She serves as course coordinator of NSG 403/603 Health Assessment and teaches in the NSG413/513 Maternal Child course. She supervises students in the clinical settings for Introduction to Professional Practice, Adult Health, and Maternal Child. Her teaching philosophy is based on the Socratic Method; to teach the students to go above the simple task of memorizing facts to the analysis and application of the theory.
She has served as Membership Ambassador, Successions Committee Member, and Vice President
of the Beta Theta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society.
She is also a member of the International Simulation in Healthcare Society, the Instructional
Leadership Network, and different genealogical societies. She chairs the CON Bylaws
committee and represents the CON on the UTHSC Faculty Senate Committee, and serves
on multiple College of Nursing committees.
In addition to her administrative and teaching responsibilities, she developed a curriculum building game, "Ponder™ The Socratic Way" (formerly call "What Would Socrates Think?"), that presents students with an almost infinite number of patient scenarios and problems that must be solved in a competitive but non-threatening manner.
Dr. Bensinger holds an interest in the research of the stimulation of critical thinking for nursing students and new graduates. She is also interested in studying ways to promote smooth transitions for new graduate nurses as they enter the workforce.