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Lisa A . Benson-DeVries, MSN, MBA, RN, CPAN


Lisa Benson-DeVries


Future Students - Nursing
College of Nursing
Faculty - Nursing
CRISS II - Criss 2

Lisa A . Benson-DeVries, MSN, MBA, RN, CPAN


I am a lifelong Nebraskan, born and raised in a farming community in a little town west of Kearney called Sumner.  I attended Midland Lutheran College in Fremont for my undergraduate. Fell in love while in college and married right after graduation, 28 years later, and still together!
My husband Don and I have two children. Ryan is 26 and Ashlee is 23. We have two fur babies; Max is a 7-year-old Multipoo, and Bella is a wild and crazy eight-month-old 30-pound Mini Goldendoodle.
I worked at CHI for 32 years before coming to Creighton. Peri Anesthesia has been my passion for the past 27 years. I have immensely enjoyed working with students from all nursing programs as a preceptor and mentor in the surgery world. I am an active member of my professional association ASPAN (nationally) and (locally) NAPAN. I hold certification in Peri Anesthesia Care (CPAN). Teaching life support classes, presenting perioperative education classes, being a Midline champion, as well as being a staff supervisor have filled my bucket.
I graduated in May 2021 with a double master’s in nursing and business from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Omaha. I am a member of Sigma Theta Tau the International Honor Society of Nursing. I had been out of the classroom for 26 years and to my surprise the experience was amazing, sure did get brushed up on my writing skills and APA formatting!
As for the future, my goal is to start chipping away at my Ph.D. in nursing education and leadership.
I am truly excited to be a part of this organization and most of all the amazing nursing program here at Creighton.

Teaching Interests

  • PeriAnesthesia Care

Research Focus

Resiliency levels in nursing students and what can be done to prepare them for the real world of nursing today. Nursing today is continuously changing and students need to be prepared to be able to perform to their best ability, knowing and understanding this will make them successful.


Nursing - Bachelors




  • Presented at the Nebraska HOSA 2022 State Leadership Conference presentation and hands-on demonstration 'Lines Make Lives Easier' Presented two secessions with 25 high school students attending each secession 2022