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



Future Students - Nursing
College of Nursing
Faculty - Nursing
CRISS II - Criss 2 - 223D

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 an 8-year-old Multipoo, and Bella is a wild and crazy 2-year-old 40-pound Mini Goldendoodle.
I worked at CHI for 32 years before coming to Creighton. Peri Anesthesia has been my passion for the past 30 years. I have immensely enjoyed working with students from all nursing programs as a preceptor and mentor in the perianesthesia world. I am an active member of my professional association ASPAN (nationally) and (locally) NAPAN. I hold certification in Peri Anesthesia Care (CPAN). I work in preoperative care, second scrub intraoperative, and work in the recovery room. Teaching life support classes, presenting perioperative education classes, being a Midline champion, and being a staff supervisor have filled my bucket.
I graduated in May 2021 with a double masters degree in nursing and business from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Omaha. I am currently working on my doctoral degree in education. I am a member of Sigma Theta Tau which is an International Honor Society of Nursing, I hold the current treasurer position for the Tota Tau chapter. I am a faculty facilitator for the Interprofessional Education (IPE) offerings through the Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research (CIPER). 


Teaching Interests

  • Perioperative 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




  • Educational offering that met the following objectives Understand the meaning of LAST List presenting signs and symptoms of LAST Recall factors that increase the chances of a LAST event Understand monitoring needs for clients receiving local anesthetics Recall the importance of lipid emulsion therapy for the treatment of LAST Identify where LAST kit is kept at your institution 2024
  • 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