Ruth Benfield, C.R.N.P., M.Ed., M.S.N.
Professor of Nursing
Montgomery County Community College


Nursing was my chosen profession from my earliest memories.  I had several Aunts who were nurses.  An Aunt who dedicated her life to midwifery in East Africa was my role model as a child.

I was drawn to nursing because it is a helping profession committed to the value of caring.

Nurse and Patient


Post-masters certificate- Gwynedd-Mercy College, Adult Nurse Practitioner
M.S.N.- Villanova University
M.Ed.- Temple University
B.S.N.- Temple University


Office  Science Center 233
Phone  215-641-6395

Office Hours

Monday 12:30-1:30 by appointment
Tuesday 10:30-12:30 by appointment
Friday 12:30-1:30 by appointment


     NUR 211 Nursing Care of Clients With Complex Health Care Needs

·  Course Description and Syllabus

     NUR 212 Nursing Management of Client Care

·  Course Description and Syllabus

Clinical Site

    Abington Health System-Lansdale Hospital - 7:00-3:00

Clinical Activities


I maintain clinical practice as a primary healthcare provider at the Adult Health Center of Gwynedd-Mercy College located in the North Penn VNA in Lansdale, PA.