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Contact Information

Linda K. Bennington, BS, MS, BSN, MSN, RNC

Senior Lecturer

3126 Health Sciences Building

4608 Hampton Boulevard

Norfolk, VA 23529

757-683-5408 (office)

lbenning@odu.edu

Academic Preparation

Ph.D. in Nursing         Virginia Commonwealth University          (2002-Present).
Richmond, VA  23284
     
Writing dissertation and performing research on The Relationship among Maternal Infant Bonding, Spirituality, and Maternal Perception of Childbirth Experience for

BSN         Old Dominion University         1983
Norfolk, VA  23507

MSN with emphasis in Perinatology          West Virginia State College         1995
Institute, WV 25307

Education courses (15 hrs) for teacher certification          Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University          1971
Blacksburg, VA  24060

Worked on Ph. Completed course requirements          West Virginia University         1968-1969
Morgantown, WV 
        Research area: Protein-Calorie Malnutrition

BS Chemistry (1967)

MS Biochemistry and Nutrition (1968)

   Thesis:  Tryptophan Deficiency in Force-Fed Rats.

Practice Interest

Labor and Delivery; Postpartum; Nursery; Perinatology

Research Interests

Obstetrics:  Family Centered Maternity Care; Maternal Infant Bonding; Breastfeeding; Spirituality in Childbirth; Complementary Alternative Medicine.

Grants Awarded  

None

Awards and Recognitions

Most Inspirational Faculty Member, May 2010 by Ms. Katherine Glosson.

Publications

Bennington, Linda (2010). Infertility and complementary alternative medicine. Maternal Child     Nursing (May in press).

Inpatient Obstetric Nursing Flash Cards for NCC Exam for Morrison Media LLC (2008).

Colberg, S., Zarrabi, L., Bennington, L., Somma, C.T., & Sechrist, S.R., (April, 2008).      Postprandial Walking Lowers the Glycemic Impact of Dinner in Type 2 Diabetes. Old      Dominion University Research Day, Norfolk, VA.

Colberg, S., Zarrabi, L., Bennington, L., Somma, C.T., & Sechrist, S.R., (April, 2008).      Postprandial Walking Lowers the Glycemic Impact of Dinner in Type 2 Diabetes.      Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 9(6), 434-438.