Jackie Harris, DNP, APRN-NP, GNP-BC, CNE

Position Title: Associate Professor and Program Director

Department: School of Nursing

Phone: 913.360.7560

Contact Jackie Harris, DNP, APRN-NP, GNP-BC, CNE

Dr. Jackie Harris graduated from Benedictine College in 1998, where she completed an undergraduate degree in biology. She then graduated from Marquette University with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in 2002. Dr. Harris completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Wichita State University in 2020.

Dr. Harris founded the nursing program at Benedictine College with Dr. Lynne Connelly. Dr. Harris has taught NURS 3120 Clinical Nursing Assessment, NURS 3300 Pharmacology I, NURS 3640 Pharmacology II, NURS 4300 Mental Health Nursing, NURS 4200 Population-Based Health Care, and NURS 4930 Synthesis/Capstone. Dr. Harris has over twenty years of experience as a Registered Nurse and most recently worked as a Nurse Practitioner at the Atchison Community Health Clinic.

Jackie has worked at St. Ben’s Clinic for the Homeless in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Acute Care for the Elderly Unit at Mount Sinai Hospital in Milwaukee, and the Community Care for the Elderly in Milwaukee. She has also worked at the Social Welfare Board in St. Joseph, Missouri, the Atchison Hospital in Atchison, Kansas, and Medicalodge Atchison.

Jackie has participated in many volunteer and service activities. She was a full-time volunteer in Milwaukee, where she worked with St. Ben’s Community Meal and St. Ben’s Clinic for the Homeless.  Jackie has volunteered with St. Benedict’s Parish in Atchison, coordinated a Little Flowers Girls Club, and is currently serving on the St. Benedict’s Abbey Advisory Board.  She went on a medical mission trip with Benedictine College to the Philippines in 2014.

Jackie is married to Dr. David Harris (Benedictine College graduate 1997), Professor in the Economics Department at Benedictine College. They have four children. In her free time she enjoys reading, cooking, running, and spending time with family and friends.


B.A. in Biology

Benedictine College ’98


Marquette University ’02


Wichita State University ’20