Dr. Betty Damask-Bembenek, Director of Nursing Education, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Marian College, and her Master of Nursing from the University of Phoenix, College of Nursing. Dr. Bembenek completed a Doctor of Education (EdD) in organizational leadership from North Central University in Prescott, AZ.
Dr. Bembenek has over 35 years of nursing experience in a variety of nursing practice settings and 20 years of experience in nursing education at several universities and colleges in Colorado and Utah. Dr Bembenek has been Director of Nursing Education at Colorado Mountain College since 2009, coming to CMC from Metro State College in Denver, where she was part of the faculty for the BSN program.
Prior to moving to Colorado from Utah, Dr. Bembenek served as nurse administrator and faculty member at Weber State University and Division Chair of Health Sciences at Salt Lake Community College. She is currently licensed in the state of Colorado as a Registered Nurse, and her areas of clinical practice include Nursing Administration, Education, Emergency and Trauma Services, Medical/Surgical, Obstetrics, Critical Care and Rural Nursing.
Dr. Bembenek has also been a program evaluator for the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) formally known as NLNAC for nursing programs at the national level. Her previous teaching responsibilities have included Childbearing families, Medical Surgical Nursing, Community Health, Ethics, Leadership and Management.
When Betty is not working at CMC she enjoys doing many outdoor activities with her husband and three adult children, including skiing, hiking, biking, horseback riding and traveling.