Victor Bench

Assistant Professor
Acute & Tertiary Care


Dr. Bench currently serves as a full-time Assistant Professor in the Department of Acute & Tertiary Care. His research focuses upon primary prevention and management of chronic illnesses among community-dwelling adults. Dr. Bench has successfully coordinated primary initiatives which have significantly, quantitatively, and objectively reduced psychiatric illness severity and improved quality of life among outpatient adult populations. Dr. Bench also holds academic, research, and clinical interest in the prevention and management of diabetes mellitus. He has completed several subspecialty clinical experiences within diabetes mellitus and endocrinology settings, and regularly volunteers with the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association to disseminate current preventive and management strategies.

Dr. Bench earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Pittsburgh, graduating with summa cum laude recognition in 2014. He then earned his Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Pittsburgh in 2017, completing a Family Nurse Practitioner major and a Nursing Education minor. He was successfully credentialed as a certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in 2017. 


Dr. Bench currently educates Undergraduate BSN, Accelerated Second-Degree BSN, and Master’s level students through intensive courses across didactic, laboratory, and clinical settings. Dr. Bench specializes in disseminating adaptive physical assessment methodologies as well as technical procedural application and integration among diverse high-acuity populations. He applies and evaluates these educative strategies across dynamic simulation and immersive real-world contexts.


Dr. Bench holds active memberships in several professional organizations, including the Commission on Nurse Certification, the American Society for Quality, the Project Management Institute, the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, and the Eta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. He serves on the School of Nursing BSN and MSN Councils, where he facilitates ongoing data-based advancement within the BSN and MSN curricula. Dr. Bench serves as an appointed faculty member on the School of Nursing Faculty Search Committee, as well as an elected representative on the Faculty Senate Governmental Relations Committee. Dr. Bench also continues to lead innovative programs with the Pittsburgh community concerning evidence-based health promotion, disease prevention, and systems optimization strategies.