Faculty Profile

Julie M. Brandy, Ph.D., RN, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor



Dr. Brandy teaches in both the graduate and undergraduate programs. Dr. Brandy holds a Master's degree as a clinical nurse specialist in psychiatric nursing, and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Her clinical background includes experience in critical care, surgery, acute and residential psychiatric care, and family practice. Dr. Brandy serves as a parish nurse for a local congregation, and is a member of the board of directors at Whispering Pines Healthcare Center. She is a member of several professional nursing organizations including Sigma Theta Tau, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Dr. Brandy served as a reviewer for the tenth edition of Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing, and has been invited to serve as a peer reviewer for the Journal of American Psychiatric Association. Her research interests include spirituality and mental health.


Ph.D. - Loyola University, Chicago 
MSN - Valparaiso University 
BSN - University of Evansville 


  • American Nurses Credentialing Center as Family Nurse Practitioner

Areas of Specialization

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
  • Family Nurse Practitioner

Research Interests

Spirituality and Mental Health

Current Research

Evaluation of the Health Habits of Thriving Individuals over the age of 85

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS)
  • Sigma Theta Tau