Associate Professor of Nursing


Professor Brandy teaches in both the graduate and undergraduate programs. She is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and as a Nurse Educator by the National League for Nursing. Her clinical background includes experience in critical care, surgery, acute and residential psychiatric care, hospice, and family practice. Professor Brandy maintains a part-time clinical practice as an advanced practice nurse, and serves as the parish nurse coordinator for a local congregation. She is a member of several professional nursing organizations, including Sigma Theta Tau, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Midwest Nursing Research Society, and National Gerontological Nurses Association. Professor Brandy’s research areas include spirituality and mental health. Her work has been published in The Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services and Jacob’s Journal of Gerontology.


  • 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
  • Depression in First year College Students

Professional Affiliations

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