Jill Brennan-Cook, DNP, RN, CNE

Dr. Jill Brennan-Cook is an Assistant Professor in the ABSN program and a member of the Healthcare in Adult Populations Division. She has more than 30 years of nursing experience including acute, critical care and emergency department experience. Before working at DUSON, Dr. Brennan-Cook served for 15 years as nursing faculty at Mount Saint Mary College, where she taught in the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. She has expertise in nursing education and in developing and managing simulation experiences for undergraduate nursing students.

Dr. Brennan-Cook is a mentor for ABSN Health Equity Scholars and works closely with members of the Health Equity Academy. Current clinical and research interests include improving care for vulnerable populations such as frail older adults and patients with sickle cell disease. Her teaching interests are related to mentoring students and cultivating equity in the classroom and clinical setting.

Academic Program Affiliations
  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
  • DNP - Case Western Reserve University
  • MS - City University of New York - Lehman College
  • BSN - State University of New York (Plattsburgh)
Research Interests
Research interests include:
• Barriers to care for patients with Sickle Cell Disease
• Health Disparities and Health Equity
• Geriatric Nursing and Geriatric Nursing Education
• Mentorship of pre-licensure nursing students
• Nutrition and Wellness
Awards and Honors
  • 2018 || Selected Participant, Duke Teaching for Equity Fellowship
  • 2017 || Outstanding ABSN Faculty Award, Duke University School of Nursing
  • 2017 || Selected Participant, Duke Clinical Leadership Program
  • 2016 || Faculty Excellence in Mentoring ABSN Program, Duke University School of Nursing
  • 2016 || Faculty Excellence in Mentoring ABSN Program, Duke University School of Nursing
  • 1990 || Inducted, Sigma Theta Tau International
Areas of Interest
Vulnerable populations
Mentorship of underrepresented minority nursing students
Health disparities
Health equity
Improving health outcomes for patients with sickle cell disease
Caring for older adults
Trigger films in nursing education
Representative Publications
  • 2001 -- Brennan-Cook, J. and Sheetz, L. Respiratory distress. 2001 84-88.
  • 2003 -- Brennan-Cook, J. and Krajewski, B. and Zychowicz. M. E. Orthopedic trauma. 2003 85-103.
  • 2016 -- Kayle, M., Brennan-Cook, J., Carter, B., Derouin, A., Silva, S., & Tanabe, P. Evaluation of a sickle cell disease educations website for emergency providers Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal. 2016 .
  • 2016 -- Brennan-Cook, J., & Molloy, M. Utilizing trigger films to enhance communication skills of home care clinicians with older adults Home Health Care Now. 2016 .
  • 2017 -- Lister, M.J., Vaughn, J., Brennan-Cook, J., Molloy, M., Kuszajewski, M., Shaw, R.J. Telehealth and Telenursing Using Simulation for Prelicensure Students Nurse Education in Practice. 2017 .
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