Dr. Jill Brennan-Cook has been an RN for 29 years, with extensive experience in both critical care and emergency nursing. She holds a BSN from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and an MS in Nursing from Lehman College of the City University of New York. She earned her DNP at Case Western Reserve University; her thesis focused on nursing students’ perceptions of the nurse’s role. Before joining the DUSON faculty in 2014, Dr. Brennan-Cook served for 15 years on the nursing faculty of Mount Saint Mary College (MSMC), where she taught adult health nursing, basic nursing skills and nursing theory, and nutrition in both the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. She has expertise developing and managing simulation experiences for undergraduate nursing students. Dr. Brennan-Cook is a member of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning and the Emergency Nurses Association. Her current research interests include sickle cell disease, nutrition and wellness, and educational strategies.
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Jill Brennan-Cook, DNP, RN, CNE
Academic Program Affiliations
- Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
- DNP - Case Western Reserve University
- MS - City University of New York - Lehman College
- BSN - State University of New York (Plattsburgh)
Research interests include:
• Sickle Cell Disease
• Nutrition and Wellness
• Educational Strategies
Awards and Honors
- 1990 || Inducted, Sigma Theta Tau International
Areas of Expertise
- Acute / Critical Care
- Nursing Education
Areas of Interest
Use of simulation in nursing education
2003 -- Orthopedic trauma. In Orthopedic Nursing Secrets edited by Zychowicz. M. E.. 2003; pp. 85-103. : Hanley & Belfus. 2003 85-103
2001 -- Respiratory distress. In Emergency Nursing Secrets edited by Oman, K.. S. and Koziol-McLain, J. and Sheetz, L.. 2001; pp. 84-88. : Hanley & Belfus. 2001 84-88
Jill Brennan-Cook and Loretta Matters recently presented at the National NICHE meeting in Austin, Texas. Brennan-Cook presented on "Gero Boot Camp: A 'Win-Win,' Promoting the Professional Development of Geriatric Resource Nurses while Enhancing Student Nurse Learning." Margie Molloy and Matters were also a part of this project.
Margie Molloy, Jill Brennan-Cook and Loretta Matters presented a poster entitled "Gero Boot Camp: A 'Win-Win' Promoting the Professional Development of Geriatric Resource Nurses while Enhancing Student Nurse Learning" at the First Center for Aging and Human Development Research and Education Retreat held at the Trent Semans Great Hall.
Other authors for the presentation include Aleyamma Thomas, Sevda Mirza and Rebecca Porter.
PhD student Mariam Kayle co-authored an article entitled "Evaluation of a Sickle Cell Disease Educational Website for Emergency Providers" in the Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal. Co-authors included faculty members Jill Brennan-Cook, Brigit Carter, Anne Derouin, Susan Silva, and Paula Tanabe.
Danett Cantey and Jill Brennan-Cook recently earned their Certified Nurse Educator designation after meeting strict eligibility criteria and successfully completing a rigorous certification examination developed and administered by the National League for Nursing.
Paula Tanabe co-authored three publications with several doctoral students and presented at several conferences recently. Tanabe co-authored an article with DNP student Marcia Zuzul entitled "Improving Preoperative Cardiac Assessment Efficiency by Using the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guidelines: A Quality Improvement Project" in the Clinical Scholars Review.