WellStar School of Nursing


Jane Brannan, EdD, RN

Professor

HS 3029

Phone: 770-423-6066

Email: jbrannan@kennesaw.edu

 

 

Academic Degrees

 

 

EdD 

Curriculum and Instruction  

University of Georgia 

1996

  MS Nursing-Adult Health  Georgia State University  1985
  BS Nursing Georgia State University 1980
  Diploma Registered Nurse Licensure Georgia Baptist School of Nursing—Georgia 1976

 

 

Professional Experience

 

 

1990 – present

Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

  • Professor of Nursing 2011-present
  • Associate Professor of Nursing 1998--2011
  • Assistant Director for Simulation and Technology
    2010-2011
  • Assistant Director Undergraduate Nursing, 2006-2010
  • Assistant Professor of Nursing 1990-1998

 

1982--1990

Georgia Baptist School of Nursing, Atlanta GA

  • Faculty 1982--1990
  • Course Chairperson 1986--1990

 

1976 - 1982 

Georgia Baptist Medical Center, Atlanta, GA.

  • Administrative Head Nurse, PACU & Outpatient Unit and Weekend Hospital Supervisor and Staffing Coordinator 1980-1982.
  • Staff Nurse, PACU 1976-1982.

 

 

Recent Professional Activities

 

 

PUBLICATIONS


Refereed

  • White, A., Brannan, J. & Wilson, C. (2010). Part I: A Mentor-Protégé Program for New Faculty: Stories ofProtégés. Journal of Nursing Education, 49, 11, 601-607.                                
  • Wilson, C., Brannan, J., & White, A. (2010). Part II: A Mentor-Protégé Program for New Faculty: Stories of Mentors. Journal of Nursing Education,49, 12, 665-671.
  • Hart, P., Brannan, J., & de Chesnay, M. (2010).  Resilience in Nurses: An Integrative Review. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • White, A., Brannan, J., Long, J. & Kruszka, K. (2011).  Comparison of Simulation and Traditional Classroom Methods: Effects on Cognitive Skills and Confidence Levels.. Manuscript under review.
  • Brannan, J., White, A., Bezanson, J. (2008). Simulator Effects on Cognitive Skills and Confidence Levels.  Journal of Nursing Education, 47, 495-500.
  • Roberts, V., Brannan, J., & White, A. (2005). Outcomes-Based        Research: Evaluating the Effectiveness of an Online Nurse Refresher Course. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 36, 200—204.
  • White, A., Roberts, V. & Brannan, J. (2003). Returning Nurses to the Workforce: Developing an Online Refresher Course. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 34, 59--63.
  • Bremner, M. & Brannan, J. (2000). A Computer Simulation for        the Entry-Level RN: Enhancing Clinical Decision-Making, Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 16, 5—9. 

Book Chapters and Other Published Works

  • Brannan, J., de Chesnay, M., & Hart, P. (in press). What a day: what to do when the busy day is over. In McAllister, M., & Lowe, J. (Eds.), Nurses Making a Difference:  Strategies for Empowering Your Practice. New York: Spring Publishers (due for release Summer, 2011).
  • Brannan, J., Garbe, K., White, A.  Service Learning: An Innovative Strategy for Exceptional Learning, Reaching Through Teaching, 11, 2.
  • 2011 de Chesnay, M., Hart, P., & Brannan, J. (2011). Cultural competence and resilience. In M. deChesnay & B. Anderson, Caring for the Vulnerable: Perspectives in Nursing Theory, Practice, and Research (3rd ed. Sudsbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett,Inc.

  • 2011 Brannan, J., de Chesnay, M., & Hart, P. (2011). What a day: what to do when the busy day is over. In McAllister, M., & Lowe, J. (Eds.), Nurses Making a Difference: Strategies for Empowering Your Practice. New York: Spring Publishers .

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS


Refereed

  • Long, J., White, A., & Brannan, J. (2010). Use of  Simulation to Teach Shock: Effects on Knowledge and Confidence Levels of Undergraduate Nursing Students.    Paper presented at Rutgers Twenty-Eighth Annual      International Nursing Technology Conference, Baltimore MD. (national)
  • Jones, J. & Brannan, J. (2010). Developing Critical Thinking in the Clinical Environment. Paper presented at Georgia Association of Nursing Education, 2010 Annual Conference, Pine Mountain GA.
  • White, A., Brannan, J. & Long, J. (2010). Competence and Confidence in Nursing Practice: A Comparison of Traditional Classroom and Simulation Learning in a Senior Nursing Course. Paper presented at Georgia Association of Nursing Education, 2010 Annual Conference, Pine Mountain GA.
  • Brannan, J., White, A., & Wilson, C. (Nov 20, 2009). Mentoring New Faculty: Changing the Culture of Nursing   Education. Paper presented at the meeting of American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Chicago IL. (national)
  • Holbert, C.,Brannan, J., & Long, J. (2009). An Innovative Educational Technology: Evaluation of an Audience Response System in Nursing Education. Paper presented at Georgia Association for Nursing Education,  2009 Annual Conference, St. Simons GA. (state)
  • Bobo, C. & Brannan, J. (2009). Effectiveness of Using an Interdisciplinary Structured Communication Process During Simulation. Poster presented at NLN Faculty Research Conference, New Orleans LA. (national)
  • Brannan, J. (2008). A Mentor-Protégé Program for Novice Nurse Educators: (Growing your own). Podium presentation at Annual Retreat of Georgia Organization of Deans and Directors, Savannah GA.
  • Brannan, J., Blake, B., & White, A. (2008). Integration of PDAs Into the Nursing Curriculum: An Evaluative Study. Paper presented at Georgia Association for Nursing Education 2008 Annual Conference, Pine Mountain GA.
  • White, A., Brannan, J. & Wilson, C. Mentoring New Faculty:  The Road Less Traveled. Paper presented at Georgia Association for Nursing Education 2008 Annual Conference, Pine Mountain GA
  • White, A. & Brannan, J. Basic Disaster Life Support Certification: Training for Mass Casualty Management. Paper presented at Georgia Association for Nursing Education 2007 Annual Conference St. Simon, GA.
  • White, A., Brannan, J. & Horne, C. The Challenges and Opportunities         of a Formal Faculty Mentoring Program, Poster session presented at Georgia Association for Nursing Education 2006 Annual Conference, St. Simon GA
  • Brannan, J. & White, A.  Integrating Emergency and Disaster Preparedness into Baccalaureate Curriculum Poster session presented at Georgia Association for Nursing Education 2005 Annual Conference, Savannah GA. (state)
  • White, A., Brannan, J. & Horne, C. (Oct, 2005)  A Mentor-Protégé Program for Novice Nurse Educators. Presentation to Georgia Hospital Association Grant Outcome Symposium. (local)
  • Brannan, J., Taylor, G. & Blake, B. (2004). The Use of Handheld PDAs in the Clinical Area: Evaluation by Students and Faculty. Paper presented at Georgia League for Nursing Annual Education Conference, Savannah GA.
  • Brannan, J. & White, A.  (Sept 2004). Human Patient Simulator Effects on Cognitive Skills and Confidence Level in Baccalaureate Nursing Students Learning to Manage Patients Experiencing a Myocardial Infarction. Paper presented atNational League for Nursing Education Summit, Orlando FL.
  • White, A. & Brannan, J. (Sept 2003).  The Human Patient Simulator: Student and Educator Responses to Experiential Learning. Paper presented at National League for Nursing Education Summit, San Antonio TX. (national)
  • Brannan, J., Roberts, V., & White, A. (2002).  R.N. Refresher—A Contrast and Comparison of Three Programs to Bring RNs Back Into Practice. Preconference workshop:Partnerships for the Future. Sponsor: Grand Valley State University, Chicago IL. (national)
  • Brannan, J., White, A. & Roberts, V.  (2002). Nurse Refresher: The Success of Online Methodology. Paper presented at Rutgers 20th Annual International Nursing  Computer and Technology Conference, New York, NY. (national)
  • Brannan, J. & White, A. (2001). Online Nurse Refresher Course Development:  Bringing Nurses Back on Board, Paper presented at Nurse Odyssey Conference, Seattle WA. (national)
  • Brannan, J. & Bremner, M. (2001). Decision-Making in an Online Simulated Environment, Poster session at Nursing Education 2001 Conference, Philadelphia PA            (national)


Grant Funded Projects

  • White, A., Brannan, J. & Horne, C. A Mentor/Protégé Program for Novice Nurse Educators, Awarded by Georgia Hospital Association for Johnson & Johnson. Grant Award: $25,000 
  • Brannan, J. & White, A.  National League for Nursing and Medical Education Technologies, Inc., Use of Human Patient Simulator Research Grant:  Human Patient Simulator Effects on Cognitive Skills and              
    Confidence Level in Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Students Learning to Manage Patients Experiencing an Acute Myocardial Infarction.  Grant award:  $7900. September 2002-2004.
  • Brannan, J. Teen Health Mentoring Project.  Learn and Serve Faculty Fellows Program, Service Learning Collaborative administered by Clark Atlanta University, Oct 1997—June 1998.  Grant Award:  $3000

 

 

Professional Interests

 

 

Nursing Education and Innovative Teaching Methods
Simulation and Technology in Nursing Education
Transition to Practice
Faculty Mentoring

 

 

Teaching Responsibilities

 

 

Nurs 3303 Clinical Pharmacology for Nurses (online)
Nurs 4417 Advanced Clinical Practicum
Nurs 9205 Philosophical Foundations of Nursing Education