Brenda Douglass, DNP, APRN
Specialties and Expertise
- Adult Health
- Care Coordination
- Chronic Care
- Primary Care
- Public Health
- Self Care
- Social Determinants of Health
- Transition of Care
- Workforce Development
Brenda Douglass, a nursing leader with over 30 years of experience, began her career at the bedside specializing in emergency nursing. She brings forth a unique perspective as a faculty educator and clinician with a robust career trajectory assimilating academic, clinical, leadership, and administrative roles. Among her previous experience in academia, she launched administrative roles from inception serving as a DNP program director, coordinator of clinical faculty, and coordinator of graduate nursing adjunct faculty. In the clinical arena, her expertise spans the health of individuals and populations across acute and community settings. As a family nurse practitioner, she has practiced in various areas including primary care, cardiopulmonary, sleep medicine, endocrinology, retail health clinic, and innovative care models. Collectively in all roles and settings, she has brought a passion for nursing and education. She has been committed to preventative wellness and positively impacting outcomes in chronic disease prevention and management. Dr. Douglass believes it is essential for nurse leaders in contemporary health care to be well equipped for complex care environments. As an educator, she leverages her wealth of knowledge and skillset in preparing future clinicians to deliver evidence-based care and optimize health outcomes. She serves as a catalyst to develop aspiring nurses for critically needed practice and leadership roles with an eye toward technologies and future innovations. Dr. Douglass has served extensively as a mentor, preceptor, and advisor supporting students and colleagues. She holds roles on national committees and in venues addressing advance practice issues. In addition to her academic role, she maintains an active practice in endocrinology & metabolic disorders and serves patients also for primary care. Dr. Douglass is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) and a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (CTTS).
Below are selected resources. For more information, please see full CV.
Staeger, S., Douglass, B., Mitchell, S., Buchholz, S., and Wise, B. (2022) Traversing Academic Rank Promotion for Nurse Practitioner Faculty. (In Press; Online Ahead of Print) DOI: 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000685
Ruffin, L., Douglass, B., Boyd, C., Denning, S., & Crowell, T. (2020). Using Health Coaching to Improve Glycemic Control in African American Diabetics: An Integrative Review. American Journal Biomedical Science & Research, 9(6), 54-58.
Douglass, B., Solecki, S., & Fay-Hillier, T. (2020, April 6). The harmful consequences of vaping: a public health threat. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 31(2), 79-84.
Douglass, B. (2018). Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). In Martin-Plank, L., Kennedy-Malone, L., & Duffy, E. editors. Advanced Practice Nursing in the Care of Older Adults, 2nd edition. Chapter 8. Philadelphia, PA; F.A. Davis Company.
Douglass, B. & Solecki, S. (2017, August). Teen Vaping: Time to clear the air. Contemporary Pediatrics, 34(8), 24-32.
Douglass, B. (2017). Acute Exacerbation of a Chronic Condition. In Fitzpatrick, J., Alfes, C., & Hickman, R. (Eds). A Guide to Mastery in Clinical Nursing: The Comprehensive Reference. Chapter I Emergency and Critical Care Nursing. New York, NY; Springer Publishing.
2021 Teaching Excellence Award Nominee, College of Nursing & Health Professions, Drexel University
2019 Academic Rank Promotion, Associate Clinical Professor, Drexel University
2018-2019 Emerging Educational Administrator Institute, Scholar (one of nine scholars selected internationally; completed 18-month mentored-leadership Traineeship), Sigma Theta Tau International
2018 Teaching Excellence Award Recipient, College of Nursing & Health Professions, Drexel University
2017 Teaching Excellence Award Nominee, College of Nursing & Health Professions, Drexel University
2011 Academic Distinction, Summa Cum Laude, Chatham University | Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society Induction, Chi Zeta Honor Society Induction
2006 Academic Distinction, Summa Cum Laude, Thomas Jefferson University | Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society Induction, Delta Rho Honor Society Induction
2005-2006 Award Recipient Full-tuition Scholarship, Independence Blue Cross/Blue Shield, PA Higher Education Scholarship
2004-2005 Award Recipient Full-tuition Scholarship, Independence Blue Cross/Blue Shield, PA Higher Education Scholarship
2004 Academic Distinction, Summa Cum Laude, Immaculata University | Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society Induction, Alpha Sigma Lambda Chapter