Brandi Stanley, Ph.D., MSN, RN

Brandi Stanley, Ph.D., MSN, RN

Pre-Nursing Facilitator and Assistant Professor

Professor Brandi Stanley joined Kramer School of Nursing faculty in January of 2020 after experiencing the “Kramer Way” as a PhD student. The philosophies of respect for self and respect for others as evidenced by the motto, “Be excellent to each other,” combined with the emphasis on academic rigor, attracted her to the school. She is passionate about teaching mental health through content instruction and lived experiences. Teaching future nurses the concepts of mental health and illness alongside self-care skills necessary for wellness develops their empathy for others and the ability to continue in sustained nursing practice.

Education and National Certifications

  • 2022: PhD – Oklahoma City University
  • 2018: MSN – University of Central Oklahoma
  • 1991: BSN – University of Oklahoma

Teaching Interest

  • Mental health and illness
  • Self-Care and stress reduction as primary prevention
  • Nursing research
  • Simulation

Current Research/Scholarly Interest

  • Primary prevention of nurse burnout and suicide through education/screening/referral of nursing students
  • Distress experienced by nursing students in the mental health rotation
  • Caregiver burden experienced by spouses following a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder
  • The trait of Spiritual Fortitude and how it relates to Stress Related Growth

Awards, Recognition and Service

  • Served on the Nurse Practice Council at regional and national level for SSM health
  • Served on the nurse competency steering committee for SSM Health
  • Member Sigma Theta Tau

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