Assistant Professor of Nursing Coordinator of MSN, CAGS, and RN to BSN Programs
Military/veteran health, military/veteran students in nursing education, military nursing, qualitative research.
BSN (Lycoming College)
MSN (Bloomsburg University)
Ph.D. (Widener University)
NRSG 211 Professional Writing
NURS 502 Nursing Research Design and Methodology
NURS 521 Curriculum in Nursing Education
NRSG 350 Nursing Research for Evidence-Based Practice
NURS 530 Teaching Methods for Clinical Practice in Nursing Education
NURS 531 Nurse Educator: Leadership Role Development – Capstone
Dr. Brenda Elliott started her nursing career in the Army Nurse Corps from 1994 – 1998. She spent the majority of her clinical practice in home care and has experience teaching in traditional BSN, RN to BSN, MSN, and BSN to DNP programs. Her doctoral dissertation was a narrative study of military nurses’ experiences post-deployment. In 2020, Dr. Elliott served as lead editor for a book titled Veteran-centered care in education and practice: An essential guide for nursing faculty. The book earned two awards in 2021, Sigma Theta Tau 2021 Capstone International Nursing Book Award and AJN Book of the Year in the category of Nursing education/Continuing education/Professional development.
Dr. Elliott is a member of the National League for Nursing (NLN), American Nurses Association, Academy of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, and the Army Nurse Corps Association, for which she serves as a research grant reviewer. She also serves on the editorial board for Home Healthcare Now and as a peer reviewer for five nursing journals. In 2022 Dr. Elliott was selected and completed the NLN LEAD program. She was also inducted into the NLN Academy of Nursing Education Fellows. Dr. Elliott is a certified nurse educator and coordinates the MSN, CAGS, and RN to BSN programs.
Dr. Elliott and her husband Brian (U.S. Army COL, Retired) have four children and enjoy any activities where they can be outdoors.
Elliott, B., Chargualaf, K. A., & Patterson, B. (Eds.). (2021). Veteran-centered care in education and practice: An essential guide for nursing faculty. Springer Publishing.
McMillan, L. R., Elliott, B., & Chargualaf, K. A. (2022). Above and beyond the call of duty: Rural home care and hospice nurses’ experiences caring for veterans. Home Healthcare Now, 40(1), 19 - 26. https://doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0000000000001031
Chargualaf, K. A., Patterson, B., & Elliott, B. (2022). Veterans competencies in nursing textbooks: Implications for educators. Nursing Education Perspectives, 43(1), E2 – E7. https://doi.org/10.1097.NEP.0000000000000923
Chargualaf, K. A., Patterson, B., & Elliott, B. (2021). Analysis of content gaps in prelicensure nursing textbooks to meet veteran care competencies. Nurse Educator, 46(5), E108 – E112. https://doi.org/10.1097/NNE.0000000000001024
Sikes, D. L., Patterson, B., Chargualaf, K. A., Elliott, B., Song, H., Boyd, J., & Armstrong, M. L. (2021). Predictors of student veterans’ progression and graduation in Veteran to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (VBSN) programs: A multi-site study. Journal of Professional Nursing, 37(3), 632 - 639. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2021.03.008
Elliott, B. (2020). Military spouses’ transition experiences sojourning abroad: A narrative analysis. Nursing Forum, 55(4), 703 - 710. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nuf.12487
Elliott, B., Beck, J.A., & Buffenbarger, J. (2020). Learning transfer and transition of certified nursing assistants’ to baccalaureate nursing programs. Nursing Forum, 55(2), 197 – 204. https://doi.org/10.1111/nuf.12416
Slabaugh, K., & Elliott, B. (2022). Making time and being present: Spiritual care revisited. Home Healthcare Now, 40(3), 154 - 158. https://doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0000000000001066
Elliott, B., Chargualaf, K.A., & Patterson, B. (2021 Sept/Oct). A multimodal approach to enhance nurses’ capacity to care for military veterans. MedSurg Nursing, 30(5), 345 - 352.
Elliott, B. (2020). Veterans health: Resources for addressing a Public Health concern. MedSurg Matters!, 29(2), 14 - 15.
Chargualaf, K. A., Elliott, B., & Patterson, B. (2022, Sept 29 – Oct 2). Aligning veteran and medical-surgical competencies to provide veteran-centered care. [Poster session]. 2022 AMSN Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX, United States.
Elliott, B., Chargualaf, K. A., & McMillan, L. (2022, July 21 – 25). Nurses’ experiences caring for veterans in rural community settings. [Conference session]. Sigma Theta Tau International’s 33rd International Research Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Elliott, B. (2022, July 21 – 25). Health risks associated with sojourning abroad: U.S. military spouses’ experiences living in Italy. [Pecha Kucha session]. Sigma Theta Tau International’s 33rd International Research Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Sikes, D. L., Patterson, B., Chargualaf, K. A., Elliott, B., & Song, H. (2022, July 21 – 25). Increasing nursing workforce with military veterans. [Conference session]. Sigma Theta Tau International’s 33rd International Research Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland.
McMillan, L. K., Elliott, B., & Chargualaf, K. A. (2022, March 24 - 26). Caring for veterans in rural communities: Personal and patient safety considerations. [Conference session]. Sigma Theta Tau International’s Creating Healthy Work Environments Conference. Washington, DC, United States.
Elliott, B. (2021, Dec 9). How the spirit of inquiry has guided a research trajectory focused on improving care of veterans. [Conference keynote].Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center Nursing Research/EBP Conference. Harrisburg, PA, United States.
Elliott, B., Chargualaf, K. A., & Patterson, B. (2021, Dec 3-5). Closing the gap: Identifying veteran-specific textbook content gaps and veteran-care competencies. [Conference Session]. AACN Transform 2021 Conference. Dallas, TX, United States.
Elliott, B., Chargualaf, K. A., & Patterson, B. (2021, Nov 6 - 10). Veterans in nursing education: Evidence-based teaching strategies to enhance learning and support transition [Conference session]. Sigma Theta Tau International 46th Biennial Convention, Indianapolis, IN, United States.
Chargualaf, K. A., Elliott, B., & Patterson, B. (2021, Sept 29 – Oct 3). Applying social determinants of health to impact veteran health outcomes [Virtual conference session]. 2021 AMSN Annual Convention, Orlando, FL, United States.
Elliott, B., Hamid, G., Dyar, K., & Chargualaf, K. A. (2021, Sept 9). Honoring military veterans: Four approaches to achieving a veteran-centered nursing practice [Virtual webinar]. Springer Publishing.
Chargualaf, K. A., Elliott, B., & Patterson, B. (2021, April 30). A holistic approach to veteran health care in our communities [Virtual webinar]. Distinguished Nursing Lecture on Behalf of the Veterans Serving Veterans Nursing Fellowship Program @ Rutgers University, Camden University School of Nursing, Camden, NJ, United States.