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Brenda Elliott, Ph.D., RN, CNE

Assistant Professor of Nursing Coordinator of MSN, CAGS, and RN to BSN Programs

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belliott@messiah.edu

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717-796-1800 x7229

Interest and areas of expertise

Military/veteran health, military/veteran students in nursing education, military nursing, qualitative research, and various topics in home care practice

Education

BSN (Lycoming College)
MSN (Bloomsburg University)
Ph.D. (Widener University)

Classes I teach

NRSG 211 Professional Writing
NRSG 370 Professional Role Development
NURS 502 Nursing Research Design and Methodology
NURS 521 Curriculum in Nursing Education
NURS 623 Theoretical Foundations, DNP Role Development & Project Planning

Profile

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 received the Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Beta Chapter award for Excellence in Research, as well as Honorable Mention among all 2019 Research Briefs in Nursing Education Perspectives. “She recently served as lead editor for a book titled Veteran-centered care in education and practice: An essential guide for nursing faculty, in which she authored one chapter and coauthored two additional chapters” to read “Most recently, she and her colleagues were awarded the Sigma Theta Tau 2021 Capstone International Nursing Book Award for their book titled Veteran-centered care in education and practice: An essential guide for nursing faculty.”

Dr. Elliott is a member of the National League for Nursing, Academy of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau, and the Army Nurse Corp 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. 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.

Publications and Presentations

Books

Elliott, B., Chargualaf, K.A., & Patterson, B. (Eds.). (2021). Veteran-centered care in education and practice: An essential guide for nursing faculty. Springer Publishing (in production).

Research Articles

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, accepted for publication August 17, 2021.

Chargualaf, K.A., Patterson, B., & Elliott, B. (2021). Veterans competencies in nursing textbooks: Implications for educators. Nursing Education Perspectives, accepted for publication December 22, 2020.

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

Elliott, B., Chargualaf, K.A., & Patterson, B. (2019). Committing to my mission: Faculty experiences with student veterans in baccalaureate nursing education. Nursing Forum, 54(4), 619-628. https://doi.org/10.1111/nuf.12386

Patterson, B., Elliott, B., & Chargualaf, K. A. (2019). Understanding learning transfer of veterans in baccalaureate nursing programs: Their experience as student nurses. Nurse Education in Practice, 39, 124 – 129. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2019.08.013

Patterson, B., Elliott, B., & Chargualaf, K. A. (2019). Discovering a new purpose: Veterans’ transition to nursing education. Nursing Education Perspectives, 40(6), 352 – 354. https:/doi.org/10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000538

Elliott, B. (2019). Civilian nurses’ experiences caring for military veterans: Qualitative data from a mixed-methods study. Home Healthcare Now, 37(1), 36 - 43. https://doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0000000000000709

Other Publications

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), 0 - 0.

Elliott, B. (2020). Veterans health: Resources for addressing a Public Health concern. MedSurg Matters!, 29(2), 14 - 15.

Elliott, B. (2019). Examining sojourner's adjustment, transition, and cultural identity: A military spouse's perspective moving to Italy. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 26(4), 121 - 127.

Elliott, B. (2019). Tinnitus and hearing impairment in the veteran population. MedSurg Matters!, 28(3), 8-10.

Chargualaf, K., & Elliott, B. (2019). Psychological effects of military service on nurses: Applying research to civilian and academic settings. Online Journal of Nursing Issues. https://doi.org/10.3912/OJIN.Vol2No03Man02

Presentations

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 Sessoin]. AACN Transform 2021Conference. 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.

Chargualaf, K. A., Elliott, B., & Patterson, B. (2020, April 26-29). Veterans in nursing education: Evidence-based teaching practices (EBTP) to enhance learning and support transition [Poster presentation]. 8th International Nurse Education Conference (NETNEP 2020), Melia Stges, Spain. (conference cancelled due to COVID)

Chargualaf, K. A., Elliott, B., & Patterson, B. (2019, July 25-29). Facilitating veteran learning in bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) education: The faculty perspective [Conference session]. Sigma Theta Tau International’s 30h International Nursing Research Congress, Calgary, Canada.

Patterson, B., Elliott, B., & Chargualaf, K. A. (2019, July 25-29). Veterans experiences of learning and knowledge transfer in baccalaureate nursing education [Conference session]. Sigma Theta Tau International’s 30th International Nursing Research Congress, Calgary, Canada.