Connie Brehm, PhD, FNP, PHN, RN

Professor Emeritus
Phone: ext. 5404
Office Location: Building One, Room #303
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Biography

Dr. Brehm holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Public Health degrees from UCLA. Her Master of Science in Nursing with Family Nurse Practitioner specialty is from California State University at Long Beach. Her PhD in Nursing, awarded in 1997 from University of Colorado School of Nursing, focused on Community Health. Her dissertation research was entitled: Outcomes of Nursing Case Management of Back-Injured Healthcare Workers. She was founder and director of APU School of Nursing's Homeless Healthcare Outreach (1997 to 2017). Dr. Brehm makes contributions to professional nursing education as a trained site evaluator for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing (CCNE) a position held since 2003. Now retired from full-time teaching she provides consultation to the School of Nursing related to program assessment and accreditation.

Education

  • PhD, Nursing (Emphasis in Community Health), University of Colorado Health Sciences Center at Denver
  • MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, California State University at Long Beach
  • MPH, International Health, University of California, Los Angeles
  • BSN, University of California, Los Angeles

Credentials/Certifications

  • Family Nurse Practitioner, CA Board of Registered Nursing
  • NP Furnishing License, CA Board of Registered Nursing
  • Public Health Nurse Certificate, CA Board of Registered Nursing
  • Registered Nurse, CA Board of Registered Nursing

Academic Areas

  • School of Nursing
    • Undergraduate Programs
    • Graduate Programs

Expertise

  • Community Health Nursing
  • Homelessness and Impact on Health
  • Nursing Program Assessment and Accreditation

Courses Taught

  • UNRS 382 – Community Health Nursing
  • UNRS 382P – Community Health Nursing Practicum
  • GNRS 597 – Comprehensive Examination Directed Study

Office Hours

Monday 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Thursdays 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Appointments available upon request. Please contact me to set up an appointment.

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