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Julie Brandy, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNE

Julie Brandy Instructor Bio:
Dr. Brandy is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Valparaiso University. She holds a PhD in Nursing Science from Loyola University, Chicago, a master’s degree as a clinical nurse specialist in psychiatric/mental health nursing, and a post-graduate Certificate as a family nurse practitioner from Valparaiso University.
Dr. Brandy is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and as a nurse educator by the National League for Nursing. Her clinical background includes experience in critical care, surgery, acute, and residential psychiatric care, family practice. She currently practices as a nurse practitioner overseeing the care of rehabilitation and extended-care patients at a residential facility.
Dr. Brandy’s work has been published in the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services and Jacob’s Journal of Gerontology. She is a member of several professional nursing organizations including Sigma Theta Tau, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, National Gerontological Nursing Association, and the Midwest Nursing Research Society. She has been invited to serve as a reviewer for the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services. Her research interests include spirituality and mental health.

Julie Brandy's Continuing Education Courses

Overview of Psychosocial Issues in the Rehabilitation Setting

Overview of Psychosocial Issues in the Rehabilitation Setting

The powerful relationship between an individual’s physical wellbeing and his/her emotional wellbeing has been clearly described. Addressing both aspects of care should be a priority for all healthcare providers working with patients… Read Morearrow_right

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Management of Cognitive & Perceptual Issues in Rehabilitation Nursing

Management of Cognitive & Perceptual Issues in Rehabilitation Nursing

This course is part of our CRRN® Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge CRRN® Prep-Program.

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Management of Aggressive Behavior in the Rehabilitation Setting

Management of Aggressive Behavior in the Rehabilitation Setting

Healthcare professionals working in all settings have the potential to encounter patients demonstrating aggressive behaviors. Due to a multitude of reasons which will be presented, these are issues that may frequently be encountered by… Read Morearrow_right

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Holistic Care of Persons With Schizophrenia

Holistic Care of Persons With Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a chronic disease affecting nearly 1% of the United States population. Schizophrenia is considered the most disabling of the mental disorders, impacting all areas of an individual’s life. Health care professionals working… Read Morearrow_right

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Pathophysiology & Management of Type 2 Diabetes

Pathophysiology & Management of Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic, multisystem disease, with as muchas 9.3% of the United States population affected (ADA, 2018). Type 2 diabetes is the most prevalent form of diabetes, accounting for up to 95% of total diabetes cases (CDC,… Read Morearrow_right

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Pathophysiology & Management of Type 1 Diabetes

Pathophysiology & Management of Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes mellitus is a chronic multi-system disease, most often diagnosed in individuals under the age of 40. Early identification of the disease, along with appropriate glycemic control, can help to prevent significant long-term… Read Morearrow_right

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Holistic Care of Persons with Bipolar 1 Disorder

Holistic Care of Persons with Bipolar 1 Disorder

Bipolar Disorder, specifically bipolar 1, is a chronic disease affecting as much as 0.6% of the United States population. Health care professionals working with individuals with diagnosed bipolar 1 disorder may face challenges related to… Read Morearrow_right

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