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Dr. Brandy Mechling

Dr. Brandy Mechling, Assistant Professor

"Since my youth, I had a passion for nursing and teaching. I value lifelong learning and enjoy sharing what I have learned with others."


Degrees Held

  • Ph.D. – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2013
  • MSN – Hampton University, 2005
  • BSN – Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1997

Career Highlights

My main area of expertise is mental health nursing. I am certified to conduct psychotherapy with children, adolescents and young adults. My research focuses on youth outcomes after experiencing adverse childhood experiences.

In which online programs do you teach?

RN to BSN, MSN Nurse Educator

Which class do you teach online?

NSG 480: Transcultural Health Care, NSG 524: Foundations and Evidence-Based Practices for Nursing Education Clinical Instruction, and NSG 592: Special Topics

What types of work/projects can students expect in your online courses

Discussion boards, quizzes/exams, self-assessments, readings and group work/presentations

Why did you start teaching?

Since my youth, I had a passion for nursing and teaching. I value lifelong learning and enjoy sharing what I have learned with others.

What is the value of a BSN for current, working nurses?

The profession will reach a point in which a BSN is required for entry into practice.

What qualities make someone particularly successful in nursing?

Critical thinking skills, acceptance, having true empathy for others, and strong interpersonal and communication skills

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