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Dr. Brinda McKinney-LeGrand

Dr. Brinda McKinney-LeGrand, Associate Professor

"I started teaching to help people fulfill their dream of becoming a nurse and making a positive impact on healthcare."

Degrees Held:

  • Ph.D. in Healthcare Services--Walden University, 2015
  • MSN, Emphasis in Education--Walden University, 2007
  • BSN--Arkansas State University, 2000
  • AAS--Black River Technical College, 1996
  • ASN--Park College, 1994

Career Highlights:

  • BSN chair, 2016-2019
  • Taught abroad in England, Ireland, France and Scotland

In which online degree program do you teach?


Which classes do you teach online?

Clinical Pathophysiology; High-Acuity Nursing; Professional Nursing Role; Nursing Management; Aging and the Older Adult; Women’s Health: Past, Present, & Future; Forensic Nursing; Evidence-Based Practice; Chronic Illness Nursing; Community Nursing; Cultural Comp. in the Health Professional

What do you want students to learn in your classes?

I want my student to learn how to locate, understand and apply best practices in healthcare and critically think in the clinical setting.

What advice would you give to those considering this program?

You need to be self-driven and attentive to detail, as well as organized and punctual to succeed.

Why did you start teaching?

I started teaching to help people fulfill their dream of becoming a nurse and making a positive impact on healthcare.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

“Who Moved My Cheese?” by Spencer Johnson, M.D.

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know about you.

I love to travel abroad and assist with national and international mission projects.

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