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Arkansas State University


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

Which online degree program(s) 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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