Dr. Jeri Brandt

Professor of Nursing & MSN Program Coordinator
(402) 465-2336
jlb [at] NebrWesleyan.edu
Burt Hall 314, Omaha first floor
Office hours: 

By appointment, I try to arrange appointments before or after class. I will come in evenings during fall, spring and summer.


Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, BryanLGH Medical Center, 2000-2005.
On call position for examination and collection of evidence for persons who have been raped.

Case Manager, Health Lincoln, an affiliate of Lincoln General Hospital, 1996
Home health nurse case manager for primarily elderly population on a part-time basis.

Geriatric-Psych Nurse Consultant-Nebraska State Department of Public Institutions, 1991 – 1996 Responsible for evaluation of mentally ill clients throughout the state of Nebraska to determine appropriate treatment and placement, specifically to determine if client needs required inpatient or nursing home care.

Associate Director of Nursing, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Lincoln, NE. September, 1982 - July, 1990
Major responsibilities:
• Research Committee
• Multidisciplinary Student Clinical Coordination,
• Quality Assurance
• Risk Management
• Clinical Ladder.
• Coordinated faculty and staff at 1 of 11 sites selected for the National Robert Wood Johnson Teaching and Nursing Home Project, 1987 – 1990, continued as joint appointment with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Lincoln.

Gero-consultant for Lincoln-Lancaster County Community Mental Health Center, Aging Program, Lincoln, NE. July 1980 - August 1982

Staff Nurse/Charge Nurse, Madonna Professional Care Center, Lincoln, NE,

Public Health Nurse and Supervisor, Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, Lincoln, NE, August 1974 - August 1976.

Staff Nurse, Lincoln General Hospital, Lincoln, NE.


University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
September 1970 - May 1974, B.S.N.

University of Nebraska College of Nursing, Omaha, NE
January 1976 - December 1978, M.S.N. in Psychiatric and Mental Health
Nursing. Research: "Interactional Involvement as an Attachment Behavior
between Nursing Home Residents and Nursing Personnel" (unpublished)

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, Ph.D., 1988
in Administration and Curriculum Instruction.
Dissertation: Effect of Pacing and Visual Stimuli on the Memory of Older Adults."

University of Nebraska College of Nursing, Omaha, NE,
August 1992 - December, 1993
Post Graduate Community Health Nursing Specialization

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO,
July, 1999 – August, 2000 Transcultural Nursing Certification Program

Course schedule: 

Wednesdays are at Lincoln site 402-465-2336
Thursdays are at the Omaha site 402-827-3555

Research and academic interests: 

Continuing research based on Watson's Caring Theory working with graduate students
Improvement of utilization of evidence based nursing practice
Cultural Sensitivity and Knowledge of Nurses

Service interests: 

Clinic with a Heart Volunteer and Assistant Team Leader

Professional and community affiliations, certifications and awards: 

Midwest Nursing Research Society 1985 – 1990, 2006-current
Nebraska Nurse's Association
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honorary, Nu Rho Chapter, Vice President,
Transcultural Nursing Society
Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honorary, Charter Member of Iota Rho Chapter, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1995
American Red Cross Lancaster County Chapter “Jeanette Nungesser Award.” 1996
Ameritas Fellow Award, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1999
Who's Who in American Nursing, 1986.
Nebraska Nurse's Association Nurse Educator of the Year, 2011
Certified Nurse Educator through the National League for Nursing, 2011