Critical care, cardiac, and medical surgical nursing; nursing education
Brenda Wiles, DNP, RN is an assistant professor at Xavier University School of Nursing in Cincinnati, Ohio. She earned a BSN (Spalding University) in 1990, an MSN (Xavier University) in 2008, an MEd (Xavier University) in 2009, and a DNP (Case Western Reserve University) in 2016.
She received the Miriam Agnes Payne Award in 1990. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and former member of the Association of Critical Care Nurses.
She has many years of experience as a registered nurse in the clinical setting. She began her career at Deaconess Hospital in Cincinnati, where she spent ten years as a staff and charge nurse in medical-surgical and telemetry nursing. She spent the next eight years working at Bethesda North Hospital in the ICU, during which time she was ACLS and CCRN certified. During this time she was well-known as a clinical leader with the ability to communicate and collaborate with all members of the interprofessional team, in order to promote patient safety and quality of care.
She has been in the nursing faculty role for over several years. She is a strong supporter of using technology in the classroom to promote student learning, patient safety, and interprofessionalism through the use of i-clickers, virtual and high-fidelity simulation, and electronic charting. Her current interest is to promote patient safety and quality care through the use of simulation in pre-licensure nursing education.