Dr. Pat Brown joined the Benedictine University faculty in 2013, and teaches in the B.S.N. program. Her instructional specialties include nursing research/evidence-based practice, healthcare policy, and nursing leadership.
Prior to coming to Benedictine, she served in different nursing roles in college and hospital administration, nursing education, staff development, and nursing research. She is an active member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and served on the Illinois Healthcare Action Coalition: Education Workgroup on Seamless Academic Progressions for Nurses. Dr. Brown is currently a member of the Editorial Board for Nursing & Healthcare International Journal, and was a contributing editor for Critical Care Nurse. She has authored and presented her research on the topic of family engagement in patient care at various regional, national, and international nursing conferences.
Dr. Brown earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Rush University with a focus in critical care family partnerships, Master of Science (M.S.) in adult medical/surgical nursing from Northern Illinois University, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in nursing from Andrews University, and an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in nursing from Morton College. She holds certification in critical care nursing and advanced practice nursing licensure as a clinical nurse specialist.