Brenda Swanson-Biearman, RN, MPH, DNP

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Brenda Swanson-Biearman holds a BSN from Carlow University, an MPH (Epidemiology) from the University of Pittsburgh, where she was NIH training fellow in aging, and a DNP from Waynesburg University. She was the distance education coordinator in the Graduate and Professional Studies programs at Waynesburg University. For seven years Dr. Swanson-Biearman was an assistant professor and research coordinator in the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program at Chatham University. She served on various committees and chaired the institutional review board. She has over 17 years of clinical experience in pediatric endocrinology, critical care and toxicology, has authored several publications and textbooks, and is a grant reviewer for the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation and the Pittsburgh Foundation.

Dr. Swanson-Biearman has been involved with simulation while at Chatham University and Waynesburg University and studied use of simulation with physical therapy students. Additionally, she has taught online healthcare statistics and consults with faculty in developing distance education courses. She has been a committee member on several doctoral dissertation/capstone committees and is a reviewer for the Journal of Holistic Nursing.

She teaches primarily in the master’s project courses, simulation and ACM courses. Dr. Swanson-Biearman is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society.