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Mirella Brooks RN, MSN, PhD

Photo of Mirella BrooksAdjunct Faculty,
RN-BS Online Completion Track


My name is Mirella V. Brooks. Currently, I am working as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse/Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in nephrology in Kapolei, Hawaii. My research interests are chronic illness management, genetics and genomics. My previous nursing experience consists of 25 years as a registered nurse in the areas of Intensive Care Nursing, Cardiac Care, Emergency and Trauma Nursing, Hospice Care, Organ and Tissue Donation and Nursing Research. I was born and raised in New York City. I am married; enjoy gardening, traveling, scuba diving and tennis.

I received an Associate Degree in Nursing from Manhattan Community College in New York City, New York. I then attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa for my Bachelors, Masters and PhD.

Professionally, I have 18 year’s experience of online teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. I enjoyed online learning as well as teaching. I look forward to learning along with you.

Published Articles in International or National Referred Journals

** Data Based

Brooks, M.V., Brooks, D.M., & Alvaro, S. (2016). A Patient with Abnormal Menses: Case Study of a Nurse Practitioner’s Approach to Diagnosis and Management of von Willebrand Disease. Creative Nursing, 22,(2) 101-105.

Wong, L., Ribeiro, M., Vasquez-Brooks, M. V., Estrelle, D., Wang, C., Arakaki, R. & Inouye, J. (2015). Recruitment of Asians and Pacific islanders with Type 2 Diabetes Into a Clinical Research Trial of Enhancing Diabetes Self-Management. Journal of Cultural Diversity.

Brooks, M. V., Leake, A., Parsons, C. & Pham, V. (January-March 2012). “A Review of the Literature: Dietary Intake of Filipinos with Type 2 Diabetes. 47, ( 1), 27-33.

**Thompson, H., & Brooks, M.V. (2010). Genetics and genomics in nursing: Evaluating essentials implementation. Nurse Education Today. Doi: 10.1016j.nedt.2010.023..

**Brooks, M. V., & Niederhauser, V. P. (2010). Preceptor’s expectations and issues with nurse practitioners clinical rotations. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners,

Lew, S., & Brooks, M. V. (2009). Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis: Clinical review and education for nurse practitioners. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 5(5), 344-349.

**Brooks, M. V. (2008). Health related hardiness in individuals with chronic illnesses. Clinical Nursing Research an International Journal17(2), 98-117.

Collyott, C., & Brooks, M.V. (2008). Evaluation and management of joint pain. Orthopedic Nursing, 27(4), 246-250.

Brooks, M. V., & Urso, P. (2008). Should a doctorate be required to teach nurse practitioner students? The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 4(2), 118-119.

Brooks, M.V., & Alvaro S. (2006). Our first international nursing conference: Chiang Mai, Thailand. International Council of Nurses. International Nursing Review, 53, 92-93.

Brooks, M.V. (2006). Von Willebrand disease an important differential for menorrhagia. Advance Nurse Practitioners, 14(3), 67-68.

Brooks, M.V. (2003). Health-related hardiness and chronic Illness: A synthesis of current research. Nursing Forum, 38(3), 11-19.