Katherin Brandt is a full-time tenured professor at Rio Hondo College, in Southern California, teaching in the Associates Degree Nursing program. She graduated with her BSN from California State University Los Angeles in 1997 and her MSN from California State University Dominguez Hills in 2008. Currently she is working on her DNP with a focus on organizational leadership from Easter Kentucky University. Katherin’s nursing experience includes working on a cardiac thoracic unit as a new graduate and then transitioning into the Emergency Room where she worked in a level 2 trauma center. During her time in direct patient care she frequently oriented new staff and precepted students discovering her desire to teach and the reason for her to return to school and earn her graduate degree with a focus on nursing education. While working in the emergency room she was in charge of staff training and ensuring annual competencies for the point of care testing as well as teaching in the new grad residency program for the emergency room involving both the creation of teaching materials as well as the delivery. In her current position she is the lead teacher for both second year medical-surgical nursing courses and maintains approval by the California Board of Registered Nursing to teach in the content areas of Medical-Surgical, Pediatrics, Psychiatric Mental Health and Gerontological nursing while being recognized as a content expert in both Medical Surgical and Gerontological nursing. She is the acting Assistant Director of the ADN program at Rio Hondo College and upon completion of her doctoral degree plans to continue in the field of academia and pursue a leadership position.
Katherin resides with her husband in West Covina, California.