Faculty & Staff Details

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Brenda Tousley

Title
Instructor
Phone
Campus
Larimer Campus
Office Location
GP250
Department
Nursing


Teaching Experience

My background is in critical care nursing. I attended the Army Critical Care Course when I was about a year out of nursing school and have worked in various capacities within that area for the majority of my career. I am currently the program manager for stroke and sepsis at the three Banner Health facilities in northern Colorado.

I started teaching clinicals for Front Range, Larimer Campus clear back in 2006. I taught med/surg clinical at PVH and at McKee Medical Center. I have also taught a few semesters for UNC and Aims and did 2 summer semesters teaching online for the University of Wyoming. My last two forays into higher education have been in online programs. My DNP and the post-Master's were mostly online with a few trips to Aurora to the University of Colorado AMC.

Education
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) - May 2018 - yes, you can call me Dr. Brenda :)
  • Post-Master's Certificate - Adult-Gero Clinical Nurse Specialist (AGCNS) - December 2014
  • Masters of Science in Nursing - Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) - December 1998
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) - June 1987
Additional Information
Professional Organizations

I currently belong to five professional organizations and serve on the board of directors for two organizations - one nursing and one healthcare-related but not nursing specific. I find being involved gives me satisfaction and allows me to have a voice in nursing policy. I have also been involved in many and varied committees and councils throughout my tenure with Banner Health (28 years and counting). I like to have a say in how I practice and this helps to give me that voice.

Certifications, Certificates, and Awards

I am board-certified in critical care (CCRN-K), dually certified as an adult-gero CNS (AGCNS-BC and ACCNS-AG) and as a legal nurse consultant (CLNC).

I have all the bedside certifications for basic life support (BLS), ACLS, PALS, ENPC, NRP, TNCC, and TCAR. And a teaching certificate to teach at Front Range Community College - clinicals and online.

In 2018, I received a Nightingale Luminary Award for my work with sepsis in our three northern Colorado Banner facilities.