Kim Brannagan, PhD, RN, MBA, BS Ed

Assistant Professor
Kim Brannagan
Career Highlights
  • 15+yrs healthcare leadership experience
  • 15 years as Nurse Educator (healthcare facility) and School Nurse Administrator
  • Teaches master's level finance, management practicum, research, advanced population health

Dr. Kim Brannagan is an Assistant Professor in Nursing. Her educational background began with the completion of her bachelors in business education and minor in marketing, from Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA in 1986.

After teaching for three years, she decided to further her education by completing a bachelors in nursing and master’s in business administration in May 1993 from Nicholls State University. She began her professional nursing career in the neonatal intensive care step down unit with the Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She then moved into a position in the education department of a hospital in Houma, Louisiana. After serving two years as a nurse educator, Dr. Brannagan accepted the position of Marketing Director for the same hospital serving on several administrative and planning committees, conducting marketing research, and assisting nursing units with organizational design through management engineering methods.

After deciding to return to school to complete her masters in community/public health nursing, she went on to become the Director of University Health Services at a local university. Dr. Brannagan completed her masters in nursing from Louisiana State University in May 2000. During this time she taught several courses as an adjunct faculty member in the college of business (management and marketing courses) and freshmen studies while serving as Health Services Director for 7 years. In 2006 she her earned her PhD in Nursing and joined Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing as a fulll-time faculty member in 2007.

“…we are able to serve the students in a personal and professional manner, providing them with the information and skills they will need to fulfill their own calling.”

"The main reason I choose to teach at Loyola is because the values that the university holds are similar to my own values. I believe we are called to a profession and by answering that call we are obedient to God. Through our obedience we are able to serve the students in a personal and professional manner, providing them with the information and skills they will need to fulfill their own calling.”

Courses Taught

NURS 712 Nursing Financial Resources I
NURS 732 Population Health Management
NURS 744 Nursing Financial Resources II
NURS 752 Health Care Systems Practicum
NURS 930 DNP Advanced Practicum I
NURS 945 DNP Advanced Practicum II
NURS 960 DNP Scholarly Project

Published Works

Brannagan, K. B. (2012). Enhancing online finance education for non-financial managers. Journal of Online Learning & Teaching, 8(1).

Brannagan, K. B., Dellinger, A., Thomas, J., Mitchell, D., Lewis-Trabeaux, S., & Dupre, S. (2013). Impact of peer teaching on nursing students: perceptions of learning environment, self-efficacy, and knowledge. Nurse Education Today, 33(11), 1440-1447. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2012.11.018

Brannagan, K., & Oriol, M. (2014). A model for orientation and mentoring of adjunct faculty in nursing. Nursing Education Perspectives, 35(2), 128-130. doi: pending


PhD, Southern University and A&M College
MSN, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
MBA, Nicholls State University
BSN, Nicholls State University
BSEd, Nicholls State University