Dr. Brandi W. Fruin, DNP, MSN Ed., RN

Dr. Brandi W. Fruin, DNP, MSN Ed., RN

Assistant Professor, Online Graduate Nursing Faculty

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Dr. Fruin is a first-generation college graduate. She has been in the medical field for more than 20 years, starting as a medical assistant in a dermatology office. Dr. Fruin’s RN experience includes medical-surgical, emergency department, and post-anesthesia care.

She began teaching clinical after learning that a dear friend thought she would love working with nursing students. Her friend was right; Dr. Fruin fell in love with teaching students how to care for patients.

Dr. Fruin’s undergraduate teaching experiences include didactic, clinical, and experiential learning in courses such as Foundations, Adult Health 1/Medical Surgical, Health Assessment, Pathophysiology-Pharmacology, Global Perspectives, and Caring in Human Cultures. Her graduate teaching experience includes courses like Culture and Health: Perspectives and the DNP Scholarly Practice Project series. She has also developed curriculum and serves on her state’s board of nursing screening panel.

Dr. Fruin is passionate about nursing and nursing education. She loves helping and caring for complete strangers. Caring for underserved populations and promoting cultural competence are important aspects of her practice as a nurse and educator.


  • DNP: Western Kentucky University
  • MSN Ed.: Aquinas College
  • BSN: Middle Tennessee State University

Professional Memberships:

  • GLMA
  • GLMA Nursing Section Leadership Team/Planning Committee
  • National League for Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau International: Kappa Theta and Pi Epsilon-at-Large Chapters