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Annette Browning

Associate Professor of Nursing
  • Ph.D., University of San Diego
  • M.S.N., California State University, Long Beach
  • B.S.N., University of Miami

As a clinical nurse specialist, Annette performed as a clinical educator in staff development for various hospitals and served over fifteen years as an RN in the delivery of direct patient care to the critically ill. After several years of functioning as an adjunct faculty member Annette joined the ranks of the Biola faculty full time. She independently authored Biola Nursing Department's critical care nursing curriculum from its inception. Dr. Browning has recently authored several articles on the topics of advance directives and end of life care in critical care related to spiritual care at end of life, empowering family members of patients in making appropriate end of life care decisions and the influences of technology on end of life care in critical care settings. Her primary area of research is moral distress in critical care nurses related to end of life care decision making Annette was largely responsible for the initiation of patient simulation into Biola's nursing curriculum and currently serves as the nursing department's Patient Simulation Coordinator. Dr. Browning is certified by the End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) as an end of life critical care trainer. She has been involved in church leadership and women's ministries for over twenty years, guest speaking on retreats and teaching bible studies.