Brelinda (Bre) Kern, Ph.D., R.N.

Brelinda KernAssistant Professor of Nursing

Office: Nursing House

Phone: (618) 537-2141


Ph.D. in Nursing Education, Nova Southeastern University, (2012)

M.S.N., Education, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (2004)

B.S.N., University of West Florida (1991)

A.D.N., Paducah Community College (1979)

Prior Work Experience

Kaskaskia College- Adjunct Nursing Instructor: Served as an adjunct instructor for Ortho/Neuro and OB clinical. Adjunct Nursing Instructor at the East St. Louis campus LPN program teaching didactic.

Southwestern Illinois College- Adjunct Nursing Instructor: Taught Health related occupations courses and served as an adjunct clinical instructor

Belleville Family Practice Clinic-Green Team Nurse: Served as the nurse for three faculty physicians and six residents. Managed communications between patients and their appointed physician. Served as the clinic OB nurse offering OB orientation to couples with a positive pregnancy test. Maintained OB records which were separate from their regular medical records. Served as the liaison between the delivering hospital and the clinic.

Personal Quote

"Everyone should have the right to pursue an education and succeed."


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Research Interests

Impact of Faculty Facilitated Study Sessions on Course Grades of Associate Degree Nursing Students.

Scholarly Interests

Student Success


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