College Directory

Mary Brennan,

Clinical Associate Professor
433 First Ave Room 516
New York, NY 10010
Areas of Specialization 

Adult-Gerontology, Acute Care, Coronary Heart Disease/Heart Failure

DNP, 2010, Case Western Reserve University
MS, 1990, Boston College
BSN, 1987, Salem State College
Professional Overview 
Dr. Brennan has developed an innovative, problem-based curriculum, using evidence-based practice, designed to enhance clinical decision-making for patients with acute and complex needs. She is the acting co-chair of the joint NYUCD/NYUCN Evidence-Based Steering Committee and co-chair of the Evidence-Based Decision-Making Group. Recently, Dr. Brennan participated in an intraprofessional initiative between the University of Ghana and NYU developed to improve the emergency care of infants, children and adults in Ghana.
Honors and Awards 
2009, Dean’s Award – International work in Ghana, New York University
1998, Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Award, New York University
1987, Massachusetts’ Nurse of the Year Award
1987, Hunt Memorial Hospital Nurse of the Year
RN, Adult Nurse Practitioner
Professional Membership 
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society
Eastern Nurse Research Society
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty
American Nurse’s Association
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

MS, Advanced Clinical Pharmacology Across the Lifespan
MS, Advanced Nursing Research
MS, Common Health Problems Across the Lifespan
MS, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care II:  Diagnosis and Management of Adult-Gerontology: Patients Across the Lifespan
MS, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care III:  Diagnosis and Management of Adult-Gerontology: Patients Across the Lifespan

Clinical Practice / Clinical Interests 

Heart Failure/Cardiac Disease/Hypertension
Evidence-Based Practice and Integration in a Master’s Curriculum
Evidence-Based Decision-Making

Hallas, D., Biesecker, B., Brennan, M., Newland, J. A., & Haber, J. (2012). Evaluation of the clinical hour requirement and attainment of core clinical competencies by nurse practitioner students. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 24, 544-553. 10.1111/j.1745-7599.2012.00730.x.
Brennan, M. (2009). Chronic lung disease. In M.L. Matzo & D.W. Sherman (Eds.), Palliative care nursing: Quality care to the end of life (3rd ed.), (pp. 271-284). New York: Springer.