Brenda Kulhanek PhD, DNP, RN-BC, NPD-BC, FAAN

Associate Professor, Nursing Informatics, Vanderbilt University

Dr. Brenda Kulhanek is an associate professor of nursing informatics at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville, TN. Dr. Kulhanek is board-certified in nursing informatics, nursing professional development, and nursing executive leadership. Dr. Kulhanek’s past professional roles include division VP of clinical education for TriStar Health in Nashville, TN; corporate AVP of clinical education for HCA in Nashville, TN; corporate director of informatics and clinical education at Adventist Health in Sacramento, CA; and nursing informatics specialist at Phoenix Children's Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. She has direct experience working with EHR implementations, workflow and workload analysis and improvements, and the focus of her doctoral projects has been on informatics education and competency.