Saint Luke's College honored Dr. M. Kathleen Brewer, PhD, ARNP, BC, as the newest member the emeritus faculty on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. The ceremony was attended by board members and the emeritus faculty.
Dr. M. Kathleen Brewer becomes newest emeritus faculty member
Dr. Kathleen Brewer worked at Saint Luke’s College from 2009-2014.
She earned a doctor of philosophy in nursing, and a master’s of science with an emphasis in psych/mental health advanced registered nurse practitioner from Georgia State University. She received her bachelor’s of science in nursing from Brenau Women’s University and her diploma in nursing from St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing.
During her career, Dr. Brewer received 18 nominations for a variety of teaching and other notable awards. In 2012, she received the Professional Achievement Award from Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences, and in 2010 she was awarded the Charles Passante Annual Humanitarian Award. She was the Health Information Technology Scholar Recipient from the National League of Nursing in 2009.
She has been published 12 times in a variety of nursing publications as well as in nursing curriculum textbooks and has given 28 professional presentations.
During her tenure at Saint Luke’s College, Dr. Brewer served as professor and director of the nursing graduate program. She was involved in a variety of committees serving as chairperson of the faculty senate and faculty affairs. Most notably, she spearheaded the revision of the nursing curriculum. She served as an associate professor at the Kansas University School of Nursing. She was also a professor at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia and a faculty member at Emory University in Atlanta.
She has many professional affiliations including Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nurses and Phi Mu International Honor Society for Sociology. She is a member of the International Psych/Mental Health Nurses Society Member Research Council and the American Psychiatric Nurses Society.
Dr. Brewer is currently a volunteer at Salvation Army Rehabilitation Center Clinic where she provides homeless men with health assessments. She is a board member for the Kansas Nurse Advocate Program. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Newhouse Battered Women’s Shelter and is on the Advisory Council at St. Benedictine College School of Nursing.