Rhonda Brown MSN, RN, CCRN-K started teaching at Avila as an adjunct professor in 2002. She started full time as an instructor at Avila two years later. Rhonda teaches in the medical/surgical and critical care courses in the senior year curriculum. She also is a clinical instructor and teaches in the Capstone course during the senior year. Rhonda along with another faculty member provides support during the summer after graduation for students as they prepare and take their NCLEX exam.
Rhonda received her BSN from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her MSN from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Rhonda has had her CCRN certification in critical care from 1986-2016, then received her certification as a CCRN-K in 2016. She teaches Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Cardiac Life Support to nurses, physicians, and other members of the medical field since 1988.
Rhonda has spent most of her nursing career working in the critical care setting. After two years on a surgical floor, she moved to a Medical ICU at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics, then as a float nurse in the surgical intensive care units during graduate school. Rhonda worked as a staff nurse, charge nurse, and preceptor for nursing students. After completing graduate school, she moved to Kansas City with her husband where she has worked as a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, and a staff nurse in the Post Anesthesia Recovery Room before starting at Avila.
Rhonda is married and has five children, all boys, and has loved attending all of their sports, music, drama and other activities.