Brenda Strysko

Dr. Brenda Strysko

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Brenda Strysko DNP, CNM, FNP-BC

Nursing Faculty

brenda_strysko@skc.edu
JPPAU Bldg, Room #205
Office:  (406) 275-4929
Fax:      (406) 275-4806

BSN ~ Oral Roberts University
MSN ~ Nurse Midwifery from SUNY – Stony Brook, NY
Post Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner
Doctorate of Nursing Practice from University of Massachusetts Amherst

Brenda Strysko DNP, CNM, FNP-BC has a vast background of clinical experience.  She is a Family Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwife.  She has decades of experience in Women’s Health and Family Practice.  Brenda earned her BSN from Oral Roberts University, her MSN in Nurse Midwifery from SUNY – Stony Brook, NY and her Post Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner and Doctorate of Nursing Practice from UMASS – Amherst.

A Montana native, her nursing career has carried her clinically to east coast teaching hospitals in Massachusetts, clinical practice in Vermont, and globally, serving 10 years in Zimbabwe, Africa.   In addition to clinical practice, Brenda has taught and precepted at the graduate, baccalaureate, and associate level with Simmons College, Maryville University, Northwest University, Southern Vermont College, and Greenfield Community College.

She holds numerous certifications which include the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and the American College of Nurse Midwifery.  She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. She is the recipient of the Med Send Award for Medical Missions and Global Health Care; the Elizabeth Woolrich Foundation Hospice, Palliative and End of Life Care Award; and the Davis Grant Teaching Award for curriculum innovation and pedagogical revisioning.

Her current desire is to mentor future nurses to face the academic challenges of nursing. Most importantly, she desires to encourage the essential leadership elements of empathy, caring, trust, and a focus on others, in each nurse.

Brenda enjoys listening to life stories across cultures and the life span. She enjoys global travel and being involved in her community and church.  Hiking, snowshoeing, reading a great biography or medical story, playing piano, listening to a live chorale or symphony, and swing dance are some of her favorites. She cherishes spending time with her family – her husband, 3 adult children and their families – which includes 6 “way above average” grands!