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Kim Barrilleaux Brannagan

PhD, MSN, RN, Associate Professor

Kim Barrilleaux Brannagan
Kim Barrilleaux Brannagan

Dr. Brannagan has been an educator since 1986. After teaching for three years, she decided to further her education by completing a bachelors in nursing and masters in business administration in May 1993 from Nicholls State University. She began her professional nursing career in the neonatal intensive care step down unit with the Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She then moved into a position in the education department of a hospital in Houma, Louisiana. After serving two years as a nurse educator, Dr. Brannagan accepted the position of Marketing Director for the same hospital serving on several administrative and planning committees, conducting marketing research, and assisting nursing units with organizational design through management engineering methods. After deciding to return to school to complete her masters in community/public health nursing, she went on to become the Director of University Health Services at a local university. Dr. Brannagan completed her masters in nursing from Louisiana State University in May 2000. During this time she taught several courses as an adjunct faculty member in the college of business (management and marketing courses) and freshmen studies while serving as Health Services Director for 7 years. In 2006 she her earned her PhD in Nursing and joined Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing as a full-time faculty member in 2007. Further, Dr. Brannagan is a certified group fitness instructor and certified personal trainer, and has worked in both area for over 20 years. "The main reason I choose to teach at Loyola is because the values that the university holds are similar to my own values. I believe we are called to a profession and by answering that call we are obedient to God. Through our obedience we are able to serve the students in a personal and professional manner, providing them with the information and skills they will need to fulfill their own calling."


PhD, Southern University and A&M College, 2006; MSN, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, 2001; MBA, Nicholls State University, 1993; BSN, Nicholls State University, 1993; BS Ed, Nicholls State University, 1986

Classes Taught

  • NURS-G709 Legal & Ethical Issues in Healthcare
  • NURS-G711 Informatics
  • NURS-G712 Nursing Financial Resources I
  • NURS-G732 Population Health Management
  • NURS-G724 Outcomes Measurements & Data Management
  • NURS-G744 Nursing Financial Resources II
  • NURS-G752 Health Care Systems Practicum

Areas of Expertise

Health Promotion, Physical Fitness, Mentoring Nurses, Disease Management, Finance, Management and Research