John Brannen
John Brannen
Assistant Professor, Practical Nursing 

Office: HSHS 118
Phone: 208-732-6717
John Brannen

Education Information

Graduated CSI ADN program 1993.

BSN from Idaho State University 2000.

MSN from Idaho State University 2011

Background/Personal Information

In 1987 I started my health professional career as an EMT in Jackpot, NV. I enjoyed it tremendously and in 1990 decided to enroll at CSI and pursue a career in nursing. I graduated in 1993, and worked two years at St. Luke's Magic Valley Regional Medical Center on the medical floor. I enjoyed working with those with mental health issues and in 1995 went to work for the Dept. of Health and Welfare in their Adult Mental Health office where I spent 8 years. There I managed medications and did planning and case management. Before coming to CSI, I spent my previous three years working in an acute care geriatric psych hospital. My expertise is in co-occuring disorders where mental health issues and substance abuse issues meet. My love of nursing and teaching excites me each day and I hope to instill that in those I teach.

 I have lived in Idaho most of my life, having spent my early childhood in Brazil. I love the outdoors, Native American culture, positive people, and tropical beaches.

''A nurse needs a strong mind, healing hands, and a compassionate heart.' Virginia Henderson, Phd, RN

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that there are no 'problems' in life, only opportunities in workclothes. So I feel that to educate is to inspire in another the desire to obtain self-actualization and the most important tool you ever have is your attitude. So I quote from Albert Einstein:

                    'Out of the clutter,

                           find simplicity.

                     From discord,

                           find harmony.

                     In the middle of difficulty,

                           lies opportunity.'

Course Information

Links of Interest

  1. Daily Meditation
  2. Personal web page



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