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Branden D. Taylor

Branden D. Taylor

Branden Taylor, native Midwesterner (Milwaukee, WI) and raised to be a southern gentleman in Houston, Tx but enjoy the pace of city life living in the DC, Maryland, Virginia area AKA (DMV). I have a love for traveling to the Caribbean and hanging at the beach. I graduated with a bachelor of science in biology and minor in chemistry with honors (Magna Cum Laude) from Prairie View A&M University just outside of Houston, TX . After that, I took some time to pursue bench research endeavors through apprenticeship programs at University of Texas Medical Branch and later at Yale University in the dept. of laboratory medicine, participated in breast cancer research, where I honed bench research skills such as pipetting, solution chemistry, and use of fluorescence spectroscopy. After participating in a clinical research project with a group of staff nurses, I found interest in pursuing a career in the clinical arena. After researching non-traditional programs from various programs and applying, I graduated from the University of Maryland MS Clinical Nurse Leader Program, a Master’s level entry into nursing practice degree. After obtaining bedside experience in acute care hospital settings. I transitioned into working in clinical informatics, ultimately being a credentialed trainer for EPIC portfolio, and advancing to charge RN, and ultimately working as an assistant RN Manager/Clinical Leader for an acute care high acuity inpatient medical psychiatry unit, I decided to obtain more education. I later returned to school at Drexel University in Philadelphia to obtain board certification and licensure as an Advanced Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (across the lifespan) and ultimately inducted into the Drexel University graduate chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. Previous experience include over 5 years of higher education in pre-licensure programs and advance practice graduate school programs. I was employed as the first psychiatric nurse practitioner to serve as consultation/liaison specialist in acute care medicine for one of the hospitals in the lifebridge health network.  I am currently pursing doctoral studies here at Chatham University with a current clinical focus on providing education to nurses on interventions to screen for polypharmacy in high-risk geriatric patients in long-term care. Additionally, I have experience working in correctional/forensic psychiatry, child/adolescent psychiatry, Emergency Room Consultative Psychiatry, Inpatient Psychiatry, and Outpatient Psychiatry programs in Baltimore city. I also worked alongside palliative care medicine to provide support to their population. I currently serve on the brain health committee of the National Black Nursing Association, participates in a work group on delirium management for AARP, and maintains an interest in neurocognitive disorders and consultation/liaison psychiatry. I enjoy teaching in an online learning format as it draws students of a variety of experiences to engage from a distance and obtain unique social experiences with their fellow peers.