Lisa Brennan

Lisa Brennan, DNP, MBA, RN, FNP-BC

  • Clinical Assistant Professor

Lisa Brennan graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and has been practicing in a variety of areas for the past 25+ years. In addition to her nursing degree, she also has an MBA, Doctor of Nursing Program, and is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Her nursing career has been in cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, emergency room, management, and program development. Since August 2019, she transitioned to teaching here at UWM full-time, to support the next generation of nurses.  


  • Eta Nu – Outstanding DNP Student Performance – 2021 
  • CEO Impact Award - 2017 
  • Aurora STAR - 2016 
  • NSUH Clinical Excellence Award - Nursing Spectrum Nominee for Nurse Manager of the Year, 2008 
  • NSUH Visionary Leader Award - November 2007 
  • NSUH Center of Excellence Award - Leadership Management, 2006