Lisa Brennan

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

  • 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 Practice, and is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Her nursing career has been in cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, emergency room, management, and program development. Currently, in addition to her full-time teaching duties at UWM, Lisa works as an FNP caring for older adults in long-term care and subacute rehab facilities. 


  • 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 

Intellectual Contributions

Simpson, N., Brennan, L., & Thongpriwan, V. (n.d.). Home. American Association of Colleges of Nursing.