Briana Rotter completed her BSN from University of Portland (UP) and is now an Assistant Professor at UP. She completed an MSN program from the University of South Alabama with a focus in primary and palliative care. She has worked as a nurse practitioner at Housecall Providers and functioned as a primary care provider for homebound patients. Briana completed her doctorate in nursing practice with a certificate in nursing education at the University of South Alabama. In addition to teaching, Briana works part time for Housecall Providers performing intake exams, discussing end-of-life healthcare wishes and providing advanced care planning for homebound patients and their loved ones. She has a passion for increasing nursing awareness and knowledge of palliative care. When she isn’t visiting patients or teaching, she can be found running, teaching a senior fitness class at the local gym, or vacationing to tropical places.
Briana say she was inspired to become a nurse by her parents. Although neither parent was in healthcare, Briana chose nursing because her father always stressed the importance of having a day job that also had significant meaning and made a difference in the world. Her grandmother told her stories of being a teenage volunteer at a local hospital who sat with dying people. Her grandmother’s love for end of life care, helped Briana realize that she would find purpose through providing quality palliative care. Briana finds joy to honor her mother, father, and grandmother in her daily nursing practice.
Briana is married to a youth Pastor and they have one child, Lenya. Briana enjoys family time as well as serving others. An avid runner, Briana has managed to tie running to her core values of serving others. Recently, Briana completed a charity race raising money for clean water in a developing country. She participated in raising over $12,000, enough money to build a well in a developing country.
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Fundamentals of Palliative Care – Palliative care does not mean that we do nothing. It requires a paradigm shift in thinking to allow clients to die with dignity. The concepts may be difficult for nurses to deal with in such delicate situations. Through case studies, exercises and role play scenarios, this course will examine the principles of palliative care. Come explore how nurses can make a difference in the dying clients last days and the lives of those they leave behind.