Dr. Oglesby-Brihm is an Adult Nurse Practitioner who completed her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at the University of Florida, her Masters of Science in Nursing with an Adult Advance Practice Nursing degree from Florida International University and her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Florida Atlantic University. While working on her DNP, Dr. Oglesby-Brihm’s area of clinical focus was on implementing and evaluating a program known as Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives in Seniors (PEARLS) into an assisted living facility to reduce social isolation, loneliness and depression. The successful implementation of this program allowed Dr. Oglesby-Brihm to be chosen as a Rising Star in Research and Scholarship by the nursing honor society Sigma Theta Tau. This honor afforded her the opportunity to present the poster for the project at their Biennial International Convention.
Dr. Oglesby-Brihm has over 17 years of experience in the medical field specializing in areas such as primary care, heart/lung transplant, heart failure, left ventricular assist devices and stem cell transplant. While working in the hospital, Dr. Oglesby-Brihm was also part of the team that was responsible for developing protocols and educational program. She also conducted trainings for the nurses and staff in her specialty areas. In the academic setting, she has worked with nursing students teaching them at the foundational level in the clinical, lab and didactic components.
At Walden University, she will work with students in the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Advance Practice Registered Nurse Program.