Mirella Brooks

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Dr. Mirella V. Brooks works as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse/Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in nephrology in Kapolei, Hawaii. Dr. Brooks’ research interests include chronic illness management, genetics, and genomics. Dr. Brooks has 25+ years of nursing experience as a registered nurse in the areas of Intensive Care Nursing, Cardiac Care, Emergency and Trauma Nursing, Hospice Care, Organ, and Tissue Donation and Nursing Research. Dr. Brooks received an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Manhattan Community College in New York City, New York. She then attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa and received a BSN, MSN, and Ph.D. in Nursing. She has over 20 years of online teaching experience at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels and at Walden University, serves as a contributing faculty member in the DNP program.

Courses Taught

NURS 8000 - Foundation and Essentials in Nursing

NURS 8700 - DNP Project Mentoring

NURS 8701 - DNP Project Completion


AAS, Manhattan Community College

BSN, University of Hawaii at Manoa

MSN, University of Hawaii at Manoa

PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Awards / Honors

Awarded by Achievement Rewards for College Scientists, , 2005

Clinical Research Center (University of Hawaii), , 2004

Hawaii State Center for Nursing, , 2008

International Conference 1st National University , , 2008

National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurses Assoc, , 2007

National Institutes of Health (NIH), , 2009

National Institutes of Health (NIH), , 2009

Post-Doc Fellowship, NIH/NIDDK, 2008

Postdoctoral Fellowship by National Institutes of, , 2008

Professional Nurse Traineeship Grant, , 2005

Scholarship for Dissertation, Achivement award for College Scientists, 2004

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, , 2007

Summer Workshop in Genetics, NIH/NHGRI, 2012

Thomas Edison State College of Nursing Minority Educator, , 2007


Brooks, M. V. (2016). A Patient with Abnormal Menses: Case Study of a Nurse Practitioner’s Approach to Diagnosis and Management of von Willebrand Disease. Creative Nursing


Brooks, M. V. (2018). Designing and Implementation of a Genetics & Genomics undergraduate nursing course.