College of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
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.
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
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.