Dr. Brandi Sillerud is a tenured professor at Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM). She currently teaches in the graduate nursing and graduate healthcare administration programs at MSUM. Her area of expertise includes healthcare policy, health informatics, strategy/leadership, nursing leadership, quality/safety, and healthcare operation management. She is the program coordinator for the Masters in Healthcare Administration program at MSUM. She is a visiting professor at Chamberlain College of Nursing (CCN) and teaches courses in nursing informatics, leadership/strategy, and operational management. Her research interests include competency-based education, interprofessional collaboration, online learning/practical applications, competency assessment in healthcare leaders, and innovative healthcare delivery/patient safety models. She has published several articles, as well as presents on these important healthcare topics. Prior to academia, Dr. Sillerud held progressive leadership roles including nursing management, clinical informatics, and hospital and clinical operations; including vice president and senior vice president roles.
Dr. Sillerud obtained her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Minnesota with an emphasis in Health Innovation and Leadership. She obtained her Masters in Nursing from the University of Phoenix with an emphasis in nursing administration. In December of 2015, she became board certified as a Nurse Executive Advanced through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She holds current registered nursing licenses in Minnesota, Illinois, and the District of Columbia. She is active on several community and professional boards including the Minnesota Organization of Leaders in Nursing (Board Member/Treasurer), Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety (Board Member), PioneerCare (Board of Directors/Treasurer), American College of Healthcare Executives (North Dakota, Chapter- Faculty Chair), American Organization for Nursing Leadership, American Nurses Association, and Minnesota Organization of Registered Nurses.