Dr. Brenda Boone

Brenda Boone
Phone: (619) 260-4537
Office: Hahn School of Nursing 227

Clinical Associate Professor

  • University of San Diego – PhD
  • San Diego State University – MSN
  • University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire - BSN

Dr. Brenda Boone is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science and Beyster Institute for Nursing Research. She is teaching in the Healthcare Informatic and MEPN programs. In addition, she is the capstone advisor for HCI program, an advisor for DNP projects, and serves on PhD committees.

Dr. Boone is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing.

Dr. Boone received her BSN from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire; her MSN from SDSU and her PhD from the University of San Diego. Dr. Boone has been practicing in procedural nursing; ie. ED, cath lab, radiology, for over 34 years. She has held a variety of positions, including staff nurse, manager and advanced practice nurse. She has served as a consulting member of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) implementation team as a way to ensure practice standards were adhered to accurately in the EHR, while supporting quality/practice outcomes and workflow in the clinical setting.

Dr. Boone served on the board of the Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing (ARIN) and was the organization’s first Director of Education. She continues to be an active member of the ARIN organization and is co-chair of the Clinical Practice and Research Committee. She presents nationally on various practices in Radiology and Imaging nursing. She was the key note speaker at a recent ARIN conference in Atlanta, GA on the topic of the Unique Voice of Nurses in Radiology.

Her research focus has been in the procedural nursing with emphasis on the work environment and the voice of the nurse in those settings. Her initial research into nursing work environment examined the factors that contribute to nurse-physician collaboration. Her dissertation research was a qualitative descriptive study on Interventional Radiology Nursing with a focus on the unique role of nursing in these high tech/low touch areas of nursing practice. Recent research has involved Transcendental Meditation and its impact on resiliency for nurses in addition to stroke interventional research. In whatever role she assumes, Dr. Boone focuses on igniting the passion in nurses and promoting advanced education for all health care professionals.

In her spare time, she enjoys walking along the beach, biking, paddle boarding and snorkeling. If you cannot reach her, she’s probably sun-tanning on a beach in Hawai’i.