Brenda Jahnke (last name pronounced “Yón-key”) Brenda has been an RN for nearly 39 years, a graduate of Chico State. She received her MSN from the University of Nevada-Reno as a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist.
She has worked in the clinical area of cardiology for 25 years. She has also held positions as an Education Coordinator, Trauma Coordinator, Clinical Nurse Specialist, tenured Professor of Nursing and most recently as Director of Education and now House Supervisor. She is a 30+ year volunteer for the American Heart Association, chairing several local committees and serving on the speaker’s bureau. Brenda has also participated with the National Council of States Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) in item writing, item reviewing and test plan development for the NCLEX-RN and NGN (next-generation NCLEX) exams. In addition, Brenda has presented at several national conferences including: AACN (American Association of Critical-care Nurses) National Teaching Institute (NTI), APNA (American Psychiatric Nursing Association), and ASPAN (American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses), NAON (National Assocaition of Orthopedic Nurses), and ANNA. In May 2018, Brenda was recognized by her community for Lifetime Achievement in Nursing.