Jasen R. Brooks, MSN, R.N., CNL

Lecturer II
Jasen Brooks


Jasen (pronouns he/him) joined the academic team at the Orvis School of Nursing (OSN), University of Nevada, Reno in 2020 after clinical and leadership experiences as a registered nurse in upstate New York, and Reno, Nevada. After clinical experiences in critical care, emergency nursing, nurse education and nurse management, he pursued his wound care certification, and has been a passionate wound care provider since 2012. His journey brought him to Reno in 2014, where he has worked in critical care, wound care and nursing education. Professor Brooks is passionate about equity, diversity and inclusion both on campus and professionally. Additionally, he focuses on wound care education, simulation technology, organ and tissue donation, and clinical experiences to enhance and enrich healthcare education and outcomes. In addition, he has the honor of being the faculty advisor for the Orvis Student Nurse's Association.

Professional experience

  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT), 2000 – 2002
  • Samaritan Hospital, Troy, New York - Progressive Care, Intensive Care, Clinical Adjunct December 2006 – December 2009
  • Peter’s Healthcare Partners, Albany, New York – Emergency Department January 2010 – December 2010
  • Ellis Medicine, Schenectady, New York – Cardiovascular and Medical Surgical Intensive Care December 2010 – February 2012
  • Ellis Medicine, Schenectady, New York – Nursing Quality and Education Specialist February 2012 – April 2013
  • Ellis Medicine, Schenectady, New York – Assistant Nurse Manager A5 April 2013 – July 2014
  • Northern Nevada Medical Center, Sparks, Nevada – Intensive Care, Inpatient Wound Care, Education Committee Chair, Staffing Committee Representative November 2014 – February 2020

Research interests

  • Wound care education and attitudes
  • Simulation technology
  • Gaming theory application

Courses Taught

  • NURS 318 Nursing Care of the Individual 1: Practicum
  • NURS 331 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
  • NURS 332 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 2
  • NURS 407 Pathophysiology: a Conceptual Approach
  • NURS 465 Adult Health and Geriatric Medical Surgical: Practicum
  • NURS 746 Evidence-Based Practice and Management of Clinical Outcomes


  • J Watts, T., Holston, E.C., Bear, E., Beaton, K., Boulos, D., Lervaag, N., & Brooks, J. RNformation 32 (3), 4-5
  • Perceptions of LGBTQIA+ persons on nursing care for an inclusive LGBTQIA+ healthcare


  • Master’s Degree in Nursing, Clinical Nurse Leader track from Orvis School of Nursing, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the College of Saint Rose, Albany, New York
  • Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing, Troy, New York