Pennie Sessler-Branden, Ph.D.

Pennie Sessler-Branden, PhD, CNM, RN

Assistant Clinical Professor

Professional Experience:

  • As a CNM: total of 20+ years in women’s health settings
  • As an educator: 8+ yrs of experience teaching in BSN & MSN Programs at SCSU, Quinnipiac University (adjunct) and Univ. of Miami for  1 year

Primary Professional Service/Affiliation:

  • ACNM (American College of Nurse Midwives)
  • ANA (American Nurses’ Association) & CAN (CT Nurses’ Association)
  • NLN  (National League for Nursing ) & CLN (CT League for Nursing)
  • STTI (Sigma Theta Tau International)
  • INDEN (International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing)
  • ENRS (Eastern Nursing Research Society)

Degrees and Certifications

    • BSN, MSN in maternal child health and midwifery
    • CNM, PhD in Nursing Education

    Specialty or Specialist Certification/Training:

    • Certified Nurse Midwife: Maternal child health and well women OB/GYN

Teaching Responsibilities

    • Pathophysiology
    • Maternal Child health/the childbearing family

Research Interests & Grants

    • Advocacy
    • Maternal child health
    • Sexuality
    • Empowerment of patients, students and nurses

Honors, Awards & Fellowships

    • Love of Learning award from Phi Kappa Phi
    • Educator of the Year award; Jewish federation of greater New Haven
    • Hadassah Awards: Hand of Healing, National Leadership, Woman of the Year, Young Leaders’ Mission
    • Hadassah’s Centennial Leader: One of 100 top leaders in 100 years
    • Honor Societies: Sigma Theta Tau International  & Phi Kappa Phi 

Publications and Presentations

Contact Information

Office Location & Hours

  • Location:
    Nursing
    Cambridge 2-N-20
    College of Health Professions
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