“I believe that Brandman graduates will be the cutting-edge leaders of tomorrow’s health care.”
Tyke C. Hanisch, DNP, APRN, FNP-c
Director, RN to BSN Program
Clinical Associate Professor
MS Community Health Nursing, Arizona State University
DNP, Arizona State University
As Director of the RN to BSN program, Dr. Hanisch looks forward to working with students to advance professionally and become innovative nursing leaders. She cannot wait to see her students grow to the best of their potential. She believes that in today’s high-tech, fast-paced world, health care professionals need advanced education to broaden their evidence based critical thinking skills for the wellness of their patients.
Prior to joining Brandman, Dr. Hanisch taught as a Clinical Assistant Professor at ASU. She later left the academic setting for 7 years of private practice, then returned to ASU in January 2001 as the FNP for the nurse-managed clinics she developed in 1993. She went on to complete her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) while teaching for both the RN-BSN and DNP programs.
Dr. Hanisch’s interests lie in telemedicine and the underserved. In fact, her master’s thesis included the development and funding for two nurse-managed health centers that provided free health care for the un- and underinsured by nurse practitioners in neighborhood centers.