Dr. Bradach moved to Hawaii in 2004 as an ICU travel nurse. Prior to that, she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree and then received her Masters of Science Advanced Practice Degrees from the College of St Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. She has extensive experience in many facets of nursing from critical care, medical surgical, rehabilitation, burns, behavioral health, and gerontology. She has experience in numerous hospitals as a travel nurse in various states in the Midwest and the East coast. She became an educator in 2006 when she did both didactic and clinical teaching for Chamberlain College of Nursing in Addison, Illinois. That is also where her experience in simulation lab began!
Dr. Bradach has taught at UH Manoa in the GEPN program, at the University of Phoenix in their LPN to BSN ground program here at the Hawaii Campus, and at HPU in their undergraduate program where she was able to work diligently in their simulation lab working with faculty and students in all levels of nursing and in all of the courses. She has taught clinicals for Chaminade in both Complex Health I and II before accepting this full time position as the Coordinator of the Simulation Labs.
Dr. Bradach earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree from Chamberlain College of Nursing where the focus of her doctoral research was on open heart surgery patients and their transition into telemetry units post operatively.