Dr. Raelene Brooks is the Dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Phoenix. She maintains an active leadership practice where she holds full responsibility and accountability for all aspects of the College of Nursing Programs. As a nursing researcher, she studies the long-term outcomes and weight regain in the bariatric surgery population and has presented nationally on the research topic.
Dr. Brooks has been a registered nurse for close to 30 years and practiced extensively in the areas of: ICU, trauma, and critical care. Her publications include a focus on nursing education, critical care, and diversity, equity and inclusion. She has over a decade of academic leadership experience as a dean and attained tenure twice during her academic career in the state of California. She has a passion for health, wellness, education and is a leader in creating, guiding and launching innovative curriculum.