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Adena R. Brewington-Brown, DNP, CRNP, WHNP-BC, RNFA

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Adena R. Brewington-Brown


Assistant Clinical Professor

Graduate Nursing

Brewington-Brown, DNP serves as an assistant clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University. She also serves as the lead inpatient obstetrics nurse practitioner at an academic healthcare center in Montgomery County, PA. Brewington-Brown received her BSN from West Chester University and her MSN from Drexel University. She recently received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Wilmington University. Her evidence-based doctoral project focused on introducing mindfulness as an adjunct to cognitive-behavioral therapy for women diagnosed with perinatal depression.

With over a decade of experience within the field of women’s health, Brewington-Brown’s clinical practice and professional experiences within academia have been guided by her passion to improve outcomes for vulnerable populations of women. In an effort to make continuous strides toward health equity, equality and inclusion, Brewington-Brown has maintained memberships within professional committees that focus on quality improvement, safety, clinical competence diversity and educational initiatives. Within her healthcare organization, she serves as a member of the Obstetrics Clinical Environment Work Group, is the co-lead of the Diversity, Respect, Equity and Inclusion Council, as well as the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Clinical Competence Committee.

Academic Distinctions

2007 Nursing Honor Society Sigma Theta Tau; 2020 Nursing Honor Society: Sigma Theta Tau Omicron Gamma Chapter

Professional Society

Member, Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood
Member, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Member, Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC), WHAMglobal

Selected Publications

Brewington-Brown, A. (2020). Development and evaluation of a nurse practitioner-directed mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral therapy program for women with perinatal depression in an obstetrics and gynecology clinical care center. ProQuest. origsite=gscholar&cbl=18750&diss=y

Research Interests

Mindfulness as an adjunct to cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of perinatal depression; Remote blood pressure monitoring for the surveillance of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy; Implicit bias training for healthcare professionals

Wilmington University
College of Health Professions
New Castle, DE
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) May 2020

Drexel University
College of Nursing and Health Professions
Philadelphia, PA
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program June 2011

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester, PA
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
May 2007