Visiting Assistant Professor
Brenda Drury received a B.S.N. from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1985 and a Masters
in Nursing from Benedictine University in 2012. She is enrolled in doctoral studies
at Illinois State University. She has a national specialty certification in Maternal
Prior to joining the faculty of Illinois Wesleyan University in 2018, Ms. Drury worked
as a clinical nurse in Obstetrics and Level II Newborn Nursery at Advocate BroMenn
Medical Center in Normal, Illinois. In addition, Ms. Drury also assumed the role of
a Childbirth Educator where she developed curriculum, prepared take home packets and
handouts, and taught classes to expectant families including childbirth preparation,
care seat safety, and parenting. In 2012, she further expanded her involvement at
Advocate BroMenn to assume the position of a Patient Satisfaction Liaison. Ms. Drury
was adjunct faculty at Illinois State University-Mennonite College of Nursing and
IWU since 2015, teaching in the clinical setting.
Honors and Memberships
Ms. Drury serves on the leadership board of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
of Nursing. She is a member of Association of Woman’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal
Nurses and also a member of Academy of Neonatal Nursing. Ms. Drury is on the Illinois
Perinatal Quality Collaborative-Mothers and Newborns Affected by Opioids workgroup.
She has served on the Healthy Start Advisory Board and as a guest educator for the
McLean County Health Department.