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Darlene D. Brink, DNP, MSN, RN, CCM, NE-BC
Assistant ProfessorSchool of NursingCollege of Health & Behavioral Sciences757.352.4244More about Darlene D. Brink, DNP, MSN, RN, CCM, NE-BC

Darlene D. Brink, DNP, MSN, RN, CCM, NE-BC


Dr. Darlene Brink was born and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Brink received her Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Management from Western Governors University and her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Old Dominion University. In addition to being a DNP-prepared registered nurse, Brink earned a certification in case management and is a board-certified nurse executive.

Brink has over 30 years of diverse nursing experience to include education, staff development, medical, surgical, vascular, home health, diabetes-patient education, utilization review, care coordination and management. Her goal is to consistently apply the nursing process utilizing evidence-based research in daily practice, while fostering a sincere desire for growth to improve the patient experience.

Brink chose to teach at Regent University due to their vision, mission, values and motto “Christian Leadership to Change the World.” One of her favorite scriptures is Matthew 5:14-16 (KJV), “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.”

Brink considers it a true honor to serve as a mentor for learners at Regent University.


Brink, D; Gonzalvo, T, (2017). Managing Patient Centered Indigent Populations, Collaborative Care Management: ACMA

Contributor, Power Point Slides, (2012). Health Assessment for Nursing Practice, (5th Edition). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier

National/Community Presentations

Brink D, Hines, S. “Improving Case Manager Engagement.” 2018 CMSA National Conference, June, 2018.

Brink, D. “Healthcare Transitions.” City of Virginia Beach Mayor’s Counsel on Aging, November 2017.

Brink, D. “Managing Patient Centered Indigent Populations,” ACMA National Conference. Washington, DC. April 2017.


Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC), Certified Case Manager

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Board Certified Nurse Executive

Case Management Society of America, Hampton Roads Chapter, Treasurer

Nimmo United Methodist Church


Sentara Healthcare CEO Award. 2013. Integrated Care Management. Author. Observation Compliance.