Breanna Hetland, PhD, RN, CCRN-K

Teaching Information

Teaching Interests

  • Critical Care and Palliative Care Nursing
  • Symptom Management
  • Integrative Health and Healing

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Evaluation of tailored eHealth platforms to support caregiver engagement in the ICU
  • Assessment of integrative, holistic interventions to reduce symptom burden of critically ill patients and their caregivers
  • Resource utilization and care trajectories of critical illness

Awards and Honors

Dissertation Award, Acute and Critical Care Research Interest Group
Midwest Nursing Research Society
American Thoracic Society Abstract Award
American Association of Critical Care Nurses Professional Development Award
NINR Predoctoral Training Grant, F31 (1F31NR01459-01A1), Influence of Auditory Stimulation on Anxiety in Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation
Spring Commencement Speaker
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville



Doctor of Philosophy
University of Minnesota
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Southern Illinois University

Residencies, Internships and Fellowships

NINR Postdoctoral Fellowship, T32 Symptom Management and Palliative Care Research in Adults with Advanced Disease
Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Meridian Scholar
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville