Welcome Brelinda Kern, Phi Pi's Executive Director



I am a results-oriented nursing professional with extensive background in nursing and nursing education. Skilled communicator – persuasive and adaptable to a myriad of situations. Keen insight into the needs and views of others – adept listener who can identify issues and develop innovative remedies.


Originally from Kentucky (the bluegrass state), I have lived in several states during the past thirty-nine years. I have been a nurse for n39+ years: with clinical specialty in Obstetric Nursing, Labor and Delivery specifically. I enjoy all aspects of research; reading, completing, and teaching. Personal research has been focused on student success and retention in nursing education at different levels, and presented h at conferences in podium and poster sessions and published my last research study. All educational records and Work Experiences are listed in the Curriculum Vitae that follows.


Personally, my husband and I met in high school, dated for four years (when he joined the US Air Force and he spent 24 years), and have been married 39+ years. We have two grown sons and three wonderful grandchildren. One son lives near us, and the other lives in Washington State where he serves in the US Navy as an enlisted aide (Chef). When I am not busy 'being an educator', I spend my time walking, reading, and traveling.


You can contact me by emailing bkern@chamberlain.edu, and by calling or texting 618-977-1813.

Chamberlain's Post-Licensure Program Phi Pi Chapter Induction Ceremony

July 14th, 2017

Congratulations to our newest Phi Pi members! On Friday, July 14 we inducted approximately 156 new post license remembers! We are thrilled that so many of you can make it in person! We also want to share our congratulations to those who were unable to attend!

Here are a few pictures from our event!

Many have you have asked about our special guest speaker KK and her dog, JJ. Here is a link to KK's Facebook page if you were interested in learning more: http://www.facebook.com/angelpawsforkk

We are also including her speech via YouTube if you want to watch again or if you were not able to make it :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGy2RW17bbA

Our sincerest congratulations!
~Your post-licensure Phi Pi Counselors~


March 3rd, 2017

Hello Esteemed Phi Pi Chapter Members!

Here are some photos from our Post-Licensure Induction Ceremony on March 3, 2017, held in Rosemont, Illinois. It was a wonderful evening and it was great to meet so many of you! We inducted 160 new members that evening and to date have gained 946 new Post-Licensure members.

A big thank you to our guest speaker and Phi Pi Chapter member, Dr. Margaret Wheeler, for her wonderful presentation on “A Nurse’s Story.” Her presentation was engaging and empowering!

And a special thanks to all who attended, including all of the supportive family and friends. We are so proud to have such wonderful Phi Pi Chapter members!

Congratulations from your Phi Pi Chapter Post-Licensure Counselors!


Melissa Myers, DNP, RN, CNE, CPN

 Amy Sherer, DNP, RN

Joy Whitlatch, EdD, MSN, RN


Cathleen Crowley-Koschnitzki, DNP, FNP-C, CNM, WHNP-BC


Michelle Krawczyk, DNP, ARNP-BC, CNE


Jill S. Walsh, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CEN