WHO WE ARE?
A LAWYER, NURSE CONSULTANT, & GEOLOGIST
Ekata Brown is a Lawyer, Registered Nurse Consultant, and Geologist (with specialization in Micropaleontology)
Ekata studied Geology at the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria, from 1981 to 1985, earning a Bachelor of Science degree.
She went on to the University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria, where she earned a Master of Science degree in Geology, with specialization in Micropaleontology.
Upon emigrating to the United States, Ekata became a nurse, first as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in 1993, upon graduating from El Centro College in Dallas Texas.
Ekata graduated from Regents College, Albany, NY in February 1997, with an Associate degree in science. She received her RN Licensure also in February 1997, going on to work in practically all healthcare settings, as a RN, including Acute care, and Home Health.
Ekata earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in May 2013, with a GPA of 4.0.
Ekata attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University from 2013 to 2016, graduating in the top 5% of her class, with Summa Cum Laude Honors.
Ekata started her Home Health Consulting firm known as Home Health Compliance Consultants in February 2003 and has set up over 100 Home Health Agencies in Texas to date. She is recognized throughout Texas as the preeminent Consultant in Home Health, with a reputation for 100% success rate in surveys by The Joint Commission and Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).
Ekata Brown is approved and credentialed by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services to provide training to Administrators of Home Health and Hospice Agencies at https://www.dads.state.tx.us/providers/HCSSA/training_providers.cfm
A lot of people ask me, why so many degrees. My answer is as follows: My path to my current status has taken many turns and spanned many decades because, first, in Nigeria, parents would often dictate what course each child was to study in college and there was not much input allowed from the child. Geology was a default course for me when I rebelled against studying pharmacy as my dad wanted. Second, Healthcare was the most promising option to maintain a decent standard of living upon arrival in the US. Third and finally, my childhood dream was always to be a lawyer.
Soon after I finished the Master of science degree program in Geology, I was offered a job as a Micropaleontologist in an oil company in Lagos, Nigeria. I worked for about two years before emigrating to the United States with my new husband in 1990.
Upon arrival in the U.S, I soon realized that healthcare was perhaps my best option to live a reasonably comfortable life and provide for my family. I was a newlywed with a baby on the way. I enrolled in Dallas Community College and started taking prerequisite courses toward a nursing degree within a few months of my arrival.
I first became a nurse in 1993 with a diploma in Vocational nursing and practiced as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) for four years. In 1997, I earned an Associate degree in nursing and became a Registered Nurse (RN). I have worked as a RN since 1997 to the present time, in varied healthcare settings, including acute care, Long Term Acute Care, and long term care.
I started my consulting business in healthcare in 2003, training registered nurses and other healthcare professionals on Medicare conditions of participation/regulations, and standards of accreditation as set forth by the Joint Commission and Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP). I achieved a lot of success and every Home Health I set up was successful in initial their survey and subsequent surveys.
In 2013, my two daughters were out of home and I was now alone. I had time to reflect and muse about my first love, in terms of academics. I had always wanted to be a lawyer and my Dad, even though he had steered me in a different direction, had often referred to me as a lawyer from a very young age because of my uncanny ability to wriggle out of any difficult situation. Lawyering comes naturally to me.
I sat for the LSAT in June 2013 and proceeded to attend the Thurgood Marshall School of Law (TMSL) starting in August 2013. Law school was what I thought it would be, and more. Attending TMSL turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at TMSL right from 1L through the end (3L). I earned an academic scholarship throughout my Law School and remained at the top of my class throughout. I felt celebrated, accepted and treasured. At the end of 3L, I came away with a feeling of fulfilment. The icing on the cake was graduating in the top 5% of my class, and with Summa Cum Laude honors.
As a lawyer, I have represented Nurses who face disciplinary issues before the Texas Board of Nursing and my unique credentials as both a lawyer and a nurse have served my clients well.
I have often visualized myself advocating for the less privileged or those who have given up. That is what motivated me to start teaching NCLEX Classes. A lot of foreign-trained nurses or nurses with significant cultural hurdles need a teacher who can understand them.
Ultimately, I hope, that I can bring my life experiences to bear, to effect positive change in other people’s lives. That is my end goal.
The mission of NurseOnlineLearning.com is
To serve as an expert in providing comprehensive training to Nurses, Nursing candidates, and Administrators of Home health & Hospice Agencies.
Nurse Online Learning is committed to:
- Serving as a leader in the training of professionals through a dedicated and knowledgeable staff.
- Creating a holistic approach conducive to learning by ensuring a clear and friendly dissemination of materials.
- Promoting confidence in the users of the website
- Maintain a quality-based approach that emphasizes excellence in performance.
The vision of NurseOnlineLearning.com for the twenty-first century is
To be the premier training site that is in the forefront of providing quality, standard-based learning.
Nurse Online Learning is dedicated to:
- Quality-Based Service
- Continuing Education
- Development through learning, teaching and exposure to evolving health care information
- Commitment to integrity through high professional standards