Barbara White, ,CPNIndiana University South Bend PhD
Barbara White is a PhD student at Indiana University. She is employed as a clinical lecturer at Indiana University South Bend. She is a Certified Pediatric Nurse and volunteers at a respite home for medically fragile children. Barb’s past clinical experience is 30 years of pediatric nursing, mostly as a pediatric critical care transport nurse. She has been teaching since 2007. Her teaching interests include pediatric nursing, leadership, capstone, and family healthcare. Barbara completed a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Marquette University and a Masters of Science in Nursing from Bethel College. She is a member of the National League for Nursing, the American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau, Midwest Nursing Research Society, the Society of Pediatric Nurses, and is President of the Nursing Research Consortium of North Central Indiana. Barbara’s current academic research project is a grounded theory study of the unfolding experiences of African American nursing students during the first year of clinical experiences in a predominately White school of nursing.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: NLN Scholar – Nursing Education
Dissertation: How do the experiences of African American nursing students unfold during their first year of clinical experiences when attending predominately White European schools of nursing?