Barb joined Hope as a visiting assistant professor in 2017. Her courses include Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing and Special Topics in Nursing. Her research interests include acute stress responses in youth exposed to violence.
AREAS OF Expertise
Barb's area of expertise is mental health nursing. She has spent the majority of her career working in various roles in mental health nursing in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Her primary area of focus has been child and adolescent mental health, but she has worked with patients across the lifespan.
- M.S., nursing, Yale University, 2002
- B.S., nursing, Calvin College, 1998
- "Acute Stress Disorder Symptoms in Gunshot Injured Youth," presented at the International Society for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses Annual Convention, Washington, D.C., April 2002
- "Acute Stress Disorder Symptoms in Gunshot-Injured Youth," with V. Hamrin and L. Scahill, Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 17, 2004
- "Acute Stress Disorder in Children Related to Violence," with V. Hamrin, Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 16, 2003
Outside the College
Barb enjoys biking, hiking, swimming and traveling with her family. She also loves spending time at Lake Michigan.