Barbara White B arbara is a Board Certified Gerontological Nurse Practitioner. She began her career in health care by working in the laboratory of a small community hospital in Decatur, Alabama, when she was only 15 years old. Since that time, she has logged nearly forty years of experience in various areas of patient care (X-ray technician, lab technician, medical assistant, critical care nurse, and nurse practitioner). In addition to her extensive clinical experience, Barbara also has an outstanding academic background that includes two bachelor’s degrees (a BS in psychology and a BSN in nursing) and a Master of Science in Nursing from the Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Program of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
For many years, Barbara observed how many health care professionals often overlook patients’ spirituality and the role it may play in their health care. In order to feel better equipped to address these needs in her work with patients, Barbara completed a second Master’s degree in Spiritual and Pastoral Care at Loyola College in Maryland in 2005.