Dr. Barbara White, RN, CNS serves as Dean for Nursing and Sciences at Colorado Christian University. In this role she provides leadership for the Nursing and Sciences Programs. She directs and administers state program approval, national nursing program accreditation, faculty, students, curriculum development, program outcomes evaluation and community clinical partnerships.
Dr. White comes to CCU with over four decades of leadership in nursing education. Prior to coming to the University, Dr. White served as a Senior Fulbright Scholar at Yonsei University College of Nursing in Seoul, Korea. In the past she served as faculty and division chair at Loretto Heights School of Nursing at Regis University and as Administrative Director of Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center School of Nursing. Recently she was awarded the honor of serving as Faculty Champion in Genetics and Genomics from NIH. Additionally, Dr. White is currently President of Nurses Christian Fellowship International (NCFI) where she serves with international leaders who are committed to advancing a Christian worldview in nursing. Dr. White led the establishment of an International Leadership Development Program for NCFI and is currently working with international nursing leaders to develop the International Institute of Christian Nursing.
Dr. White teaches nationally and internationally on ethics, moral leadership, spiritual care, community health, collaborative partnerships, and nursing as ministry.
Dr. White earned her Ed. D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Northern Colorado, her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Illinois.
Nursing is an exciting and challenging profession. The art and science of nursing blends intellectual inquiry, evidence-based practice, advanced technology and the heart of caring into an art and science. Nursing is a sacred profession. Hospitals are filled with holy moments. No other healthcare provider has the opportunity to care for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of people when they are suffering and in pain. Here at CCU, nursing is a ministry of compassionate care for the whole person, in response to God’s grace.
Consistent with the mission and purpose of the University, the CCU Nursing Program comprises a Christ-centered community of learners and scholars who focus on academic excellence and professionalism through the integration of faith, learning, and living. The nursing education program at CCU prepares competent professionals who excel in compassionate care, moral leadership, cultural humility, and global engagement. The programs embrace the truth of Scripture as the foundation for those who are called to the nursing profession and grow in their knowledge of nursing as ministry.
Please explore the CCU Nursing Program Web site, meet the faculty, and investigate the curriculum. You can conveniently apply online any time. We hope to see you soon in our excellent nursing program.
With every blessing,
Dr. Barbara J. White, RN, CNS
Dean and Professor
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CCU's Nursing Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).