CCU Spotlights

Dr. Barbara White

Dr. Barbara White

Professor and Dean
Nursing and Health Sciences Division

  • Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (University of Northern Colorado)
  • Master of Nursing, emphasis in Community Health (University of Colorado)
  • Bachelor of Nursing (University of Illinois)
  • President, Nurses Christian Fellowship International (NCFI) 2008-2016
  • Fulbright Scholar, Seoul, Korea 2006-2007


Phone: 720-872-5608

Barbara J. White, Ed.D., RN, CNS is Professor and Dean for Nursing and Health Sciences at Colorado Christian University. She has been at CCU for seven years and has had the honor and privilege of providing leadership for the start of the CCU Nursing program. As an expert faculty, Dr. White has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in healthcare ethics, leadership, community health, and global health. In addition to her international work in Korea, Dr. White has consulted in Hangzhou and Yanji, China and has taken nursing students to China, Costa Rica and Chile for international and global studies. She publishes and speaks nationally and internationally on bioethics, moral leadership, health, collaborative partnerships, spiritual care and nursing as ministry.

A recognized leader and administrator in healthcare and nursing education for over 40 years, 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. She has served on the NCFI board since 2004 and has led the organization in the establishment of an International Leadership Development Program and the International Institute of Christian Nursing.

Dr. White has always been active in community and professional activities. She has served on the executive committee for Nurses Christian Fellowship USA (NCF), has been a Fellow at The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity located at Trinity International University in Chicago and has served on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and on the Board of Southwest Counseling Associates. Currently Dr. White serves on the Board of Directors for Friends of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International Alpha Kappa Chapter at large. Twice a year, she leads the Christian Nursing Deans Fellowship at the American Association of colleges of Nursing (AACN) in Washington D.C.

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