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Barbara Osborne, DNP, CRNP, WHNP-BC

Barbara Osborne


Director, Philadelphia Sexual Assault Response Center, Associate Chair, Advance Practice Nursing, Nurse Practitioner and DNP Programs and Assistant Clinical Professor

Graduate Nursing

267.359.5642 P
Three Parkway, 1601 Cherry Street, Room 909

Barbara Osborne DNP is the associate chair for Advance Practice Nursing, Nurse Practitioner and DNP Programs. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing with high honors from Rutgers University and Master of Science in Nursing from Drexel University. Subsequently, she completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Drexel University with scholarly work in contraception counseling and shared decision-making. She has also completed postgraduate course work in colposcopy and ultrasound.

Osborne began her nursing career as a high-risk obstetrical nurse before working as a community health nurse in outpatient family planning/reproductive health. She is certified as a women’s health/gender related nurse practitioner and has practiced in both private and publicly funded outpatient health centers. She has served in clinical and leadership roles to increase nurse practitioner centered and led models of care.

Osborne is the director of the Philadelphia Sexual Assault Response Center, in addition to co-director of the Drexel University Colposcopy for Women's Health Providers Course. She also collaborated to develop and present the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam Review and Advance Practice Update with Fitzgerald Health Education Associates.


Women’s/gender related health, reproductive health care

Research Interests:

Reproductive health, contraception, shared decision making, sexual assault

Professional Society:

American Society for Colposcopy & Cervical Pathology, Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health, American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology, International Association of Forensic Nurses and Sigma Theta Tau International.