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Barbara Osborne, DNP, CRNP, WHNP-BC

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Barbara Osborne

DNP, CRNP, WHNP-BC

Associate Chair Department of Advance Practice Nursing; Assistant Clinical Professor
Graduate Nursing

Barbara Osborne, DNP, is the associate chair for the department of advance practice nursing. She earned a 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 Response Center, in addition to codirector 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.

Professional Society

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

Selected Publications

Osborne, B. & Fitzgerald, M. (2019). Nurse Practitioner Certification & Advanced Practice Update- Women’s Health. Fitzgerald Education Health Associates. North Andover, MA.

Research Interests

Women’s/gender related health, reproductive health, contraception, shared decision making

Specialization

Women’s/gender related health, reproductive health care

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Drexel University, 2015

Master of Science Nursing, Drexel University, 2011

Bachelor of Science Nursing, Rutgers University, 2002