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Getting to Know You: A Profile of Barbara Barta, PhD, RN, MCCN Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs

Barbara Barta

As part of our ongoing series to profile faculty, staff and student representatives, this month we feature Barbara Barta, PhD, RN, MCCN Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs.

Name: Barbara Barta

Nickname: Barb

Hometown: Jackson, Ohio (born in St. Louis, Missouri)

Alma Mater: I received all three of my degrees at The Ohio State University.

I can’t live without… water, a precious commodity. My son, who lives in Death Valley, only has one faucet with drinkable water. It really puts things into perspective.

If I could spend the day with one person it would be… my dad, just listening to his philosophical words of wisdom.

If I could travel anywhere, I would go to… the beach – anywhere.

When I have down time, I… garden, clean my house, do a little shopping.

My favorite movie is… I am not a movie buff. I usually like the last one I see, but I love Dead Poet’s Society.

The quote I tend to live by is… the Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi.

My favorite thing to do in Columbus is… eat at the Columbus Fish Market.

Having a military background can be useful in nursing because… the leadership training is applicable anywhere. It develops protocol and respect.

I chose to work with military students because… I value the young men and women who dedicate their lives to our country – especially the nurses who care for the soldiers and their families.

I love Mount Carmel because… we focus on caring and intangible characteristics in nursing.

The coolest thing that has ever happened to me was… meeting my husband on a blind date. We have been together for 42 years. Also, receiving my PhD.

One thing you may not know about me is… I would love to be a dancer and I was once a runway model for bridal gowns at a bridal fair.

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