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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