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Barbara Schaffner , PhD, RN, CNP, CPNP-PC

Dean, School of Professional Studies & The Graduate School
Department of

p/ 614.823.1735
e/ BSchaffner@otterbein.edu
Office: Roush Hall 208


  • The Ohio State University, PhD, 1992; Indiana University, MSN, 1981
  • University of Cincinnati, BSN, 1977

Research & Teaching Interests

  • Promoting child health
  • Nutrition/obesity
  • Technology enhanced teaching & effects on student learning


  • Vogt, M., Chavez, R. & Schaffner, B, "The lived experience of the baccalaureate student nurse in a service-learning immersion at a camp for children with diabetes",Pediatric Nursing
  • Schaffner, B., Vogt, M., Ribar, A. & Chavez, R., "The Impact of Podcasting on the Learning and Satisfaction of Undergraduate Nursing Students", Nursing Education in Practice. 10, 38-42.

Affiliations & Awards

  • Service to the Profession of Nursing Award, 2009
  • Kappa Lambda Chapter
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Nurse Educator of the Year, 2008
  • Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner of the Year, State of Ohio, 2007
  • Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • President, Ohio Council of Deans & Directors of Baccalaureate & Higher Degree Programs
  • Policy Chairperson, Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Sigma Theta Tau International (nursing honorary)
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
  • American College of Nurse Practitioners.
  • American and Ohio Nurses' Associations.

/ Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs is located in Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St.

Office Hours

M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

p / 614.823.1556

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