Barbara Schaffner, PhD

Dean Barb Schaffner



Roush 208

Professor Emerita
Department of Nursing


  • PhD, Nursing, The Ohio State University, 1992
  • Post-Master's PNP, The Ohio State University, 1996
  • MSN, Nursing, Indiana University, 1981
  • BSN, Nursing, University of Cincinnati, 1977

Research, Creative, & Professional Work

  • 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.