Barbara Osborne DNP, CRNP, WHNP-BC, is a Fitzgerald Faculty member. Dr. Osborne presents the Fitzgerald Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam Review & Advanced Practice Update.
Dr. Osborne is an Assistant Clinical Professor, Track Director of the Women's Health/Gender Related Nurse Practitioner MSN Program at the College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. She is a board certified women's health NP. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rutgers University and her Master of Science in Nursing from Drexel University. She completed her Doctorate 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. Dr. Osborne is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International.
Dr. Osborne began her nursing career as a high-risk obstetrical nurse before working as a community health nurse in outpatient family planning and reproductive healthcare. While caring for women making reproductive health care decisions, she developed a strong passion for providing and advocating for patients' access to full-scope reproductive health care. As a certified registered NP, she has practiced in private and publically funded outpatient women's health/reproductive health centers. She has served in both clinical and leadership roles to increase NP-centered and -led models of care. Currently she maintains a clinical practice as part of the Drexel Faculty Nurse Practitioner Practice at Parkway Health & Wellness. Dr. Osborne is a member of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals and Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health.