Barbara Beale Vincensi
PhD, RN, FNP
Dr. Barbara Vincensi is a full-time assistant professor of nursing at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, where she has taught geriatric and community health nursing courses as well as coordinated and taught the senior level nursing research practicum course. Dr. Vincensi received her undergraduate degree from Purdue University, her Master’s in Adult Nursing at Indiana University, Indianapolis, and her PhD in Nursing from Loyola University Chicago where she studied the influences of potential variables on the provision of spiritual care to patients by nurse practitioners. She has worked in various roles and clinical environments as a staff nurse, manager, as well as a clinical nurse specialist on adult medical-surgical units and ICU. Presently, she continues to practice part-time as a family nurse practitioner in primary care, with the majority of her patients over the age of 50 and living with chronic disease.