Barbara A. Heise

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Barbara A. Heise is a nurse and educator. She received her BS degree in nursing from Missouri Southern State College and her MS degree in nursing from the State University of New York in Binghamton. She received specialized training in psychiatric and mental health clinical nursing at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. She earned her PhD also from the University of Virginia.

Heise is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Board Certified (APRN BC) and a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE). She is an associate professor in the College of Nursing at Brigham Young University. She is a member of BYU’s Gerontology Program Committee. She was selected for Lead, the National League for Nursing’s leadership development program.

Before going to BYU in 2005, she worked in Missouri, New York, and Virginia, at several clinics, medical centers, and governmental agencies. Her research focuses on gerontology in the U.S. and Australia, mental health care for the rural poor and minorities, care for adolescent cancer survivors, and treatment for substance abuse.

She is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.