MSN University of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska
BSN University of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska
Work and Education:
Since 2004, Barbara Devitt has been teaching at the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing as lecturer and then senior lecturer in 2012. Her main areas of concentration are community health, health assessment, professional nursing practice, and medical-surgical nursing. Devitt received her diploma from Saint Mary Mercy Hospital in Gary, Indiana and then continued on to achieve a BSN and MSN at the University of Nebraska. Devitt has taught at other academic institutions such as College of Saint Mary; Bishop Clarkson Hospital School of Nursing; Metropolitan Technical in Omaha, Nebraska; Methodist Hospital; Regents College; and Collin County Community College. Devitt has also spent time practicing nursing in hospitals across the country.
Much of Barbara Devitt’s time is spent serving the Baylor Nursing School outside the classroom. She has served on over a dozen committees ranging from the Faculty By-laws Task Force to the Simulation Advisory Group. She has also been Chair and Chair-elect of the Faculty Organization, Continuing Nursing education, and Program Effectiveness.
For her contributions to various organizations, Devitt has been presented with multiple awards. These awards include "Texas Nurses Association, District Four-Nurse of the Year," “Cooperative Work Experience Faculty Coordinator of the Year," "Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers" three separate years, "Dallas-Fort Worth Great One Hundred Nurses," and the "TNA District Four Delores M. Alford Lifetime Achievement Award."
Barbara Devitt has also presented at many national conferences. Her presentations include "Teaching Evidence-Based Practice: Linking Academia with Best Clinical Practice," and “Clinical Reasoning Using a Clinical Worksheet." Illustrated Study Guide for the NCLEX-PN Exam lists Devitt as a contributor as does Memory Notebook of Nursing. Finally, Barbara Devitt is a member of SigmaTheta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing; Beta Beta Chapter 1990-2012; Eta Gamma Chapter 2013; American Nurses Association; Texas Nurses Association and Texas Nurses Association, District Four; University of Nebraska College of Nursing Alumni Association; Saint Mary Mercy Alumni Association; NLN, LHSON Institutional membership.