Menu Menu


Barbara Penprase, PhD, RN, CNOR

Barbara Penprase, PhD, RN, CNOR
Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Endowed Professor Relationship Based Care 
3041 Human Health Building 
Phone: (248) 364-8712

  • Wayne State University , PhD and MSN
  • Oakland University, BSN 
  • Nursing Leadership, Perioperative Nursing, 
  • Critical Care Nursing, Complexity Theory, Nursing Education 
Courses Taught 
  • NRS 227 Pathophysiology 
  • NRS 280: Nursing Practice Concepts (Pilot Group) 
  • NRS 281/283 Assessment Lab 
  • NRS 284 Principles of Nursing Practice 
  • NRS326 Acute Health Needs 
  • NRS336 Acute Care Clinical/Adult 
  • NRS 380: Comprehensive Adult Nursing 
  • NRS /281381: Comprehensive Adult Clinical 
  • NRS 387: Community & Mental Health Clinical 
  • NRS 485: Transition into Nursing Clinical 
  • NRS 354 Nursing Care Management 
  • NRS 636 Field Experience in Nursing Education 
  • NRS 648 Pharmacology for Adv Practice 
  • NRS 687 Graduate Research Project 
  • NRS 810: Health Systems, Policy & Regulations 
  • NRS 899: DNP Graduate Research Projects 
Research / Publications / Grants
  • Stevens, P., Penprase, B., Kepros, J., & Dunneback, J. (2010). Parental Recognition of Post-Concussive Symptoms in Children. STN’s Journal of Trauma Nursing
  • Franson, H., Atchley, J., Bergakker, S., Eimers, T., Penprase, B., Mileto, L., & Bittinger, A. (2010). The use of High Fidelity Simulation in Admission Process: One Nurse Anesthesia program’s Experience. AANA Journal. (Submitted-revisions)
  • Penprase, B., Elstun, L., Ferguson, C., Tillman, C., & Schaper, M. (2010). Pre-Operative Briefings and Communication in the Operating Room to Improve Safety: A Literature Review. OR Nursing 2010, January
  • Penprase, B. & Koczara, S. (2009). A review of current research on Accelerated Second-Degree Nursing programs. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 40(2), 74-78.
  • Penprase, B., & Penprase, J., (2009). A Little Knowledge Goes a Long Way in Prevention: Best Practices of PPE Usage in the Operating Room. OR Nursing 2009, 3(1), 13-15.
  • Penprase, B. (2006). Healthy care for the Older Adult: A Case Study. Geriatric Nursing, 17, 45-50.
  • Jackson, F., Early, K., Myers, S. & Penprase, B. (2005). HIV knowledge perceived seriousness and susceptibility, and risk behaviors of older African American. The Journal of Multicultural Nursing & Health, 11(1), 56-62.
  • Penprase, B. & Norris, D. (2005). What nurse leaders should know about complex adaptive systems theory. Nursing Leadership Forum, 9(3), 127-132.
  • Thompson, T. & Penprase, B. (March/April, 2004). Rehabilitation nurses online: An analysis of the breadth and depth of the Listserv experience. Rehabilitation Nursing. 
    Penprase, Barbara. (October, 2000). A collaborate approach to perioperative orientation. AORN, 72(4), 663-670.
  • Penprase, Barbara (2009). Leadership Development Activity for Scholarship Recipients. $1000. Funded.
  • Penprase, Barbara (2009). New Careers in Nursing Scholarship. Robert Woods Johnson Foundation/American Association of Colleges of Nursing. $100,000. Approved.
  • Penprase, Barbara. (2008) Nursing Education, Practice and Retention: HRSA-09-106. $900,000. Not approved.
  • Penprase, Barbara. (2008-2009). New Careers in Nursing Scholarship. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/American Association of Colleges of Nursing. $150,000 – Funded. 
    Michigan Nursing Corps Demonstration Models:Beaumont Hospitals and Oakland University School of Nursing, (2008). $250.000-Funded. Grant applicants: Cathy Campbell, Barbara Penprase Adreena Harley Val Gokenbach, Nancy Susick, Diane M. Norris, Linda Thompson, Oakland University
  • Penprase, B. & Thompson-Adams, L. (2007-2008). Duke University School of Nursing/Fuld Project, 2007-2008. $1000.00 - Funded. National Study - 2nd degree nursing program. 
    Faculty Investigator Award, School of Nursing. 2007-2008. Award by the School of nursing for the sum of $5,000 towards research related to the Accelerated 2nd Degree Nursing Program.
  • Accelerated Health Care Career Training (2005). Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Federally Funded Grant , $1700,000.00 Funded. Grant writers: Norris, D., Schott-Baer, Darlene, Flanegin, Jim, Pearl, Jim, Penprase, Barbara, Abernathy, Sherry. B. Penprase contribution related to materials in reference to the 2nd Degree Program. 
    Penprase, B. (2004). Northeast Detroit Geriatric Clinic. Department of Health and Human Services-Federally Funded Grant., $250,000 per year/5 years. Approved without funding; score 74. PI: Barbara Penprase
  • Penprase, B. & Norris, D. (2004). Creating Careers in Geriatric Advanced Practice Nursing. American Association of Colleges of Nursing & The John A. Hartford Foundation. ($26,985-not funded).
  • Penprase, B. (2003). Complexity Theory’s Application to Nursing Leadership. Board of Visitors Research Funding Award. ($3000.00-no funded).
  • Penprase, B. (2003). Older Adult Comprehensive Outreach Services. St. John Health Foundation Board. ($50,000/2 years - funded).
  • Penprase, B. (2002). Understanding Complexity within Nursing and Healthcare Organizations. American Nurses Foundation, Ada Sue Hinshaw, RN Grant. (Approved without Funding).
  • Penprase, B. (2002). Understanding Complexity within Nursing and Healthcare Organizations. American Nurses Foundation, American Nurses Foundation Scholar. (Approved without Funding).
  • Norris, D., Penprase, B. & Mittelstaedt, M. (2003). Student Nurses’ Learning Outcomes. 2003 Educational Development Grant. (Not Approved). The grant proposal was divided evenly between these three parties but D. Norris was the lead person on the grant.
  • Griffin, D., Penprase, B., & Klamerus, J. (2011). Relative Does Intensity: Improving treatment and outcomes in early stage breast cancer, a retrospective study. Submitted to Oncology Nursing Forum.
  •  Penprase, B. (2010). Perception of Nursing Practice: Accelerated Second Degree Nursing. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. Accepted
  •  Freeman, B. & Penprase, B. (2010). Morning insulin administration and glucose monitor in the hospital. The Diabetes Educator. 37(3), 353-358.
  •  Penprase, B., Mileto, L., Bittinger, A., Hancock, A., Atchley, J., Bergakker, S., Eimers, T., & Franson, H., (2010). The Use of High Fidelity Simulation in the Admissions Process: One Nurse Anesthesia Program’s Experience. AANA. Accepted June 2012
  •  Smith, C., Swain, M, & Penprase, B. (2011). Perceived effective clinical teaching characteristics congruence between nurse anesthesia students and certified registered nurse anesthetist preceptors. AANA. ACCEPTED FOR 8/2011
  •  Hagerty, D. Penprase, B., & Abele, C. (2010). Pain Assessment Tool Utilization in the Severely Demented Nursing Home Resident. The Director, 18(1), 20-24.
  •  Malloy, T & Penprase, B. (2010). Nursing Leadership Style and Psychosocial Work Environment. Journal of Nursing Management, 18(6), 715-725.
  • Penprase, B., Johnson, A., Pittiglio, L., Oakley, B., & Grant, T. (2011).  Understanding Stress Reduction through Effects of Mindfulness-Based Training. DMC Foundation. $5000
  • Penprase, B. 2011.  Understanding Empathizing-Systemizing Characteristics and their Impact on Attrition of Students. OU University Research Grant. $1200.
  • Oakley, B., Topacio, J., Tanner, M., Penprase, B., Konkani, A. and Simpson, S. (2011). Reduction of Noise Levels inthe Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) of Beaumont Hospital. 2011 OU-Beaumont Multidisciplinary Research Award. $15,000.
  • Penprase, Barbara (2009). Leadership Development Activity for Scholarship Recipients. $1000. Funded.

Professional Affiliations 

  • American Nurses Association 
  • American Anthropological Association 
  • American Association of University Professors 
  • AONE 
  • AORN - CNOR 
  • Michigan Nurses Association 
  • Past Member of the Nurse Practice Committee at State level 
  • Past delegate for MNA 
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society 
  • National League for Nursing 
  • Leadership Oakland 
  • Plexus Institute-Complexity Science 
  • Sigma Theta Tau 
  • Faculty Counselor – Board Member 2008-present 
  • President, Chapter Theta Psi 2004-2006 
  • President-Elect, Chapter Theta Psi 2002-2004 
  • Wayne State University Alumni Association 
  • Oakland University Alumni Association 
  • Chairperson of Alumni Association, School of Nursing