Barbara B Timmermans


Education

  • PhD University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 2000
  • MSN University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 1983
  • BSN Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan

Specialty

  • Community Health Nursing

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor of Nursing, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan (2014 - Present)
  • Nursing Faculty, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, Illinois (2003-2014)
  • Doctoral Student, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico (Sept. 1997-Dec. 2000)
  • Faculty, Hope-Calvin Department of Nursing, Calvin College, Grand Rapids Michigan (Sept. 1992-June 2003)
  • Staff Nurse, Nursing Resource Center, Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan (July 1993-July 1997)
  • Teacher/Practitioner, Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1989-1992)
  • Curriculum Writer - Parenting Series, St. Mary's Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan (Summer, 1989)
  • Instructor, Pre-Natal Classes, St. Mary's Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan (Feb. - Sept. 1989)
  • Faculty, Hope-Calvin Department of Nursing, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1983-1988)
  • Staff Nurse - Newborn and Special Care Nursery, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan (1982-1983)
  • Faculty, Butterworth Hospital School of Nursing, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1980-1981)
  • Staff Nurse, Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1979-1980)

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Publications

  • Timmermans, B.B. (2011). Review of the book Theology on the Menu: Asceticism, Meat, and the Christian Diet, by D. Grumett & R. Muers. Christian Scholar's Review, 40(3), 339-341.
  • Timmermans, B.B. (2011). Speaking out on mercury. Creation Care, 43, 14-15.
  • Timmermans, B.B. (2003). Community health nursing. In Doornbos, M.M., Groenhout, R., & Hotz, K. Transforming care: A Christian vision of nursing practice. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.

Presentations

  • "The Future is Now: College Access and Success Through Partnerships," Member of a TCC group presentation at The Engaged Campus: Driving Innovation through Partnerships, a Campus Compact conference, May, 2013.  
  • "Dangers of environmental mercury," Testimony at Environmental Protection Agency hearing in Chicago, May, 2011.
  • "Enhancement of Critical Thinking in Baccalaureate Nursing Students Through the Development of Interconnection Paragraphs with Concept (Care) Maps," Poster Presentation at Mosby's Professional Development Institute, Orlando, Florida, January, 2009.

Professional associations

  • AWHONN (Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing) 1980 - Present
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, The Honors Society of Nursing 1983 - Present

Awards

Grants

  • Nursing Department Summer Curriculum Grant, Trinity Christian College 2010
  • Nursing Department Summer Curriculum Grant, Trinity Christian College 2008

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