Dr Hilary Barnes, Ph.D.,N.P.

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Dr. Hilary Barnes is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Her current research focuses on nurse practitioner role transition and workforce issues. She is nationally certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and earned her PhD from Widener University School of Nursing. Her clinical background includes emergency nursing, surgery/surgical oncology, and addiction/behavioral health.

This year, Dr. Barnes will be presenting research examining the influence of scope of practice regulations on nurse practitioner workforce distribution and the impact of Magnet status on hospital central line-associated bloodstream infection rates at ARM 2015 and IRGNI 2015 in Minneapolis.


Brooks Carthon, J. M., Barnes, H., & Altares Sarik, D. (2015). Federal polices influence access to primary care and NP workforce. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Published online March 4, 2015. doi: 10.1016/j.nurpra.2015.01.028

Barnes, H. (2015). Exploring the Factors That Influence Nurse Practitioner Role Transition. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 11, 178-183. doi:10.1016/j.nurpra.2014.11.004.

Barnes, H. (2014). Nurse practitioner role transition: A concept analysis. Nursing Forum. doi:10.1111/nuf.12078