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Barbara Grubb White

Barbara Grubb White, American nurse administrator, educator. Certified community health nurse, counselor. Walter Lowe Tatum scholar, 1959; named one of Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina, 1994. Member Rehabilitation Nurses Association, North Carolina Association for Healthcare Quality.


  • White, Barbara Grubb was born on February 20, 1941 in Churchland, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of Howard Cowan and Beatrice Lowe (Curlee) Grubb.

  • Education

    • Diploma in nursing, Rowan Memorial Hospital School Nursing, Salisbury, North Carolina, 1962. Bachelor, Pfeiffer College, 1967. Master of Education, University North Carolina, Charlotte, 1974.

      Doctor of Education, North Carolina State University, 1982.


    • Pediatric staff nurse Rowan Memorial Hospital, 1962-1963, instructor nursing, 1963-1970, associate director nursing services, 1970-1971. Senior instructor Rowan Technology College, Salisbury, 1971-1980. Clinical nurse specialist Veterans Administration Medical Center, 1980-1984, nurse, public health coordinator, 1984-1993, coordinator total quality improvement, since 1993.

      Member CEAU review panel Association Rehabilitation Nurses. Facilitator for health education in Baldridge Quality Award Criteria.

    Major achievements

    • Certified community health nurse, counselor.


    • Co-author: He and She, 1974. Contributor chapters to books, articles to professional journals.


    When peaceful alternatives have failed, the force of arms may regretfully be preferable to unchecked aggression, tyranny and genocide.


    The objective people wish to attain is not merely to be saved from something. God wishes his children to be saved to something.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Methodist member is very much a folk theologian who should speak 'plain truth to plain people'.


    Member Rehabilitation Nurses Association, North Carolina Association for Healthcare Quality.



    Travel, painting, knitting.


    • Married Ben Knox White, April 6, 1963.
    • father: Howard Cowan Grubb
    • mother: Beatrice Lowe (Curlee) Grubb
    • spouse: Ben Knox White
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