Barbara J. Synowiecki, MSN, APRN-NP, PMHNP-BC
Barbara J. Synowiecki, MSN, APRN-NP, PMHNP-BC

Barbara J. Synowiecki, MSN, APRN-NP, PMHNP-BC

Assistant Professor
College of Nursing


  • Pediatric Advanced Practice Primary Care Nursing
  • Pediatrics Nursing Education
  • Pediatrics Nursing Acute Care

Academic Appointments


  • Nursing - Bachelors


  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Pediatric Nursing

Publications and Presentations


  • Schwartz, M., Laughlin, A., Connelly, S., Potthoff, M., Synowiecki, B., Yager, A. Promoting healthy behaviors in children: Applying Ignation values in schools, Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 32(2), 283-289, 2013
  • Laughlin, A., Potthoff, M., Schwartz, M., Synowiecki, B. & Yager, A. Combining service learning and research: Partnering with Schools, Nurse Educator, 35(5), 188-191, 2010


  • Cerebral Palsy in the Newborn. Presented at Fourth Annual Fall AWHONN conference, Omaha, Nebraska, 2013
  • NAPNAP 33rd Annual Conference on Pediatric Health Care / as part of Emerging Knowledge Podium Presentation: NAPNAP Research Agenda Priority: Obesity, “Parental Perceptions of Body Mass Index Referrals for Overweight School Aged Children: Implications for Pediatric Providers” (co-presenter Misty Schwartz, PhD), San Antonio, Texas, 2012
  • “Partnering with Schools - A Healthy Living Project”, presented at 84th Annual American School Health Association Conference: Healthy Students….Successful Learners, October 13-16, Kansas City, Missouri. One of three presenters., 2010
  • NAPNAP Midwest Chapter Conference, June, 2009, Childrens Hospital and Medicall Center, Omaha, NE – Treatment of Common Sexually Trasmitted Infections in Primary Care., 2009
  • 35th Annual National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development -October 18, 2008, Kansas City, MO. “Partnering with Schools: Combining Service Learning and Research”, as part of 3 member group session., 2008
  • NAPNAP 29th Annual Conference on Pediatric Health Care / concurrent session presenter – “HPV Vaccine: Facts, Focus & Issues for Practice” Nashville, TN, 2008
  • Midwest NAPNAP session – “HPV Vaccine: Facts, Focus & Issues for Practice” at Childrens Hospital and Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Infant Growth Rate related to Infant Feeding
    Pediatric Obesity Pediatric / Adolescent School Health HPV Immunization

Current Research Projects

  • Healthy Futures Foundation Grant, IRB # 13-16853. The Effects of Infant Feeding Techniques and Nutrient Intakes on Formula Fed Infants (Synowiecki, B. & Schwartz, M.)

Grant Funding Received

  • Healthy Futures Foundation Grant

Awards and Honors

  • Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence, Creighton College of Nursing, September 2013, Dean, College of Nursing, 2013
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Gamma Pi Chapter, 1981., UNMC, 1981