Dorothy Garrigas Adams for Excellence in Fostering Professional Standards
Barbara A. Brunt, MA, MN, RN-BC, NE-BC, FABC
Magnet Program Director
Summa Akron City and St. Thomas Hospitals
Delta Omega #118
Barbara A. Brunt, MA, MN, RN-BC, NE-BC, FABC is the Magnet Program Director for Summa Akron City and St Thomas Hospitals in Akron, OH. She has held a variety of nursing professional development positions for the past 36 years. Brunt has presented on a variety of topics locally, nationally, and internationally, and has published 45 articles, five chapters in books, and six books. She served as a section editor for all four editions of The Core Curriculum for Nursing Professional Development. Ms. Brunt hold a master’s degree in community health education from Kent State University and a master’s in nursing from the University of Dundee in Scotland. Her research has focused on competencies. Brunt maintains certification in nursing professional development, as well as a nurse executive. She is a member of the taskforce revising the current Nursing Professional Development standards, and was involved in several previous versions also.