Barbara Lawson, R.N., C.N.P.


State of Michigan Registered Nurse and Certified Nurse Practitioner


  • Certified Specialist (ANCC) Medical-Surgical Nursing 
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (Current)
  • Basic Arythmia (Current)
  • Chemotherapy / Mediport Certified (1987)


  • Wayne State University, Detroit, MI: MSN, 1991, Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing, graduated with academic honors.
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, MI: BSN, 1986, graduated with academic honors


  • 1994 to present: Advance Practice Nurse - Nurse Practitioner for GI Medicine Associates
  • 1992 to 1994: Clinical Nurse Specialist / Case Manager: St. John Health System
  • 1991 to 1994: Clinical Research Assistant
  • 1988 to 1992: Assistant Clinical Manager for medical-surgical unit, St. John Health System
  • 1987 to present: Staff Nurse: St. John Hospital and Medical Center
  • 1985 to 1987: Junior / Senior Nurse Technician, St. John Hospital and Medical Center
  • 1986 to 1987: Nurse Assistant: Harper Hospital, Detroit, MI
  • 1977 to 1986: Junior Volunteer, St. John Hospital


  • The Effect of Prior Experience in a Rehabilitation Setting on Students' Attitudes Toward the Disabled: Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing


  • Sigma Theta Tau - Lambda Chapter
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)