Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Widener University

Hilary Barnes, PhD, NP-C, FAANP is an Assistant Professor at Widener University and a CHOPR Senior Fellow and a fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. Dr. Barnes’ research interests include the impact of state and federal policies on the nurse practitioner workforce and care delivery. She is funded through the 2016 AcademyHealth New Investigator Small Grant Program to examine the impact of changes in state-level practice regulations over time on nurse practitioner supply and access to care in ambulatory practices. She is nationally certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner, and her clinical background includes emergency/urgent care, surgery/surgical oncology, and addiction/behavioral health.


BA Skidmore College, 1997

BSN University of Pennsylvania, 2005

MSN Widener University, 2008

PhD Widener University, 2013