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Barbara A Bidwell; MSN, RN Assistant Professor, Nursing barbara.bidwell@indwes.edu


Barbara Bidwell has been an RN for 36 years and has loved it. She was born in the Bronx and lived at the Jersey Shore before moving to Indiana in 1981. She is married to Brad and has two sons. Matthew, 30, is in the U.S. Navy and Ryan, 27, is in the U.S. Air Force. God has also blessed Brad and Barbara with three beautiful grandkids: Aiden, 9, Madison, 9, and Jonah, 2. She attends The Awakening Community Church in Huntington, Indiana, and serves as the parish nurse for this congregation. She is interested in social justice, environmental preservation and animal rights. The Bidwells live in Lagro amidst seven acres of woods with their two dachshunds, Jake and Juli and a cat named Joni.

Educational Background:

  • Diploma, 1977, Ann May School of Nursing at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, New Jersey
  • B.S.N., 1996, Lutheran College, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • M.S.N., 2009, Indiana University, IUPUI Campus


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