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Hope A. Ballentine

Hope A. Ballentine

Instructor of Nursing

College of Education and Health Professions

(NURS)-Department of Nursing

Phone: 479-575-3208

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Hope Ballentine worked as a junior high and high school educator for 2.5 years before completing her nursing training. Since graduating in 2007 with her M.S.N., she has worked as an R.N. in Labor and Delivery at Mercy Hospital, as an A.P.N. in the ER/OB triage at Willow Creek Women’s Hospital and as an A.P.N. at Community Clinic providing prenatal care and women’s health. Before taking a full-time faculty position with the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing in 2014, she worked part-time for two years teaching maternal/newborn clinical rotations as well as guest lecturing in the maternal/newborn class. She has also worked as a childbirth educator.

Hope is married to John and they have 2 daughters, Eleanor and Eliza. They are expecting a little boy in February 2015. Hope is interested in nutrition, particularly for pregnant and lactating women. She enjoys football, being outdoors and spending time with her family.

  • Skin to skin contact
  • Non-pharmacologic pain management of labor
  • Nutrition in pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Maternal/Newborn Nursing
  • Maternal/Newborn Sim lab
  • M.S.N., Vanderbilt University, Nurse Midwifery
  • Certified Nurse Midwife
  • B.A., Harding University, Education
  • Ballentine, H., “Fetal Monitoring: Delivered!” Presented at: Arkansas Student Nurses Association Annual Conference 2014, Little Rock, AR

  • Ballentine, H., “Medications and Pregnancy: New Research and Application to Practice.” Presented at: Arkansas Nurses Association/Arkansas State Board of Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics Seminar 2014, Fayetteville, AR


Clinical Instructor, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing, University of Arkansas           8/2014- present

  • Clinical Coordinator for all Maternal/Newborn Clinical Groups
  • Simulation lab instructor for Maternal/Newborn Simulations
  • Instruct and Coordinate the Maternal/Newborn Didactic class

Childbirth Educator, Birth Center of Northwest Arkansas                                   9/2013-7/2014

  • Provided education and materials for expectant couples in preparation for healthy pregnancies, natural childbirth and the postpartum period
  • Utilized the HypnoBirthing curriculum through 2/2014
  • Developed and now utilizing original curriculum

Guest Lecturer, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing, University of Arkansas       9/2013-5/2014

  • Instructed undergraduate Nursing students in Women’s Health, Antepartum, Intrapartum and Post-partum Nursing care including care of the high risk client and complications
  • Lectured between 8-10 class periods during each semester

Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing                                   8/2012-5/2014

University of Arkansas

  • Taught prenatal, antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, newborn, and GYN nursing care
  • Instructed proper methods for assessment and medication administration and supervise student performance of each
  • Facilitated post-conference discussions, emphasizing importance of evidence-based practice
  • Evaluated student assignments and clinical performance

Advanced Practice Nurse, Community Clinic                                                  9/2009- 6/2012

  • Provided clinical prenatal care, well woman care, GYN care and primary care to underserved patients from menarche through the lifespan
  • Served as a preceptor for a Advanced Practice Nursing students and participate in learning for Nursing and Medical students
  • Participated in National Health Service Corp

Advanced Practice Nurse, Willow Creek Women’s Hospital                       9/2008-9/2009

  • Provided Medical Screening Exams and treatment for patients presenting to the Emergency Room and Labor Triage
  • Provided advanced assessment skills to assist nursing staff in care of inpatients including: antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, pre-op, operating room, post-op and newborn
  • Participated in learning for Nursing and Medical Students

RN, Mercy Medical Center, Rogers, AR                                                                           5/2008-9/2008

  • Provided newborn, antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum care in an inpatient setting
  • Worked as a member of the health care team to ensure optimal patient outcomes

Guest Lecturer, Physician Assistant Program, Harding University                                   3/2008

  • Instructed Physician Assistant students on procedures for pap smear and pelvic exams
  • Instructed Physician Assistant students on best practices for prescribing contraceptives

Teacher, Central Arkansas Christian Schools, Little Rock, AR                                  1/2003-5/2005

  • Developed curriculum and facilitated learning for high school students in Computer Applications
  • Developed curriculum and facilitated learning for junior high students in English and Bible

Freelance Writer/Editor, Sitler and Henry, Inc., Little Rock, AR                                  1/2004-4/2005

  • Wrote advertisements and commercials
  • Edited websites and brochures

Female Youth Counselor, Levy Church of Christ, Little Rock, AR                          5-8/2004             

  • Organized and supervised activities for group members grades 7-12
  • Counseled female group members
  • Co-lead mission effort to Mexico

Emergency Room Admissions Clerk, White County Medical Center                               5-8/1999

  • Recorded patient histories
  • Filed Insurance Claims
  • Managed patient concerns