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Hope A. Ballentine

Hope A. Ballentine

Clinical Assistant Professor


(NURS)-Department of Nursing

Phone: 479-575-5770

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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 MSN, she has worked as an Regitered Nurse in Labor and Delivery at Mercy Hospital, as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) in the ER/OB triage at Willow Creek Women’s Hospital and as an APN at Community Clinic providing prenatal care and women’s health services. 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. She completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree in May of 2018.

Hope is married to John and they have 2 daughters, Eleanor and Eliza, and a son, Jase. Hope is interested in nutrition, particularly for pregnant and lactating women. She enjoys football, being outdoors and spending time with her family.

  • Nutrition and its effects on health and illness for women and their families
  • Choline intake and its effects on pregnancy outcomes
  • Maternal/Newborn Nursing
  • Pathophysiology
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Advance Practice Nursing
  • DNP, University of Arkansas
  • MSN, Vanderbilt University, Nurse Midwifery
  • BA, Harding University, Education



Ballentine, H.A. (2018). The Choline Program: Implementing Vital Nutrition Education in Pregnancy. Poster presentation. American Association of Birth Centers National Birth Institute.

Ballentine, H.A. (2014). Fetal Monitoring: Delivered! Arkansas Student Nurses Association Annual Conference.

Ballentine, H.A. (2014). Medications and Pregnancy: New Research and Application to Practice.

Arkansas Nurses Association Advanced Practice Nurse Pharmacotherapeutics Seminar.


Ballentine, H.A. (2017). Lactation and Fluid Overload. Northwest Arkansas Breastfeeding Coalition.

Ballentine, H.A., Gilmet, K.A. (2017) Strategies for Improving Learning. Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Faculty Development.

Ballentine, H.A. (2016). Teaching for Learning. Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Faculty Development.


            Eleanor Mann School of Nursing, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

            Clinical Assistant Professor, 2019-present

Instructor, 2016-2018

            Visiting Instructor, 2014-2016

            Guest Lecturer, 2013-2014

            Adjunct Instructor, 2012-2014


            Childbirth Educator, Birth Center of Northwest Arkansas, 2013-2014, Rogers, AR

            Certified Nurse Midwife, Community Clinic, 2009- 2012, Northwest Arkansas

            Certified Nurse Midwife, Willow Creek Women’s Hospital, 2008-2009, Johnson, AR

            Registered Nurse, Mercy Medical Center, 2008, Rogers, AR

            Guest Lecturer, Physician Assistant Program, Harding University, 2008, Searcy, AR

            Teacher, Central Arkansas Christian Schools, 2003-2005, North Little Rock, AR

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

Outstanding DNP student, 2018

Sigma Theta Tau Honor's Society inductee, 2016

Luther Christman Award for outstanding clinical skills, Vanderbilt School of Nursing, 2006      

Teacher of the Year, Central Arkansas Christian Schools, 2004

Alpha Chi Honors Society, 2002

Who’s Who Among American College Students, 2002                      

Dean’s List, Harding University, 1998-2002