Barbara Burk

Barbara Burk

Barbara Burk

Associate Professor, Nursing Department
Health Sciences Institute

Faculty member since: 1989

Courses Taught

Nursing & Human Needs I

Nursing & Human Needs II

Nursing & Human Needs III

Nursing & Human Needs IV


Registered Nursing Diploma, Queens Hospital School of Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Adelphi University

Master of Science in Nursing, Villanova University

Contact Information

Office:  Main Academic South

Phone:  732-224-2571


Describe one of your biggest achievements as a Brookdale faculty member:  
I have completed the National League for Nursing Simulation Leadership program, and now I am able to to contribute to my division as an expert in nursing education simulation.

Do you work outside of the college as well?  
I worked for many years at Centrastate Medical Center [in Freehold] in cardiac rehabilitation and the emergency room.

What would you say is your most memorable moment – or moments – as a member of the Brookdale community?
It is very rewarding to go into one of the local hospitals and see a previous student working as a nurse or a nurse manager.  Not long ago, I had a student who was the daughter of a student I had during my first semester at Brookdale.

What do you think separates Brookdale from other colleges?
Brookdale has a well deserved reputation for excellence.  Working here feels like being part of a family and we are committed to the very important role that we serve in helping our students to achieve their goals.

Would you recommend that students take a class in your department?
I would absolutely recommend that students take a class in our nursing department.  Brookdale’s nursing program has the distinction of being one of only two associate degree programs in the country that are recognized as being a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing. Our articulation programs also allow our students to seamlessly complete their bachelor’s degree in nursing in a very cost-effective and time-efficient manner while still guaranteeing educational excellence.