Faculty and Staff
Hope A. Ballentine
Clinical Assistant Professor
College of Education and Health Professions
(NURS)-Department of Nursing
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
- 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
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