Barbara K. Buxton, PhD, PMH-CNS, RN



  • B.S.N., Albright College, 1983
  • M.S.N., Wilkes University, 2002
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2010

Additional Certifications:

  • Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Board Certified

Professional Memberships:

  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association

Research Interests:

  • Obesity
  • Therapeutic Relationships
  • Communication

Dr. Buxton has been a psychiatric mental health nurse since graduation as a nurse. She has worked in many different settings caring for those with mental health issues, i.e. inpatient, crisis, outpatient, older adult, adolescents, eating disorders, and chronic illness. Dr. Buxton has taught mental health nursing for 11 years at the University of Scranton, and is also involved in teaching the Fundamentals of Nursing. I love teaching and find that I am able to share my passion for nursing with students effectively. Dr. Buxton is a nurse practitioner and treats patients in the area with a variety of mental illnesses.

She enjoys spending time with my family and friends, camping, walking, and reading. 

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