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Thank you Barb. The Carefree conference was terrific due to your good medicine "laughter," which I tried to share with the staff I manage but the delivery was not the same as you. You are dynamic, engage the audience and the laughter lasts much longer than the 2 hour presentation. Thank you so much. I can not wait to share the DVD's with the staff!  Be well. Be safe ,  and continue to share the laughter, it is a gift.
Kelly Redding RN, BSN
St . Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center


I truly enjoyed your workshop…I hope that in my 42 years, I have touched my patients with as much humor as you have given me. Good job!Well done! LB, Edmonton AB


Thank you so much for coming to give the keynote address at last week's AACN Midwest Conference. I signed up and attended the conference because as our unit's educator, I knew it was the right thing to do. I have so many piles on my desk, that I wasn't sure how I actually had time to do it, but I knew I had to be a good example. Your presentation was my present to myself for doing the right thing and going. I do not recall the last time I laughed that hard and learned so much at the same time. You helped me renew my spirit and drive in this wonderful career. Thank you for doing what you obviously do so well.
Amy Rowe BSN, RN, CCRN
Clinical Educator, Cardiac-Neuro ICU and Adult Central Resource Team
Edward Hospital and Health Services


Never have I attended a seminar that I didn't want to be over, and I must say you are amazing. I was so into your lecture and learned so much information I want to go back and reteach some of the things I forgot. Thank you so very much for sharing the way you do with all of us educators, and I sure wish my professors in my MSN program would teach like that, lol. I must admit I'm almost done and it won't come too soon for me. Thank you, thank you thank you!!!!!!! Hope to be able to see you again. Debbie Wax BSN,RN, Nursing Instructor, East Central College



I just wanted to Thank You on behalf of myself as well as MHSTE! I am still laughing when I think about your presentations. I laughed until I cried actually during the presentations. As I am sure you already know, the evaluations were fabulous! Most of them said they want to see and hear you again next year. You might want to think about penciling in MHSTE (MHSE) Conference for next July. One of the best presentations I think I have ever heard. Thanks again! Barb Houk


Hello!  I am a nursing student in NJ. Our teacher has shown us a number of your videos and everyone in the class loves your seminars. I just wanted tell you the Ocean County Vocational School of Nursing Class of 2012 enjoys your lectures and thanks you for making things easy to understand. Deanna Brisbane, SPN



Most recently I had the extreme pleasure of seeing her [Barb] speak at the ATI Nurse Educator Conference in Orlando and had a nice conversation with her in between sessions at the Conference. Gratefully, as a result of listening to her DVD's, she also helped me understand and pass the NP credentialling exam!! I love Barbee!! Laura M. Goliat MSN, RN, FNP-BC, Ursuline College, The Breen School of Nursing






Barb Bancroft RN, MSN, PNP is a widely acclaimed national speaker, noted for her humorous, entertaining and information packed seminars. She is author of four books, her latest, Kiss My Asparagus, An Essential Guide to Nutrition's Role in Health and Disease.

Many people can conduct health seminars, or write books on health, but very few can make them both thoroughly informative and entertaining. Barb Bancroft makes complex health topics easily understandable, appealing and hilarious.

Barb has provided more than 2200 educational and motivational seminars on clinical topics and health maintenance topics to healthcare professionals and corporations throughout the US and Canada. She has been the keynote/plenary speaker for corporate groups such as Smith Barney/Citicorp and the Million Dollar Round Table. She has provided keynote/plenary speeches for healthcare associations including the Association for Practitioners for Infection Control, The National Association of Biology Teachers, The Emergency Nurses' Association, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Pacific Coast Dental Association, and the Washington State Dental Association.

Barb has held graduate faculty positions at the University of Virginia and the University of Arkansas. She has provided courses on Advanced Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Physical Assessment to both graduate and undergraduate students. She is currently the Executive Director and President of CPP Associates, Inc., a continuing education firm for corporations and healthcare professionals based in Chicago, Illinois. 


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Kiss My Asparagus

An essential guide to nutrition's

role in health and disease


Kiss My Asparagus is a wise, sometimes hilarious handbook that stresses preventative choices and a healthy lifestyle. A powerful and effective guide to smart eating, the book is a must for every home and office library.


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From an attendee of the November 2016 Maui Nursing Conference:

Thank you for the outstanding conference!  Ms. Bancroft is brilliant, current & up-to-date with her practice & lectures.  She was informative and had me laughing so much because of her practical sense of humor.  I have been a nurse for 33 years and I practice in critical care,  I find myself learning so much from her lectures!

I love the Marriot Wailea Beach Resort! Thank you for the hotel special group rate!  The lunch and dessert were outstanding!

 Susan Chan


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Dear Ms. Bancroft, Thank you for an absolutely delightful afternoon! Your presentation at the Community VNA luncheon yesterday was engaging, educational, honest, and funny as heck. I will never forget you! It was just what the doctor ordered. I am a local Health Officer and a Health Educator by profession. I am always looking for innovative ways to get to the heart of an issue to prompt behavioral changes. Your facts were straightforward and message to the point! I loved all the visuals. It was an overall excellent presentation. Lucy A. Forgione, MS, CHES


Barb,  On behalf of the Board of Directors for the Greater Louisville Chapter of AACN,  thanks you, thank you, thank you!!!  The symposium was a roaring success.  The evaluations were incredibly positive.  They loved you.  You kept them entertained, as well as enlightened.  I cannot imagine the energy it takes for you to be "on" like that for an entire day.  We wish that we had the time to have a meal with you and get to know you on a more personal level.  Again thank you so much.  Marlot Wigginton, RN, MN, CCRN, CCNS, ARNP


'Health Matters' was the best presentation that I have ever been too. There were so many  comments and questions I thought of during your talk, but when the time came, I just couldn't remember them! I need to run out and get my B12 and vitamin D quickly! Thank you for such an entertaining hour and a half.
Susan McGuire Country Insurance & Financial Services


I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed listening to you at the conference this past week in Seattle. I only hope one day to have the ability that you have to teach and be a motivator. Out of all the lectures and speakers I heard over those past 4 days, yours really hit home with me and I hope to see and hear your lectures again. Thanks again for who you and what you represent to the Nurses of today! C. LaVeglia, International Dialysis Conference, Seattle, March 2010

Saw your DVD on pharmacology and really loved it. I am an instructor for psychiatric technicians and wondered if you have any DVDs on your subject of Neurotransmitter In Health and Disease. Your ability to simplify and make education fun is just unparalleled. Maggie Huddleston, RN, BSN


Hello! I enjoyed your laughter seminar at the Seattle Dialysis Conference. The connection with patients seem stronger when humor is incorporated. Humor is truly good for the soul. I use humor with my patients along with the staff. The load we carry as healthcare professionals seems lighter with laughter. I would like to share your outlook with co-workers at our quarterly home therapy meeting 05/19/10, (last minute notice, I know). Your schedule is extremely busy from what I gathered at the conference but I would greatly appreciate it if there could be a way to present your unique way of looking at nursing with laughter. It must be amazing to share your experiences and touch every person listening. I know that I can't get you out of mind and you definitly made a difference in my life and career. KNolan, Seattle International Dialysis Conference, March 2010


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