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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, NP, has provided more than 2800 continuing education events on clinical topics pertaining to pathophysiology, physical assessment, and pharmacology to health care professionals throughout the United States and Canada. She has been the motivational keynote speaker on health maintenance topics for numerous nursing associations, medical associations and dental associations as well as for corporate groups and events.

She has held faculty positions at the University of Virginia, the University of Arkansas, Loyola University of Chicago, and St. Xavier University of Chicago. She has provided courses on Advanced Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Physical Assessment to graduate and undergraduate students.

Barb Bancroft is the author of four books—Medical Minutiae, a humorous look at the fields of medicine and nursing and An Apple a Day: The ABCs of Diet and Diseases, Live a Little, Laugh a Lot, and her 2012 release—Kiss My Asparagus–an essential guide to nutrition’s role in health and disease. Barb is currently working on her newest book, Laughing My Aspirin Off

Barb is a fascinating, highly informative speaker whose dynamic and humorous presentation style makes learning enjoyable. She provides a wealth of clinical information that can be applied to everyday practice.  


Coming this spring...

Barb's newest book


Laughing My Aspirin Off (LMAO)


Barb’s newest release is chock-full of amusing anecdotes, quirky quips, and practical pearls about our bodies and our health. Chapters include By the Numbers, Weighty Issues, Boy oh Boy, You Go Girl, Hormonal Chaos, Medical Minutiae, Sense-sational, Funny Pharm, In the Loo, and more.

…One in five adults (20%) has admitted to urinating in swimming pools. Red eyes associated with swimming are not caused by the chlorine used to sanitize the pool. Red eyes are caused by chloramine, a chemical that is created when urine combines with the chlorine already in the pool. In fact, the stronger the pool “smells like chlorine”, the more contaminated it is with urine.

…Every single strand of human hair can support 3.5 ounces of weight. Big deal, you scoff. The average head of hair has between 100,000 and 150,000 hairs—you do the math. The entire head of hair could actually support 16 TONS.

…The first testicular guard, the “cup,” was used in hockey in 1874. The first helmet to protect the brain was used in 1974. That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain was also important. WHO KNEW? We ALL knew.

Buy the book. It’s fabulous. $30 (USD) $35 (CDN).


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in June 2018


2018 International Nursing Conference- Aruba



Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP


June 8, 2018

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June 9, 2018

Diabetes Update: It's Complicated

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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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