Dr. Barbara A. Roces received her PhD degree in Nursing Research from the University of San Diego. She received her Master of Science degree in nursing from the University of California Los Angeles with specialization as an Adult Oncology Nurse Practitioner and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Southern California. Currently working the last fifteen years as an Associate Professor of Nursing BSN Program, as well as an Adult/Oncology Nurse Practitioner since 2008.  Her experience spans from Women’s Health to Hospice/Palliative care setting as well as Adult Primary Care Clinic. She has published research articles from Philippine Journal of Nursing in healthcare within the core of Palliative/Hospice Care in Advanced Lung Cancer Patients, looking at their psychophysiological aspect in the way they perceive their symptoms “Dyspnea”.  As such, she was part of the interdisciplinary team that promoted patient advocacy in implementing promotion of quality of life as well as ensuring that the psychological aspect of palliative/hospice care were well managed within the scope of the nurse practitioner practice. She is also a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a professional goal that addresses mental health with passion, compassion, and empathy as well as integrity in the delivery of care to those who need psychiatric help.


PhD, University of San Diego 
MSN, University of California, Los Angeles
BSN, University of Southern California

Honors & Awards

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing                             
President Elect Chi Beta Chapter Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
Completed PhD course work with 4.0 GPA


Roces, BA (2018) Patients with advanced lung cancer: Quality of life and perception of dyspnea Philippine Journal of Nursing 87(2). 30-43 
Roces, BA (2017) Dyspnea Among Patients with Advanced Lung Cancer: A Concept Analysis Philippine Journal of Nursing 87(1). 47-52