Barb Nash has strong, relevant qualifications for state leadership.  

Healthcare Background

Barb spent her career as an advanced practice registered nurse, as nursing faculty at various universities, and has directed college health services for a small university. She has provided direct primary care as the owner of her own family practice, and engaged in healthcare consulting for business and industry.   


She is currently licensed to practice in South Carolina and in Ohio and is Adjunct Faculty in Nursing at USCB.

Leadership Experience

Barb is currently president of the Northwest Quadrant Neighborhood Association, a member of the League of Women Voters Beaufort, and a member of the North of the Broad Democratic Club. She served two terms as President of the Ohio Nurses Association, was President of Theta Theta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, and is a long-time member of the American Nurses Association. As president of the 10,000-member Ohio Nurses Association, she worked closely with the legislature to initiate and impact legislation related to healthcare and nursing, and will bring this experience to bear on healthcare issues for the Lowcountry.


Barb Nash obtained her RN from The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, OH, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ohio University, and her Masters of Science in Nursing from The Ohio State University.

Award Winner

Barb is the recipient of the Elaine H. Martyn Writing Award and a published author of more than 50 professional articles. She received the Capital University Distinguished Service to Nursing Award; the Distinguished Alumni Award, The Christ College of Nursing and Health Care; the Distinguished Alumni Transformer in Nursing & Healthcare, The Ohio State University College of Nursing; and was Recognized as a Local Nursing Legend by the Medical Heritage Center of The Ohio State University. 


Why I'm running, a note from Barb:

My opponent has served as a state representative for 14 years and has run basically unopposed every two years. She is considered a “Republican seat filler” by many.

When South Carolina elections consistently have only one name on the ballot for a seat, we are deprived of the basic building block of our democracy: casting a vote for the candidate of our choice. We automatically default to a one-party system. We also deprive ourselves of the benefit of fresh eyes and minds assessing long-standing problems, and creating new approaches to solutions for the citizens of the district and the state. 

I am a resident of Beaufort, running as the Democratic candidate for the South Carolina House in District 124 because I care about the issues that matter most for the Lowcountry. 


Our Challenge

South Carolina has long ranked among the bottom states in education and healthcare. I care about a robust public education system for our children and access to healthcare at lower costs. I care about the safety of our soil, water and air. I am ready to move further, and faster, to make the education of our children, the health of our people, and the protection of our land and water South Carolina's highest priorities. 

Barb Nash brings experienced, 
caring leadership to the Lowcountry.

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Barb Nash, RN, MS, CNS

Caring leadership for Beaufort, Lady's Island, Dataw, St. Helena Island, Burton, Parris Island and Port Royal