Hope Bussenius earned a doctor of nursing practice degree at Georgia Health Sciences University in 2012, a master's degree in nursing from Emory University in 1993, and a bachelor's degree in nursing from the Medical College of Georgia in 1990. Her clinical practice consists of over 20 years as a Family Nurse Practitioner in both in-patient and outpatient clinical setting for vulnerable populations. Additionally, she has served in the United States Navy Reserves as a Lieutenant, conducted research at the AIDS Research Consortium of Atlanta, and serve as faculty coordinator for the Lillian Carter Center for International Nursing in Haiti developing teaching strategies focused on health, health promotion, professional nursing, and human responses across the lifespan.
In 2012, she started the Take 2 Heart: Pedia BP® Program, a smartphone app to simplify tracking blood pressure readings in pediatric patients. Pedia BP® is now linked to the Take2Heart registry that shows real-time data from blood pressure screenings among children and adolescents in Atlanta, GA and around the world.