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Kendra M. Barrier, PhD, MSN, RN
Assistant Dean for Student Services

Email: kbarri@lsuhsc.edu

Phone: 504-568-4180

Office: 4C1

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm, and by appointment

Curriculum Vitae


Bio

Kendra Barrier is an instructor and currently serves as the Assistant Dean for Student Services (2015 to present) for the Louisiana State University Health New Orleans Center School of Nursing.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2000), and a Master of Science in Nursing (2009) from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Nursing Education and Administration from Joseph and Nancy Fail School of Nursing at William Carey University (2016).

She taught extensively in the undergraduate program as the course coordinator for the School of Nursing’s Health Assessment Theory course and an instructor in the Critical Care Nursing cohort courses.  She is also an instructor of Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC).  She is certified as a SafeZone Trainer, Emotional Quotient Inventory 2.0 and 360: EQ-i2.0, and Emergenetics. Dr. Barrier’s research interests and publication areas include simulation and cultural competence, expanding her research with her doctoral dissertation: The Impact of a Deliberate Practice Educational Intervention with High Fidelity Patient Simulation on Baccalaureate Nursing Students’ Self-Confidence, Skill Acquisition, and Communication.

Dr. Barrier has experience in emergency, intensive care, quality management, and school nursing.  She also has experience as a preceptor and a volunteer RN.  She has served as the Chairperson for the Academic Undergraduate Council (2010-2015), Secretary for the Epsilon Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (2012-2015), Faculty Advisor for the class of May 2015, Chair and panel member of the Honor Code/Grievance Committee (2010-2015), and has been an active alumni and a member of several School of Nursing committees and taskforce.  She is currently a member of the Executive Leadership Team and Administrative Council.  Serves as ex-officio for the Academic Undergraduate Council, the Academic Graduate Council, the Admission, Graduation, and Progression Committee.  Dr. Barrier is a liaison to the Epsilon Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Student Life Committee, the LGBT+Ally Organization for Cultural Understanding in the Health Sciences (LOCUS), and the Peer Advocate Liaison Program. She has received many honors and awards including: The School of Nursing Alumnus of the Year (2016), four Daisy Faculty Awards (2011, 2014, 2015, 2016), the School of Nursing’s Nursing Caring Award for Faculty (2013), an Academy for the Advancement of Educational Scholarship Educational Enhancement Grant Award, and the Faculty Recognition of an MN Student Award (2009).  She has also been nominated for the Allen Copping Excellence in Teaching Award (2014).


Publications/Presentations

 

Research/Grants

Funded

June 2010                   

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  Clinical Administrator.  Improving Patient Safety Through High-Fidelity Simulation Interprofessional Team-Training.  (R18).  ($349,705 – not funded)

April 2009

Academy for the Advancement of Educational Scholarship Educational Enhancement Grant.  Co-Investigator.  Effectiveness of Teamwork and Communication In a Critical Care Code Scenario using Interdisciplinary High-Fidelity Human Patient Simulation with Students from Four Professional Programs.  (Funded for $5,503.71)

March 2009

National League of Nursing.  2009 Research in Nursing Education Program.  Co-Investigator - Interdisciplinary Teamwork and Communication Collaboration (ITACC) in a High-Fidelity Simulated Code (Funded for $6,158.00).

 

PUBLICATIONS

Articles

           Cefalu, J. E., Barrier, K., & Davis, A. (2017). Wound infections in critical care.

Critical Care Clinics of North America, Vol. 29 (1).

Barrier, K. M. (2016). The Impact of a Deliberate Practice Educational Intervention with High Fidelity Patient Simulation on Baccalaureate Nursing Students’ Self-Confidence, Skill Acquisition, and Communication.  (Doctoral dissertation). ProQuest

Garbee, D.D., Paige, J.T., Barrier, K., Kozmenko, V., Kozmenko, L., Zamjahn, J., Bonanno, L., & Cefalu, J. (2013). Interdisciplinary teamwork and communication collaboration in a simulated code scenario.  Nursing Education Perspectives, Vol. 34 (5).

Bonanno, L., Paige, J., Garbee, D., Rusnak, V., Barrier, K., Kozmenko, L., Yu, Q., & Cefalu, J. (in-review).  Effectiveness of Teamwork and Communication In a Critical Care Code Scenario using Interdisciplinary High-Fidelity Human Patient Simulation with Students from Four Professional Programs.  International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences.

Garbee, D. D., Paige, J.T., Bonanno, L.S., Rusnak, V.V, Barrier, K.M., Kozmenko, L.S., Yu, Q., Cefalu, J.E., and Nelson, K.T. (2013).  Effectiveness of teamwork and communication education using an interprofessional high-fidelity human patient simulation critical care. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, Vol.3, No. 3.

Garbee, D.D., Paige, J.T., Barrier, K., Kozmenko, V., Kozmenko, L., Zamjahn, J., Bonanno, L., & Cefalu, J. (2013). Interprofessional Teamwork Among Students in Simulated Codes: A Quasi-Experimental Study. Nursing Education Perspectives, Vol. 34 (5), pp.339-344.

 

Book Chapters

Danna, D., & Barrier, K. (2014). Cultural competency in disaster preparedness.  In Cefalu, C., Disaster Preparedness for Seniors: A Comprehensive Guide for Clinicians.  New York: Springer International Publishing, AG.  pp 229-248

Garbee, D.D., Bonanno, L., Barrier, K., & Paige, J. (2012).  Interprofessional team-based training.  In Robertson, Paige & Bok, Simulation in Radiology.  New York: Oxford University Press.

 

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

March 23, 2017

Emotional Intelligence and the Academic and Clinical Environment. LSUHNO School of Dentistry-Faculty Development.

February 12, 2016      

The Impact of a Deliberate Practice Educational Intervention with High Fidelity Patient Simulation on Baccalaureate Nursing Students’ Self-Confidence, Skill Acquisition, and Communication. Final Dissertation Defense. William Carey University, Hattiesburg, MS

April 25, 2014            

A Program of Interprofessional Simulation-based Research.  Refocus, Revitalize & Reenergize Nursing Practice through Scholarship Linda Corson Jones Scholarship Day-LSUHSC-SON Faculty Development CNE

October 28, 2013       

Nursing Faculty Perspective of Integrating Competencies and Standards of Safety and Professionalism Into Simulated Learning Experiences Utilizing RN Auditor Roles. 5th Annual EBP/Research Conference.  Nursing Professional Development Ochsner Development System. New Orleans, LA

December 26, 2012    

Nutrition, Health, and Diabetes. Manifested Miracles, New Orleans, LA

September 10, 2012

Active Learning Strategies.  LSUHSC-SON Faculty Development CNE, New Orleans, LA

July 13, 2011 

Effectiveness of Teamwork and Communication in a Critical Care Scenario Using Interdisciplinary   High-Fidelity Human Patient Simulation with Students from Four Professional Programs.  6th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Science.  Paper Presentation

June 18, 2011             

Interdisciplinary Teamwork & Communication in a High-Fidelity Simulated Code. 10th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resources Centers Conference.  Podium Presentation.

July 22-23, 2010        

TeamSTEPPS Translating Nursing Research: Changing Practice….Changing Lives.  Ochsner Medical Center and LSUHSC-SON Research.  Podium Presentation