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Kendra M. Barrier, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing

Email: kbarri@lsuhsc.edu

Phone: 504-568-4180

Office: 4C1

Office Hours:

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

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Mentoring, Coaching, Sponsoring, Simulation, Emotional Intelligence, and Cultural Competency


Bio

Dr. Barrier is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, serving as the Inaugural Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI; 2021 to present) and the former Assistant Dean for Student Services (2015-2021) at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans School of Nursing (LSUHSC-NO). She is also an Associate Faculty for the School of Graduate Studies, a National League for Nursing (NLN) Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), an American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Diversity Leadership Institute Fellow, and an AACN Elevating Leaders in Academic Nursing (ELAN) Fellow.

Through the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, her strategic vision has cultivated a culture of identity and belonging, so every student, faculty, staff, and stakeholder can be themselves and thrive, leading the SON on a trajectory for sustained DEI cultural change. She provides leadership in organizational change, generating approaches to cultural intelligence, and actualization of diversity. Dr. Barrier also provides leadership and expertise for managing conflict and having difficult conversations with empathy, professionalism, and confidentiality. Dr. Barrier’s dedication to inclusive excellence strategies has led to the implementation of inclusive admissions procedures, best practices documents, policy and procedure revision, advocated and implemented all gender restrooms, a lactation room, a food pantry for the SON, as well as providing outstanding pedagogical programs and projects to reduce health disparities for racial and ethnically underrepresented individuals and communities.

She has received many honors and awards, including the Louisiana Nurses Foundation (LNF) and the Louisiana State Nurses Association (LSNA) Nightingale Award for Nursing School Administrator of the Year (2023), the New Orleans District Nurses Association (NODNA) Legacy Award (2023); the NODNA Excellence in Nursing Beyond the Bedside for Academic School of Nursing (2019),  Outstanding Alumna (2018), the School of Nursing Alumna 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 was nominated for the Allen Copping Excellence in Teaching Award (2014) and the Faculty Daisy Award (2018).

She earned her BSN (2000) and MSN (2009), in Nursing Education, from LSUHSC, and received a PhD (2016), in Nursing Education and Administration, from William Carey University.


Publications/Presentations

Grants and Contracts

 

Funded

Title of grant or contract

Funding agency

Role on grant or contract

Dates of award

Percentage effort

$ awarded

Eliminating Structural Racism in Nursing Academia: A Systems Change Approach to Anti-Racist Nursing Education

Request for Proposal (RFP)

Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation and University of Cincinnati College of Nursing

Lead Faculty/PI

2023-2026

 

$2,500.00/3yrs

“Promoting a Diverse Nursing Workforce: Enhancing Nursing Education to Promote Academic Success Among Undergraduate Nursing Students from Minority and Disadvantaged Backgrounds.”

Health Resources and Services Administration Nursing Workforce Diversity Program

Lead for Student Affairs

2023-2025

5%

$1,000,000 ($500,000/yr.)

“Educating a Transitioning Nursing Workforce for Health Equity in Rural and Underserved Areas: Building a Clinical Nurse Educator Academy for Region 6”

HRSA – NEPQR-Clinical Faculty and Preceptor Academy program

DEI/

Health Equity Lead

2023-2027

5%

$2,697,466

“Effectiveness of Teamwork and Communication In a Critical Care Code Scenario using Interdisciplinary High-Fidelity Human Patient Simulation with Students from Four Professional Programs.”

Academy for the Advancement of Educational Scholarship – Educational Enhancement Grant

Co-Investigator

April 2009

 

N/A

$5,503.71

 

“Interdisciplinary Teamwork and Communication Collaboration (ITACC) in a High-Fidelity Simulated Code.”

National League for Nursing, Nursing Education Research Grant

Co-Investigator

March 2009

 

N/A

$6,158.00

 

Pending funding

Title of grant or contract

Funding agency

Role on grant or contract

Dates of award

Percentage effort

$ requested

The Office of Nursing Education Excellence: Pathways for Lifelong Learning in Louisiana

Department of Labor Expansion Grant Program

DEI Lead

04/01/23 to 03/31/28

12%

$5,988,630

 

Non-funded application or contract

Title of grant or contract

Funding agency

Role on grant or contract

Dates of award

Percentage effort

$ requested

LCMC Healthcare Profession Pipeline (HPP) Request for Proposal

LCMC Health

Co-Lead

2023-2025

 

$5,109,165

“The Impact of Social and Behavioral Resources on Baccalaureate Nursing Students’ Academic Success.”

Institute of Education Services/ Department of Education

Emotional Intelligence Specialist

7/2021-7/2023

10%

$2,420,651

“A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Virtual Simulation Intervention to Develop Prelicensure Nursing Student Clinical Judgement.”

National Council of State Boards of Nursing

Co-Investigator

12/2020-12/2022

10%

  $207,288

“Enhancement of an Academic Success Center to Decrease Attrition Rates Among Minority Students at a Health Sciences Center.”

Board of Regents

PI

2019

10%

$118,090

“Improving Patient Safety Through Administrator High-Fidelity Simulation Interprofessional Team-Training.”

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Clinical Administrator

June 2010

N/A

 

 

Informal Mentoring for Grant  

Date(s)

Mentee (student)

Activity/Focus

November 2016 to May 2017

Erika Edwards – CRNA student

Scholarship for

Disadvantage Students Program

 

Journal Publications – Refereed (peer reviewed) 

 

Published

Chatmon, B., Ellis, J., Thomas, N., & Barrier, K. Mentoring underrepresented minority students for academic success in nursing (2021). Association of Black Nursing Faculty, 32(2).

Barrier, K. (2018). Summary of the 2016 International Surviving Sepsis Campaign: A Clinician’s Guide. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America. Vol. 30(3).

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

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

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 34(5), 339-344.

Garbee, D., Paige, J., Bonanno, L., Rusnak, V., Barrier, K., Kozmenko, L., Yu, Q., Cefalu, J., & Nelson, K. (2013). Effectiveness of teamwork and communication education using interprofessional high-fidelity human patient simulation critical care code. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice 3(3), 1-12. Doi: 10.5430/jnep.v3n3p1

Garbee, D., Barrier, K., Bonanno, L., Cefalu, J., Paige, J., Kozmenko, V., Kozmenko, L.,

                & Zamjahn, J. (2011). Interdisciplinary teamwork and communication in a high- fidelity simulated code [Abstract]. Clinical Simulation in Nursing 7(6), e252.

Paige, J., Garbee, D., Bonanno, L., Rusnak, V., Barrier, K., Cefalu, J., Yu, Q., Kozmenko, L., Kozmenko, V., Zamjahn, J., Nelson, K., & Swartz, W. (2011). Pilot integration of high-fidelity, interprofessional, simulation-based team training of students within a health sciences center [Abstract]. Simulation in Healthcare 6(6), 486-487.

           

           

Journal Publications – Non Refereed   

 

Published

Barrier, K. M., McCauley, A., Rooney, E., & Young, K. (2021). Resolution to Louisiana State Nurse Association 2021 Membership Assembly. Statement in Support of Confronting Racism and Discrimination in Nursing with a Focus on Diversity and Inclusion to Promote a Healthier Louisiana. LSNA

               https://lsna.nursingnetwork.com/page/100055-statement-in-support-of-confronting-racism-and-discrimination-in-nursing-with-a-focus-on-diversity-and-inclusion-to-promote-a-healthier-louisiana

Barrier, K. M.  (2020, October). Vigilance On To Empowerment (VOTE), in Pelican News, (76)4.

Barrier, K. M. (2020, July). The Future of Nursing: What does Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity mean, in Pelican News, (76)2.

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

           

Books

Fowler, L., Rivera, S. & Barrier, K. (2020). Cardiovascular Nursing: A Comprehensive Guide to Patient Care (2nd   Ed.). Elite Learning.

 

Book Chapters

Barrier, K. (2020). Cardiovascular Nursing: Cardiovascular Emergencies. In Doran, M. (Ed.), Cardiovascular Nursing: A Comprehensive Guide to Patient Care (2nd Ed., pp. 163-184). Elite Learning.

 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.

 

Published Contributions to Professional Organizations

Organization

Resource

Accessibility

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Barrier, K. Haen, L. Livsey, K. & Roslansky, K. (2021). Contributor, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Faculty Tool Kit: Education and Scholarship. American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, D.C.

www.aacnnursing.org/Portals/0/PDFs/DEI/Diversity-Tool-Kit.pdf

 

Published Professional Organization Statements

Organization

Professional Statement/Resource

Accessibility

New Orleans District Nurses Association (NODNA)

NODNA’s Statement Condemning Violence Against Asian Americas (March 2021)

https://nodna.nursingnetwork.com/page/100060-nodna-statement-condemning-violence-against-the-asian-and-asian-american-community

New Orleans District Nurses Association (NODNA)

Presidential Platform Statement (June 2020)

https://nodna.nursingnetwork.com/page/100059-president-s-platform

 

 

Research and Grant Review Committee(s) 

Title of Committee

Date & Location

Organization

Category: local, national, or international

Your role

Type (Specify Research or Program)

Foundation for Academic Nursing

2023

American Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

National

Reviewer of grant applications

Faculty Scholars Program

LSUHNO SON Internal Peer Review – CNE Academy Curriculum Outline

2023

LSUHNO SON

HRSA NEPQR Preceptor Academy

Local

Reviewer of Clinical Nurse Educator Academy Curriculum Outline

Reviewer of Clinical Nurse Educator Academy Curriculum Outline

Inaugural Dr. Joseph Moerschbaecher, III Graduate Research Day

2022

LSUHNO School of Graduate Studies

Local

Reviewer of PhD student recorded presentations

Graduate School Research Day

Foundation for Academic Nursing

2022

American Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

National

Reviewer of grant applications

Faculty Scholars Program

LSUHNO SON

2017

LSUHNO SON

Local

Peer-Reviewer

SON Endowed Professorships

LSUHNO SON

2017

LSUHNO SON

Local

Research Advisory Taskforce

SON Board of Regents Enhancement Grants

 

 

Refereed (peer reviewed) Presentations

Title of Presentation

Date & Location

Organization

Category: local, national, international

Type: Podium, Poster, Workshop, etc.

The Development of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Elements Tool (DEIET)

September 30, 2023

National League for Nursing

National

Podium Presentation

Best Practices for Advancing Identity and Belonging in Higher Education Institutions

June 9, 2023

Frontier Nursing University

National

Co-Facilitator/Panel Member

Development of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Elements Tool (DEIET)

March 31, 2023

Sigma Epsilon Nu at-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International – Dr. Linda Corson Jones Scholarship & Research Day

Local

Podium Presentation

Developing Inclusive Excellence in Academic Nursing and the Nursing Workforce

December 2, 2022

Chicago, IL

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Transform 2022

National

Emerging Solutions Podium Presentation with Dr. Patricia Bradley, Mitchell Wharton, and Rolanda Johnson

Developing a Vision of Leadership

November 15, 2022

Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Academy for Diverse Emerging Nurse Leaders

National

Virtual Podium

Addressing DEI Efforts, Utilizing Different Pathways, to Achieve Common Goals

November 9-10, 2022

American Association of Colleges of Nursing Diversity Symposium

National

Virtual Poster presentation with Dr. Yvette Conyers, Dr. Angel Davis, and Clydie Coward-Murrell

Development of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Elements Tool (DEIET)

November 9-10, 2022

American Association of Colleges of Nursing Diversity Symposium

National

Virtual Podium

Best Practices for Maintaining and Sustaining Diverse, Equitable, and Responsive Learning Environments Using DEI Elements

June 15, 2022

American Association of Colleges of Nursing Diversity Leadership Institute

National

Virtual Poster

Incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into the Culture of Nursing Education

April 21, 2022

The Southeastern Conference 
Nursing Deans Council

National

Virtual Presentation

Education and Scholarship: Inclusive Excellence Webinar Series

January 16, 2022

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

National

Virtual Presentation

Monitoring, Learning, and Reporting Diverse Data: An Academic Success Dashboard for Nurse Practitioner Students

Dec 2021

Dallas, TX

American Association of Colleges of Nursing – Transform 2021

National

Podium submitted 08/06/2021, accepted 09/09/2021

Education and Scholarship: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Tool Kit

November 9-10, 2021/Virtual Conference

American Association of Colleges of Nursing-Diversity Symposium -Mobilize and Strategize: Implementing DEI in Academic Nursing

National

Podium/Panel Member

Monitoring, Learning, & Reporting Diverse Data: Development of an Academic Success Dashboard

June 17, 2021/ Virtual Conference

American Association of Colleges of Nursing – 2021 Advancing Nursing Workforce Diversity Summit

National

Podium

Monitoring, Learning, & Reporting Diverse Data: Development of an Academic Success Dashboard

May 14, 2021/ Virtual Meeting

American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Diversity Leadership Institute

National

Poster

Social Media in Nursing Education: Revolutionary or Reckless

November 4, 2019

Atlanta, GA

SREB Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing

Regional

Podium

A Program of Interprofessional Simulation-based Research

April 25, 2014

East Jefferson General Hospital Metairie, LA

Linda Carson Jones Scholarship Day

 

Local

Podium

 

Nursing Faculty Perspective of Integrating Competencies and Standards of Safety and Professionalism Into Simulated Learning Experiences Utilizing RN Auditor Roles

October 28, 2013

Ochsner Medical Center

Metairie, LA

 

5th Annual EBP/Research Conference

 

Local

Podium

 

TeamSTEPPS

July 22-23, 2010

Ochsner Medical

Metairie, LA

Ochsner Medical Center and LSUHSC-SON Research

Local

Podium

 

 

 

Invited Presentations

Title of Presentation

Date & Location

Organization

Category: local, national, international

Type: Plenary, lectureship, delivery of refresher course, etc.

Creating a Sense of Belonging for Your Team

November 16, 2023

Vanderbilt School of Nursing – The Academy for Diverse Emerging Nurse Leaders

National

Presenter

Building DEI Capacity and Inclusive Excellence

June 14, 2023

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Diversity Leadership Institute (DLI)

National

Facilitator/DLI Mentor-Cohort III

Building DEI Capacity / Inclusive Excellence

June 13, 2023

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Diversity Leadership Institute (DLI)

National

Facilitator/DLI Mentor-Cohort III

Best Practices for Advancing Identity and Belonging in Higher Education Institutions

June 9, 2023

Frontier Nursing University

National

Co-Facilitator/Panel Member

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Faculty Development Workshop

May 11, 2023

Lafayette, LA

University of Louisiana Lafayette LCH Group Myers School of Nursing

Regional

Facilitator/Content Expert

Diving into AACN Essentials

May 9, 2023

LSUNHO SON

Local

Co-Facilitator Future of Nursing Report

Developing Inclusive Excellence in Academic Nursing

December 2, 2022

American Association of Colleges of Nursing Transform 2022

National

Content Expert/Presenter

Culturally Competent Care

July 22, 2022

New Orleans, LA

LSUHNO SON Nurse Anesthesia Program – Grand Rounds

Local

Content Expert/Presenter

Effective evaluation methods: Test construction and exam analysis.

May 11, 2022

Baton Rouge, LA

Southern University Faculty Development

 

Regional

Content Expert/Presenter

Getting to Know the Inaugural Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

October 4, 2021

New Orleans, LA

LSUHNO SON Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Student Association

Local

Presenter

SafeZone

November 8, 2018

Houma, LA

Louisiana Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers

Regional

Podium

Emotional Intelligence and the Academic and Work Environment

 

July 26, 2017

New Orleans, LA

 

LSUHNO Human Resources Management Retreat

Local

Presenter

 

Emotional Intelligence and the Academic and Clinical Environment

March 23, 2017

New Orleans, LA

LSUHNO School of Dentistry – Faculty Development

Local

Presenter