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Kendra M. Barrier, RN, MSN
Interim Assistant Dean of Student Services
Phone: 504-568-4180
Office: 4C1
Office Hours:

Tuesday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PMWednesday 12:00 PM - 4:00 pm and by appointment

Curriculum Vitae


Kendra Barrier is an Instructor and currently serves as the Interim Assistant Dean of Student Services for the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Nursing Education and Administration from William Carey University, with an expected graduation date of August 2016.

Ms. Barrier has been course coordinator for the School of Nursing’s Health Assessment Theory course and an instructor in the Critical Care Nursing courses.  She is an instructor of Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC).  Ms. Barrier’s research interests and publication areas include simulation and cultural competence.

Ms. 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 member of several School of Nursing committees and taskforces.  She has received many honors and awards, including: The School of Nursing’s Faculty Recognition of an MN Student Award (2009), an Academy for the Advancement of Educational Scholarship Educational Enhancement Grant Award, the School of Nursing’s Nursing Caring Award for Faculty (2013), and three Daisy Faculty Awards (2011, 2014, 2015).  She has also been nominated for the Allen Copping Excellence in Teaching Award.