Eligible to Direct Dissertations
Mosaic Faculty Fellowship, Indiana University
Course Transformational Fellowship, Indiana University
PhD, Indiana State University
MSN, Indiana State University
BSN, Indiana State University
Specialties and Expertise
Innovative Teaching Strategies
Awards and Honors
IU School of Nursing Dean’s Award for Innovation 2021-2022
The Richard and Diane Billings Faculty Award 2021-2022
Tom and Desiree Hensel Faculty Mentoring Award 2021-2022
Midwest Nursing Research Society Nursing Education Outstanding Dissertation Award 2021
After earning her BSN from Indiana State University, Dr. Barnes began her nursing career working in long-term care administration. She transitioned into critical care nursing with a passion for cardiac and cardiothoracic surgery care. Demonstrating her commitment to critical care nursing, Dr. Barnes earned critical care certification, CCRN. Dr. Barnes began working as a clinical educator within the acute and critical care environment after obtaining her MSN in 2012. Dr. Barnes received her PhD from Indiana State University; the topic of her dissertation is curriculum, instruction, and media technology, with a focus on simulation within the nursing curriculum. She earned her healthcare simulation educator certification, CHSE because much of her research focuses on the use of simulation to support application of clinical judgment.
"Using Simulation to Assess Drug Calculations and Medication Administration Safety." Sigma Theta Tau International Alpha Chapter.