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Barbara Kearney

Years Taught at MSU: 1999-present

Courses Taught: Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Nursing Research, Concepts and Theories in Nursing, Stress Management, Special Topics-Domestic Violence, Special Topics-Bioterrorism and Disaster Nursing, Nursing Leadership and Management, Theoretical Concepts in Nursing Education, Nurse Educator Practicum I, Nurse Educator Practicum II

Awards/Honors: MSU Regents Teaching Award, Who's Who Among America's Teachers


PhD in Nursing Systems from The University of Texas at Austin, 1994 
MSN in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from The University of Texas at Austin, 1987
BSN in Nursing from Indiana State University, 1986
ADN in Nursing from Indiana State University, 1984
BS in Criminology from Indiana State University in 1974

Certification and Licensure:

RN license in Kentucky

RN license in Indiana

Clinical/ Professional Focus:

Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.
Nursing Education

Research Focus:

Teaching/Learning, violence in the workplace

Professional Experience Prior to MSU:

2000-2003 Staff Nurse, Henry County Medical Center, Paris, TN 
1997-1998 Staff Nurse, Terre Haute Regional Hospital-Lamb Center (Addictions Nursing, TX
1995-1999 Senior Lecturer, Tyler Junior College Department of Nursing, TX
1993-1995 Assistant Instructor, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX
1991-1993 ,Senior Lecturer, The University of Texas at Austin, TX
1990-1991 Staff Nurse, Adolescent Psychiatry, Valle Vista Hospital Greenwood, IN
1988-1990 Lecturer, Indiana University Southeast, Terre Haute, IN
1988-1990 Program Coordinator/Clinical Specialist, Terre Haute Regional Hospital
1987-1988 Staff Nurse, Alcohol & Drug Treatment, Terre Haute Regional Hospital
1984-1986 Staff Nurse, Oncology, Terre Haute Regional Hospital

Professional Organizations:

American Nurses Association/Kentucky Nurses Association
International Association of Forensic Nursing
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
Phi Kappa Phi
American Psychiatric Nurses Association

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