Margaret Barnes

Associate Professor, Post-licensure Nursing

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Designations

DNP, MSN, RN


Contact

 margaret.barnes@indwes.edu


Department

Nursing


Resources

Biography

Dr. Barnes (Meg) has worked in hospital, nursing home, and home care settings, caring for patients in ICU, ER, OB/GYN, medical-surgical units, and pediatrics. She has also served as a staff educator and as a supervisor in all three settings.  Meg left full-time clinical practice in June 2009 to become an Assistant Professor for IWU.  She volunteers 4 hours/week at a homeless clinic in Covington, KY.

Educational Background

  • RN Diploma, 1984, St. Luke’s School of Nursing 
  • B.S.N., 1990, D'Youville College 
  • M.S.N., 1993, D'Youville College 
  • D.N.P., 2015, Indiana Wesleyan University

Interests

Meg evaluated the effectiveness of adding service-learning to a post-licensure course as the focus for her DNP project.  Currently, she is leading a research team investigating lasting effects of service-learning.

Meg also enjoys teaching about various nursing theories and about how these theories have improved nursing practice.  

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