Nancy Barker, new nursing instructor
Nancy Barker of Downingtown, Pa., has completed her first semester as an instructor in Immaculata University’s Division of Nursing. This fall, she taught classes in pharmacology and holistic nursing care.
Barker is an Ed.D. candidate at Immaculata and was the assistant director of the nursing simulation laboratory for three years before joining the faculty this fall. She holds a master’s degree in nursing and a certification in nursing simulation, both from Drexel University. She has served as a nursing instructor at Delaware County Community College and Widener University. A member of the nursing society Sigma Theta Tau since 2008, Barker is also a member of the National League of Nurses and the Simulation Users Network.
Barker’s professional experience includes working in Crozer Chester Medical Center’s burn treatment center as a staff nurse, providing case management services for the University of Pennsylvania Health System, and as weekend supervisor and staff nurse for Neighborhood Health Agencies’ home health and hospice division.
“I have enjoyed my first semester as full-time faculty at IU, and the transition from nursing simulation lab to the classroom has been an easy one,” Barker commented. “Working with the students at Immaculata has been an enjoyable experience, and providing simulation in the classroom has hopefully allowed for the students to have a better understanding of the information. I enjoy teaching, and the ability to present the information in a format that allows for a more interactive approach has been rewarding, as well as a learning experience for me.”
Immaculata University is a Catholic, comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.