Barbara Barnes, MSN, RN, CNE, FNP-BC

Assistant ProfessorBarabara Barnes
VFS 307
Phone:  (231) 591-2256


Mercy School of Licensed Practical Nursing, Cadillac, Michigan Graduation July 31, 1981 board certified LPN September, 1981 

Kirtland Community College, Roscommon, Michigan  Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), May 1985

Excelsior College, Albany, New York Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Cum Laude, January 2005

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan Master of Science, Community Health Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, May 2010

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan Certificate in Nursing Education (CNE), April 2010  

Areas of Teaching / Academic Specialty

Medical Surgical Nursing
Nursing Care of the Elderly
Health Assessment & Promotion
Family Nurse Practitioner / Advanced Practice Nursing


Barnes, B. (2009). Community acquired Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus and community health care in the United States: An integrative literature review with implications for primary care practice. Completed as Masters’ thesis to meet requirements of Master of Science in Nursing May 2010, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 


Barnes, B. & Sampson, D. (2011). A literature review on community acquired Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the United States: Clinical information for primary care nurse practitioners. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 23(1), 23-32. 

Professional Presentations:

Barnes, B. (2010). Community acquired MRSA and Community in the U.S.  Presentation May 1, 2010 at Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners (MiCNP) 9th Annual Conference. 

Barnes, B. (2009, May). Results of a pilot study done on MRSA at a northern Michigan hospital. Poster session presented at the Michigan Society of Infection Prevention and Control conference,   Lansing, MI. 

CAMRSA information brochure for parents (Power Point Presentation U of M Pediatric FNP students) 

Professional Memberships & Activities:

  • Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners (MiCNP); 2011-2012
  • Developing a Cadillac Area Advanced Practice Nurses group, MiCNP chapter (Fall 2011 to present)Held Letter writing Campaign on behalf of pending House/Senate bills addressing Advanced Practice Nursing Scope of Practice; Will attend MiCNP Advocacy Day September 19, 2012 to present signed letters and provide testimony
    • Role is facilitator, record keeper, event planner
    • Working in conjunction with Dianne Conrad, DNP, Cadillac, Michigan
  • National League of Nursing; 2011-2012
  • Volunteer as Family Nurse Practitioner at Stehouwer Free Clinic, Cadillac, Michigan (2011-present).