Carrie Barr

Clinical Instructor of Nursing

Department: Nursing
Phone: (706) 368-6757
Fax: (706) 368-6399
Campus Box: 5048
Location: Evans Hall 239
E-mail: cbarr@berry.edu

Short Bio

Ms. Barr began her career as a nursing assistant on the Oncology floor at Redmond Medical Center and was the recipient of a nursing scholarship to pursue an Associate degree of nursing from Georgia Highlands College. She was awarded the Excellence in Clinical and Academic Performance from Redmond Medical Center upon graduation, and later received the Best of the Best award and nominated for the Heart of Nursing while working in the Critical Care Unit at Redmond. Ms. Barr went on to complete her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and just recently completed her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of West Georgia.

Ms. Barr has practiced in various aspects of nursing over the past 11 years, including Critical Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology, and Case Management. In these settings, she became skilled at managing care for clients requiring balloon pump therapy, mechanical ventilation, continuous renal replacement therapy, extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation, ventricular assist devices. She has designed and taught classes on Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest, Cardiac Tamponade, and ICU Delirium at Redmond Medical Center, Emory University Hospital, and Cartersville Medical Center. She has worked at Emory University Hospital in the Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit, where she gained experience caring for clients undergoing heart and lung transplantation. Ms. Barr was an Onsite Clinical Case Manager for Cigna where she developed skills in management of care, and served as a leader of the onsite health coaching team. Ms. Barr has taught clinical practicums on the senior level over the past two years for Berry College.

Ms. Barr is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society, Georgia Association of Nurse Educators, and the American Nurses Association.

Teaching Interests

  • Medical/Surgical
  • Adult Health
  • Critical Care
  • Peri-Operative

Research Interests

  • Delirium-prevention, early detection, and management
  • Resuscitation science and post cardiac arrest interventions
  • Gaming as an active teaching strategy to encourage prioritization and promote clinical reasoning