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Assoc Prof at College of Nursing and Health Innovation

I have been a registered nurse for 35 years, and a nurse educator for 17 years.  I have practiced nursing in North, Central and South America, the longest period being 8 years in Quito, Ecuador.  My first teaching job was community health nursing for BSN-level students at the Catholic University in Quito, in Spanish.  I have taught at UT Arlington for 7 years, all in English!  I teach quantitative research to masters students, and qualitative methods to PhD students.

My current research is focused on the problem of uncontrolled high blood pressure among Mexican-origin adults who have a diagnosis of hypertension.  I hope to do an interventional study that will have an impact on that problem.

University of California San Francisco
Ph.D.
January 1996
Ongoing
Membership
National League for Nursing, American Heart Association (AHA)
Hypertension in Mexican immigrants

My current research focuses on the problem of the lack of a controlled blood pressure among known hypertensive Hispanics.  In Texas, the largest group of Hispanics is Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans.  I also have training and experience in qualitative research methods in nursing, specifically grounded theory with Anselm Strauss at the University of California San Francisco.

Phillips, F. H., & Barnes, D. M. (in press). The meaning of adherence in Hepatitis C infected military veterans. Journal of Gastroenterology Nursing.
Journal Article
Published
2013
Denke, L., & Barnes, D. M. (2013). An ethnography of chronic pain in veteran enlisted women. Pain Management Nursing, 14(4), e189-e195. doi: 10.1016/j.pmn.2011.10.004
Journal Article
Published
2012
Barnes, D.M., & Lu, J.H. (2012). Mexican immigrants’ and Mexican Americans’ perceptions of hypertension. Qualitative Health Research, 22(12), 1685-1693. doi: 10.1177/1049732312458181
Journal Article
Published
2012
Adegbola, M. A., Barnes, D. M., Opollo, J. G., Herr, K., Gray, J., & McCarthy, A. M. (2012). Voices of adults living with sickle cell disease pain. Journal of the National Black Nurses Association, 23(2), 16-23.
Journal Article
Published
2008
Wells, J. N., Cagle, C. S., Bradley, P., & Barnes, D. M. (2008). Voices of Mexican American caregivers for family members with cancer. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 19(3), 223-233.
Journal Article
Published
2007
Barnes, D. M. & Aguilar, R. (2007). Community social support for Cuban refugees in Texas. Qualitative Health Research, 17(2), 225-237.
Journal Article
Published
2005
Barnes, D. M. & Almasy, N. (2005). Refugees’ perceptions of healthy behaviors. Journal of Immigrant Health, 7(3), 185-193.
Journal Article
Published
February 2015
An MSN writing coach to improve student success.

Poster presentation

Reviewed
March 2014
Self-Efficacy, Medication Adherence and Blood Pressure Control in Mexican Immigrants.

Poster presentation

Reviewed
February 2014
Controlled hypertension in Mexican immigrants.

Poster presentation

Reviewed
October 2013
Mexican-origin clients with hypertension.

Podium presentation

Other
January 2013
Preparing PhD graduates to be scientists.

Poster presentation.

Other
October 2011
Recent presentations

*Barnes, D.M. (2011). Lived experience of Mexican-origin clients with hypertension. Oral Presentation at the Sigma Theta Tau International 41st Biennial Convention, Grapevine, Texas, October 29-November 2, 2011.

*Barnes, D.M. (2011). Auto cuidado de la hipertensión en los mexicanos en Texas, EEUU. Poster presentation at the X Reunión Internacional sobre Investigación Cualitativa en Salud, San Luis Potosí, México, September 28-30, 2011 (Spanish).

*Barnes, D.M. (2010). Mexican immigrants living with hypertension. Poster presented  at the 24th Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society, Austin, TX, February 3-6, 2010.

*Wells, J.N., Cagle, C.S., Bradley, P., & Barnes, D. (2007, September). Team-generated grounded theory: Mexican American female cancer caregivers’ ‘Becoming stronger.’ Oral presentation at the Advances in Qualitative Methods Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

*Barnes, D.M. (2007, February). Measuring social support for Cuban refugees. Oral presentation at the Southern Nursing Research Society, Galveston, TX.

*Wells, J.N., Cagle, C.S., Bradley, P., & Barnes, D. (2007, February). We are stronger than the cancer: The voices of Mexican American family caregivers of cancer patients. Poster presentation at the Oncology Nursing Society Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. Also presented at Harris Methodist Hospital, Fort Worth, TX, April 23, 2007.

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September 2013 -
August 2014
Hypertension in Mexican immigrants: Blood pressure control
$2,000
November 2012 -
October 2013
Hypertension in Mexican Immigrants: Blood pressure control
$1,000
Spring 2015
NURS 5367 - Evidence-based Practice
Office Hours
DayStartEnd
Friday1:00PM5:00PM
Preparation to lead evidence-based project, to interpret best evidence, to plan for change, to evaluate outcomes, and to disseminate the project.
Last Updated on March 2, 2015, 11:03 am
Spring 2015
NURS 6305 - QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
Office Hours
DayStartEnd
Friday1:00PM5:00PM
Philosophical foundations and methods of qualitative approaches to knowledge development.
Last Updated on March 2, 2015, 11:32 am
Fall 2014
NURS 6309 - Scientific Products
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Thursday1:45PM3:45PM
Provides experiences in the development of scientific products for dissemination including an abstract, oral presentation, poster presentation, and manuscript of publishable quality.
Last Updated on August 11, 2014, 4:14 pm
Spring 2014
NURS 6305 - Qualitative Research
Office Hours
DayStartEnd
Thursday2:00PM4:00PM
Friday12:00PM2:00PM
Spring 2014
Last Updated on January 9, 2014, 1:13 pm
Spring 2014
NURS 6309 - Scientific Products
Office Hours
DayStartEnd
Thursday2:00PM4:00PM
Friday12:00PM2:00PM
Spring 2014
Last Updated on January 9, 2014, 1:16 pm
Fall 2013
NURS 5328 - Theory and Research Application
Fall 2013
Last Updated on January 9, 2014, 1:05 pm
Fall 2013
NURS 6301 - Theoretical Evolution in Science
Fall 2013
Last Updated on January 9, 2014, 1:08 pm
Spring 2013
NURS 6305 - QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
No Description Provided.
Last Updated on July 23, 2013, 11:35 am
Spring 2013
NURS 6309 - SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTS: PREPARATION DISSEMINATION (DELIVERY)
No Description Provided.
Last Updated on July 23, 2013, 11:35 am
Fall 2012
NURS 5301 - RESEARCH IN NURSING
No Description Provided.
Last Updated on July 23, 2013, 11:35 am
Fall 2012
NURS 5301 - RESEARCH IN NURSING
No Description Provided.
Last Updated on July 23, 2013, 11:35 am
Spring 2012
NURS 5301 - RESEARCH IN NURSING
No Description Provided.
Last Updated on July 23, 2013, 11:35 am
Spring 2012
NURS 6305 - QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
No Description Provided.
Last Updated on July 23, 2013, 11:35 am
Spring 2011
NURS 5301 - RESEARCH IN NURSING
Spring 2011
Last Updated on July 23, 2013, 11:35 am
Spring 2011
NURS 6305 - Qualitative Research
Spring 2011
Last Updated on July 23, 2013, 11:35 am
Spring 2011
NURS 5301 - RESEARCH IN NURSING
Fall 2011
Last Updated on July 23, 2013, 11:35 am
Spring 2011
NURS 5301 - RESEARCH IN NURSING
Fall 2011
Last Updated on July 23, 2013, 11:35 am
January2015
MSN Writing Coach

In response to a high number of low grades and withdraws from the MSN core courses, theory and research, I am currently assisting students with writing course papers.  Students currently enrolled in theory and research core courses can send me drafts of upcoming paper assignments.  I give editorial advice and feedback of ways they can improve their scientific writing skills and revise the paper.  In Summer 2015, I will compare the rate of C, D, and F grades, and rate of withdraw, among MSN students in core courses during academic year 2014-2015 with those rates from the previous academic year to see if we are making a difference.
 

MSN Student Success
January2015
I chair several dissertation committees for PhD students in nursing. See C.V. for student names.

Act as mentor and guide for doctoral students in the PhD program who are conducting original research as their final product for the PhD in nursing.

Dissertation Committee Chair