PO Box 9600
6700 Health Sciences South
About Kendra L Barker
Kendra Barker is a Lecturer and Clinical Instructor in the clinical track. She joined the faculty in 2011, and is currently working on completion of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree from West Virginia University (WVU). She earned her A.S. in nursing from Davis & Elkins College. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing and then a Post-Master’s Certificate program from WVU in 2006. Since that time, she has been certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).
As an FNP, Kendra has gained experience in specialty care including gastroenterology and pre-op anesthesia. She currently practices through the faculty practice plan at a rural walk-in clinic, Preston Urgent Care Family Practice, LLC. which is in her home community. She is passionate about providing family care within her rural community, and has expertise through her doctoral work with patients with diabetes. She has worked to bring care to rural patients through a pilot project of telemonitoring, which is currently ongoing.
Kendra currently teaches in the Evidence-Based Practice classes, coordinates the Diabetes elective lecture series, and provides clinical instruction in the Health Assessment and Communication course for nursing students in the BSN program. Other teaching responsibilities include precepting family nurse practitioner students at her faculty practice site.
Kendra has been a board member for the Preston County Board of Health for the past two years, and is active in her community as a leader. She maintains professional memberships in ANA, WVNA, AANP, WV-PAC and AADE. She has been a member of the Alpha Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau for many years. Her research interests are in diabetes, tobacco cessation and prevention, and community health.