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Barbara A. Reyna

Associate Professor
Coordinator
Unit: School of Nursing
Department: School of Nursing
Office location and address
McLeod 4012
202 Jeanette Lancaster Way
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Biography

Barbara Reyna will teach neonatology in the School's two newest graduate tracks: the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) and the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care (PNP-AC) tracks, established in 2016, which will enroll its first cadre of students in fall, 2017.

Dr. Reyna -- who has worked in some of the state's best NICUs since 1982 -- has taught since 1995, and conducted research with noted neonatal scholar Rita Pickler for more than a decade. She was a co-investigator on two National Institutes of Health R01 grants examining feeding readiness among preterm infants. In addition to teaching, she continues her clinical practice in Richmond.

A member of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses, the National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, the Central Virginia Association of Neonatal Nurses and on the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science since 2010, Dr. Reyna earned her BSN from Binghamton, an NNP certificate from West Virginia University, and completed her MSN and PhD at VCU. A member of Sigma Theta Tau for more than 20 years, she was recognized with the 'Outstanding Nurse Alumnus Award' by VCU and was a finalist for the March of Dimes 'Nurse of the Year Award' in 2015.

GNUR 6020: Advanced Pharmacology
Credits: 4
This course is designed to review, expand, and update the advanced practice nurse student's knowledge of general pharmacology and therapeutics. The action and interaction of the most commonly used drugs in advanced clinical nursing practice settings will be covered. Prerequisites: GNUR 6010, one year of relevant clinical experience, and admission to NP or CNS program.
GNUR 6026: Advanced Neonatal & Pediatric Assessment and Reasoning
Credits: 4
This course provides an intensive and comprehensive introduction to the skills of history-taking and advanced neonatal and pediatric physical assessment. A clinical decision-making framework will be applied to help the advance practice student acquire, analyze, and synthesize assessment findings and symptomatology as a basis for the development of differential diagnoses. Prerequisite or corequisite: GNUR 6010.
GNUR 6050: Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
Credits: 3
This course focuses on the specialized knowledge in nursing including nursing theory, ethical principles, historical perspectives, and aesthetics. Emphasis is placed on relating these dimensions to the student's professional nursing practice. The role of praxis, empirics, ethics, and aesthetics in theory development is studied. The course goal is to prepare practitioners of nursing to interpret current literature of nursing and its application. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
GNUR 6559: New Course in Graduate Nursing
Credits: 1–3
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in Graduate Nursing
GNUR 6621: NNP Seminar I: Theory and Management of the Transitioning Neonate
Credits: 3
This course addresses and explores the health, wellness, and disease state of the childbearing woman as it impacts the well-being of the fetus and newborn. The transition of the neonate to extra-uterine life and the implications for assessment, evaluation, and management of common neonatal conditions are discussed. Prerequisites: GNUR 6010, 6020, 6026, 6730
GNUR 6622: NNP Seminar II: Theory and Management of the High-Risk Neonate
Credits: 3
This course explores the disease states of the high-risk neonate and further develops the critical thinking and diagnostic skills of the NNP student. Diagnosis, assessment, and medical management of the high-risk neonate are discussed. Prerequisite: GNUR 6621.
GNUR 6623: NNP Seminar III: Theory and Management of the High-Risk Neonate
Credits: 3
This course explores the disease states of the high-risk neonate and further develops the critical thinking and diagnostic skills of the novice practitioner. Diagnosis, assessment, and medical management of the high-risk neonate are discussed. Prerequisite: GNUR 6622.
GNUR 6624: NNP Practicum I
Credits: 1
This is the initial clinical residency for the NNP student. This course emphasizes the application of didactic knowledge for the provision of care to the high-risk neonate and family. Prerequisites: GNUR 6010, 6020, 6026; corequisite: GNUR 6621.
GNUR 6625: NNP Practicum II
Credits: 5
This course emphasizes the progressive application of didactic knowledge for care to the high-risk neonate with acute conditions. Students continue to develop their assessment and management skills and begin to acquire technical procedural skills under preceptor supervision. Prerequisites: GNUR 6621 and 6624; corequisite GNUR 6622.
GNUR 6730: Genetics, Embryology and Developmental Physiology
Credits: 2
This course will address the clinically relevant aspects of genetics and human genomics, embryology and developmental physiology. Course will explore clinical correlates for the purpose of patient management.
GNUR 6993: Independent Master's Study
Credits: 1–4
Individually planned study in nursing specialty, administration, education, or research. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
GNUR 8998: Masters Research
Credits: 1–6
Credit taken concurrentlyw ith master's coursework as approved by the faculty.
GNUR 9600: DNP Practicum
Credits: 1–9
DNP practicum builds upon master's level advanced nursing competencies by supporting the DNP students' transition to expert doctoral nursing practice and students' achievement of AACN DNP Essentials and DNP-APRN Competencies. Students are expected to advance to a higher level of expertise and demonstrate leadership in practice and scholarship.