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Edie Devers Barbero

Assistant Professor
Unit: School of Nursing
Department: School of Nursing
Office location and address
CMNEB 2024
225 Jeanette Lancaster Way
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

Dr. Barbero - coordinator of the Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner Program that includes both an in-class and distance learning formats - is passionate about teaching and has broad experience in diverse settings. She enjoys working with all levels of students and a wide variety of clients, and places particular focus on modalities that promote resilience including mindfulness, relaxation and imagery, and cognitive-behavioral techniques. Barbero teaches a class on resilience that is open to all students at the University, and her current clinical practice is a collaborative effort with the Public Health Department, the School of Nursing and the UVA Medical Center.

Combining experience in mindfulness, psychotherapy and therapeutic storytelling, Barbero's research asssesses whether digital storytelling is a viable therapy to treat depression among low-income, rural women. She's also working on an interprofessional quality project to evaluate the Behavioral Emergency Response Team at UVA Medical Center.

Barbero earned an undergraduate degree from the University of North Florida, and both a master’s degree and PhD from the University of Florida. A psychiatric nurse practitioner, she's practiced at the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, and privately. Barbero interprofessional work at the Mayo Clinic, where she conducted psychotherapy and taught behavioral sciences to family medicine residents, has been recognized by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Barbero has used storytelling as a modality in her practice, published on its use in nursing and taken writing workshops with faculty from UVA’s Center for Biomedical Ethics and the Humanities. She's read her work on NPR, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing has recognized her for the quality of her research.

Changing Narratives of Depression in Rural Women of the South
Source: University Of Rochester
March 01, 2012 – February 23, 2014
NUIP 3004: Introduction to Resilience and Self Care
Credits: 2
This elective in Nursing Resilience provides graduate and undergraduate students an opportunity to experience known supportive and stress management modalities that might allow them the opportunity to recognize the need for self-care and reduce the work stress associated with the novice role and throughout their career.
NURS 3006: Oncology Nursing and End-of-Life Care
Credits: 1–2
This elective in Oncology Nursing gives undergraduate students an opportunity to experience the related specialties of oncology nursing, palliative care, and hospice care. They will be able to apply basic knowledge about cancer pathophysiology and nursing management and develop basic nursing skills as they visit selected clinical settings. The course will emphasize current concepts and practices in oncology nursing and issues related to palliative and hospice care. Prerequisite: Third-year and fourth-year traditional students or RN to BSN and MSN-CNL students; permission of instructor.
NURS 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
Independent study in Nursing
GCNL 5160: Clin Prac & Decision-Making: Nursing Care of Persons w/ Psychiatric Illness
Credits: 3
The course provides an opportunity to learn and use bio-psychosocial concepts in the care of mentally ill of all ages and in a variety of hospital and community settings. The focus is on assessment strategies, plans of care, nursing interventions, medication management, and rehabilitative processes for individuals with a variety of acute and chronic mental health problems. Prerequisite: GCNL 5150.
GCNL 5180: Clinical Practice & Decision-Making: Synthesis Practicum
Credits: 4
This course provides students with the opportunity to integrate the knowledge and skills acquired from previous courses. Students refine clinical skills in group patient care delivery, priority setting and decision-making, explore the nurse's role in the formal organization, the progression of leadership roles and responsibilities, and to begin the transition to leadership in professional nursing practice. Prerequisites: GNUR 5410,GCNL 5160 & 5170.
GCNL 5991: CNL Role Immersion and Capstone
Credits: 5
This course is an intensive clinical experience in an area selected by the student. The experience allows for full implementation of the clinical nurse leader competencies and includes a strong interdisciplinary practice focus. A capstone project is required and will be presented in a poster session at the end of the course. Prerequisites: GCNL 5180 and GCNL 5240.
GNUR 6027: Advanced Pharmacology Specialty Seminar
Credits: 1
This seminar is designed to build the knowledge and skills of the APRN student in the use of appropriate pharmacotherapy for the treatment of conditions and diseases relevant to their specialty practice using a systems-based approach. Using a case-based format, students will apply advanced pharmacologic principles and published guidelines to inform clinical therapeutic decision making and to avoid medication related adverse effects.
GNUR 6252: Mental Health Theories and Therapies
Credits: 3
Paradigms and models examined include: psychotherapeutic, biopsychosocial, behavioral, stress and coping, health promotion, rehabilitation, self-help theories, and psychiatric mental health nursing theoretical frameworks. Course also includes exploration of selected diagnoses with respect to theoretical perspectives, Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
GNUR 6993: Independent Master's Study
Credits: 1–4
Individually planned study in nursing specialty, administration, education, or research. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
GNUR 7251: PMHNP Practicum I
Credits: 5
This course provides the opportunity for students to develop basic understanding and skills in psychiatric nursing interventions with patients in inpatient and community care system. Emphasis will be placed on the development of a large repertoire of advanced nursing care strategies and application of these skills to certain patient groups and the patient care environment.
GNUR 7254: PMHNP Practicum II
Credits: 5
Students will further develop and refine clinical skills of the advanced psychiatric nurse and represents the final clinical experience area of psychiatric mental health nursing in the Master's of Nursing graduate program. The purpose is to focus on specific populations such as the elderly, chronically mentally ill, rural populations, and substance abusers, and to explore nursing strategies and methods of practice specific to the population.
GNUR 8993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–4
Independent Study in Nursing
GNUR 8998: Masters Research
Credits: 1–6
Credit taken concurrentlyw ith master's coursework as approved by the faculty.
GNUR 9610: DNP Practicum I: Development of the Scholary Practice Project Proposal
Credits: 1–4
This course is the first of three practica in which students will complete a minimum of 224 practice hours as they continue to build upon advanced nursing competencies to expand knowledge for expert nursing practice. Students are expected to enhance clinical reasoning, practice and/or systems management skills in their specialty practice area. Students finalize the scholarly practice project.
GNUR 9630: DNP Practicum III: Evaluation and Dissemination of the Scholarly Pratice
Credits: 1
This course is the third of three practica in which students will complete a minimum of 56 practice hours as they continue to build upon advanced nursing competencies to expand knowledge for expert nursing practice. Students are expected to enhance clinical reasoning, practice and/or systems management skills in their specialty practice area. In DNP Practicum III, students evaluate and disseminate their scholarly practice project.

2011 - Innovative Teaching Award, UVA Alumni Council

2009 - Innovative Teaching Award, UVA Alumni Council

2009 - Jeanette Lancaster Fund for Nursing Excellence, University of Virginia, School of Nursing