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Assistant Professor/Nursing Programs
School of Nursing
University Academic Building (UAB) 219

School of Nursing


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Duquesne University, 2013
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Leadership in Nursing Education, Notre Dame of Maryland University, 2018
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, Duquesne University, 2021


  • CCRN (2017-present)
  • CNE (2018-present)

Research Interests

  • Cardiac arrest
  • Nursing education curriculum
  • Nursing education assessment & evaluation


  • Barley, K. (2023). Effectiveness of an accelerated practicum cohort experience. The Maryland Nurse Journal, 24(3).
  • Barley, K., Nelson, M., & Chroszielewski, H. (2022, May 23). Fostering a caring preceptorship experience through a cohort model [Poster presentation]. 2022 Maryland Action Coalition (MDAC) Virtual Leadership Summit: Optimizing Maryland’s Nursing Workforce. 
  • Barley, K. (2021). "Improving Progressive Care Nurses’ Confidence and Performance During In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (IHCA): A Continuous Quality Improvement Initiative". Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Manuscripts. 13.
  • Barley, K. (2018, December). The PEARLS of incorporating caring into debriefing simulation experiences. MSN Symposium at Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD.
  • Barley, K. & Vogul, T. (2014, February). Utilization of a quality-based representative for inpatient stroke units. UPMC Stroke Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma), Mu Eta Chapter (President)
  • American Nurses Association
  • Maryland Organization for Nurse Leaders 
  • Maryland Action Coalition
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • National League for Nursing