Jessica Barré began teaching at Cumberland University in the fall of 2018, and teaches Advanced Topics in the nursing department. She also assists students in the health assessment laboratory. Mrs. Barré recognized her passion for teaching early in her career. To better prepare her to deliver quality education, she completed a Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. As part of this program, she completed a teaching practicum at Cumberland University in the women’s health course. Prior to arriving at Cumberland University, Mrs. Barré began working as a family nurse practitioner within the Saint Thomas Health system, where she continues to work on the weekends. Mrs. Barré received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2015 in the Family Nurse Practitioner program. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Auburn University in 2011. Before becoming a nurse practitioner, Mrs. Barré worked primarily in critical care settings while working as a registered nurse (RN). She began her nursing career at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital working in the medical intensive care unit. She then worked in the home health/hospice setting and in the cardiovascular catheterization laboratory. After moving to Nashville, she completed a travel nursing assignment at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in the Coronary Care Unit, reflecting her love for cardiac nursing care.
In her spare time, Mrs. Barré enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, and doing outdoor activities.