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SBU College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Sylvia Barber

Sylvia Barber

Who is playing on your iPod? What iPod?!?! I listen to country radio: Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney or George Strait - and I can't stand anyting stuck in my ear! :)

What book are you currently reading? When I have free time, I usually pick up a decorating magazine: French Country or Country Living. I also enjoy reading Archeology magazine. I am an archeologist wannabe!

What is the best getaway location, local or abroad? Hands down, Paris, France. I love all the art and history. I have been once and want to return someday!

Sylvia Barber, MSN RN
Sylvia Barber
Associate Professor
Southwest Baptist University
Work 4431 S. Fremont, #111
Springfield, MO 65804

Courses Taught: Coordinator of Simulations for the College of Nursing.

Educational background: Barber earned her RN (Registered Nurse) from Mercy School of Nursing in 1983, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southwest Missouri State University in 1986, and an Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1993.

Why do you enjoy teaching? "I love having a small part in shaping the future of nursing through our students. As a nurse, and as the Simulation Coordinator, I get to use my creative side in caring for patients and teaching students. For I believe, as Florence Nightingale said, 'Nursing is an art, and it it is to be made an art, it requires as exclusive a devotion, as hard a preparation, as any painter's or sculptor's work; For what is having to do with dead canvas or cold marble, compared with having to do with the living body - the temple of God's spirit? It is one of the Fine Arts; I had almost said the finest of the fine arts.' "