Barbara L. Yoost, MSN, RN, CNS, CNE, ANEF
Barbara L. Yoost is an Assistant Professor of Nursing in the BSN program at Notre Dame College. She graduated with her BSN and MSN from Kent State University and was honored as a Distinguished Alumnae at the College of Nursing. She is a Fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the NLN Membership Committee. A Certified Nurse Educator since 2006, Barbara was an early proponent of handheld technology and developed the conceptual care map as a tool for enhancing a student’s ability to understand the multi-faceted nature of patient care. While practicing as a critical care nurse, she began teaching part-time and has had the opportunity to teach full time in Associate, Diploma, and Baccalaureate degree programs. She has designed and implemented many active teaching/learning strategies throughout her career and has taught and presented nationally at numerous conferences and internationally in Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. Barbara’s passion for experiential learning has resulted in her developing and leading immersion study abroad experiences for nursing and public health students in Switzerland and Guatemala. She has published articles on mobile technology in nursing education, served as a subject matter expert for the development of online simulation products, and is the coauthor of Fundamentals of Nursing: Active Learning for Collaborative Practice.