Kendra Barrier, MSN Kendra Barrier is an Instructor of Clinical Nursing at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans School of Nursing. Ms. Barrier was nominated for her compassionate care for students and open communication with students. She was described as approachable and focuses on making students comfortable with their clinical learning experiences. Ms. Barrier goes the extra mile with her students to promote group discussions of case studies. She emphasizes teamwork and collaboration among the nursing students. She is considered by nursing students as an exemplary leader, educator and role model.