Christopher Barnes

Assistant Professor

Christopher Barnes

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Nursing
Department of Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program


I grew up in what was rural McDonough, Georgia. My childhood was full of great memories. I fell in love with medicine at an early age and the human body always fascinated me. Once I graduated high school, I began pursuit of a degree in nursing. I set goals for when I wanted to achieve certain degrees and met those goals - that is key. I have three beautiful children - Madelyn, Cohen, and Caleb.


  • MSN, Nursing Georgia State University, 2018

  • DNP, Nursing Augusta University, 2017

  • BSN, Nursing Clayton College & State Univer, 2001


  • RN GA Professional Licensing BRD, 2008

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • NURS 8335

    ACNP Practice II
  • NURS 8334

    Adult -Gerontology ACNP II

Teaching Interests

- Physiology and pathophysiology
- critical care medicine
- cardiovascular medicine
- nephrology

Research Interests

- Cardiac arrest and keys to survival
- volume resuscitation after cardiac surgery
- anticoagulation in extracorporeal life support (ECMO)
- extracorporeal life support (ECMO)
- Shock/Trauma