Barbara Leduc
  • Barbara Leduc
  • Director of the May School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Clinical Director of Hart Simulation Lab, Assistant Professor of Nursing

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  • Phone: 828.898.3420
  • Office: May School of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Department: Academics


MSN, East Tennessee State University
BSN, King College

Common Courses Taught

NURL 212 Health Care Across the Life Span Simulation
NUR 345 Obstetrics and Newborn
NUR 393 Simulation II
NURL 412 Simulation III
NURL 420 Simulation IV
NUR 426 NCLEX Review I
NUR 456 NCLEX Review II

Scholarly and Professional Achievements

I have a master's degree in Nursing Management and I have received a Certificate in Simulation from Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professions. I also have an OSHA Certificate in General Industry Safety and Health and a Nusing Education Educator Development Certificate from the East Carolina University College of Nursing.

I have been a nurse for 30 years. I worked in the NICU for seven years in Michigan and then moved to Tennessee. I worked as the manager of an obstetric/female GYN surgery unit for 16 years. I then worked as a quality control manager and case manager, and finished my career in the hospital as the manager of a med/surg and ER unit in a small hospital. I have been teaching nursing at Lees-McRae for the past four years.

Institutional Service and Responsibilities

As the Clinical Director of the Hart Simulation Lab, my service and responsibility revolves around the men and women who are working to become professional nurses, emergency management professionals,law enforcement professionals, etc. My focus is on quality experiential learning opportunities grounded in patient-centered care, evidence-based practice, safety, interdisciplinary collaboration, leadership, and professionalism across many different care delivery models. My focus is on providing these student-centered experiential opportunities in a safe realistic environment. I collaborate with other areas of study throughout the college to provide access to the Hart Simulation Lab facilitate the inclusion of experiential learning opportunities as appropriate in their specific fields of study.

I am also a member of the Lees-McRae Conduct Board, the School of Nursing Progression Committee, and the School of Nursing Curriculum Committee. 

Personal Interests

I care for my elderly mother and my disabled son as well as two small dogs. I live in Roan Mountain, Tennessee. I like to read and watch documentaries on TV. I have three children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.