Dr. Joshua Barnes is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and holds certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner granted by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and American Nurses Credentialing Center. He also maintains specialty certification through the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses as a Critical Care Registered Nurse.
He completed undergraduate studies at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2012. While pursuing graduate studies, he worked as a Registered Nurse at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC and The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Barnes attended Frontier Nursing University where he earned a Master of Science in Nursing, leading to certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2017. In 2021, he completed doctoral studies at Frontier Nursing University and earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice. His scholarly focus sought to improve effective delirium care in surgical patients and create sustainable systematic change by employing specific quality improvement methodologies.
Barnes has practiced as a primary care provider and hospitalist since 2017. He currently resides and practices in Charlotte, NC. He is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society and serves on the Frontier Nursing University Alumni Advisory Council. As a native of rural, western North Carolina, Barnes has a special interest in rural health, access to primary care, and the influential impact of rurality on health disparities.