Barbara Downing

Barbara Manion Downing, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Instructor of Nursing

Educational Background 

  • Widener University, MSN
    Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Villanova University, BSN
  • Lankenau Hospital School of Nursing, Diploma in Nursing
    Board of Trustees Award: Excellence in Professional Nursing

Skills and Abilities

  • Psychiatric-mental clinical specialist proficient in the use of adult education principles.
  • History of capability in the classroom and patient care setting instructing the novice and advanced practitioner.
  • Served on curriculum development committees for educational programs offered locally and nationally for psychiatric and nephrology nurses.
  • Taught in review courses for preparation of national certification exams.

Professional Organization Memberships

  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)
    • Local chapter educational program committee
  • American Nurses Association (ANA)
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • Sigma Theta Tau, National Honor Society of Nursing
    • Eta Beta Chapter, Widener University
    • Upsilon Zeta Chapter, Alvernia University
  • Villanova University Nursing Alumni Society
  • American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA)
    • Local chapter educational program committee
    • ACTION National Program Committee Chair


  • Manion, Barbara A., (1991-1992). Nephrology Nursing Today, Editorial Advisory Board,
  • Manion, B., (1992). A Universal Language For Nurses With Computerized Charting. Nephrology Nursing Today, 2(2),
  • Manion, B., (1990). Lyme Disease In Chronic Renal Failure: Capd Therapy Case Study. Anna Journal, 17 (4).
  • Manion, B., (1988). Acute Renal Failure Secondary To Hemmorrhagic Compartment Syndrome And Subsequent Rhabdomyolysis. Anna Journal, 15(3).
  • Manion B., Et Al. (1984). Hemodialysis Reuse: Safety And Adequacy Of Dialysis, A Nursing Perspective. Anna Journal, 2(4).
  • Butsick, E., Clyde, C., Hudson P., Manion, B., (1983).¬† Nursing Management Of The New Dialyzer Syndrome. Aannt Journal, 10(7).

Abstract Presentations

  • Downing-manion, B., (2007). Eating Disorders: The Relentless Pursuit Of Thinness. American Psychiatric Nurses Association (Apna), Reading Chapter, Reading, Pa.
  • Manion, B., (1998). Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies: Related Techniques. Action Meeting Of The American Nephrology Association (Anna), Sacramento, Ca. And Atlantic City, Nj
  • Manion B., (1996). Ultrafiltration And Hemoconcentration Techniques During The Cardio-pulmonary By-pass Procedure. Meeting Of The Cardiovascular Surgeons Of Japan, Fukuoka, Japan.
  • Manion B., (1992). Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies (Crrt); Clinical Applications And Goals Of Nursing Management. American Nephrology Nurses Association (Anna) National Symposium, Chicago, Il
  • Manion, B., Bray, S., (1987). Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (Capd) Training In The Home Environment. Capd 7th National Symposium, Washington, Dc.
  • Manion, B., (1985). The Implications Of Chronic Illness For Self Care. Clinical Concerns For Hemodialysis Therapy, San Diego, Ca.
  • Manion, B., (1985). Caregivers To Educators: Can We Make The Transition? Tenth Renal Symposium, National Kidney Foundation Of Ohio. Cincinnati, Oh
  • Manion, B., (1984). Self-care Hemodialysis: Fantasy Or Reality? National Renal Administrators Association (Nraa) Annual Meeting. Washington, Dc.

Contact Information

Barbara Manion Downing, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Instructor of Nursing


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