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Barbara Jean Symalla, APRN CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist

(651) 220-6122

Specialties: Pain Management | Palliative Care

Professional History

Board Certification

  • Pediatrics Certified Nurse Specialist - American Nurses Credentialing Center

Professional Education

  • MSN - Rush University College of Nursing
    Chicago, IL

Contact Information

Primary Location:

Childrens Minnesota Pain and Palliative Care
345 N Smith AVE STE 70-504
St Paul, MN 55102

Secondary Location(s):

Childrens Minnesota Pain and Palliative Care
2525 Chicago AVE S STE 32-T5
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Personal Biography

Barb is a certified Clinical Nurse Specialist on the pain & palliative care consultation team. She received her Master's degree as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Rush University in Chicago, IL. She rounds daily on inpatients with acute and chronic pain, as well as patients with neonatal abstinence syndrome and palliative care needs. She was actively involved in developing the original inpatient pain team at Children's Minnesota to enhance pain care for all infants and children. She has developed policies and protocols, patient education materials, and staff development tools related to pain care and neonatal abstinence syndrome. She speaks at conferences on topics of pain assessment and management, prevention and management of withdrawal and neonatal abstinence syndrome. She is a member of the adjunct faculty for the University of Minnesota School of Nursing and mentors advanced practice nurses.