Sara Barron
Instructor, Tri-Cities 509-372-7197 TC 1253 2710 Crimson Way

Sara Barron is an instructor at Washington State University College of Nursing Tri-Cities. She has held a variety of nursing positions in several hospitals, including staff nurse, patient educator, community educator, nurse educator, nurse manager, quality assurance coordinator, infection prevention nurse, and assistant director of nursing. Currently working part time for WSU, Sara is known as the health care provider who first noticed the Washington State Anencephaly birth defect cluster. She serves on the state Anencephaly Advisory Committee and is known author and speaker on the topic.


  • MS Education, 1988, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
  • BS Nursing, 1980, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM


Barron, S. (2016). Neural Tube Defects and the Washington Anencephaly Cluster. Summit for Women’s Health put on by Acute Care Education, Vancouver, WA. Presented 1/26/2016.

Barron, S. (in press). Anencephaly: Tragic outcome. American Journal of Nursing (accepted June, 2015)

Barron, S. (in press). Making the Call. Nursing2015 (accepted 12/2014; publication date April, 2016)

Barron, S. (1991). Learning from Neal. Nursing91; 21(1);21:128

Barron, S. (1987). Documentation of Patient Education. Patient Education and Counseling; 9:81-85

Barron, S. (1987). Preadmissions Made Easy. American Journal of Nursing 87:1690-1691.


updated 1/30/17