Kylynn Barbero, DNP, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner

Kylynn Barbero, DNP, FNP-BC became a registered nurse in 2015 after graduating with her Associate's Degree in Nursing from Bristol Community College. She then furthered her education by obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2017, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Boston College in 2023.

Kylynn was inspired to become an advanced practice practitioner after working on an inpatient floor at a local community hospital. She was inspired to help prevent common illnesses that end in hospitalizations. As a result, she started working at NBCH in our COVID-19 vaccine clinic, helping to administer thousands of vaccines to local community members. After working in the acute care setting throughout the pandemic, she realized how passionate she was about community health and ensuring healthcare access to all, and decided to stay at NBCH as a primary care provider.

Kylynn’s personal philosophy of care is based on the belief that healthcare is a human right and everyone should have access to high-quality care regardless of their race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, primary language, documentation status, physical or mental capabilities, and more. She has special interests in sexual health and LGBTQIA+ primary care which also includes STI prevention and gender-affirming hormone therapy.

She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, American Academy of HIV Medicine, and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.

When Kylynn isn’t at New Bedford Community Health providing our patients with exceptional care, you can find her spending time with her husband and their 2 black labs and 2 cats. She enjoys reading historical fiction and fantasy novels, traveling to new places, spending time outdoors especially gardening, hiking, kayaking, camping, and relaxing on the beach.