Get to know Nurse Executive Sharon K. Baker, who serves patients within National Jewish Health.
Speciality: Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist, Infusions, Neuroscience, Infectious Disease, Intensive Care Unit, Step Down Unit, Nursing Education, Cardiology, Oncology, Stroke, Pulmonary, and Multiple Sclerosis
Associate Degree: Lincoln Land Community College
Bachelor’s: CU College of Nursing
Master’s: CU College of Nursing
Hospital Affiliation: National Jewish Health, University of Colorado Hospital
Education: Sharon attended Lincoln Land Community College and graduated with an Associate of Nursing in 1978. Wanting to pursue further education she attended CU College of Nursing and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Nursing in 1993 and a Masters of Nursing in 1995 from CU College of Nursing. Giving her over four decades of experience in her field.
Experience: Sharon is a certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse, and she is also Nurse Executive-Board Certified. She has received the Governor’s Award of Colorado, Short Stroke Response Time. To stay up to date in her field she remains a professional member of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses and the American Organization of Nurse Executives.
Current Position: She currently practices as a Nurse Executive for National Jewish Health. She is also a past executive with the University of Colorado Hospital. Her expertise include Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist, Infusions, Neuroscience, Infectious Disease, Intensive Care Unit, Step Down Unit, Nursing Education, Cardiology, Oncology, Stroke, Pulmonary, and Multiple Sclerosis.
Nurse Executive: They are the most senior nurses in an organization. They handle the administrative side of healthcare and are instrumental in helping organizations follow their mission of delivering excellent healthcare services by ensuring all teams and facilities are operating smoothly. Nurses in executive positions carry out duties such as hiring and training staff, undertaking financial responsibility, and resolving issues within an organization. They also collaborate with other health professionals and develop networks and partnerships.
Personal: Sharon attributes her professional success to following her dreams of becoming a successful nurse, and truly enjoying her patients. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her grandkids, friends, and volunteering in her community.
Learn More about Sharon K. Baker:
Her online profile, http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4141648/, she can be reached through the National Jewish Health site https://www.nationaljewish.org/home or contacted at 303-398-1391, and is located in Denver, Colorado.