Sharon K. Baker, RN, MS, ACNS-BC, NE-BC, CNRN, Registered Nurse & Nurse Executive with National Jewish Health

Get to know Registered Nurse & Nurse Executive Sharon K. Baker, who serves patients in Denver, Colorado.

Sharon is a registered nurse & nurse executive who is affiliated with National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado. For 120 years, National Jewish Health has been at the forefront of research and medicine, integrating the latest scientific discoveries with coordinated care for lung, heart, and immune diseases. In addition to being a registered nurse & nurse executive, Sharon is a Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse and a Board-Certified Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. 

Sharon is also affiliated with UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) in Aurora, Colorado. UCH is a Level I trauma center and the principal teaching hospital for the University of Colorado School of Medicine. There, Sharon developed an EKG monitoring computer-based learning program and bariatric program procedures. 

Sharon has an impressive professional journey that spans forty years and her areas of expertise cover neuroscience, cardiovascular nursing, pulmonary care, oncology nursing, and many others. Sharon has received the Governor’s Award of Colorado for Short Stroke Response Time. Sharon is very interested in publishing in Nurse Advisor Magazine. Her favorite professional publications are the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, the Journal of Nursing Research, and the Journal of Nursing Management. 

Sharon earned her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Lincoln Land Community College in 1978. She then went on to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from CU College of Nursing in 1993, followed by her Master of Science degree from the same College in 1995. Sharon also served as a Nurse Educator at CU College of Nursing. 

Sharon is a member of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the Colorado Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, the National Stroke Association, and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. 

A registered nurse (RN) is a nurse who has graduated from a nursing program and met the requirements outlined by a country, state, province or similar licensing body to obtain a nursing license. RNs fulfill a variety of job duties. In addition to their primary role of treating and caring for patients, their responsibilities also include educating patients and the public about a variety of medical conditions, as well as providing emotional support and advice to the families of their patients. Other RN job functions include performing diagnostic tests and analyzing results, operating medical equipment, administering medications, recording patients’ symptoms and medical histories, as well as assisting with patient rehabilitation and follow-up. 

A nurse executive is a nursing administration leader in patient care who works on the management and administrative side of patient care services. Nurse executives, like Sharon, focus on various aspects of healthcare administration, including collaborating with other health professionals and developing partnerships and networks.

Sharon attributes her success to following her dreams of becoming a successful nurse and truly enjoying her patients. Sharon was born in Springfield, Illinois. She is married and in her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and friends, as well as volunteering in her community.  

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