Sharon K. Baker

Sharon K. Baker, RN, MS, NE-BC

Lakewood, CO – Sharon K. Baker, RN, MS, NE-BC, is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Nurse Executive of the Year for her outstanding contributions in the healthcare field.

Sharon K. Baker

Working as a RN in various hospital settings, such as ICU, Neuroscience, float pool, oncology, and pulmonary, Ms. Baker’s personal experiences inspired her to study healthcare. When she was young, she spent quite a bit of time in hospitals as a patient and was deeply affected by the care she received from her nurses. While nursing was an easy choice, Ms. Baker admits that it is a difficult field to work in. In her 41 years of experience, she has learned that you must be passionate about what you do, if not everything you do. Currently, Ms. Baker is the Nurse Manager for infusion areas and inpatient/ambulatory IC patients. Dedicated to her craft, Ms. Baker is in charge of hiring, mentoring, and ensuring that all nurses have the highest skill levels necessary to maintain quality patient care while a staying within the company’s budget of over $2 million dollars. She also identifies variances as needed and ensures all equipment is cost effective, as well as top of the line for top patient care, and identifies new programs for potential growth to assist community needs.

Ms. Baker received her associate’s degree in Nursing from Lincoln Land Community College, and continued on to receive her master’s degree, and then a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing from the University of Colorado’s School of Nursing.

To further her professional development, Ms. Baker is an active member of ANA (American Nursing Association), CNA (Colorado Nurses Association), AONL (Association of Nurse Leaders that also has a Colorado Branch), and AANN (American Association of Neuroscience Nurses) where she is a secretary and President of the organization.

When Ms. Baker is not at work, she enjoys gardening, reading, taking long walks, and spending time with my grandchildren, husband, and elderly mother. Additionally, she likes to savor a good book.

Ms. Baker dedicates this recognition in loving memory of her Dad, William Sykes, and thanks her Mom, Lorene Sykes, for her continuing love and belief in her. She also thanks her “wonderful husband, Alan Baker, her partner in life, and two colleagues, who have been on the journey of nursing with her and believed in her every step of the way:  Jennifer Faber-Gerling RN NP and Joy Wahl RN BSN.

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