Sharon Baker, ACNS-BC, CNA-BC, CNRN, MS, RN

Sharon Baker
Nurse Manager
Infusion Services
  • 5280 Top Doctors 2016
  • Recognized as a 5280 Top Doctor
  • America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd.
  • Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc.
  • Best Doctors in America® 2015 — Best Doctors, Inc.
  • Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc.
  • America’s Top Doctors 2016 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
  • Special Interests

    Research Interests

    • Stroke research
    • Evidenced-based patient rounds to decrease falls
    • Research on providing asthma education to decrease re-admission rate for asthma exacberation
    • Research on high incidence of aspiration pneumonia among small bore tubes


    University of Colorado School of Nursing, Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing
    Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, Il, Associate Degree in Nursing
    University of Colorado School of Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing

    Awards & Recognition

    1996-2009, 2011: CPR Instructor
    2008: President Award for UCH
    1997, 2007: Nightingale Nomination
    2000: Community Service Award for Stroke
    1995: UCH and Denver Metro Area Hospital Hero Award for detecting salmonella at local restaurant
    1995: Induction into International Sigma Theta Tau (Nursing Honor Society

    Board Certification

    2006, 2011: Certified as Advanced Practice RN
    2006, 2011: Certified as Nurse Administrator
    1995, 2000, 2005, 2010: Certified Neuroscience RN

    Professional Memberships

    2011: Current President of the Rocky Mountain Chapter for AANN
    1995-2011: Held multiple positions such as President, President-elect, Secretary, Treasury for the Rocky Mountain AANN and AANN.
    2011: Active member of DNA 30 (Advanced Practice Colorado Nursing Association) and COVAN
    1995-2011: Current member of Sigma Theta Tau
    2004-2011: Active member of Medical/Surgical Nursing Organization
    2007-2011: Active member of CONL and belong to AONE


    Baker, S,  Flynn, M.B. (1999). New hope for emphysema patient: Lung reduction Surgery. Heart and Lung, 28(6), 455-458.

    Munschauer, F.E., Hens, M.M., Priore, R.L. Stolarshi, E., Buffamonte, S., Carlin, A., Wechsler, L., Massaro, L., Barch, C., Hughes, R., Anderson, A., Sung, G., Baker, S., Limon, S. (1999). Screening for atrial fibrillation in the community: A multicenter validation trail. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, 8(2), 99-103.

    Baker, S (2002). Stroke. Nurseweek. December 2002, 2005.

    Teaching & Professional Positions

    2011-Current: President of the Rocky Mountain Chapter for AANN
    1995-2011: Held multiple positions such as President, President-elect, Secretary,  Treasury for the Rocky Mountain AANN
    2007-2010: Board Member, Treasury for National office of AANN
    200,2006,2010: Reviewer for core curriculum for AANN on neuroanatomy  neurophysiology
    2000-2010: Expert witness for legal cases in Colorado and multiple states in US
    2000-2007: Test writer for Neuroscience certification examination
    1999-2002: Executive Council Member for AHA Colorado Division for Stroke 

    Lectured informally and formally within the institution, school of nursing, high school, grade school, locally, and within US.
    Lectured on such topics as Pulmonary HTN, Stroke, Thyroid disease, Neuroanatomy, Neuro assessment, Neuro physiology, Pulmonary anatomy and physiology, Pulmonary diseases such as cystic fibrosis and COPD, CPR to Girl/Boy Scouts, CPR to Fireman, and cardiac diseases.

    Contact Information

    • Office: 877.225.5654



    • National Jewish Health Main Campus
      1400 Jackson St.
      Denver, CO 80206

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