Theresa Baker, DNP, MSN, RN

Theresa Baker
Assistant Teaching Professor, Nursing
Gallagher Conference Center, 111
Penn State Scranton
120 Ridge View Drive
Dunmore, PA 18512

Professional Memberships

  • Sigma Theta Tau, Xi Gamma Chapter. (May 1990 - Present)
    National Honor Society for Nursing

Kowalchik, K., Evans, M., Riley, K., & Baker, T. (2019). Best practices for caring for a patient with functional somatic syndromes in a medical surgical setting. MedSurg Matters, accepted for publication in fall 2019.

Baker, T. and Volpe, D. (2016). Teaching gerontology to the millennium generation. Gerontology News, 9, 7.
 

Education

DNP - Thomas Edison State University, Trenton, New Jersey

  • Major: Nursing Systems-Leadership
  • Quality Improvement Project: Pain and Symptom Management in Home Hospice
  • Patients Cared for by Home Health Nurses: A Quality Improvement Project

MS, Nursing - Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Major: Nursing Education
  • Capstone: Ensuring a Successful Nursing Leadership Clinical Rotation

BS, Nursing - The Pennsylvania State University, School of Nursing, University Park, PA

  • Major: Nursing

Licensures and Certifications

  • Registered Nurse, PA Bureau of Professional & Occupational Affairs, State. (March 1983, renewed October 2022)
  • Basic Life Support, American Heart Association. (September 1978 - present)
     

Professional Presentations

Baker, T. A. (January 18, 2022). “Pain and Symptom Management in Home Hospice  
Patients Cared for by Home Health Nurses: A Quality Improvement Project.”      
Presentation, Home Health nurses, Scranton, PA. Local.

Kowalchik, K., Evans, M., Riley, K., & Baker, T. (May 2, 2019). “Best Practices for Caring for a Patient with Functional Somatic Syndromes in a Medical Surgical Setting. Poster presentation, Annual University Park Medical Campus Regional Symposium, State College, PA, Accepted. Regional.

McAndrew, L. M. (Presenter & Author, Penn State Worthington Scranton), Baker, T. A. (Penn State Worthington Scranton), Evans, M. M. (Penn State Worthington Scranton), Evans, M. M. (Penn State Worthington Scranton), Ferguson, J. M. (Penn State Worthington Scranton), & Volpe, D. R. (Penn State Worthington Scranton). (April 6, 2017). "Teaching Emergency Preparedness: Using Large Scale Simulation to Enhance Disaster Nursing Education," Eastern Nursing Research Society 29th Annual Scientific Sessions, Eastern Nursing Research Society, Philadelphia, PA, peer-reviewed/refereed, Accepted. National.

McAndrew, L. (Presenter & Author), Baker, T. A., Evans, M. M., Evans, M. M., Ferguson, J. M., & Volpe, D. M. (November 4, 2016). "Teaching Emergency Preparedness: Nursing Students participation in a Disaster Simulation," Nursing Research & Evidenced Based Practice: The keys to Quality Patient Care, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA, Accepted. Regional.

McAndrew, L. (Presenter & Author), Baker, T. A., Evans, M. M., Evans, M. M., Ferguson, J. M., & Volpe, D. M. (October 28, 2016). "Teaching Emergency Preparedness: Nursing Students participation in a Disaster Simulation," Greater Pittsburgh Nursing Research Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, Accepted. National.