Kathy A. Baker

Director, Nursing Research & Scholarship and Professor
Annie Richardson Bass Building 3126

kathy.baker@tcu.edu | 817-257-6726

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Ph.D. (2003). University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
MS in Nursing. (1988). Texas Woman's University, Dallas, TX
BSN. (1981). Baylor University, Waco, TX

Courses Taught

NDNP 81243: Translational Research
NDNP 81233: Decision Science
NDNP 81353: Health Care Policy & Politics
NDNP 82181: Advanced Practicum I
NDNP 82282: Advanced Practicum II
NDNP 88083: Advanced Clinical Project
HCHS 70122: Philosophy of Science
NURS 50011: Advanced Practice Roles
NUED 60733: Evaluation in Nursing Education
NCNS 60512: The Clinical Nurse Specialist and Professional Practice
NCNS 60582: The Clinical Nurse Specialist & Professional Practice Practicum

Areas of Focus

Cancer Survivorship
Quality of Life
Systematic Review & Meta-analysis
Qualitative Methodology
Clinical Nurse Specialist Role
Evidence-Based Practice

Riddle, D., Baker, K., & Sapp, A. (2016). Evaluation of testing as a method to assess continued competency in nurse anesthesia practice: A systematic review. AANA Journal, 84(4), 1-7. Riddle, D., Gregoski, M., Baker, K., Dumas, B, & Jenkins, C. (2016). Impressions of pharmacogenomics among Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists: A mixed-method study. Pharmacogenomics, 17(6), 593-602. doi: 10.2217/pgs.16.3 Macdonald, D., Campbell-Yeo, M., Snelgrove-Clarke, E., Aston, M., Helwig, M., & Baker, K. A. (2015). The experiences of midwives and nurses collaborating to provide birthing care: A systematic review. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 13(11),74-127. Baker, K. A., Rushing, J., True, B., & Rodriguez, L. (2015). A model for collaboration between the clinical nurse leader and clinical nurse specialist roles in the acute care setting. Nursing Management, 46(7), 11-14. Baker, K. A., & Weeks, S. M. (2014). Understanding systematic review. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 29(6), 454-458. (Winner, 2015 Mary Hanna Memorial Journalism Award) Weeks, S. M., Baker, K., Behan, D., Manworren, R., Moore, P., Speer, K., Smith, A., & Turpin, P. (2013). Regional EBP fellowship bridges the gap between practice and academia. Nursing Management, 44(6), 19-22. Welliver, M. D., Bertrand, A., Garza, J., & Baker, K. A. (2012). Two new case reports of propofol abuse and a pattern analysis of the literature. International Journal of Advanced Nursing Studies, 1(1), 22-42. Daniels, G., Schmelzer, M., Handy, N., & Baker, K. (2012). National study to compare the tolerability and effectiveness of colon cleansing preparations. Gastroenterology Nursing, 35(3), 182-191.

Baker, K. A., & Smith, A. (2016, November 11). Outcomes from an academic and practice-based partnership? Implementation of a regional evidence-based fellowship for nurses. Joanna Briggs Institute 20th Anniversary Conference, Adelaide, South Australia. Macdonald, D., Snelgrove-Clarke, E., Campbell-Yeo, M., Aston, M., Helwig, M., & Baker, K. A. (2016, October 22). Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) potpourri. Childrens’ Medical Center, CNS Professional Development Retreat, Dallas, Texas. Baker, K. A. (2016, September). The gestalt of using JBI methodology in a Master of Nursing Program. Conference of the Americas, Kingston, Canada. Baker, K. A. (2015, November 10). Transforming practice from the inside out (Keynote). Parkland Health & Hospital System 2nd Annual Parkland Nursing Summit, Building a Future, Leaving a Legacy, Dallas, Texas. Baker, K. A. , Weeks, S., & Hawley, D. (2013, July). Building Submissions through a Fellowship/Scholars Program. International Academy of Nurse Editors Annual Conference, Cork, Ireland. Weeks, S., Baker, K. A., & Hawley, D. (2013, July). Evidence Synthesis Strategies to Enhance Evidence Based Practice Solutions. Sigma Theta Tau International Congress, Prague, Republic of Czech. Baker, K. A. (2012, August 3). Systematic Reviews: What Editors Need to Know International Academy of Nurse Editors Annual Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Fellow, American Academy of Nursing

Distinguished Service Award, Society of Gastroenterology Nurses & Associates

Outstanding Doctoral Graduate, The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing

Board of Directors’ Award, Society of Gastroenterology Nurses & Associates

Great One Hundred Nurse Award, Distrtict 4 Texas Nurses Association

Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist-Board Certified (ACNS-BC)

American Academy of Nursing (AAN) Implementation Science Synthesis Network of the Americas (ISSNA) International Academy of Nursing Editors (INANE) National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) Sigma Theta Tau (STT) Nursing Honor Society Society of Gastroenterology Nurses & Associates (SGNA) Southern Nursing Research Society Texas Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (TxCNS)

Editor-in-Chief, Gastroenterology Nursing Journal Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Evaluator NACNS representative, American Association of Colleges of Nursing Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Competency-Based Education Work Group NACNS Core Competency Task Force Member Texas Board of Nursing, Advanced Practice Nursing Advisory Committee (APNAC)