Nursing school at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois, Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. 1972
Graduate school at Emory University, Major in Maternal-Child Nursing. Master's in Nursing degree. 1974
While on the faculty at the Medical College of Virginia she completed the OB-GYN Nurse Practitioner Program. 1979 Passed National Certification Exam.
President and Founder of a non-profit organization called The Women's Information Network, Inc (WIN) The mission statement of WIN is To educate, nurture, and network women about health through information and interaction. 1991 to present.
April 2005 Mammography Coordinator for Bosom Buddies an Affiliate of the Georgia Cancer Foundation.
Project Coordinator for a regional health promotion/health fair for Northwest Georgia entitled Spring Training. 2002-present. Project Coordinator.
Appointed to the Georgia Commission on Women, April 2001 - present. Serve as Chairman of the Health Committee. Elected Vice-Chairman for the Georgia Osteoporosis Initiative.
L & D Unit ,Grady Memorial Hospital. 1972 full time. During graduate school, part time.
Taught undergraduate and graduate nursing courses at the Medical College of Virginia, Emory University and Georgia State University. 1974-1990
Private practice with Family Practice & OB-GYN specialists. 1990-1994. Dr Keith Parmer and Dr. Doug Lawrence.
Founding Executive Director for the Women's Center at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Georgia. 1994-1996.
Developed/implemented workshops for midlife women trademarked Midlife Momentum that focuses on midlife topics in a style similar to Lamaze class. 1998-present.
Created and coordinated a ten-week osteoporosis awareness/education/screening program titled There's No Business Like Bone Business. 2002
** Both health promotion projects presented at the National Wellness Institute, Inc. conference on July17th, 2003.
Nurse Practitioner at the Kennesaw State University student health center from October 2003 through May 2004. See students for health maintenance, acute illness and some chronic disease management.
Coordinator for establishing and implementing a regional health fair entitled Spring Training which included development of a collaborative of over 40 agencies, fund raising, volunteer recruitment, promotion and launch for 2003. Coordinator for 2004 and 2005.
2005. Successfully completed the North American Menopause Society's Menopause Practitioner Certification Exam.
2003. Outstanding Leadership and Service Award. Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
2003. Georgia Commission on Women & Georgia Osteoporosis Initiative Volunteer Award.
1996. Woman of Excellence Nominee: Women in Management, Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce.
1998. Honoree as a "Georgia Women Pioneer in Health Care:" Georgia Women's History Committee and Georgia Commission on Women
1999. District 7 GNA Nurse of the Year Award.
1999. Appointed by the Governor to the Advisory Committee for the newly established Office of Women's Health.
2001. Appointed by the Governor to the Georgia Commission on Women.
Baker, Sharon (2001) "Stay in Shape, So You Won't Break!" Smyrna.*Vinings Living Magazine. June/July 2001 issue.
Baker, Sharon. (2001) "What is Gender-Specific Medicine?" Smyrna*Vinings Living Magazine. April/May 2001 issue.
Baker, Sharon. (2001) "Hormones, Tea Leaves & Tofu." Smyrna*Vinings Living Magazine. February/March 2001 issue
Baker, Sharon. (1998) Revised the chapter entitled "Menstruation and Related Problems and Concerns." Youngkin, E., & Davis, M, editors, of the book, Women's Health A Primary Care Clinical Guide. Appleton and Lange
Baker, Sharon. (1994) Wrote the chapter entitled "Menstruation and Related Problems and Concerns." Youngkin, E., & Davis, M. editors, of the book, Women's Health A Primary Care Clinical Guide. Appleton and Lange. **This textbook received the AJN and Nurse Practitioner "Book of the Year" awards.
Baker, Sharon. (Spring 1995) "The Women 's Health Phi1osophy." Life Health, a Floyd Medical Center publication..
Baker, Sharon. (Summer 1996) "Hitting Home: The Domestic Violence Epidemic" (A Roundtable Discussion) Life Health , A Floyd Medical Center publication..
Rome News Tribune, (November 1996) "Osteoporosis is a concern for all women."
Women's Information Network Newsletters: 1992 - 1996. Two newsletters per year. Warren , C., and Baker , S . (1988) "Coping Resources of Women With Premenstrual syndrome." Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, VI. 48-53. Publication quoted in Glamour magazine.
Research Thesis Topic: (1974) "The Relationship of an Unwed Mother's Level of Self-Esteem an Her Decision to Keep or Place Her Infant for Adoption."