The Invest in Nursing grant has had great success over the past three years in the partnership between UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing and Piedmont Health Services, Inc., with three cohorts of Student Scholars from UNC Chapel Hill, and with three cohorts of Faculty Fellows from across the State of North Carolina. This program is a time-limited grant funded opportunity, provided by the Health Resources and Services Administration, and will no longer continue programming in this current iteration after the 2021-2022 cohort year. It is our hope that other educational entities will use Invest in Nursing as a blueprint for implementing similar programming. Reach Out

Maureen Baker, PhD, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Maureen Baker, PhD, RN, CNL, CHSE is a clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing. She earned her bachelor’s degree and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Molloy College , and her master’s degree in nursing education from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Baker went on to earn her doctorate at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2017, focusing on the crucial components of patient engagement, or how to engage patients more fully in their health and health care. Her dissertation was titled “Nurse Perceptions of Engaging Low-Income Mothers in a Mental Health and Parenting Intervention”.

Dr. Baker is an Apple Distinguished Educator who seeks to infuse innovation and creativity in her courses offered in the BSN, ABSN, MSN and DNP programs.