Joy Don Baker, PhD, RN-BC, CNOR, CNE, NEA-BC, has been a practicing perioperative nurse for over 35 years serving in roles from staff nurse to assistant vice president levels in hospitals across the US. She currently teaches in the graduate nursing administration program at The University of Texas at Arlington, fostering excitement for the profession. Dr. Baker also operates her own consulting service providing administrative, assessment, planning, and research consulting. Dr. Baker has served national AORN as board member and vice president. She currently serves as the AORN Journal Editor-in-Chief. She recently served as the AORN State Coordinator for Texas and Region V AORN Nursing Legislative Committee Coordinator. She has continued to be a speaker at the annual AORN Congress and will be speaking again in 2015 in Denver and authored Serious Games and Perioperative Nursing in the AORN Journal. Dr. Baker is an accomplished author and presenter. In 2013, she was a speaker at the VPNG Conference in Melbourne, Australia and in 2002, she was the keynote speaker for the Japanese Operating Nursing Academy Annual Congress in Chiba, Japan. Dr. Baker holds certifications in Informatics, Executive Nursing Administration, Education, and Perioperative Nursing. She currently teaches the Health Policy course for MSN students at UTA. In additional she teaches Nursing Informatics and uses Second Life during the course. She has serveed as the Director of Distance Education for the College of Nursing assisting faculty in use of Second Life to for example, hosingt a Genomic Journal Club or offering continuing education in the virtual world.
Nagy,M. (2010) Second Life gets second chance as a distance learning tool. Shorthorn. Retrieved August 29, 2010 from http://www.theshorthorn.com/content/view/19163/265/
Gupte, V. (2011).Legislation addresses violence and shortage for nurses. Shorthorn. Retrieved March 27, 2011 from http://www.theshorthorn.com/index.php/news/citystate/1202-legislation-addresses-violence-and-shortages-for-nurses
Registered Nurse (RN)
Nurse Executive Advanced Board Certified (NEA-BC)
Nurse Educator (CNE)
Perioperative Nursing (CNOR)
Meaning-Making Relative to Life Transitions
Nursing Administration and Leadership
Perioperative Nursing: Technology in the OR
Distance Education as Social Change
Baker, J.D., Pashley, H. & Bourdon, L. (Jun 15, 2015). Leadership Prose: Writing for the AORN Journal. AORN Leadership Conference, Denver CO.
Baker, J.D. (Jun 17, 2015). Collaborative Writing. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Austin, TX.
Writing for the AORN Journal.
Panel discussion with the Graduate Students and Faculty.
Learning and leadership.
Health Policy and Texas Team.
Writing for publication for the AORN Journal.
Develop an action plan for writing. Describe the process for manuscript preparation. Explain the manuscript review process for journal submission.
Baker, J.D. (August 7, 2013) Creating simulation and CE events in a virtual environment. The University of Melbourne, School of Nursing. Melbourne, Australia.
Baker, J.D. (August 8, 2013) Social Networking and Professional Boundaries. Victoria Perioperative Nurses Group (VPNG). Melbourne, Australia.
Baker, J.D. (August 9, 2013).Creating simulation and CE events in a virtual environment.Victoria Perioperative Nurses Group (VPNG). Melbourne, Australia.
Baker, J.D. (August 9, 2013). Writing for publication.Victoria Perioperative Nurses Group (VPNG). Melbourne, Australia.
Usability of Second Life® orientation. (POSTER)
Baker, J.D. (Mar 7, 2013).Second Life® orientation for simulation purposes. AORN Congress. San Diego, CA.
Baker, J.D. (October 12, 2012). Make a difference one patient at a time. Japanese Operating Nurses Academy. Chiba, Japan.
Baker J.D., Cowperthwait, L., & Pashley, H. (July 2012).Articulating value through scholarly writing and publishing. AORN Leadership Conference. Denver, CO.
Baker, J.D. (February 13, 2012) Health policy and Texas Team. Baylor Plano Hospital. Plano, TX.
Health policy and Texas Team
Baker, J.D, Rothrock, J., & Murphy, E. (2012) Education without creativity isn't enough: Team approach to creating simulation and CE events in a virtual environment. AORN Congress, New Orleans, LA. 03/2012
*LeFlore, J., Anderson, M., Cazzell, Baker, J.D, Jones, S. & Tombs, C. (2012) Second Life: is it a good "simulator" for nursing students? (POSTER). 11th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resources Center Conference. San Diego, CA. 01/2012
Second Life: Is it a good "simulator" for nursing students? (POSTER)
AORN Clinical & RNFA Specialty Conference: Enhancing Perioperative Nursing Care; Louisville, KY 09/15/07
AORN Management/ Management/ Industry/ Educator/ Informatics Specialty Conference: A Shared vision for Perioperative Services; San Antonio, TX 09/07/07
AORN Strategies for Perioperative Educators Pre-Conference Program; San Antonio, TX 09/06/07
AORN-Business of Perioperative Nursing Conference; Philadelphia, PA 10/27/06
AORN; New York City, NY; February 5, 1994
Panhandle Organization of Nurse Executives (PONE); Amarillo, TX; May 26, 1995
*Anderson, E. & Baker, JD. UTACON Second Life Conference. 11/06/10.
Baker, J.D. TCORN IOM RAC participation. AORN State Coordinators. National Conference Ready Talk Call. 10/19/2011.
Baker, J.D. (April 9, 2013). Health Policy and Texas Team. Baylor Heart Hospital. Plano, TX.
Writing for publication for the AORN Journal.
Discussion with UTA Graduate Students and Faculty.
Writing tips for publication in the AORN Journal.
Vice President: 1992-1994; Board Member 1990-1992
- Organizational Structure Task Force 2008-2009
- AORN Congress Research Poster Judge March 2009 & March 2006
- Past Chair 2009-2010
- Chair 2008-2009
- Chair Elect 2007-2008
- Workshop Planning
- Chair: 2009-2010
- Member: 2008-2009 & 2007-2008
- Representative to:
- Nursing Legislative Agenda Coalition (NLAC) 2008-2011
- Texas Nursing Senate Jan 2011
- Texas Team Mar 2011
- Manuscript & Grant Reviewer Oct 2010-Sep 2012
- Member 1987-Present