Dr. Baker serves as senior professor of nursing. She earned a diploma from Blodgett Memorial Medical Center School of Nursing in 1974. She received a B.R.E. from Grand Rapids Baptist College in 1975. Dr. Baker received a B.S.N. from Nazareth College in 1982 and M.S.N. from University of Cincinnati in 1984. She also earned a Ph.D. from Wayne State University in 1991. Dr. Baker has been at Cedarville since 1984.


  • Ph.D., Wayne State University
  • M.S.N., University of Cincinnati
  • B.S.N., Nazareth College
  • Diploma, Blodgett Memorial Medical Center

Areas of Interest:

  • Pediatric nursing
  • Cross-cultural nursing (17 years in Togo, West Africa)

Selected Scholarly Activities:

  • Baker, L.K. (2000, November). Stress responses in the surgical patient. Presented at the Regional Pediatric Nursing Conference sponsored by The Children’s Medical Center, Dayton, OH.
  • Baker, L.K. (2003, September). Interpreting laboratory values. Presented to The Children’s Medical Center Surgical Services Staff, Dayton, OH.
  • Baker, L.K., & Anderson, B. (1995). Plans of care for specialty practice: Inpatient pediatric nursing. Albany, NY: Delmar Publishers.
  • Baker. L.K. & Denyes, M.J.  (2008). Predictors of self-care in adolescents with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 23(1), 37–48.

Professional Services:

  • Consultant for Georgetown University Medical Center General Pediatric Unit, July 1993
  • Pediatric Nurse Educator for Nursing Program at Hôpital Baptiste Biblique, Togo, West Africa. Assisted in development of pediatric nursing curriculum, May 2007, May 2005, May 2003, and June 2001
  • Reviewer for Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 2009–present

Missions Involvement:

  • Hôpital Baptiste Biblique, Togo, West Africa, 1993–present


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