School of Nursing appoints Deborah Baker to align academic and practice nursing

Also of note: Bruce Schoneboom named inaugural associate dean for practice, innovation, and leadership in DNP Program

Deborah Baker, a faculty member in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program and senior vice president for nursing at the Johns Hopkins Health System and vice president for nursing and patient care services at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, has been appointed associate dean for health systems partnership and innovation at the School of Nursing.

Deborah Baker

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This new position was created to formally strengthen the alignment between nursing in the academic and practice settings, and to expand partnership opportunities between the School of Nursing and the Johns Hopkins Health System. Its goal is to provide a more seamless union between learning and application, develop workforce readiness, and strengthen the impact of nursing on the health and well-being of the local community and beyond.

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Retired Col. Bruce Schoneboom has been named the inaugural associate dean for practice, innovation, and leadership in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. In this role, he will advance collaborations with the Johns Hopkins Health System, particularly in anesthesiology, pain management, and global surgery, and will expand practice innovation and leadership within the DNP program. Schoneboom has extensive experience as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, educator, and scientist. During his time in the Army, he cared for patients in West Germany, joined the Army's nurse anesthesia program, earned his PhD in neuroscience from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and served as commander of a small surgical hospital on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. He most recently served as chief learning officer at the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

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