Ms. Mary Baker, a Masters of Science degree in Nursing as an Advanced Public Health Clinical Nurse Specialist candidate, was nominated by her faculty and selected by the Dean of Graduate Studies to receive the 2011-12 Graduate Dean’s Award.
In 2009 she received her B.S. in Nursing with a minor in Women’s Studies from CSUSM, and was the recipient of the 2009 CSUSM Nursing Director’s Award and 2009 President’s Outstanding Student Award. Mary has demonstrated clear evidence of outstanding achievement across these criteria achieving a 4.0 GPA in her CSUSM graduate program of study.
Mary has demonstrated superb leadership qualities, intelligence, and personal initiative. Mary was also a founding member CSUSM School of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau and CSUSM National Student Nurses Association. She was a member of the Golden Key Honour Society and Triota Honor Society (women and gender studies). Mary's thesis project (Nursing Student Stress and Demographic Factors) explores the connection between Nursing student stress levels and demographic variables. Mary plans to return to our CSUSM School of Nursing in June 2012 to complete a post-Master's Certificate as a Nurse Practitioner.