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Paula Kerler Baumann

Indiana University East School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Assistant Professor in Nursing
Hayes Hall 209
(765) 973-8338


  • Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana. Ph.D., Nursing. 2011
  • Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. Masters in Business Administration (Entrepreneurship). 2003
  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Bachelor of Science in Nursing. 1995
  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Associate of Science in Nursing. 1994

Current Research Interests

Nurse innovation, nurse leadership, and innovative teaching strategies

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • Baumann, P., Breymier, T., & Clark, K. (2017).  Meeting QSEN competencies in the online environment.  In Alexander, R.C. (Ed.), Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning Across Academic Disciplines (268-287). Fairfax, VA: George Mason University Press.
  • Baumann, P. & Scales, T. (2016). Ten: Technology, Entrepreneurship and Nursing: Ten innovative teaching strategies. Podium presentation, International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education. Nashville, TN, 2016
  • Wierzbinski-Cross, H., Ward, K. & Baumann, P. (2015). Nurses' Perceptions of Nurse Residency: Identifying Barriers to Implementation, Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 31(1), 15-20. doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000100
  • Baumann, P. (2008).  The Lived Experience of Nurse Entrepreneurs.  Completed, 2008
  • Baumann, P. (2007).  Unlocking your creativity. Nurse Entrepreneurship Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Baumann, P. (2003). Nursing in Uncertain Times: The Role of Entrepreneurship. Quest for Excellence Conference. Columbus, OH.

Selected Previous Employment Positions

  • Reid Hospital & Health Care Services, RN, Home Care and Consultant/Instructor, Education Department.

Selected Academic Awards/Recognitions

  • Best Paper, Academy of Business Research, The Health of It, 2017.
  • Presentation Excellence Award, International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education, 2016
  • Helen Lees Excellence in Teaching Award, 2015.
  • NLN Constituent League Award for innovations in member programming, 2015
  • FACET induction, 2013
  • Chancellor’s Honor, 2006


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