PhD, Loyola University
MS, Rush University
BSN, Loyola University
A Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse, Dr. Dean-Baar has been actively involved in the field for thirty years. She is a past president of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses and has served as Chairperson of the Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation Board of Trustees and editor of Rehabilitation Nursing. She has provided testimony to federal agencies on rehabilitation nursing research, education, and practice, and has provided curriculum consultation to various agencies, including the Vietnam Ministry of Health as part of a Health Volunteers Overseas program funded by USAID.
Dr. Dean-Baar has been a leader in the development and implementation of nursing standards and guidelines for practice. She has served as chair of many national task forces and committees working on the definition, framework and development of national standards and guidelines for practice and as a consultant to health care organizations. Currently she serves as an appraiser for the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program.
In October of 2011, she received the Sigma Theta Tau International Dorothy Garrigus Adams Award for Excellence in Fostering Professional Standards and Lucie S. Kelly Mentor award. Read More
Selected Funded Projects
Project Director, Nursing Faculty Loan Program, DHHS Health Resources and Services Administration, 2003-2007 Total funding: $685,652.
Project Director, Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students, DHHS, Health Resources and Services Administration, 1999-2006 Total funding: $469,252.
Project Director, Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship, DHHS, Health Resources and Services Administration, 1998-2007 Total funding: $611,670.
Educational Strategies Director, "State of Wisconsin Initiative to Fast Track (SWIFT) Nurse Educators", funded US Department of Labor, 2005-2007, Grant No. HG14776RFO, $1,365,101, Project Director, Sally P. Lundeen
Principal Investigator, "UWM/Aurora Partnership in Clinical Nursing Education: A Pilot Program in Community-Based Nursing in an Integrated Health Care System", funded by Helene Fuld Health Trust, 1999-2001, $98,269.