Paula Baisden: EdD, MSN, PMHRN-BC, Lecturer

Paula Baisen, LecturerPaula Baisden is an ANCC board-certified psychiatric-mental health nurse with extensive experience in emergency, trauma and psychiatric health care settings. Baisden recently completed her Doctor of Education degree from Aspen University and is currently a DNP candidate at Rush University. She earned her MSN from Aspen University and BSN from Valparaiso University.

Baisden has many research interests, but is currently focused on simplifying the process of building professional multidisciplinary connections and increasing and improving the educational entry level of new nurses entering who care for patients with mental illness. Aside from teaching, she continues to work as an RN on weekends.


  • 2019, EdD, Aspen University
  • 2016, MSN, Nursing Education, Aspen University
  • 2010, BSN, Nursing Valparaiso University

Research Interest(s)

  • Media Related Mental Health Decline
  • Family and Sibling Relationships
  • Addiction Treatment for Obesity
  • Alternative Addiction Treatments (Hypnotherapy, Art and Recreation Therapy)
  • Environment and Culture of Safety in Acute Behavioral Health Settings
  • Early (and Frequent) Inclusion and Integration of Mental Health Education in Nursing and Related Fields

View Paula Baisden's Curriculum Vitae