2013 New Orleans City Business Magazine

Healthcare Hero Award


2012 American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)      

Fellow Induction

Dr. Lawson-Baker was one of 43 highly esteemed nurses chosen from across the United States.  This prestigious award was established by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) in 2000, the Fellows of the AANP (FAANP) is dedicated to the global advancement of NPs and the high-quality health care they deliver. By engaging recognized NP leaders who have made outstanding contributions to NP education, policy, clinical practice or research, and developing NP leaders of the future, we are furthering the NP profession while enhancing AANP’s mission.

ADVANCE for Nurse Practitioner  2008 Entrepreneur of the Year

ADVANCE for Nurse Practitioner Magazine

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Additional Awards:

  • Outstanding Research Award (2001) Tennessee State University
  • 2007 Entrepreneur NP of the Year, ADVANCE for NP magazine-Honorable Mention
  • 2007 American Academy of Home Care Physicians Housecall Clinician of the Year
  • 2007 Humanitarian of the Year Medinotes Corporation
  • 2008 Nurse Practitioner of the Year from Smart Ideas Magazine
  • 2009 Great 100 Nurse Induction, New Orleans, Louisiana


  • Lawson-Baker, Scharmaine.  2007.  Refuge After the Storm: A Home Health NP Fills a Critical Need for Older Patients.  Nurse Practitioner World News, 12 (2), 15-17.
  • Lawson-Baker, Scharmaine.  2008.  A Collaboration Story.  Advance for NursePractitioners.
  • Lawson-Baker, Scharmaine.  2008.  Housecalls 101. When you see a need, fill it. Advance for Nurse Practitioners.
  • Lawson-Baker, Scharmaine. (2009). Holistic Care In The Eye Of The Storm.  In Harkless, N. & Morris, K. (Eds.), To The Rescue: Stories From Healthcare Workers At The Scenes of Disaster.  (pp. 97-100. New York, NY: Kaplan Publishing.


  • Lawson, S. (2001), Domestic Violence in the African-American Woman, Reno, Nevada
  • Lawson-Baker, S. (2007), Speaker, HIMSS, Advocacy Breakfast meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Lawson-Baker, S. (2007), Speaker, Capitol Hill Congressional Briefing, HIT and Health Disparities, Washington, D.C.
  • Lawson-Baker, S. (2007), Speaker, Congressional Black Caucus, Improving HIT in Underserved Communities, Washington, D.C.
  • Lawson-Baker, S.  (2008), Speaker, KATRINA: The Aftermath, HIMSS National Conference, Orlando Florida
  • Lawson-Baker, S. (2008), Speaker, AANP Annual conference, Washington, D.C.
  • Lawson-Baker, S. (2008), Speaker, ASCP, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Lawson-Baker, S. (2009), Speaker, Keynote, The NP as Entrepreneur, Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners, New Orleans
  • Lawson-Baker, S. (2010), Speaker, Keynote, The Entrepreneurial NP, Texas Association of Nurse Practitioners, San Antonio, Texas
  • Lawson-Baker, S. (2010), Speaker, Capitol Hill Congressional Briefing on the Impact of Federal and State Health IT Investments in Underserved and Communities of Color: Successes, Challenges, Next Steps, Washington, D.C.
  • Lawson-Baker, S. (2012), Speaker, A Panel of Entrepreneurs, AANP, Orlando, Florida.
  • Lawson-Baker, S. (2012), Speaker, An Entrepreneurial Forum, Orlando, Florida.

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