When kids think about the future, they often dream about pursuing a heroic career – being a fireman, becoming an astronaut or running for president. Nurse practitioner and children’s book author, Dr. Scharmaine L. Baker, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, believes there is no reason why kids shouldn’t dream about becoming a different kind of hero, a nurse practitioner.
It is an extreme honor and privilege to be featured in this month’s Nursing Notes by Johnson & Johnson newsletter. Johnson & Johnson has embraced Nola the Nurse for her cultural sensitivity and drive to be a nurse practitioner like her mom. It’s the first children’s book to ever prominently feature advanced practice nurses (APNs).