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Dr. Cailen Baker

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Nursing Program Director / Associate Professor

A native of Laurel County, Kentucky, Dr. Cailen Wattenbarger Baker has greater than ten years of experience in a variety of healthcare settings including acute care, leadership, nursing education, and academia. She has served in roles such as bedside Critical Care nursing, Administrator, Clinical Educator, and Nursing Clinical Faculty. Dr. Baker began her career as an Associate degree nurse and has since completed all four levels of nursing education, all from Eastern Kentucky University, with her most recent achievement being the degree of Doctor of Nursing Practice in May of 2013.  Dr. Baker resides in Kentucky with her husband and two young daughters.