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LaWanda Baskin

Dr. LaWanda Baskin

Assistant Professor


Dr. LaWanda Baskin is Director (2020)/Assistant Professor (2018) of the School of Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice (SLANP) in the College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM). She recently became an Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) Distinguished Teaching Scholar. She holds a PhD in Nursing Leadership from USM (2017), MSN from ASU (2012), and BSN from USM (1997). Dr. Baskin is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner (2012). She has worked in the nursing profession for over 20 years. Dr. Baskin has been selected as an inaugural member of the Florence Health Advisory Board. She continues diligent service to nursing through national, state, and local organization affiliations.

  • PHD - University of Southern Mississippi (2017)
  • MSN - Alcorn State University (2012)
  • BSN - University of Southern Mississippi (1997)

NUR 800 Advanced Pathophysiology
NUR 803 Advanced Practice Registered Nursing Assessment
NUR 664 Family Nurse Practitioner Internship
NUR 670 Family Nurse Practitioner Procedures
NUR 667L Family Nurse Practitioner Diagnosis & Management Practicum I
NUR 667 Family Nurse Practitioner Diagnosis & Management I
NUR 669L Family Nurse Practitioner Diagnosis & Management Practicum I
DNP Project

  • Rural Health and the Nonemergency Use of Emergency Medical Services, Rural and Other Medically Underserved Populations, Nursing Clinics of North America, 2015, 10.1016/j.cnur.2015.05.014
  • Patient advocacy: A tool for resolving ethical issues for patients that use the emergency department for chronic care management, Online Journal of Health Ethics, , 10.18785/ojhe.1602.05
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  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
  • Mississippi Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Transcultural Nursing Society
  • Mississippi Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau International

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Areas of Expertise

Family Primary Care, Urgent Care, Research focus: Cultural Competence, Chronic Illness, Health Disparities, Health Literacy, Self-care, and Social Support Issues that Affect Health Outcomes