AACN News—April 1999—People

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Vol. 16, No. 3, APRIL 1999

Members on the Move

Melody Draper

Marie Lasater, RN, MSN, CCRN, published an article titled “The View Within: The Emerging Technology of Thoracic Electrical Bioimpedance” in the Critical Care Nursing Quarterly.

Donna Rosborough, RN, BSN, MS, CCRN, coauthored a chapter titled “Outcomes of a Critical Pathway for Uncomplicated Cardiac Surgical Patients” with Dorothy Goulart Fisher and Lawrence H. Cohn in Cardiovascular Outcomes Collaborative Path Based Approaches. The book was published by Aspen Publications in May 1998. Rosborough is with the Division of Cardiac Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Susan Turcke, RN, MSN, CEN, and Elizabeth Bayley, RN, PhD, were editors of revised editions of two books for trauma nurses. Published by Roadrunner Press, the publishing division of the Emergency Nurses Association, the books are the second editions of Comprehensive Curriculum for Trauma Nursing and Teaching Trauma Nursing: An Instructor’s Resource Manual. Laura W. Rogers was also an editor of Teaching Trauma Nursing. Turcke practices in the emergency department of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Bayley is a professor in the Department of Nursing at Widener University, Chester, Pa.

Ann M. Mott, RN, MS, MPH, CCRN, CS, FNP, published a manuscript, titled “Prevention and Management of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease by Primary Care Providers,” in the May 1998 issue of the American Journal for Nurse Practitioners. In addition, she was the author of a manuscript, titled “Psychological Preparation to Decrease Anxiety Associated with Cardiac Catheterization,” which is scheduled to be published in the June 1999 issue of the Journal of Vascular Nursing.

Dave Hanson, RN, BSN, CCRN, EMT-P, has accepted a full-time position as a nurse educator in the Education and Research Department at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Tex. He is responsible for coordinating and providing staff education to the surgical, neuroscience, trauma, and transplant service areas.

Caroline Tassey, RN, PNP, CCRN, has accepted a position as pediatric nurse practitioner for the Children’s Heart Program, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, where she is also a clinical instructor in the School of Medicine.

Rebecca L. Taylor, RN, BSN, has accepted a position as director of intermediate care in a 24-bed telemetry unit at St. Luke’s Hospital, Maumee, Ohio.

Robert L. Napper, Jr., RN, MSN, has accepted a position as clinical nurse specialist and transport coordinator in the Johns Hopkins Hospital Heart/Lung Transplant Service, Baltimore, Md. In addition, he published an article in the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.

Roxie L. Foster, RN, PhD, has been named editor of the Journal of the Society of Pediatric Nurses. Foster is an assistant professor at the School of Nursing at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver. She is also codirector of the Pain Consultation Service at Children’s Hospital, Denver, where she holds the chair of pediatric nursing.

Lt. Comdr. Edwardo T. Munoz, RN, MSN, CCRN, CRNA, received a master of science in nursing degree from Oakland University, Beaumont Program of Nurse Anesthesia, Rochester, Mich. He received the Agatha Hodgins Memorial Award as the outstanding graduate of the nurse anesthesia class. Munoz is assigned to the United States Naval Reserve, Fleet Hospital 9, and is a certified nurse anesthetist at Genesys Regional Medical Center, Flint, Mich. He is also a clinical instructor/coordinator for cardiothoracic nurse anesthesia students at the University of Michigan, Flint, Mich.

Susan J. Fetzer, RN, MBA, PhD, completed her doctorate in nursing degree at Adelphi University, Garden City, N.Y. Her dissertation investigated the antecedents of professionhood among associate degree nurses. In addition, Fetzer presented a three-day critical care program in Taipei and Tainen, Taiwan, Republic of China.

Melody Draper, RN, BSN, CCRN, graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tenn. She was inducted into the Nu Phi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau.

A. Elaine Bond, RN, DNSc, CCRN, APRN, received her doctor of nursing science degree from the University of San Diego, Calif. She is critical care course coordinator at Brigham Young University, Salt Lake City, Utah, and was recently promoted to assistant professor.

In Memory

Gloria D. Mackey
Gloria D. Mackey, RN, MSN, CCRN, died March 10, 1999, in Houston, Tex., following surgery.

Ms. Mackey contributed many years to cardiovascular nursing and nursing education. She had been a clinical nurse specialist in the surgical ICU at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, since 1995. She previously worked in the cardiovascular ICU at Methodist Hospital, Houston, Tex.

Ms. Mackey was a past president of both the Houston Gulf Coast and the Galveston Island chapters of AACN.

In addition, she was active in AACN at the national level, contributing her time and expertise as a member of the AACN Certification Corporation CCNS� Item Writer Service and a member of the 1998 NTI Program Work Group. She was recognized by AACN in 1997 as an Excellence in Clinical Practices Circle of Excellence award winner.

Ms. Mackey was also active in the American Heart Association. AACN has made a donation in her name to the association.

In addition, a nursing scholarship fund has been established in her memory. Donations can be sent to: Gloria Mackey Nursing Scholarship Fund, Chase Bank of Texas, Attn: Myra Sanchez, 611 S. Friendswood Dr, Friendswood, TX 77546. Reference Account #159810949365.

Catherine Dowling
Catherine Dowling, RN, MSN, clinical nurse specialist for neurosurgery at Detroit Receiving Hospital, Detroit, Mich., died November 11, 1998, at the age of 31 from ovarian cancer.

Ms. Dowling served on the Southeast Michigan Chapter of AACN Board of Directors as treasurer for two years and also served on the chapter nominating committee. She was a regular participant in AACN’s annual National Teaching Institute, and attended the Advanced Practice Institute in Los Angeles, Calif., in 1998.

The chapter has made a contribution to the AACN Annual Fund in Ms. Dowling’s name.

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