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Vol. 16, No. 5, MAY 1999

Members on the Move


Pamela C. Boggs, RN, received the Nurse Research Mentor Award from Friends of Nursing at Duke University Health System, Durham, N.C. Friends of Nursing award winners are selected from nominations by their colleagues, patients and patients’ families. Boggs is a clinical nurse III in the cardiothoracic surgical ICU at Duke. She chairs the Cardiothoracic Nursing Research Work Group, which is composed of staff nurses from the cardiothoracic unit and two step-down units.

Debora Simmons, RN, MSN, CCRN, has been appointed director of nursing and allied health programming for the Health Channel, a service arm of Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex. The service provides round-the-clock satellite-based, accredited medical, nursing, and allied health education to hospitals and related healthcare facilities. Simmons received her master’s degree in critical care nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Marilyn George, RNC, MS, has assumed the position of director of inpatient clinical services at Mercy Anderson Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Barbara S. Levine, RN, PhD, has been appointed clinical director of gerontological nursing in the Department of Corporate Nursing Practice of the University of
Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia.

Catherine Ross, RN, CCRN, has been appointed director of the emergency department at Sutter Roseville Medical Center, Roseville, Calif., where she is also continuing as director of critical care services. Sutter Roseville is a level II trauma center.

Pam Brown-Stewart, RN, MSN, FNP, is practicing as a family nurse practitioner at Texas A&M University, College Station, Tex. She graduated from the post-master’s family nurse practitioner program at Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.

Rose Utley, RN, PhD, spoke at the first International Conference on Advances in Qualitative Research
in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Her topic was combining oral life history and heuristic inquiry methods.

Donna C. Bond, RNC, MSN, CNS, has accepted a position as pulmonary clinical nurse specialist at Carilion Health Systems, Roanoke, Va. She recently graduated from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, where she majored in critical care with a focus on pulmonary and surgery. Bond is president of the Blue Ridge Chapter of AACN.

Pamela Mitchell, RN, MS, PhD, CCRN, has been appointed dean for research at the University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle. In addition, she is a professor of biobehavioral nursing and health systems and the Elizabeth S. Soule distinguished professor of health promotion. Mitchell is principal investigator for several research studies including a series of studies on nursing interventions in patients with acute brain injury; a national multisite intervention study of depression and heart disease; and studies of the structure, processes and outcomes of critical care.

Rhonda M. Board, RN, PhD, CCRN, has completed her doctorate in nursing at Ohio State University, Columbus. She has accepted a position as assistant professor in the Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.

Brian L. Harris, RN, MSN, ACNP, CS, received his master’s of nursing degree as an acute care nurse practitioner from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Ark. He is now working in a multiple specialty area in Texarkana, Ark.

Eileen Matthews, RN, BSN, CCRN, received her bachelor of science degree with a major in nursing from the University of Delaware, Newark. She was inducted into the Beta Xi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.

Margaret Bell Marsh, RN, BSN, MS, FNP, graduated from a master’s in family nurse practitioner program at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Mich., where she has accepted an appointment as assistant professor and is teaching undergraduate nurses. In addition, she has been awarded an excellence in education award by the Michigan League for Nursing. Marsh is president of the Eta Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.

Janice V. Chandler, RN, PhD, CS, was awarded a doctorate by the School of Education Division of Nursing at New York University, New York. Her research topic was “Health Locus of Control and Learned Helplessness in Cardiac Pacemaker Recipients.” Chandler is a clinical nurse specialist in the Pacemaker Center at Newton Memorial Hospital, Newton, N.J. She volunteers with the National Alopecia Areata Foundation.

Carolyn Burke-Martindale, RN, MSN, CS, ACNP, completed the master of science in nursing degree adult acute care nurse practitioner program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, Tenn., and received the 1998 Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Founder’s Medal. This award recognizes first honors in the School of Nursing. Burke-Martindale is lung transplant coordinator at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Ga. She is also a preceptor for the master’s program at Emory University School of Nursing.

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

Stacey Gross, RN, MS, CS-ACNP, was lead author on two abstracts on the prevalence of anorexigenic-associated valvulopathy in Circulation. In addition, she presented research titled “Dose and Duration of Appetite Suppressant Therapy Increases Risk of Significant Valvular Heart Disease” at the 71st scientific session of the American Heart Association, where she also served on a panel for a news conference to discuss management initiatives for patients exposed to Fenfluramine-Phentermine were discussed and new guidelines on management of patients with valvular heart disease were unveiled. Gross is an adult nurse practitioner at the Consultative Cardiology Heart Center of Los Angeles in California.

Michele Griger-Bronsky, RN, MSN, CS, FAACVPR, was author of an article titled “Pulmonary Rehabilitation & Self-Care for the Ambulatory Post-Surgical Patient with Respiratory Disease” in the December 1998 issue of the Journal for PeriAnesthesia Nursing.

In Memory

William Robert Bartlett
William Robert Bartlett, RN, PhD, CCRN, of Memphis, Tenn., died April 14, 1999. He was 43.

Mr. Bartlett was administrator for the Memphis Lung Research Program at the University of Tennessee Medical School. He had been an assistant professor at the Loewenberg School of Nursing at the University of Memphis and director of critical care services and nursing operations at St. Joseph Hospital, Memphis. He had received the Outstanding Faculty Award from the University of Memphis and St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing.

Mr. Bartlett was president of the Greater Memphis Area Chapter of AACN. He had also served on AACN’s national Public Policy Work Group. He was a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society.

Hildegard Peplau
Hildegard E. Peplau, 89, called by many the “Nurse of the Century,” died March 17, 1999, at her home in Sherman Oaks, Calif.

Dr. Peplau is the only nurse to have served the American Nurses Association (ANA) as executive director and later as president. She was also elected to serve two terms on the board of the International Council of Nurses (ICN).
In 1997 she received nursing’s highest honor, the Christiane Reimann Prize, which is awarded only once every four years for outstanding national and international contributions to nursing and healthcare. In 1996 the American Academy of

Nursing honored Peplau as a “Living Legend,” and in 1998 the ANA inducted her into its Hall of Fame.

Dr. Peplau’s theoretical and clinical work led to the development of the distinct specialty field of psychiatric nursing. Her book Interpersonal Relations in Nursing is widely credited with the transformation of nursing from a group of skilled workers to a full-fledged profession.

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Members Inducted Into American College of Critical Care Medicine

Susan D. Ruppert (left) and Marilyn Hravnak were among AACN members inducted as fellows in the American College of Critical Care Medicine.

Four members of AACN were inducted into the American College of Critical Care Medicine. They are Elizabeth Dale Aragon, RN, PhD, CCRN, FCCM, Marilyn Hravnak, RN, MSN, CCRN, ACNP-CS, FCCM, Susan D. Ruppert, RN, PhD, CCRN, CS, NP, FCCM, and Carol Lynn Thompson, RN, PhD, CCRN, ACNP,

The inductions were part of the Society of Critical Care Medicine meeting in January 1999 in San Francisco, Calif.

The following other AACN members were also recognized at the meeting:
Norma J. Shoemaker Grant for Critical Care Nursing Research—Nancy L. Szaflarski, RN, PhD, ACNP-CS, FCCM
Presidential Citations—Thomas S. Ahrens, RN, DNs; Carole A. Birdsall, RN, EdD, NP, FCCM; Elaine Daily, RN, BS, FCCM; Lynn V. Doering, RN, DNSc, CCRN; Jan R. Headley, RN, BS; Patricia D. Hurn, RN, PhD; Connie A. Jastremski, RN, MS, CNAA, FCCM; Barbara H. Ju, RN, BSN, CCRN; Therese S. Richmond, RN, PhD, CCRN ,CRNP, FAAN; Nancy L. Szaflarski, RN, PhD, ACNP-CS, FCCM; Joan M. Vitello, RN, MSN, CCRN, CS, FAAN; and Ginger S. Wlody, RN, EdD, FCCM

In addition, the following AACN members were elected to the SCCM Nursing Section: Daphne Stannard, RN, PhD, 2-year member at large; Margaret Levine, RN, MSN, CCRN, 1-year member at large; Gladys Campbell, RN, MSN, CCRN, 1-year member at large; Michael Ackerman, RN, DNS, CS, FCCM, Nominating Committee; and Carol Thompson, RN, PhD, CCRN, ACNP, CS, NP, secretary (chair-elect)

Brevard Chapter Nurses of the Year

Nurse of the Year awards presented by the Brevard Chapter of AACN, Rockledge, Fla., were recently presented. Rachel Gilberti (left), accepted for recipient Susan Adams, of Cape Canaveral Hospital, Cocoa Beach, Fla. The other recipients were Bonnie Cerrato (second from left), of Parrish Medical Center, Titusville, Fla., and Jan Conrad (third from left), of Wuesthoff Memorial Hospital, Rockledge. Presenting the awards was Mary Hillberg, chapter president. The winners were chosen by their peers for their clinical expertise and overall professionalism as critical care nurses.

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