AACN News—April 2000—People

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Vol. 17, No. 3, APRIL 2000

Members on the Move

Ann Evans, RN, MS, MBA, FAAN, has been selected for the Health Forum Cardiovascular Health Fellowship program for 2000-2001. The fellowship class is specifically for clinical professionals with expertise in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. The year-long, intensive educational fellowship provides leadership development opportunities for clinicians from across the country through a combination of leading-edge faculty, specially designed curriculum and field-based projects.

Kathryn G. Sapnas, RN, PhD, CCRN, CNOR, assistant professor of nursing at the University of Miami School of Nursing, Miami, Fla., has been awarded a one-year Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship for June 2000 to June 2001 in Cape Town, South Africa. Sapnas will be a guest of the University of Cape Town (UCT) Department of Trauma and a
UCT International Affiliate. Injury prevention and cultural factors in injury are the focus of Sapnas' research program.

Brenda Kirkpatrick McCulloch, RN MSN, has been appointed director of cardiovascular services at Fremont-Rideout Health Group in Marysville/Yuba City, Calif. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Sacramento Area Chapter of AACN and current newsletter editor.

Joseph M. Filakovsky, RN, MSN, APRN, CCNS, CS, has been elected to the executive committee of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing of the American Heart Association. A clinical nurse educator for critical care at Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn., Filakovsky is the former editor of the American Heart Association’s Cardiovascular Nursing Web site.

Jeannie Lynn Dickey, RN, MSN, MBA, CCRN, has accepted a position as nurse manager for the surgical ICU at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn. She previously worked in the ICU, CCU and cardiac telemetry units at Blount Memorial Hospital, Maryville, Tenn.

Laurie Friday Walsh, RN, MN, CCRN, NP, was elected president of the Northern California Chapter of the National Conference of Gerontological Nurse Prctitioners. She is a nurse practitioner at Kaiser Permanente and a per diem nurse in the medical ICU at the University of California at Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, Calif.

Scott E. Pearson, RN, BSN, CCRN, CFRN, CEN NREMT-P, has been hired as a full-time flight nurse with MedStar at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, Pa. He previously worked in the ICU at Windber Medical Center, Windber, Pa.

Laura K. Andrews, RN, MS, APRN, ACNP-CS, has accepted a position as program coordinator for the acute care nurse practitioner track at the University of Connecticut, Farmington, Conn. She continues to practice as an acute care nurse practitioner in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at New Britain General Hospital, New Britain, Conn.

Jacquenette Chambers-McBride, RN, MSN, CNS, CCRN, received a master of science in nursing degree from Angelo State University, San Angelo, Tex. She has accepted a position as a pulmonary clinical nurse specialist at Long Beach Memorial Hospital, Long Beach, Calif.

Colleen R. Pearson, RNC, BSN, CCRN, received a bachelor of science in nursing degree from Marycrest International University, Davenport, Iowa. She earlier received a bachelor of arts degree from Western Illinois University, Macomb, Ill., Pearson works full time in the emergency room at Trinity Medical Center-North Campus, Davenport, and part-time in the medical-neurology unit at the VA Medical Center, Iowa City, Iowa.

Lorna P. Baker, RN, MSN, BS, CCRN, graduated from Duke University with a master of science in nursing and nurse practitioner certificates in acute care and adult oncology/HIV. She has accepted a position at the Good Samaritan Cancer Institute, West Palm Beach, Fla.

Theresa E. DeVeaux, RN, BSN, CCRN, completed the bachelor of science in nursing program at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, Md., where she is continuing in the trauma, critical care nurse practitioner graduate program. DeVeaux is a member of the AACN Public Policy Advisory Team.

Debbie Petridis, RN, MS, CCRN, graduated from Russell Sage College in Troy, N.Y., with a master of science degree as a clinical nurse specialist in adult medical-surgical nursing. She is continuing her education toward a postmaster’s certificate in education, and completing studies as an acute care nurse practitioner. Petridis was also inducted into Sigma Theta Tau. She works in the coronary care unit at St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany, N.Y.

Kim Lucas, RN, graduated from the Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, Tex.; passed the NCLEX; and received her RN license from the State of Texas. She is now employed as a staff nurse in the Critical Care Department internship program at Arlington Memorial Hospital, Arlington, Tex.

Sandra M. Jones, RN, BS, MBA, CCRN, CEN, graduated from Western International University, Phoenix, Ariz., with a master of business degree in healthcare administration. She was recently appointed to the Nursing Research Subcommittee at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Scottsdale, Ariz., where she works in the emergency department and hospital administration as house supervisor.

Hatice Y. Foell, RN, MSN, ARNP, received a post-master’s degree as an adult nurse practitioner from the University of Florida College of Nursing, Gainesville, Fla. She is employed at Health First Health Plans and Health First Heart Institute, Melbourne, Fla., where she is developing a congestive heart failure disease management program.

Are You a Member on the Move?

Tell us about your recent promotion, award, honor, accomplishment, or volunteer activity. Send to AACN News, 101 Columbia, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656; phone, (800) 809-2273, ext. 502; fax, (949) 362-2049; e-mail, aacnnews@aacn.org. Photos are welcome.

In Memory

Abney W. Gilder, RN, CCRN, treasurer of the Greater Tulsa Area Chapter of AACN, died Feb. 5, 2000. He was the ICU clinical care coordinator at Southcrest Hospital, Tulsa, Okla.

An associate-degree nursing graduate of Tulsa Junior College, Mr. Gilder received his bachelor’s degree in nursing from Bartlesville Wesleyan College, Bartlesville, Okla.

According to a tribute that appeared in The Signal, the Tulsa chapter’s newsletter, Mr. Gilder “upheld the high standards of a CCRN in promoting continuing excellence in the critical care nursing profession.”

“He was an expert nurse, dedicated, caring, an adamant patient advocate and creative leader,” the tribute continued.

In his memory, the Greater Tulsa Area Chapter and the ICU and CICU at Saint Francis Hospital, where Mr. Gilder had also worked, plan to purchase two engraved bricks for the Riverwalk Pavilion.

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