AACN News—February 2000—People

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Vol. 18, No. 2, FEBRUARY 2001


Members on the Move

Publishing
Gloria J. McNeal, RN, MSN, PhD, CS, edited the new AACN Guide to Acute Care Procedures in the Home, published by Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. She also presented on the topic at the 1999 Trends in Critical Care Conference, sponsored by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of AACN.

Professional
John M. Clochesy, RN, PhD, CS, FAAN, FCCM, has been appointed to a three-year term as the Independence Foundation professor of nursing education at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western University, Cleveland, Ohio. An associate professor, Clochesy also directs the school’s bachelor of science in nursing program.

Jennifer M. Ball, RN, BSN, CCRN, was promoted to director of patient care services, surgical services, at Saint Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. She is responsible for the medical-surgical, orthopedics, neurosurgical ICU and trauma areas.

Patricia A. Gunning, RN, MS, CCRN, has joined the faculty of Bryan School of Nursing, Lincoln, Neb. She is an instructor for level III RN diploma students in critical care nursing and advanced medical-surgical nursing.

Elizabeth Dick, RN, MSN, CCRN, CEN, TNS, ACNP, has accepted a position as an emergency nurse practitioner at Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio. She recently graduated from the University of Texas at Houston Emergency Nurse Practitioner Program with a master of science in nursing degree and was certified as an acute care nurse practitioner.

Valerie Gourdine, RN, BSN, has accepted a position as a staff nurse in the intermediate ICU at Northridge Hospital, Atlanta, Ga., where she previously was a resource nurse on the telemetry unit.

Honors
Julie Miller, RN, BSN, CCRN, was named the North Texas Hospital Employee of the Year. She was one of three employees of her region selected for the award, Miller is staff development educator for critical care-trauma at Mother Frances Hospital, Tyler Tex. She is a past preident of the Greater East Texas Chapter of AACN.

Grants
Norma A. Metheny, RN, MSN, PhD, professor of nursing at the Saint Louis University School of Nursing, has received a three-year, $1,040,515 grant from the National Institutes of Health Institute of Nursing Research for a student titled “Detecting Pulmonary Aspiration Associated with Tube Feedings.” Thomas E. Dahms, PhD, professor of anesthesiology at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, is a co-investigator.

Academic
Sharon M. Bode, RN, CCRN, CS, FNP, graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell with a degree as a family community health nurse practitioner. She has been certified as a family nurse practitioner and was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International.

Chinyelu C. Onyedike, RN, MS, CCRN, CFNP, graduated from Hampton University, Hampton, Va., with a master of science in nursing degree. She was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International and was certified as a nurse practitioner. Onyedike is a family nurse practitioner at McDonald Army Community Hospital, Fort Eustis, Va.

Sarah Mills, RN, of DeSoto, Tex., received a bachelor of science degree from Texas Woman’s University, in the RN-BSN program.

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