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Vol. 20, No. 6, JUNE 2003


On the Agenda

Following is a report by AACN board member Suzanne M. Burns, RN, MSN, RRT, ACNP, CCRN, FAAN, on discussions and actions that took place during the April 2003 board meeting.

Agenda Item: President's Report
AACN President Connie Barden, RN, MSN, CCNS, CCRN, President-elect Dorrie Fontaine, RN, DNSc, FAAN, and CEO Wanda Johanson, RN, MN, shared recent activities, including collaboration with the Nursing Organization Alliance, and with the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Thoracic Society and the Society of Critical Care Medicine on developing recommendations for addressing the shortage of critical care professionals, standardizing care and advancing critical care informatics.

Agenda Item: Strategic and Operating Plans
The board reviewed and approved both the Strategic Plan and the 2004 Operating Plan for AACN.

The Strategic Plan, which incorporates data about trends in the profession, healthcare and society, provides the overall vision and direction for the association to meet the needs of members in a variety of ways over the next three to five years. As a guide for discussing and approving association initiatives, AACN's Strategic Plan reflects objectives to address priority issues related to improving the environment of care for nurses and patients, providing optimal palliative and end-of-life care, and ensuring appropriate staffing.

The Board also reviewed progress of the association's annual Operating Plan. Member requests for resources in electronic formats have increased, and initiatives around this are proceeding with speed and efficiency. The ECCO (Essentials of Critical Care Orientation) Internet-based program has been adopted by nearly 50 hospitals, and AACN's new PDA resources have been expanded and well received.

Agenda Item: Healthy Work Relationships and Environments
Healthy work relationships and environments is the first of three issues around which AACN is developing strategies, including use of the association voice, to promote the urgent changes needed today. The other two are the nursing shortage and staffing, and palliative/end-of-life care. The Healthy Work Environments initiative was launched at NTI 2003 in San Antonio, Texas.

Agenda Item: Election of Board Secretary and Treasurer
The board re-elected Mary Fran Tracy, RN, PhD, CCRN, as secretary of the board and M. Dave Hanson, RN, BSN, CCRN, EMT-P, as board treasurer for one-year terms beginning July 1, 2003.

Agenda Item: AACN Certification Corporation Membership Meeting
The AACN Board of Directors reviewed the activities, strategic direction and financial report for the AACN Certification Corporation. Margaret Ecklund, RN, MS, CCRN, APRN-BC, chair of the AACN Certification Corporation Board of Directors, discussed major initiatives, including raising awareness of the value of certification and its links to patient safety and nurse retention, and development of new certification examinations, including for progressive care and cardiovascular subspecialties.

Agenda Item: FY04 Budget
One of the key responsibilities of the board is to ensure the association has sufficient resources and that resources are allocated appropriately to achieve desired outcomes. Before unanimously approving the budget for fiscal year 2004, which is based on a detailed Operating Plan, the board reviewed it in relation to long-term strategic goals and objectives.

Chief Financial Officer Michael Willett emphasized that the budget is developed to ensure not only that initiatives are pursued in a financially efficient and responsible manner, but also that resources and services maintain the quality expected from AACN.

Scene and Heard

AACN continues to seek visibility for our profession and the organization. Following is an update on recent outreach efforts.

Our Voice in the Media
� The April 4, 2003, edition of NurseZone.com featured an article on the new Nurse Manager Leadership Collaborative that AACN launched in collaboration with AONE and AORN to nurture nurse managers. In the article, titled "Leadership Collaborative Launched to Aid Nurse Managers," AACN CEO Wanda Johanson, RN, MN, explained that the organizations wanted to develop a program to help nurse managers develop and maintain the skills needed to do their jobs effectively. The collaborative will address coaching, motivating and leading as the skill sets needed by nurse managers. Johanson said that the organizations envision a setup where managers can participate in a variety of ways, including attending workshops and special sessions at conferences and accessing relevant content on the Internet.

� In announcing the election of new officers and board members by the Society of Hospital Medicine, PR Newswire quoted the society's new president, Jeffrey R. Dichter, MD, as saying, "The most important issue we can focus on in 2003 is teamwork. I will strive to foster relationships with organizations like the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and create projects that emphasize the importance of teamwork between hospitalists and other healthcare professionals." The announcement appeared on April 7, 2003.

� The March 10, 2003, edition of Nursing Center eNews announced that AACN had released a white paper titled "Safeguarding the Patient and the Profession: The Value of Critical Care Nurse Certification." As part of the announcement, Nursing Center applauded nurses who have pursued certification and the organizations that support them. In addition, a link was provided to an article titled "Realizing Your Marketing Influence, Part 3: Professional Certification as a Marketing Tool," the third in a series of articles by AACN Marketing Director Dana Woods for the Journal of Nursing Administration.

� The April 14, 2003, issue of Advance for Nurses included an article titled "A Success Story: One hospital's journey with recruitment and retention." The article noted that staffing guidelines at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, Mooresville, N.C., follow AACN's Staffing Blueprint: Constructing Your Staffing Solutions.

� The April 2003 issue of RN magazine featured the "AACN Update," including excerpts from the monthly AACN News column by AACN President Connie Barden, RN, MSN, CCNS, CCRN. In the column, she discussed the need for "a call to action for all of us to work together to improve the healthcare system." The update also included informative details about this year's NTI.

Our Voice at the Table
� AACN Certification Corporation Chair Margaret M. Ecklund, RN, MS, CCRN, APRN-BC, was a panel speaker at the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists 2003 conference. The theme of the conference was "Many Faces, One Mission: CNS Excellence in Clinical Practice and Leadership." The panel discussion, which was moderated by Brenda Lyon, RN, DNS, FAAN, associate professor at the Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, focused on current issues regarding certification of CNSs. Ecklund presented information and answered questions regarding AACN Certification Corporation's CCNS certification program for CNSs in acute and critical care. Representatives of the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing also participated.

� Rebecca Long, RN, MS, CNS, CCRN, a member of both the AACN Board of Directors and the AACN Certification Corporation Board of Directors, attended a national conference and think tank conducted by Alaris Medical Systems on the use of bar code technology. More than 50 people representing medicine, pharmacy, industry and nursing attended. As a panelist for one session, Long discussed the current status of bar code medication administration, its impact on critical care nursing and future implications.

� AACN President-Elect Dorrie Fontaine, RN, DNSc, FAAN, was a speaker at the recent Trends in Trauma Nursing and Cardiovascular Nursing Conference sponsored by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter. Her presentation was titled "Family Presence at the End of Life: Changing Minds and Hearts." Approximately 900 nurses attended the conference. Fontaine and SePA Chapter President Barbara Pope, RN, MSN, CCRN, also conducted a breakout session with 100 of the participants. Fontaine highlighted AACN's initiatives and discussed ECCO, the Internet-based Essentials of Critical Care Orientation, certification and strategic planning. She and Pope answered participant questions regarding evidence-based practice, collaborative relationships and safe workplace environments. AACN board member Kathleen McCauley, RN, PhD, CS, FAAN, a past SePA president, also participated.

� Long presented a concurrent session at the Critical Care Trends conference sponsored by the Greater St. Louis Chapter of AACN. Her presentation, titled "Lavender, Lassie, and Brahms: A New Look at Old Therapies," focused on aromatherapy, animal-assisted therapy and music therapy. She also presented the closing session speech titled "Bold Voices: In Search of a Rainbow."

If you or your chapter has reached out to the media or other groups to promote critical care nursing, we'd like to know. E-mail your information to Judy.Wilkin@aacn.org.


Circle of Excellence Embraces Those Making a Difference

Application Materials Due July 15

How have you made a difference in healthcare? In the lives of patients and their families? In your communities? Share your stories, and you might find yourself in AACN's Circle of Excellence, an awards program that recognizes outstanding contributions by critical care nurses and others who exemplify AACN's mission, vision, values and ethic of care.

Nominations and applications for these awards for 2004 are due July 15. Awards will be announced in AACN publications and at AACN's 2004 National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition, May 15-20 in Orlando, Fla.

All recipients are presented a personalized plaque. Some also receive honorariums, monetary awards or complimentary registration, airfare and accommodations to the NTI.

Two new awards have been added to the prestigious list of honors that are available in 2004: Excellence in Collaboration Awards and AACN Certification Corporation-Value of Certification Award.

To obtain a Circle of Excellence awards application, call (800) 899-2226 or visit the AACN Web site. The application is also available on Fax on Demand at (800) 222-6329. Request Document #1011.

Following is information about the awards that are available:


AACN Lifetime Member Award
This award recognizes AACN members who have rendered distinguished service to the association and demonstrated potential for continued contributions to acute and critical care nursing through AACN. In addition to lifetime AACN membership, the recipients are presented a crystal replica of the AACN vision icon.

Honorary Member Award
This award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of care for acutely and critically ill patients and their families. In addition to honorary membership in AACN, the recipients are presented a crystal replica of the AACN vision icon.

AACN-Marguerite Rodgers Kinney Award for a Distinguished Career
Named in honor of AACN Past President Marguerite R. Kinney, RN, DNSc, FAAN, this award recognizes individuals who are completing or have completed an extraordinary and distinguished professional career that has enhanced the care of acutely and critically ill patients and their families by furthering the mission and vision of AACN. Honorees receive a gift of $1,000 to a charitable cause of their choice, as well as lifetime AACN membership and a replica of the crystal.

Ross Products-AACN Pioneering Spirit Award
Cosponsored by the Ross Products Division of Abbott Laboratories, this award recognizes timely and far-reaching contributions that exemplify a pioneering spirit and influence the direction of acute and critical care nursing regionally or nationally. Recipients are presented a $500 honorarium and a crystal replica of the AACN vision icon.

Distinguished Research Lectureship Award
The award honors a nationally known researcher who will present the annual Distinguished Research Lecture at the 2005 NTI in New Orleans, La. The lecturer receives an honorarium of $1,000, an additional $1,000 toward NTI expenses and a crystal replica of the AACN vision icon, funded by a grant by Philips Medical Systems. Note: The deadline to submit nominations for this award is Dec. 1.

Excellence in Caring Practices Award
Presented in honor of John Wilson Rodgers, this award recognizes nurses whose caring practices embody AACN's vision of a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and families. Recipients demonstrate how they have encompassed AACN's values and ethic of care in their practice.

3M Health Care Excellence in Clinical Practice Award
Sponsored by 3M Health Care, this award recognizes acute and critical care nurses who embody, exemplify and excel at the clinical skills and principles that are required in their practice.

Excellence in Clinical Practice -Non-Traditional Setting
This award is designed to recognize excellence in the care of critically ill patients in environments outside of the traditional ICU/CCU setting. Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to nurses working in home healthcare, progressive care, telemetry, catheterization labs and emergency departments.

Oridion Capnography Excellent Clinical Nurse Specialist Award
Sponsored by Oridion Capnography, this award recognizes acute and critical care nurses who function as clinical nurse specialists. Applicants must be CCNS certified and, in addition to demonstrating the key components of advanced practice nursing, illustrate how they have been a catalyst for successful change.

Excellent Nurse Practitioner Award
This award recognizes acute and critical care nurses who function as nurse practitioners. Applicants must be ACNP certified. In addition to demonstrating the key components of advanced practice nursing, recipients illustrate how they have served as a catalyst for successful change.

Excellent Nursing Student Award
This award recognizes nursing students whose activities during nursing school have promoted the value of nursing and reflect the AACN vision of creating a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and families, where critical care nurses can make their optimal contribution. Individual students or groups of students are eligible to apply. Recipients receive a complimentary three-year AACN membership.

Excellence in Research Award
This award recognizes nurse researchers who are furthering the mission, vision and research priorities of AACN. Recipients of AACN research grants or NTI research abstract award recipients are not eligible for this award.

Research Abstract Award
This award recognizes research abstracts that display outstanding merit and particular relevance to critical care nursing. Recipients are selected from among the research and research utilization abstracts submitted for the NTI. Abstract submissions must be received by Sept. 1. Successful applicants receive $1,000 toward NTI expenses.

Excellent Nurse Manager Award
This award recognizes nurse managers who demonstrate excellence in coordination of available resources to efficiently and effectively care for acute or critically ill patients and families.

Eli Lilly & Company Excellent Preceptor Award
Sponsored by Eli Lilly & Company, this award recognizes preceptors who demonstrate the key components of the preceptor role, including teacher, clinical role model, consultant and friend/advocate.

Mentoring Award
This award recognizes individuals or groups who develop and enhance
another's intellectual and technical skills, acculturating them to the professional community, and modeling a way of life and professional achievement.

Excellence in Leadership Award
This award recognizes nurses who demonstrate the leadership competencies of empowerment, effective communication and continuous learning, and the effective management of change.

Excellence in Education Award
This award recognizes nurse educators who facilitate the acquisition and advancement of the knowledge and skills required for competent practice and positive patient outcomes in the care of acute and critically ill patients and their families.

Marsh-AACN Community Service Award
Cosponsored by Marsh Affinity Group Services, a service of Seabury and Smith, this award recognizes significant service by acute and critical care nurses, as individuals or in groups, in making a contribution to their communities that also projects a positive image of critical care nursing. Individuals or groups selected for this award may also choose to receive either one complimentary NTI registration or up to $500 toward speaker fees for an educational symposium.

Media Award
This award recognizes broadcast and Web-based media excellence in the portrayal of healthcare providers, especially acute and critical care nurses, contributing to a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and families. Successful entries present relevant nursing and healthcare topics to large audiences of consumers, including the general public, patients and families.

AACN Certification Corporation-Value of Certification Award
Sponsored by AACN Certification Corporation, this award recognizes contributions that support and foster the advancement of certified nursing practice in critical care. Recipients are also presented a $500 honorarium.

Excellence in Collaboration Awards
These awards honor innovative contributions to collaborative practice by nurses who care for acutely and critically ill patients and their families. Applications can be submitted in four categories:
� Nurse-Physician Collaboration
� Nurse-Administration Collaboration
� Nurse-Family Collaboration
� Multidisciplinary Team Collaboration.
At least one of the collaborators must be an active AACN member. Each recipient will also be presented a $1,500 honorarium.


Thank You, Volunteers! You Made a Difference

AACN appreciates the commitment and dedication its national volunteers demonstrate each year and extends a sincere thank you for their year of service to our organization. The following individuals are those whose current volunteer terms will expire June 30.

Katherine Abriam-Yago, RN, MSN
Jennifer Ahrens, RN, BSN, CCRN
Karla Ahrns, RN, BSN
Nancy Albert, RN, MN, MS, CCRN, CCNS, CNA
Fern Alderfer, RN, BSN
Marian Altman, RN, MS, CCRN, ANP
Nancy Ames, RN, MSN, CCRN
Michelle Anastasi, RN, MS, CCRN
Eugene Anderson, RN, MSN, BA, CCRN
Mary Jane Ante, RN, MS, BA, CCRN
Doreen Armstrong-Ross, RN, BSN
Kathryn Artnak, RN, PhD
LeAnn Ash, RN, BSN, CCRN
Alyce Ashcraft, RN, PhD, CCRN, CS
Denise Ayers, RN, BS, MSN
Jammie Barker, RN, BSN, AA, CCRN, CNRN
Susan Barnason, RN, PhD, CCRN, CS
Claudia Barone, RN, EdD
Judith Bartz, RN, BSN
Linda Batts, RN, CCRN
Melinda Bender, RN, MSN, CCRN
Judy Bezanson, RN, DSN
Mary-Liz Bilodeau, RN, MS, CCRN, CCNS, CS
Karen Bird, RN, ADN, BS, CCRN
Carol Bishop, RN, MSN, BA, CCRN
Marcia Bixby, RN, MS, CCRN, CS
Pegi Black, RN, MN, MS, NP
Pegi Black, RN, MN, MS, NP
Nancy Blake, RN, MN, CCRN, CNAA
Dawn Blake-Holmes, RN, MN, MS, CCRN, CCNS
Benny Bolin, RN, ADN, MS
Pamela Bolton, RN, CNS, MS, CCRN
Victoria Boyce, RN, MS, MSN
Jeanne Braby, RN, MSN, CCRN
Darlene Bradley, RN, CNS, MSN, PhD, CCRN, CEN
Pamela Bradshaw, RN, BSN, PhD, CCRN, CNA
Patricia Bradshaw, RN, BSN, MS, CCRN
Wanda Bradshaw, RNC, MSN, CCRN
Carol Braund, RN, MA, CCRN
Marylee Bressie, RN, CNS, MSN, CCRN, CEN
Eileen Briening, RN, MSN, CCRN, NP
Debra Brinker, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS
Frances Brown, RN, MSNc, CCRN
Kimberly Brown, RN, BS, MSN, CEN, NP
Sonja Brune, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS, CEN
Linda Bucher, RN, DNSc
Angela Burd, RNC, MSN, CCNS, APN-C
Michele Burke, RN, MSN, CCRN
Madeleine Burke, RN, BSN, CCRN
Suzanne Burns, RN, MSN, CCRN, CS, ACNP, RRT
Jacqueline Byers, RN, PhD
Carolyn Byrum, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS
Neftali Cabezudo, RN, BS, BSN
Stephanie Calcasola, RN, MSN
Helen Camp, RN, CCRN
Stephen Campbell, RN, MSN, AA, CCRN, CEN
Patricia Cardin, RN, BSN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS
Ann Carlson, RN, MN, CCRN, CPNP
Ronna Carlton, RN, BSN, CCRN
Margaret-Ann Carno, RN, MS, MBA, CCRN
Maggie Carriker, RN, MSN
Elizabeth Carson, RN, EdD
JoAnna Cartwright, RN, MSN, NNP
Jessie Casida, RN, MS, CCRN, APN-C
Donna Charlebois, RN, MSN, CCRN, ACNP
Dennis Cheek, RN, MSN, PhD, FAHA
Cindy Christen, RN, BSN
Stephanie Christian, RN, MS, CCRN
Roberta Chuong, RN, MS, CCRN
Gail Ciccarello, RN, BSN
Carol Cleek, RN, MSN, CCNS, CS
Kimberly Clipp, RNC, CCRN, NNP
Kate Collopy, RN, MN, PhD, CCNS
Diana Contino, RN, BSN, MBA, CCRN, CEN
Louise Cook, RN, MSN, CCRN
Linda Cook, RN, MS, CCRN, CCNS, ACNP
Randeen Cordier, RN, MSN, CS
Natalie Correll-Yoder, RN, CNS, MN, CCRN
Damon Cottrell, RN, MS, CCRN, CCNS, CS, CEN
Colleen Counsell, RN, MSN, CCRN
Elizabeth Covington, RN, MN, CCRN, CS
Jo Ellen Craghead, RN, MSN, CCRN
Margaret Crawford, RN, MS, CCRN, CEN
Marilin Crawford, RN, MSN, CCRN, APRN
Sherill Cronin, RN, PhD
Maryanne Crowther, RN, MSN, CCRN, CS, APN-C
Patricia Daansen, RN, BSN, CCRN
Mary David, RN, MSN, CCRN
Janet Davies, RN, CNS, MSN, CCNS
Gail Davis, RN, BSN
Marla De Jong, RN, MS, CCRN, CCNS, CEN
Richard DeMeola, RN, BSN, CCRN, CEN
Mary Dent, RN, MA, CCRN
Lianne Dickerson, RN, BSN, CCRN
Louise Diehl-Oplinger, RN, MSN, CCRN, CS
John Dixon, RN, MSN
Charles Downs, RN, BS, BSN, CCRN
Catherine Draus, RN, MSN, APRN, BC, CCRN
Susan Dukes, RN, MA, MSN, CCRN, CCNS
Gina Duncan, RN, MSN, ACNP, CEN
Joseph Dunn, RN, BS, CCRN
Diana Eisnaugle, RN, CCRN
Paulla Eldridge, RN, BSN, CCRN
Marcia Elliott, RN, BSN, CCRN
Tonya Ellis, RN, MSN
Arthur Engler, RN, DNSc
Carrie Farr, RN
Renie Feingold, RN, MSN, NP
Jean Felber, RN, MSN, CCRN
Michelle Fennessy, RN, MSN, CCRN
Jill Fernandes, RN, MSN, NP
Shelly Fields-Ryan, RN, MS, CCRN, FNP
Mary Fitzgerald Kenny, RN, MA, MBA, CNAA
Melissa Fitzpatrick, RN, MSN, FAAN
Hatice Foell, RN, MSN, ARNP
Polly-Anne Foley, RN, BSN, CCRN
Jean Forsha, RN, MSN
Susan Fowler, RN, MS, CS, CNRN
Michael Frakes, RN, BSN, BA, CCRN, CFRN
Mary Franklin, RN, MSN, NP
P. Milo Frawley, RN, MS, CCRN, CCNS, ACNP
Rita Free, RN, MS
Eileen Fry-Bowers, RN, MS, CCNS, CPNP
Christopher Fuerst, RN, BS, MSN, RRT
Karen Gaertner, RN, MSN, CCRN
David Gagne, RN, BS, AA, EMT-P
Lisa Garcia, RN, BSN, BA, CCRN
Beverly Gay, RN, MSN, BA, CCRN
Kathleen Geib, RN, MS, MSN
Henry Geiter, RN, ADN, CCRN
Elizabeth George, RN, PhD, CCRN
Lisa Gingerich, RN, BS, BSN
Barbara Goldberg-Chamberlain, RN, MSN, BA,
CCRN, CS
Octavio Goncalves, RN
Helen Gonzales-Kranzel, RN, MSN, MBA, CCRN,
CS, NP
Caryl Goodyear-Bruch, RN, MSN, CCRN
Mary Kathryn Graham, RN, BSN
Nancy Grant, RN, MN, MS, CCRN, CCNS
Mary Jo Grap, RN, PhD, ACNP
Angela Green, RN, MSN, CRNP
Deborah Greenlaw, RN, MN, MS, CCRN, NP
Madelyn Gries, RN, MS, CCRN
Jane Grimberg, RN, MS, CCRN
Todd Grivetti, RN, BS, CCRN
Sheila Grossman, RN, PhD, APRN
Denise Guaglianone-Buonocore, RN, BS, MSN,
CCRN, CS, NP
Debra Hagler, RN, MS, CCRN, CS
M. Beth Hammer, RN, MSN, NP
Gerard Hannibal, RN, BSN, CCRN
M. Dave Hanson, RN, BSN, CCRN
Sonya Hardin, RN, PhD, CCRN
Brenda Hardin-Wike, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS
Mary Hardy, RN, BSN
John Harper, RN, MSN
Leigh Hart, RN, PhD, CCRN
Tonya Harter, RN, MSN
Mary Hartung, RN, BSN, BA, CCRN
Anne Hawkins, RN, MS
Diane Hawley, RN, CNS
Lee Ann Haygood, RN, MSN, CCRN, CNA, NP
Janie Heath, RN, MS, CCRN, ACNP, ANP
Mindy Hecker
Susan Helms, RN, MSN, CCRN
Lori Hendrickx, RN, EdD, CCRN
Terri Henry, RN, BSN, CCRN
Linda Henry, RN, MS, CCRN
Sharon Hershman, RN
Cheryl Hettman, RN, PhD
Dina Hewett, RN, PhD, CCRN
Linda Hidalgo, RN, DNS, CCRN
Mary Holtschneider, RN, BSN, MPA
Linda Holzhueter, RN, BSN, BS
LouAnn Honek, RN
Kevin Hook, RN, MA, BSN
Patricia Hoppman, RN, MS, CCRN
Mary Ann House-Fancher, MSN, ARNP
Melissa Hutchinson, RN, BS, CCRN
Linda Ikuta, RN, MN, CCNS, PHN
Linda Ireland, RN, MS
Lori Jackson, RN, ND, CCRN
Jennifer Jacobsen, RN, MS, CCRN
Cynthia Janacek, RN, BSN, CCRN
Brenda Jeffers, RN, PhD
Jo Ann Jenkins, RN, MSN, CCRN
Peggy Jenkins, RN, MS, CCRN
Scott Jessie, RN, ADN, CCRN
Kathleen Julian, RN, MSN, MA, CCRN
Mary Kaminski, RN, CCRN
Ann Keane, RN, MSN, CCRN
Charlotte Kelley, RN
Patricia Kelly, RN, BSN, CCRN
Lori Kennedy, RN, BSN, CCRN
Joan King, RN, MSN, PhD
Kathleen King, RN, MSN, CCRN
Nancy King, RN, MSN, CCRN, ANP, NP, APN-C
Teri Kiss, RN, BSN, CCRN
Cynthia Klein, RN, MSN, CNP
Andrea Kline, RN, MS, CCRN, NP
Carol Knauff, RN, MSN, CCRN
Gregory Knutzen, RN, MSN, BA, CCRN
Ina Koerner, RN, MSN
Lisa Kohr, RN, MSN, CCRN, PNP
Kathryn Krayk, RN, ADN, AA, TNCC
Barbara Krumbach, RN, MSN, CCRN
Christine Kruskamp, RN, MS
Anne Kunos, RN, BSN, CCRN
Jane Kurz, RN, PhD
Kristine L'Ecuyer, RN, MSN
Tujuana Land, RN, ADN, CCRN
Judith Lang, RN, BS, CCRN
Linda Lapointe, RN, BS, MS
Deborah Laughon, RN, BSN, MS, PhD, CCRN
Nantanwa Lee, RN, MN, CCRN
Wanda Lewis, RN, MS, CCRN
Mary Lewis-Wood, RN, MSN, EdD, CCRN
Lynda Liles, RN, MBA, CCRN
L. Dianne Long, RN, MN
Rebecca Long, RN, CNS, MS, CCRN
Kimberly Loveless, RN, MSN, NP
Jennifer Lows, RN, BSN, CCRN
Kay Luft, RN, MN, CCRN
Paula Lusardi, RN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS
Kelly Machuca, RN, MSN, CCRN, CS, ACNP
Donna Mackenzie, RN, BSN, CCRN
Mary Macklin, RN, MSN, CCRN, ARNP
Gina Maiocco, RN, PhD, CCRN
Joan Mallum, RN, BSN, CCRN
Margaret Malone, RN, MN, CCRN
Lisa Manni, RN, MSN, CCRN
Michele Manning, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS
Carol Manning, RN, MS, CCRN, NP
Gail Marchigiano, RN, MSN
Kelly Marcoux, RN, MSN, CCRN, CS, NP
Julie Marcum, RN, MS, CCRN, CS
Debra Mark, RN, MSN, PhD
Donna Markey, RN, MSN, ACNP
Mary Martin, RN, MSN, CCNS, CS, CNRN
Kimberly Martin, RN, MN, MS, CCRN
Sarah Martin, RN, MS, CCRN, NP
Linda Martinez, RN, MSN, CCRN, CS
Karen Marzlin, RN, CCRN, CVN
Mary Mason Wyckoff, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS,
ARNP, NNP
William Mausser, RN, BSN, MBA, CCRN
Dorothy Mayer, RN, MSN, CS
Diane Mayes, RN, MSN, CCRN
Kathleen McCauley, RN, PhD, CS, FAAN
Cynthia McCoy, RN, MSN, CCRN
Catherine McCoy-Hill, RN, MSN, CCRN
Claire McGowan, RN, MS, CCRN, CS, NP
Patricia McGurl, RN, MSN, CCRN
Cheryl McKay, RN, MSN, CCNS
Betty McKenzie, RN, MSN
Mary McKinley, RN, MSN, CCRN
Rhonda McLain, RN, MN, MS
Sara McMannus, RN, BS, BSN
Kathy McNeese, RN, MN
Margaret McNeill, RN, MS, CCRN, CCNS
Julie McNulty, RN, BSN, CCRN
Joni Meiter, RN, MSN, CCRN
Sheila Melander, RN, DSN, ACNP, FCCM
Marge Miller, RN, MSN, CCRN
Kathleen Miller, RN, EdD, ACNP, CS
Lisa Milonovich, RN, MSN, CCRN, PNP
Nicolette Mininni, RN, MEd, CCRN
Katerina Moklak, RN, BS, BSN, CCRN
Lou Ann Montgomery, RN, MA, PhD, CCRN, CCNS
Joann Morris, RN, BS
Linda Morris, RN-C, PhD
Diane Mortimer, RN, MSN, NP
Patricia Morton, RN, PhD, ACNP, FAAN
Janet Mullan, RN, BSN, DDS, CCRN
Jodi Mullen, RNC, MS, CCRN, CCNS
Mary Murphy, RN, CCRN
Karen Nave, RN, MSN, CCRN, APRN
Susan Nelmark, RN, BA, CCRN
Angela Nelson, RN, MSN, CCRN, NP
Colleen Norton, RN, DNSc, CCRN
Mary Nottingham, RN, BSN, CCRN
Carole Nussel, RN, BSN, MA, CCRN
Patricia O'Malley, RN, PhD, CCRN
Christine O'Shaugnessy, RN, PhD
Linda Oakes, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS
Barbara Ogden, RN, MSN, CCRN
Dee Oliveri, RN
Mary Olson, RN, BS, BSN, CCRN
Mary Palazzo, RN, MS
Jessica Palmer, RN, MS, MSN
Jackie Palmer, RN, CEN
Joann Panno, RNC, CNS, MSN
Jeanne Papa, RN, BSN, CCRN, RRT
Nate Parker, RN
Mary Frances Pate, RN, CNS, DSN
Ann Peterson, RN, MS, CCRN
Lisa Pettrey, RN, MS
Carol Pierce, RN, MSN, PhD
Marie Pilz, RN, MSN, CCNS
Jose Planillo, RN, BSN, CCRN
Deborah Pool, RN, MS, CCRN
Lori Popkes, RN, BAN, CCRN
Theresa Posani, RN, CNS, MS, CCRN, CCNS, CNA, CS
Deborah Posey, RN, ADN, CCRN
Janice Powers, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN,
FCCM, CCNP
John Pozar, RN, BS, BA, CCRN, CEN, CFRN
Michael Pringle, RN, BSN, MBA, CCRN
Nora Protokowicz, RN, MSN
Carol Puz, RN, MS, BSN, CCRN
Juan Quintero, RN, MSN, AA, CCRN
Patricia Rabbett, RN, MSN, CCRN
Rosanne Raso, RN, MS, CNAA
Julia Read, RN, MS
Karen Reagan, RN, MS, CCRN
Judi Reeves, RN, BSN
George Reichert, RN, BSN, MA, CCRN
Diana Reid, RN, MSN, CCRN, APN-C
Deanna Reising, RN, PhD, CS
Suzan Reynolds, RN, MBA, CCRN, CEN
Kay Rhoades, RNC, MSN, CCRN, CCNS, ARNP, NP
Bonnie Rice, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS, ARNP
Virginia Rickards, RN, MEd, CCRN
Reynaldo Rivera, RN, MA, MEd, CCRN, CNAA, ANP
Kathryn Roberts, RN, MSN, CCRN
Ruthie Robinson, RN, MSN, CCRN, CEN
Cheryl Rockwell, RN, BSN
Elizabeth Rogan, BSN, MA
Elaine Rose, BSN
Patricia Rosier, RN, MS, APRN
Joyce Roth, RN, MSN, CCRN, CNA
Maureen Roussel, RN, MSN, CCRN, CS
Lee Ann Ruess, RN, MS, CCRN, NP
Heather Russell, RN, BSN
Diane Salipante, RN, MS, MSN, CCRN
Sarah Samick, RN, BS, CCRN
Jill Sanko, RN, BSN, BA
Deborah Scheele-Minanov, RN, MSN
Susan Schindler, RN, BSN, CCRN
Rebecca Schlanger, RN, BSN, AA, CCRN
Amy Schueler, RN, MS, CNP
Lori Schumacher, RN, MS, CCRN
Frances Scott, RN, MA, CCRN
Alisa Shackelford, RN, BSS, CCRN
Deborah Shields, RN, MS, CCRN
Lu Ann Shoaf, RN, BSN, CCRN
Bridget Shoulders-Odom, RN, MS, CCRN
Pamela Shumate, RN, MS, MSN
Florence Simmons, RN, MSN, CCRN
Shari Simone, RN, MS, CCRN, CRNP
Monica Simpson, RN, MSN, CCRN
Sandra Smith, PhD, APRN
Lynn Smith Schnautz, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS
Paulette Snoby, RN, BSN, MPA, CCRN
Teresa Solberg, RN, MS, MSN, CCRN
Mary Sole, RN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS, FAAN
Sarah Solon, RN, BS, BSN, CCRN
Rhonda Somnitz, RN, ADN, CCRN
Lauren Sorce, RN, MSN, CCRN, CPNP
Sonia Springer, RN, BS, BSN, CCRN
Julie Stanik-Hutt, RN, PhD, CCRN, CS, NP
Angela Starkweather, RN, BS, MSN, CCRN, NP
Elaine Steinke, RN, MN, PhD
Elliot Stetson, RN, BS, MSN, CCRN
Leslie Swadener-Culpepper, RN, MSN,
CCRN, CCNS
Sandra Swoboda, RN, MS
Wendy Swope, RN, ADN, CCRN
Juliana Szebehely, RN, EMT-P
Clare Tack, RN, MSN, CCRN
Linda Tamburri, RN, CNS, MS, CCRN
Joyce Taylor, RN, BSN, MA, CCRN
Denise Thornby, RN, MS
Mary Tierney, RN, MSN, CCRN, NP
Mary Tracy, RN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS
Brenda Truman, RN, MSN, NP
Stephanie Van Arsdale, RN, MSN, EdD, CCRN
Kimberly Vander Heuvel, RN, MS, CCRN, ARNP, NP
Judy Verger, RN, MSN, CCRN, CS, NP
M. Terese Verklan, RN, BA, PhD, CCNS
Brian Viele, RN, BSN, CCRN
Christine Vittum, RN, MS, MSN, CCRN
Mark Vojtko, RN, BSN, CCRN
Kittie Wagner, RN, BSN
Mary Walker, RN, MSN, CCRN
Susan Walsh, RN, MN, CCRN
Laurie Walsh, RN, MS, CCRN, NP
Mary Watkins, RN
Robin Watson, RNC, MN, CCRN
Janis Watts, RN, BSN
Paula Weaver, RN
Cynthia Webner, RN, CCRN, CVN
Helen Wellens, RN, MSN
Jane Weller, RNC, PhD, CCRN, CNA, CEN
Christine Westphal, RN, MSN, CCRN
Cindy Wetzel, RN, MSN, CCRN, CS
R. Scott Weyland, RN, BSN, CCRN, CEN
John Whitcomb, RN, MSN, CCRN
Charlene Winters, RN, DNSc, CS
Janice Wojcik, RN, MS, CCRN, CS, APN
Susan Woods, RN, PhD
Patricia Worster, RN, MS
Diane Wrobleski, RN, MS, CEN
Shu-Fen Wung, RN, PhD
Larraine Yeager, RN, BS, BSN
Susan Yeager, RN, MS, CCRN
Marilyn Yergler, RN, BS, MSN, CCRN
Karen Zahn, RN, BSN, CCRN
Polly Zahrt, RN, BS, BSN
Jenny Zaker, RN, CNS, APN-C
Mary Zellinger, RN, MN, MS, CCRN, NP

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In Memory

Julie Gay Green
Julie Gay Green, RN, BSN, CEN, president of the KOMA Chapter of AACN, died May 4 of injuries suffered in a tornado that struck in the Joplin, Mo., area.
Ms. Green had been employed in the cardiac care unit at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, since 1981.
She was the former transplant coordinator at St. John's and had been coordinator of the Midwest Transplant Network. She received her nursing degree from St. Luke's School of Nursing, Kansas City, Mo.

Coming Up in the July Issue of the American Journal of Critical Care

� Distinguished Research Lecture-Pain Assessment and Management in the Critically Ill: Wizardry or Science?
� Administration of Sedatives and Level of Sedation: Comparative Evaluation via the Sedation-Agitation Scale and the Bispectral Index
� Gastric tonometry and enteral nutrition: a possible conflict in critical care nursing practice
� The pathophysiology and management of abdominal compartment syndrome

Subscriptions to Critical Care Nurse and the American Journal of Critical Care are included in AACN membership dues.


Looking Ahead

June 2003

June 13 Deadline to submit nominations for leadership positions on the AACN Board of Directors, AACN Certification Corporation Board of Directors and AACN Nominating Committee. The nomination form is the center of this issue of AACN News and is available online at http://www.aacn.org.

July 2003

July 1 Deadline to apply for Clinical Inquiry Grant. To find out more about AACN's research priorities and grant opportunities, visit the AACN Web site.

July 1 Deadline to apply for End-of-Life/Palliative Care Grant. To find out more about AACN's research priorities and grant opportunities, visit the AACN Web site

July 1 Deadline to apply for Medtronic Physio-Control-AACN Grant. To find out more about AACN's research priorities and grant opportunities, visit the AACN Web site

July 15 Deadline to submit nomination materials for AACN Circle of Excellence recognition awards. To obtain an awards application, call (800) 899-2226 or visit the AACN Web site

September 2003

September 1 Deadline to submit research and creative solutions abstracts for AACN's 2004 National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition May 15 through 20 in Orlando, Fla. To obtain abstract forms, call (800) 899-2226 and request Item #6007 or visit the AACN Web site.