AACN News—May 2003—People
Vol. 20, No. 5, MAY 2003
Members on the Move|
Maria A. Connolly (left)
and Suzi Burns
were inducted into the
Critical Care Medicine.
A. Connolly, RN, DNSc, CCRN, APN, FCCM, and
Suzanne M. Burns, RN, MSN, RRT, ACNP, CCRN,
FAAN, FCCM, were inducted into the Academy
of Critical Care Medicine during the Society
of Critical Care Medicine's annual
conference in San Antonio, Texas, in
January. Connolly, a past member of the AACN
Board of Directors, and Burns is currently a
member of the board. In addition, Norma J.
Shoemaker, RN, MN, FCCM, and her husband
William C. Shoemaker, MD, FCCM, received the
SCCM Lifetime Achievement Award.
Plaza-Lewis, RN, CCRN, of Cape Coral, Fla.,
received the Nurse Exemplar 2002 award for
clinical excellence from the Florida Nurses
Association, District 7. The award focused
on how, through a clinical experience, she
made a difference in someone's life.
Maji-Takei, RN, BSN, CCRN, received the 2002
NurseWeek Mountain West Nursing Excellence
Award for mentoring. She is a charge nurse
at Presbyterian Healthcare Services,
Reilly, RN, MSN, CCRN, received third place
in the 2002 Best Nurse Manager contest
sponsored by Advance for Nurses. Reilly is
the nurse manager of the telemetry and
interventional units at Abington (Pa.)
AACN members were honored at the annual
reception, dinner and business meeting of
the American Heart Association's Council on
Cardiovascular Nursing. Joanne Harrell, RN,
PhD, FAAN, FAHA, of the University of North
Carolina, Chapel Hill, received the
Katharine Lembright Award, and Hollie A.
DeVon, RN, PhD, and Marilyn A. Prasun, RN,
MSN, PhD, were finalists for the Martha N.
Hill New Investigator Award.
addition, four AACN members were among those
acknowledged as newly inducted fellows of
the AHA. They are Suzette Cardin, RN, DNSc,
FAHA, Dennis J. Cheek, RN, PhD, FAHA,
Deborah Ann Chyun, RN, MSN, FAHA, Margo A.
Halm, RN, CCRN, CS, FAHA.
Hargett, RN, MSN, CCRN, was named the
Distinguished Nursing Alumnae for 2002 by
the University of Southern Indiana School of
Nursing, Evansville. She is a family nurse
practitioner at Welborn Clinic Highland.
Booker, RN, MS, CCRN, was named dean of
nursing at Millikin University, Decatur,
Ill. She previously was an associate
professor of nursing at Millikin, where she
has taught 10 years.
Mapalad M. Planillo, RN, MSN, CCRN, has been
elected to a two-year term on the New York
State Nurses Association Board of Directors.
A resident of New Milford, N.J., he works in
the ICU at Columbia Presbyterian's Allen
AACN on Tour
Participants in AACN's Study Tour to Europe
in Fall 2002
visited Brussels, Belgium; Strasbourg,
Germany; and Geneva, Switzerland. The tour
cross-cultural learning experience through
learning, professional sharing and