AACN News—September 2003—People

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Vol. 20, No. 9, SEPTEMBER 2003

Members on the Move


JoAnne Youngblut, RN, PhD, FAAN, professor and coordinator of research at the Florida International University School of Nursing, received the Distinguished Alumni Award from her alma mater, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In addition, she was elected to the Governing Board of the Southern Nursing Research Society. The Distinguished Alumni Award recognized Youngblut for her outstanding accomplishments in nursing.

Donna L. Luebke, RN, MSN, CNP, certified nurse practitioner at the Heart and Vascular Center at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, was elected to the United Network for Organ Sharing Board of Directors as a representative of the general public. She has represented AACN on the critical care advisory council of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing. Luebke also currently serves as a certified public educator for LifeBanc.

Cyndi Johnson, RN, MA, was named chief nursing officer at Baptist-Lutheran Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo., where she previously was director of nursing. With more than 25 years of experience in nursing, she is involved in nurse recruitment activities for the medical center.

Dennis J. Cheek, RN, PhD, FAHA, accepted a position as professor at the Texas Christian University Harris School of Nursing & School of Nurse Anesthesia, Lubbock. He previously was an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina School of Nursing, Chapel Hill. Cheek was a member of the 2003 NTI Work Group.

Colleen Lindell, RN, CNOR, CLNC, is the author of the fifth edition of the Internet Medical & Health, Searching & Sources Guidebook/CD.

Sandra B. Hardy, RN, BSN, CCRN, of Macomb, Mich., was elected president of the Great Lakes Chapter of the Infusion Nurses Society. She is currently conducting research for a pharmaceutical company and doing IV infusions for a private physician.

Sherrill Shepler, RN, MSN, CCRN, ACNP, received her master's in nursing degree in the acute care nurse practitioner program at the University of Pittsburgh. Her minor was in nursing education. Shepler also achieved certification as an acute care nurse practitioner. She is the nurse practitioner for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center heart and lung transplant program.

Suzanne Marnocha, RN, PhD, CCRN, of Hortonville, Wis., graduated from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee with a PhD in nursing. Her dissertation was on "Stress, Cognitive Appraisal, Resilience and Social Support of Older Women Whose Spouses Have Undergone Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery."

Nate Parker, RN, MSN, received his master's degree in nursing from Widener University, Chester, Pa. He is a clinical nurse specialist for Cardiac Services at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.

Patricia Bradshaw, RN, MS, CCRN, CEN, graduated from the University of Maryland with a master of science degree, completing the blended CNS and NP program in critical care and emergency-trauma nursing. Bradshaw, who recently was selected for promotion to major in the U.S. Air Force, has been reassigned to Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas.
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