AACN News—February 2007—People

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Vol. 24, No. 2, FEBRUARY 2007

Members on the Move



Mary Holtschneider, RN, BSN, MPA, immediate past AACN board member, has accepted a faculty position as director of the Center for Nursing Discovery at the Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, N.C. The center provides state-of-the-art clinical instruction in the patient simulation, physical assessment and computer labs.

Joe Flores, RN, MSN, CCRN, FNP-C, JD, is the first nurse practitioner/CCRN to host a show on Air America, Corpus Christi, Texas. “Equal Justice for All” discusses medical and legal issues with politicians, attorneys and healthcare providers.

Susan Appel, PhD, APRN, BC, CCRN, was promoted to associate professor in the acute care nurse practitioner program at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. She was also honored by the alumni of UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing as the Graduate of the Last Decade (Gold).

Cherie Gorby, RN, MSN, CCRN alumnus, was appointed to the Board of Directors of the WELLS Center, the first facility in Colorado to offer a complete array of state-of-the-art patient simulation tools.

Tammy Summers, RN, BS, BSN, CCRN, accepted a position as division director of Inpatient Surgical Services at Greater Lafayette Health Services, Lafayette, Ind.


Claudia Barone, EdD, RN, LNC, CPC, has been named dean and professor of nursing at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Nursing, Little Rock, Ark.


Cheryl M. Lewis, RN, ASN, BSHA, received the Angel Award, Level I from St. Luke’s Hospital/Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Fla., for excellence in academic and clinical skills.


Tracey Lund, RN, CCRN, FCCM, past president of the Tampa Bay Chapter, presented “Totally Cool Fever and Hypothermia” at the Florida Society of Critical Care Medicine’s annual conference in Marco Island, Fla.

Brenda Cauble, RN, and Debra Wagstaff, RN, BSN, of Rowan Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, were selected as two of North Carolina’s “100 Great Registered Nurses” for 2006.

Tammy Doolittle, RN, was honored as the 2006 national ”Nurse of the Year,” in the mentoring category, by the Gannett Healthcare Group (formerly Nursing Spectrum).

Heidi Radke, RN, CCRN, president of the Albuquerque Chapter, received the 2007 New Mexico Nursing Excellence Award for Critical Care.

Therese Richmond, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, former AACN board member, was part of a group that received a $4.2 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for the Collaborative Violence Prevention Center in Philadelphia. She co-directs the research core.

Carol Reineck, PhD, CCRN, CNAA-BC, was recently awarded the Amy Shelton and V.H. McNutt Professorship in Nursing in Honor of the Nurses of the Armed Forces. Reineck also presented a clinical nursing research education series for critical care nurses at University Hospital, San Antonio, Texas.

Fae-Marie Donathan, RN, BSN, became the first nurse in the nation to pass AACN’s Cardiac Surgery Certification (CSC) exam.

Mary Stillwagon, RN, BSN, CCRN, earned a dual master’s degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine.

Carol Kridler, RN, MS, MSN, CCRN, received the 2006 Excellence in Preceptorship award from the National Nursing Staff Development Organization (NNSDO).

Susanlee Wisotzkey, RN, PhD, CCRN, completed her PhD with a dissertation on tight glucose control in the post-operative Roux-en-Y gastric bypass patient and infection rates.


Marthe J. Moseley, PhD, RN, CCRN, CCNS, is the recipient of the 2006 Clinical Nursing Excellence Award from the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS).
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