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Mary Zellinger, RN, MN, ANP, CCRN-CSC, CCNS, serves a three-year term as a director on the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) board from July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2015.
The Atlanta, Ga., resident has had a long association with Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, where she has worked since 1979 as a staff nurse, clinical instructor, cardiac transplant coordinator and in her current role as a clinical nurse specialist in cardiovascular critical care, a position she has held since 1985.
After receiving her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Duke University, Durham, N.C., Zellinger earned a master’s degree in nursing from Emory, as well as a postmaster’s degree and certification as an adult nurse practitioner. She has worked as adjunct faculty at the university’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing since 1989.
Zellinger has also had a rich and varied relationship with AACN. She has been active in the Atlanta Area Chapter since 1984, serving on various committees and in a number of different roles, including chapter president.
She has also been active on a variety of national AACN committees and panels during the last decade, including the Awards Review Panel, NTI Program Planning Committee, Chapter Advisory Team, Scholarship Review Panel, CSC Virtual Item Writing Committee and the Advanced Practice Advisory Team.
Zellinger has published dozens of articles on a variety of topics, including cardiac surgery, wound care, hemodynamics and organ transplantation, and is a frequent presenter at conferences. In addition, she served on the Duke University School of Nursing Advisory Board for many years.
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