Mary Zellinger, Director

AACN Board
July 2012 – June 2015

AACN Certification Corporation Board
July 2014 – June 2015

Mary Zellinger, RN, MN, ANP, CCRN-CSC, CCNS, serves a three-year term on the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) board of directors from July 2012 through June 2015. She fulfills a concurrent, one-year term as a director on the AACN Certification Corporation board, a position that ends June 30, 2015. Zellinger served as secretary on the AACN board in 2013–2014.

Zellinger 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/clinical coordinator in cardiovascular services since 1985.

After receiving a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 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 had a rich and varied relationship with AACN. A member of the Atlanta Area Chapter since 1984, she has served on various chapter committees and in a number of different roles, including chapter president. S

he has been active on many 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 many topics, including cardiac surgery, wound care, hemodynamics and organ transplantation, and she is a frequent presenter at conferences.

She served on the Duke University School of Nursing Advisory Board and as co-director of CVT Critical Care 2013, Foundation for the Advancement of Cardiovascular Critical Care (FACTS-CARE) Annual Conference, Washington.


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