Suzette Cardin, RN, DNSc, CNAA, FAAN, accepted a position as director of performance improvement at the Department of Nursing, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif.
Jean Proehl, RN, MN, CCRN, CEN, is president-elect for 1998 of the Emergency Nurses Association. She will succeed Anne Manton, RN, PhD, CEN, as president in 1999.
Janet S. Wyatt, RN, PhD, NP-C, is new executive director of the National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners & Nurses. She formerly was director of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Shenandoah University, Winchester, Va.
Karen O’Neill, RNC, BS, CCRN, was promoted to clinical coordinator of the 1-day unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, N.Y.
Joanne Schneider, RN, MN, of Bellevue, Wash., spent April 1998 teaching health promotion and CPR to pediatric hospital and orphanage staff in Atyrau, Kazakstan.
Michele Lee Turner, RN, MSN, ACNP, completed a postmaster’s certificate program at Sage Colleges Graduate School, Troy, N.Y., as an acute care nurse practitioner. She is a clinical nurse specialist and nurse practitioner in pain management and primary care at the Albany Research Institute of the VA Medical Center, Albany, N.Y.
Patricia C. Seifert, RN, MSN, CNOR, CRNFA, is president-elect of the Association of Operating Room Nurses, Inc., for 1998-99. She is manager of open-heart surgery at Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach, Fla.
Sarah A. Martin, RN, MS, CCRN, completed the PCCNP program at Rush University, Chicago, Ill.
Cynthia C. Ragan, RN, BSN, CCRN, CPAN, CAPA, of West Mifflin, Pa., received the 1998 Excellence in Clinical Practice Award from the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses.
Kathleen Ellstrom, RN, MS, CS, received the 1998 Glaxo Wellcome Research Award from the Western Institute of Nursing for her study titled “Assessing Inhaler Technique.”
Maria A. Connolly, RN, DNSc, CCRN, received the Illinois League for Nursing Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award. She has received a 4-year appointment to the FDA’s Anesthesia and Life Support Drugs Advisory Committee of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.
Sandra L. Korbakes, RN, BSN, MNEd, received the Outstanding Teaching Award from Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, Pa., for 1998. The award recognizes
excellence in teaching, leadership in the college, professional innovations, and community
Cheryl L. Randolph, RN, MSN, CCRN, CEN, published an article titled “Considerations for the Orthopedic Nurse in Diagnosis and Treatment of Adolescent Sports Injuries,” in the December 1998 issue of Nursing Clinics of North America. She also recently completed postgraduate study in the family nurse practitioner program at the University of San Francisco, Calif.
Alma K. Pratt, RN, BSN, receive the Poet of Merit Award from the International Society of Poets. In addition to her work as a critical care nurse at Memorial Health Systems, Ormond Beach, Fla., Pratt is a songwriter and freelance writer. She has received several awards in the past including honorable mention from the Lliad Literary Awards Program for a poem titled “Healing Hands” and the President’s Award for Literary Excellence from the national Authors Registry. She currently is completing a book of her own poetry.
Shari L. Campbell, RN, MAN, CCRN, ANP, completed her master of arts in nursing at the College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, Minn. Her thesis was “The Effect of the Mechanical Ventilator Weaning Protocol on Patients with Orthotopic Liver Transplant Length of Intensive Care Unit Stay.” She was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, Chi Chapter.
Mechelle Williams, RN, MSN, ACNP, graduated in the first class of the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She was inducted into the Zeta Pi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. In addition, Williams received a “Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities” award.
Marlene R. Johnson, RN, MSN, ARNP, received her master of science in nursing degree as an advanced registered nurse practitioner from Ganzaga University, Spokane, Wash. She is employed as a family nurse practitioner at Moscow Family Medicine, Moscow, Idaho.
Carol A. Hassell, RN, BSN, CEN, EMT, graduated magna cum laude from Lynn University, Boca Raton, Fla., with a bachelor of science degree in nursing.
Edmundo Molina, RN, MSN, CCRN, received his master of science in nursing degree from Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, Tex. His focus was the family nurse practitioner role.