AACN News—September 1998—Members on the Move

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Vol. 15, No. 9, SEPTEMBER 1998



Publishing
Karen Dahle,
RNC, ACNP, CCRN, wrote a research article titled “Management of Patients with Heart Failure by a Nurse Practitioner: Impact on Hospital Costs” for the American Journal of Cardiology. In addition, two of her research abstracts—“Patient Education in Heart Failure; Deficits of the Current System” and “A Screening Tool to Identify Nonacute Problems in Chronic Heart Failure Patients”—were accepted for the annual meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America in September 1998. Dahle is with the Heart Failure Program at Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.

Gyl Garren Corona, RN, MSN, CCRN, is the author of a book titled Basic Cardiac Anatomy: A Self-Learning Module, recently published by Vista Publishing. The book offers RNs 8.7 contact hours. Corona also published an article titled “Radio waves Fight SVT” in the July issue of RN Magazine. In addition, she was awarded the Excellence in Acute Cardiovascular Care Award by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Heart Association. Corona is the cardiac clinical nurse specialist at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem, Pa. She is president-elect of the Lehigh Valley (Pa.) Chapter of AACN.

Honors
Michael Nozdrovicky,
RN, BSN, CCRN, was the departmental winner of the 1998 Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, N.Y.

Lori L. Smith-Williamson, RN, MSN, C-ANP, received the 1998 American Academy of Nurse Practitioners’ Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award for the state of Virginia.

Professional
Wendy Durec,
RN, MSN, was promoted to vice president of nursing services at Lewistown Hospital in Pennsylvania.

Nancy Dryer, RNC, MSN, MHA, CCRN, CEN, of Quincy, Mass., accepted a position as associate director of the Emergency Department at Winchester (Mass.) Hospital.

Theresa Lacy, RN, MS, CCRN, CS, CNA, is the new critical care clinical nurse specialist at Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas, Tex. Her responsibilities include providing clinical expertise, education, leadership, research, and consultation.

Lynne Tamburrino, RN, BSN, CCRN, of Long Valley, N.J., was awarded the 1998 New Jersey Governor’s Nursing Award for acute care nursing.

Kathleen Puntillo, RN, DNSc, received the 1997-98 University of California-San Francisco Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Award. She is associate professor of nursing and director of critical care, trauma, and acute care nurse practitioners programs at UCSF Medical Center.

Carol H. Jones, RN, MS, CCRN, is president of Health Care Excellence, Inc., a company that publishes The MIK (Medical Information Kit), a health organizer and planner.

Vicki J. Coombs, RN, MS, CCRN, received the Gold Heart Award for distinguished service from the Baltimore Division of the American Heart Association. The award is the highest presented by the association. Coombs is president-elect of the Baltimore Division.

Academic
Alexandria N. Brown,
RN, MSN, CRNP, graduated with honors from the Master of Science and Nurse Practitioner Program at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa. She was inducted into the International Honor Society for Nursing.

Rebecca L. Angerstein, RNC, MA, MSN, CCRN, completed her master of science degree in nursing as a clinical nurse specialist at the University of Akron (Ohio). She is a clinical cardiology case manager at Akron General Medical Center.

Mary Frances D. Pate, RN, DSN, earned a doctor of science degree in maternal-child nursing from the University of Alabama School of Nursing, Birmingham.

Shari L. Campbell, RN, MA, CCRN, ANP, graduated from the College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, Minn., with a master of arts in nursing, with a focus as an adult nurse practitioner. She was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, Chi Chapter at large. Campbell has accepted a position in medical oncology at Mayo Medical Center, Rochester, Minn., where she is working with lung-cancer patients.

Teresa Myers Morgan, RN, BSN, CCRN, was awarded a $2000 scholarship by the Kentucky Board of Nursing, Louisville, Ky., for graduate education. She is a staff nurse in the cardiac care unit at Western Baptist Hospital, Paducah, Ky., and is enrolled in the family nurse practitioner program at Murray State University, Murray, Ky.

Jill Renee Hecker, RNC, MSN, graduated from Barry University, Miami, Fla. with a master’s degree in nursing as a family nurse practitioner. She received a research award for her master’s thesis, a phenomenology-based study titled “The Experience of a Broken Heart.” The study allowed parents to describe their experience in giving birth and becoming parents to an infant with congenital heart disease.

For the Record

Joseph B. Warren, RN, BSN, CNRN, is a Geneva Foundation employee assigned to the Nursing Research Service at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Tex. He is principal investigator for a $345,000 research grant from the TriService Nursing Research Program. Warren’s affiliation was omitted from a “Members on the Move” item in the March 1998 issue of AACN News.