AACN Scholarship Recipients

AACN’s Continuing Professional Development Scholarships support members in pursuing lifelong learning, career enrichment, and knowledge acquisition.

2015 Scholarship Recipients
2014 Scholarship Recipients
2013 Scholarship Recipients
2012 Scholarship Recipients
2011 Scholarship Recipients
2010 Scholarship Recipients

2015 Scholarship Recipients

As of October 1, 2014

Alice Lee Benjamin, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC, PCCN-CMC
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
Institute for Healthcare Improvement Learning Excursion: Detroit

Jack S. Bogart, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC, ACNPC, CCRN-CMC, PCCN, FCCS, BLS, ACLS
Certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Self-Directed Critical Care Ultrasound

Karen Butterworth-Erban, RN, MSN, CNL, CNML
Regional Nurse Manager of Emergency Services
Hartford HealthCare
Norwich, Connecticut
Leading Organizational Change

Danielle M. Cooper, RN, BSN, CCRN
Staff Nurse III, ICU
Boone Hospital Center
Columbia, Missouri
Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics

Barbara DeYoung, RN, MSN-FNP, CCRN, ACLS, BLS
Staff Nurse
Presence St. Mary’s Hospital
Kankakee, Illinois
Hypothermia And Resuscitation Training Institute At Penn (HART)

Robin Fichuk, RN, BSN, CCRN, ACLS, BLS, PALS
Staff Nurse, ICU
Duke Raleigh Hospital
Raleigh, North Carolina
Summer Institutes on Quality Improvement

Alexander Halstead, RN, BSN, CCRN, ACLS, BLS, PALS, ATCN, SRNA
Clinical Nurse II, Critical Care Resuscitation Unit
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, Maryland
Advanced Health Assessment Across Life Span

Christian Haynes, RN, BSN, CCRN, ACLS, BLS, PALS
Staff Nurse
West Tennessee Healthcare
Jackson, Tennessee
Advanced Health Assessment

Amber Lee Hemminger, RN, BSN, CCRN, CSC
Staff Nurse
OSF St. Francis Medical Center
Peoria, Illinois
Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning Across the Lifespan

Mary Susan L. Howlett, RN, MS, FNP-BC, CEN
Associate Director, Division of Nursing
Massachusetts Nurses Association
Canton, Massachusetts
Evidence Based Teaching Practices

Alice Manuel, RN-BC, BSN, PCCN-CSC
Staff Nurse
Vidant Medical Center
Greenville, North Carolina
Clinical Nurse Specialist Practicum II

Olga Savoskina, RN, BSN, PCCN, CSC
Staff Nurse, CVICU
Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
11th Annual Cardiovascular-Thoracic (CVT) Critical Care 2014

Rebecca Swygert, RN, ADN, CCRN
Staff Nurse, MICU
Lexington Medical Center
West Columbia, South Carolina
Care of the Older Adult 

2014 Scholarship Recipients

Devon Adams, RN, BSN, BLS, ACLS
Staff Nurse, ICU
Lafayette General Medical Center
Lafayette, Louisiana
2014 Nurse In Washington Internship

Yana Bakman, RN, BSN, CCRN
Staff Nurse, ICU
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Park Ridge, Illinois
Physiology/Pathophysiology

Marianne Banas, RN, MSN, CCTN, BLS, ACLS
Staff Nurse
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, Illinois
WOCN Society’s 46th Annual Conference: Fine Tuning Your WOC Skills

Caroline Baptista, RN, BSN, MLitt, ELNEC, ACLS, PALS, EMT-B
Staff Nurse
Lawrence Hospital Center
Bronxville, New York
2014 Nurse In Washington Internship

Barbara Birriel, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC, CRNP, FCCM
Instructor/Critical Care Nurse Practitioner
Pennsylvania State University
Hershey, Pennsylvania
Intensive Bioethics Course

Shameka Bolton, RN, BSN, CCRN, PALS, ACLS
Staff Nurse
Scripps Hospital
San Diego, California
Psychopharmacology

Ashley Christie, RN, ACLS, BLS, CCRN
ICU Staff Nurse
Florida Hospital Carrollwood
Tampa, Florida
Introduction to Military and Veteran Healthcare

Deanna Cochran, RN, CHPH
Founder
Quality of Life Care, LLC
Austin, Texas
Contemplative End-of-Life Care

Meghan Conroy, RN, BSN, PCCN, ACLS
Staff Nurse, Telemetry Unit
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Microsystems Leadership

Ellen David, RN, MSN, FNP, ACLS
ICU Nurse Practitioner
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Palo Alto, California
Epidemiology and Population Health

Laura A. De Vaux, RN, BSN, CCRN
MICU Patient Safety Nurse
Yale-New Haven Hospital
New Haven, Connecticut
2014 Nurse In Washington Internship

Lanette Dumas, RN, BA, MA, BLS, CCRN
Staff Nurse
Florida Hospital
Carrollwood, Florida
Foundations of Nursing Education

Amber Brooke Edwards, RN, BSN, PCCN, BCLS, ACLS
Staff Nurse
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Roanoke, Virginia
AONE Foundation: Emerging Nurse Leader Institute

Jacquelyn Frombach, RN, MSN, ONC
Manager Patient Care Services – Medical Surgical/SCU/Swingbed
Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center
Merrill, Wisconsin
2014 Nurse In Washington Internship

Joy Anne L. Fumera, RN, MSN, PHN
Staff Nurse
Kaiser Permanente
Irvine, California
2014 Nurse In Washington Internship

Erin K. Gange, RN, MSN, ACLS, PALS, BLS
Assistant Nurse Manager, Critical Care
Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
AONE Foundation: Emerging Nurse Leader Institute

Nancy C. Hardewig, RN, BSN, CCRN-CMC
Assistant Nurse Manager/Educator CVICU
TriHealth Good Samaritan Hospital
Cincinnati, Ohio
Nursing Research Methods

Kari Hatfield, RN, BSN
Staff Nurse
University Hospital
Augusta, Georgia
2014 Nurse In Washington Internship 

Joseph R. Hauser, RN, MSN, PALS
Professional Development Specialist
ProMedica Center for Nursing Excellence
Holland, Ohio
ANPD Annual Convention

Tara Heagele, RN, MSN Ed, PCCN
Adjunct Faculty
The College of New Jersey
Ewing Township, New Jersey
2014 Nurse In Washington Internship

Breanna Hetland, RN, BSN, ACLS, BLS
Staff Nurse
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview
Minneapolis, Minnesota
MNRS 38th Annual Research Conference

Mary Hill, RN, CCRN
Staff Nurse
Geisinger Medical Center
Danville, Pennsylvania
Strategic Change and Quality Improvement

Mary Susan L. Howlett, RN, MS, FNP-BC, CEN
Associate Director, Division of Nursing
Massachusetts Nurses Association
Canton, Massachusetts
Health Informatics

Scott M. Hunter, RN-BC, BSN
Supervisor 5 East, Telemetry/Step-down/Stroke
East Jefferson General Hospital
Metairie, Louisiana
2014 Nurse In Washington Internship

Courtney Jenkins, RN, BSN, CCRN
ICU Staff Nurse
St. Vincent’s Hospital
Jacksonville, Florida
5th Annual Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease Review 2013

Angela Johnson, RN, BSN, CCRN, ACLS, BLS
Staff Nurse
MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, Ohio
Advanced Oncology Nursing

Jennifer Kitchens, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC, CVRN
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Eskenazi Health
Indianapolis, Indiana
25th International Nursing Research Congress

April Kobishop Knutson, RN, MSN
Senior Clinical Director
AMN Healthcare
San Diego, California
CVICU Nurse Per Diem
St. Vincent Hospital
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Adjunct Faculty
Rasmussen College
Green Bay, Wisconsin
2014 Nurse In Washington Internship

Mariusz Kosla, RN, BS, CCRN-CMC, FACCN
Clinical Educator, Critical Care
Saint Alexius Medical Center
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Curriculum Development and Evaluation in Nursing Education

Amy S. Lund, RN, MAN, PALS
Clinical Education Specialist
Gillette Children’s Specialty Health Care
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice

Karina Luttner, RN, BSN, CCRN, PCCN, BLS, PALS, ACLS
Staff Nurse
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Advanced Pharmacology

Georgene Lyons, RN, BHSc, CCRN
Staff Nurse
Saint Agnes Medical Center
Fresno, California
Advanced Research Methodology in Nursing

Melissa Therese Martelly, RN, BSN, MA, ACLS, BLS
Graduate Assistant
New York University
New York, New York
Nursing Leadership in Global Health

Kristin M. Miller, RN, MSN, ACLS, PALS
Staff Nurse, Pediatric ICU
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio
2014 Nurse In Washington Internship

Lauren Mills, RN, MSN, CNS, PHN, CCRN, ACLS, BLS
Clinical II Staff Nurse
Mission Hospital Medical Center
Mission Viejo, California
Clinical Instructor
California State University Fullerton
Fullerton, California
Advanced Practicum II for the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse

Lauren Morata, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Critical-Care
Lakeland Regional Medical Center
Lakeland, Florida
Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals 2014 Educational Conference and Expo

Jennifer Muilenburg, RN, MS, ANP-C, CCRN
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, New York
VitalSmarts Crucial Conversations

Gabriela Paniagua, RN, BSN, PCCN, ACLS, BLS
Staff Nurse, Cardiothoracic Surgery ICU
Mt. Sinai Medical Center
New York, New York
2014 Nurse In Washington Internship

Kathryn S. Piccolo, RN, MN, ANP, ACNP
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio
Leadership in Organizations and Systems

Jennifer A. Pickering, RN, MS, CCNS, ACNP-BC
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, MICU
Denver Health and Hospital Authority
Denver, Colorado
2014 ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting

Meghan Pillow, RN, BSN, CCRN, ACLS, PALS, BLS
Clinical Nurse Consultant
Northwest Community Hospital
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Leadership & Nursing Practice: Role Development

Rebecca Price, RN, BSN, CCRN, ACLS, PALS, TNCC, BLS
Staff Nurse
North Memorial Medical Center
Robbinsdale, Minnesota
Anatomy and Physiology I

Lydia Reid, RN, BA, CNRN, ACLS, TNCC
Staff Nurse, Neurology Trauma Care Unit
Salem Health
Salem, Oregon
2014 Nurse In Washington Internship

Lauren Rolandini, RN, MS, ACLS
Staff Nurse II, Surgical/Pediatric ICU
Fletcher Allen Health Care
Burlington, Vermont
AONE Foundation: Emerging Nurse Leader Institute

William Rosa, RN, CCRN, CMC, LMT
Senior Nurse Clinician
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, New York
2014 Nurse In Washington Internship

Katherine Sandell, RN, BSN, AHA BLS, AHA ACLS
Staff Nurse
Boston Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Clinical Practicum II: Focus on the CNS Role

Racheal E. Shaddeau, RN, BSN, CCRN
Staff Nurse
Sentara Healthcare
Norfolk, Virginia
Nurse Practitioner Spring Symposium 2014

Catherine Anne Stubin, RN, MSN, CCRN, ACLS, BCLS
Nursing Lecturer – Surgical/Critical Care
Burlington County College
Pemberton, New Jersey
Quantitative Research I: Correlational Designs

Holly M. Tarta, RN, ACLS, ABLS, TNCC
Nurse Specialist
Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center
Richmond, Virginia
AONE Foundation: Emerging Nurse Leader Institute

Darla Topley, RN, MSN, CCNS
Assistant Nurse Manager, Surgery Trauma ICU
University of North Carolina Health Care System
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Transforming the Nation’s Health

Stephanie Webb, RN, BSN, CCRN
Staff Nurse
Texas Health Harris Methodist
Fort Worth, Texas
2014 Nurse In Washington Internship

Ian D. Wolfe, RN, BA, CCRN
Staff Nurse
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2014 Nurse In Washington Internship

Mary Young, RN, BSN, CCRN
Staff Nurse, Cardiovascular Medical ICU
Deaconess Hospital
Evansville, Indiana
23014 Nurse In Washington Internship

2013 Scholarship Recipients

Antonia Andes, RN, MSN
Nursing Faculty
Mount Hood Community College
Lead Charge Nurse
Legacy Health Systems
Gresham, Oregon
Evidence Based Practice I: Assessment and Design

Jodi Berndt, RN, MSN, CCRN, PCCN, CNE
Staff Nurse
St. Cloud Hospital
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Certificate in Simulation

Alice Benjamin, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC, PCCN
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
Emerging Nurse Leader Institute

Mandy M. Bounds, RN, MSN, CCRN-CMC
Clinical Nurse Coordinator Critical Care
Dorchester General Hospital
Shore Health System
Cambridge, Maryland
Evidence-Based Nursing Practice: Identifying and Implementing
Best Nursing Practices

Sonia A. Bravo, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, PCCN
Clinical Director of Critical Care/Med-Surgical
Kaiser Permanente
Moreno Valley, California
Summer Institute on Quality Improvement

Lauren Brodie, RN, BSN, ACLS, BLS
Charge Nurse - Medical Progressive Care Unit/Critical Care
Beaumont Health System
Royal Oak, Michigan
Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics Management of
Common Minor and Acute Illnesses

Donna Brookshire, RN, ACLS, BLS
Nursing Administrative Supervisor - ICU/CCU-RN III
Bons Secours St. Francis Healthcare System
Greenville, South Carolina
Sexual Assault/Forensic Nurse Examiner Training Seminar

Diane L. Carroll, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA, NFESC
Nurse Researcher
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

Kate Chies, RN, BSN, CCRN
Staff Nurse
North Memorial Medical Center MICU
Robbinsdale, Minnesota
Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology

Diane Counts, RN, CCRN
Staff Nurse and Relief Supervisor/Rapid Response Team/Code Blue Team
Munroe Regional Medical Center
Ocala, Florida
Influencer Training

Kelsey Curtis, RN, BSN, CCRN
Staff Nurse
North Memorial Medical Center
Robbinsdale, Minnesota
Integrating Theory and Research for Evidence-Based Practice

Anna Dermenchyan, RN, BSN, CCRN-CSC
Clinical Nurse III
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
TeamSTEPPS Fundamentals Session/Summer Institute on Evidence-Based Practice

Lanette Dumas, RN, BA, MA, CCRN
Florida Hospital Carrollwood
Tampa, Florida
2013 Nurse In Washington Internship

Christina Eilders, RN, BSN, CCRN
Twin Cities Hospital
Niceville, Florida
2013 Nurse In Washington Internship

Joy Anne L. Fumera, RN, BSN, PHN
Kaiser Permanente
Irvine, California
2013 Nurse In Washington Internship

Jessica A. Fyock, RN, MSN, CCRN RN-BC
Nurse Educator
Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Patient Crisis: Identify the Signs and Symptoms Before the Patient Crashes

Gary Gates, RN, MS, CNML
Sutter Health
Roseville, California
2013 Nurse In Washington Internship

Anne Graham, MSN, RN, PHN
Wound Care Nurse
Community Hospital of San Bernardino
San Bernardino, California
Advanced Pharmacology

Helena Haynes, RN, BSN, CNRN
Staff Nurse
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Phoenix, Arizona
Translational Research

Jennifer Helzer, RN, BSN, CCRN
NC II E
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland
10th Annual Neurocritical Care Society Meeting

Shakira Henderson, RN, MS, MPH, RNC-NIC, IBCLC
South Miami Hospital
Miami, Florida
2013 Nurse In Washington Internship

Cathy Hiler, RN, MSN, CCRN, CMC
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Virginia Western Community College
Roanoke, Virginia
Boot Camp for Nurse Educators

Heather Kendall, RN, MSN, CCRN-CMC-CSC
Assistant Professor
Missouri Western State University
St. Joseph, Missouri
Research Institute I

Lynn Ann Kimsey, RN, BSN, CCRN
Veterans Affairs
Omaha, Nebraska
Adult-Gerontology Comprehensive Assessment, Health Promotion and Risk Management

Daniel David King, RN, BSN, ACLS, BLS, CCRN, PALS, TNCC
RN, Level C Neurosurgery ICU
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Summer Institute on Evidence-Based Practice

Sarah N. Klotz, RN, BSN, ACLS, BLS
Staff Nurse - Critical Care Float
St. Luke’s Hospital
Maumee, Ohio
Advanced Health Assessment

Daniel Korsah, RN, BSN BLS, ACLS
Staff Nurse
St. Vincent Medical Center
Jacksonville, Florida
Nursing Leadership and Advanced Roles

Mariusz Kosla, RN, BS, CCRN-CMC, FACCN
Clinical Educator – Critical Care
St. Alexius Medical Center
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Evidence-Based Practice for Quality Care

Cynthia LaFond, RN, BSN, CCRN
Clinical Nurse Educator, PICU
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, Illinois
International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare

Kristen K. Lampe, RN, BSN, CCRN, TNCC
Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
Downers Grove, Illinois
Evidence-Based Practice

Megan LeClair, RN, BSN, ACLS
Nurse Clinician
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Madison, Wisconsin
Emerging Nurse Leader Institute

Allison Lewinski, RN, MPH, CCRN, CPH, CHES
Duke University School of Nursing
Durham, North Carolina
2013 Nurse In Washington Internship

Wendy Lugo, RN, MS, ACNP-BC, PCCN
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Richmond, Virginia
2013 Nurse In Washington Internship

Georgene Lyons, RN, BSN, CCRN
Staff Nurse
Saint Agnes Medical Center
Fresno, California
Theories Foundations of Nursing Practice

Michael McSweeney, RN, BSN, CCRN, ACLS, BLS
Staff Nurse
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Advanced Pharmacology

Aimee Milliken, RN, BSN
Staff Nurse - Surgical ICU
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Health Policy & Politics

Lauren Mills, RN, MSN, CCRN, PHN
Mission Hospital Medical Center
Mission Viejo, California
2013 Nurse In Washington Internship

Krystal Perkins, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC, CCRN
Nurse Practitioner
Caremore
Cerritos, California
Primary Care of Older Adults

Pamela A. Perona, RN, MSN, MBA, CCRN, TNCC
Staff Nurse, PICU/ECMO specialist
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois
12th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning
Resource Centers Conference: Hit the Jackpot with Evidence
Based Simulation

Mary Price, RN, BSN, ACLS, PALS, BLS
Staff Nurse
Bons Secours St. Francis Healthcare System
Greenville, South Carolina
Sexual Assault/Forensic Nurse Examiner Training Seminar

Sandra J. Rosenberger, RN, BSN, CCRN
Nurse Manager - 2C Surgical Trauma ICU
Memorial Medical Center
Springfield, Illinois
Multicultural Management

Katherine Sandell, RN, BSN, ACLS
Staff Nurse
Boston Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Mental and Psychosocial Health of the Urban Family

Janna Schemper, RN, BSN, BLS, ACLS
Staff Nurse
Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois
Foundations of Education in Nursing

Amy C. Schleif, RN, MAN
Clinical Education Specialist
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
St. Paul, Minnesota
Epidemiology in Nursing

Cynthia Schmidt, RN, BSN, CCRN-CMC, RCIS, BLS, ACLS
Staff Nurse
St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center
Paterson, New Jersey
Cardiovascular-Thoracic Critical Care 2012

Amy Schweizer, RN, MSN, CCRN
Assistant Professor
University of the Virgin Island
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Teaching Strategies in Nursing

Christine Shank, RN, BSN, PCCN
Staff Nurse, Progressive Care & Wound Center
Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center
Lincoln, Nebraska
Wound Scope

Cynthia M. Shields, RN, MSN, CCRN
Faculty/Staff Nurse in CMICU St. Elizabeth Medical Center
Youngstown State University
Youngstown, Ohio
Acute Care Therapeutics Course

Faresha Sims, RN-BC, CCRN, CMC, CSC
Graduate Student
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia
Patient Safety

Sharon Slavic, RN, MSN, MBA
South Jersey Healthcare
Vineland, New Jersey
2013 Nurse In Washington Internship

Amber Smith, RN, BSN, CCRN, BLS, ACLS
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, D.C.
2013 Nurse In Washington Internship

Sharnel Smith, RN, BSN, ACLS, BLS
Staff Nurse
Jupiter Medical Center
Jupiter, Florida
Applied Statistics for Health Care Professionals

Caryn Jo Steenland, RN, BSN, CCRN
Nurse Professional Development Specialist
Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Certificate in Simulation

Sharon A. Sweeney, RN, MSN, CCNS
Nursing Educator
Pocono Medical Center
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Clinical Scholarship and Evidence-Based Practice

Darla K. Topley, RN, MSN, CCNS
Clinical Nurse IV/Assistant Nurse Manager
University of North Carolina Hospital
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Evidence-Based Practice

Gabriel Kobar Trust-Bolack, RN, BSN
Patient Experience Coordinator
Swedish Health Services
Seattle, Washington
Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

Michelle, Williams, RN-BC, MSN
Clinical Nurse IV, Assistant Manager
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
Emerging Nurse Leader Institute

Deona J. Willis, RN, MSN, CCRN, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner/Hospitalist
Bend Memorial Clinic
Bend, Oregon
Hospitalist Mini College

Justin Wooley, RN, BSN, CCRN-CMC, CEN, CPEN
Staff Nurse
United States Navy
Bethesda, Maryland
Distance Medical Biochemistry

Diane Yorke, RN, MSN, MBA, PhD, CPNP
Clinical Coordinator and Director Children’s Supportive Care Team
North Carolina Children’s Hospital
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Pediatrics Conference

2012 Scholarship Recipients

Cheryl Ann Alexander, RN, CCRN, MSN, MHA
Instructor
USA School of Nursing
Mobile, Alabama
2012 Summer Institute on Evidence-Based Quality Improvements

Desirri Arneson, RN, ACLS, BLS
Staff Nurse
North memorial Medical Center
Robbinsdale, Minnesota
Integrating Theory and Research for Evidence-Based Practice

Karla M. Baning, ACNP-BC, RN, MSN, CCRN, CNRN
Chandler Regional Medical Center
Chandler, Arizona
2012 Nurse in Washington Internship

Ashley Blatchley, RN, BSN, CCRN
Staff Nurse, Relief Charge Nurse
Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Portland, Oregon
Professional Relationships in Advanced Nursing Roles

Katrina Renee Morrison Brown, RN, BSN, ACLS, BLS
Providence Hospital
Mobile, Alabama
2012 Nurse in Washington Internship

Rita Bush, RN, MSN, CCRN, NE-BC
Director of Nursing Critical Care
Bronson Methodist Hospital
Kalamazoo, Michigan
ISMP Medication Safety Intensive

Louise Cortinovis, RN, BSN, CCRN
Graduate Student
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Research for Evidence Based-Practice

Michelle deBruyn, RN, BSN
Arlington Memorial Hospital
Arlington, Texas
2012 Nurse in Washington Internship

Millie De Leon, AND, PALS
Staff Nurse – PICU
Rady Childrens Hospital
San Diego, California
Wilderness Medicine

Barbara DeYoung, RN, BSN, CCRN, ACLS, PALS, BLS, AHA
Staff Nurse – MICU
Provena St. Mary’s Hospital
Kankakee, Illinois
Post Arrest Therapeutic Hypothermia

Crystal D. Diggs, RN, MSN, MBA, CCRN
Tampa General Hospital
Tampa, Florida
2012 Nurse in Washington Internship

Melinda C. Dixson, RN, MSN, CEN, CPEN, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner – Emergency Department
Union Hospital of Cecil County
Elkton, Maryland
Advance Practice Nursing: Acute Care of Adult Patients

Robert Dorman, RN, BSN, CCRN, C-NPT
Pediatric Transport Coordinator
Golisano Children’s Hospital
Rochester, New York
Medical Transport Leadership Institute

Jennifer Frost, BSN, CCRN
SICU Assistant Clinical Manager
Southwest General Hospital
Middleburg Heights, Ohio
Advanced Pharmacology

Amy Lynn Galvan, RN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, BLS, ACLS, TNCC, ENPC, PALS, AHLS
Staff Nurse – Emergency Room
Medical Center of the Rockies – PVHS
Loveland, Colorado
Ethics for Nurse Leaders

Mary P. Hansen, RN, MSN, PCCN, WCC, ACLS, CCRN
MultiCare Health System
Tacoma, Washington
2012 Nurse in Washington Internship

Louanne E. Hausmann, RN, BSN, MA
Nursing Supervisor
Spokane VA Medical Center
Spokane, Washington
7th Annual Nursing Alliance Leadership Academy

Lindy Inman, RN, BSN, CCRN
Staff Nurse – Cardiovascular ICU
St. Mary’s Medical Center
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Advanced Technology and Clinical Decisions in Acute Care

Catherine Lyden, RN, MSN, CCRN
Staff Nurse, Level III
Maine Medical Center
Portland, Maine
Primary Care of the Ill Child

Joanna Macalalad, RN, BSN
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
2012 Nurse in Washington Internship

Stefanie McGowan, RN, BSN
New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Campus
New York, New York
2012 Nurse in Washington Internship

Lauren Mills, RN, BSN, PHN, CCRN
Mission Hospital Medical Center
Mission Viejo, California
2012 Nurse in Washington Internship

Martha Mills, ANP-C, MSN, CCRN, ACLS, GNP-C
Duke Raleigh Hospital
Raleigh, North Carolina
2012 Nurse in Washington Internship

Kathryn Moore, DNP, CCRN, CEN, ACNP, ANP, GNP
Assistant Professor
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
Sigma Theta Tau 23rd International Nursing Research Congress

Anthony John Narr, RN, BAN, CCRN, ATCN
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota
2012 Nurse in Washington Internship

Deanne Niedziela, RN, BSN, CCRN
Nurse Manager
Mission Hospital
Mission Viejo, California
Financial Management in Nursing

JoAnn M. Panno, MSN, RN-BC, CCRN, CNS
Wooster Community Hospital
Wooster, Ohio
Evidence-Based Nursing Practice: Identifying and Implementing Best Nursing Practice Based on Evidence

Tracy Ann Pasek, RN, MSN, CCRN, CIMI
Advanced Practice Nurse – Pain/Pediatric ICU
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Integrating Research into Practice

Christi Pearson, RN, BSN, CCRN
Staff Nurse
Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, Washington
Advanced Developmental Physiology and Pathophysiology

Jennifer Ann Pickering, RN, MS, CCNS, ACNP-BC
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Denver Health Medical Center
Denver, Colorago
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 27th National Conference

Meghan Pillow, BSN, BA, CCRN, ACLS, BLS
Staff Nurse
Northwest Community Hospital
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Legal Nurse Consulting

Mary E. Price, RN, ACLS, PALS, BLS
Staff Nurse - CCU
Bon Secours St. Francis Health System
Greenville, South Carolina
Community Health Nursing in Guatemala

Wendy Reitmeyer, RN, CCRN
Staff Nurse – Pediatric ICU
Rady Children’s Hospital
San Diego, California
Organizational Development and Change

Katherine Sandell, BSN, ACLS
Staff Nurse
Boston Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Acute & Critical Care II

April Sears, RN, BSN
Staff Nurse
Jewish Hospital
Louisville, Kentucky
Health Care Policy and Economics

Racheal E. Shaddeau, RN, BSN, CCRN
Sentara Leigh Memorial Hospital
Norfolk, Virginia
2012 Nurse in Washington Internship

Faresha L. Sims, RN, CCRN, CMC, CSC, BC, ACLS, PALS, BLS
Graduate Student
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia
Leadership in Nursing

Debi Skillman, RN, BSN, CVRN
Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital
Houston, Texas
2012 Nurse in Washington Internship

Kimberly Swanson, RN, BSN
Staff Nurse
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina
Management of Critically Ill Adult Patients

Darla K. Topley, RN, RSN, CCRN-CSC
Assistant Nurse Manager – Surgical Trauma ICU
University of North Carolina Hospital
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Financial Management and Budget Planning

Eileen Watkins, RN, BSN, CCRN
Community Memorial Health Center
South Hill, Virginia
2012 Nurse in Washington Internship

Debra Williams-Crist, RN, BA, CCRN
Critical Care Nurse Flex Team
Mercy Medical Center
Des Moines, Iowa
Graduate Certificate for Health Information Technology for Public Health Leaders

Sarina Wilson, BSN, CCRN
Community Medical Center
Missoula, Montana
Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics

Justin Wooley, BSN, CCRN
United States Navy
Bethesda, Maryland
Nurse Education I: Teaching Strategies and Evaluation

Rebecca Zygmuntowicz, RN, BSN, CCRN, ACLS
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Illinois
2012 Nurse in Washington Internship

2011 Scholarship Recipients

Analiza V. Baldonado, RN, BSN, CCRN
Trauma Staff Nurse
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
San Jose, California
Nursing research practicum

Jill Rolanda Beavers, RN, MS, ACNP-BC
The Ohio State University, James Cancer Hospital
Columbus, Ohio
2011 Nurse in Washington Internship

Alice Benjamin, RN, MSN, CNS, PCCN
Palomar Medical Center
Escondido, California
2011 Nurse in Washington Internship

Julie J. Benz, RN, BSN, MS, CCRN, CNS-BC
Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Specialist
Saint Anthony Central Hospital
Denver, Colorado 
Informatics

Katie Lynn Poston Bordonaro, BSN, ACLS, BLS
Staff Nurse - ICU, PACU, Cardiac Catheterization Lab
VA San Diego Health Care System
San Diego, California 
Nursing Theory and Research Basis

Ann Brennan-Cooper, RN, MS, CCRN
Clinical Nurse Specialist
The New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York, New York
2011 UT San Antonio Summer Institute on Evidence-Based Practice

Susan Butz, RN, MSN, CCRN
Mount Carmel Health System
Columbus, Ohio
2011 Nurse in Washington Internship

Teckla Chude, RN, BSN, CCRN, ACLS, PALS
Clinical Nurse II
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
2011 AONE Aspiring Nurse Leader Institute

Diane B. Cornell, RN
Clinical Supervisor, CVL/CRU
Community Memorial Hospital
Ventura, California
2011 AONE Aspiring Nurse Leader Institute

Maria Gloria Dela Merced, RN, MN, CCRN, PCCN, CEN
Saint Louise Regional Hospital
Gilroy, California
2011 Nurse in Washington Internship

Jessica Deno, RN, BSN, CCRN, PCCN
ICU Staff Nurse, Charge Nurse
Preceptor, Rapid Assessment Team
Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center
Jasper, Indiana
Advanced Nursing Care of the Adult

Anna Dermenchyan, RN, BSN, CCRN
UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
2011 Nurse in Washington Internship

Nicole Marie Dholakia, RN, BSN, CCRN-CSC
University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Worcester, Massachusetts
2011 Nurse in Washington Internship

Shirley J. Eckers, RN, BSN, CCRN
Orlando Health
Orlando, Florida
2011 Nurse in Washington Internship

Lori S. Flores, RN, BSN
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
2011 Nurse in Washington Internship

Thompson H. Forbes III, RN, ADN, TNCC
Pitt County Memorial Hospital
Greenville, North Carolina
2011 Nurse in Washington Internship

Jennifer A. Frost, RN, BSN, CCRN, ACLS
SICU Assistant Clinical Manager
South General Hospital
Middleburg Heights, Ohio
Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nurses

Kristi Victoria Goodwin, CCRN, BSN
Providence Portland Medical Center
Portland, Oregon
2011 Nurse in Washington Internship

Louanne E. Hausmann, RN, BSN, MA
Spokane VA Medical Center
Spokane, Washington
2011 Nurse in Washington Internship

Thomas J. Hembree, RN, RSN, CCRN-CSC
Registered Nurse
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Neptune, New Jersey
Advanced Physiology

Cynthia Hipszer, RN, MSN, CCRN, CNML
Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania
2011 Nurse in Washington Internship

Elizabeth Hundt, RN, CCRN-CSC
Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
2011 Nurse in Washington Internship

Hideru Inoue, RN, BSN, CCRN, TNCC
Sharp Memorial Hospital
San Diego, California
2011 Nurse in Washington Internship

Marcella Janes, RN, PALS, ACLS, BLS
Staff Nurse
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California 
Intro to Statistics and Applied Research Methods

Rachel A. Joseph, RN, MSN, CCRN
Staff Nurse, Neonatal ICU
Christiana Care Health Systems
Newark, Delaware 
Writing for Health Care Publication

Courtney W. Kaylor, RN, MSN, MHA, CCRN, CEN
Clinical Nurse Specialist – Surgical/Trauma ICU
Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, North Carolina
Evidenced Based Practice II – Implementation and Evaluation

Debra Kramlich, RN, MSN, CCRN
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
Standish, Maine
Introduction to the Nurse Scientist Role

Vincent G. Langmann, RN, ADN, BSPA, CCRN, CRN
Province St. Vincent Hospital
Portland, Oregon
2011 Nurse in Washington Internship

Emily Leibenguth, RN, MSN
Froedtert Hospital
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Utilization of Nursing Research in Advanced Practice

Melissa T. Martelly, RN, BN, MA
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2011 Nurse in Washington Internship

Christina Martin, RN, BSN, CCRN
Staff nurse in Adult Critical Care and Surgical Intensive Care
Rockford Memorial Hospital
Rockford, Illinois
2011 UT San Antonio Summer Institute on Evidence-Based Practice

Jennifer A. Mitchell, RN, BSN, CCRN
Graduate Teaching Assistant
University of Texas
Arlington, Texas 
Management in Nursing, Nursing Informatics

Jennifer More, RN, BSN, CNRN
Swedish Medical Center
Seattle, Washington
Advancing End-of-Life Nursing Care

Michelle M. Rahmani, RN, BSN, CCRN
Clinical Nurse II
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
2011 AONE Aspiring Nurse Leader Institute

Wendy Reitmeyer, RN, BSN, CCRN, PALS
Staff Nurse Pediatric ICU
Rady Children’s Hospital
San Diego, California
Ethics, Policy and Finance in the Health Care System

Mary E. Rodkey, RN, BSN, CCRN, CVN-BC
Staff Nurse
Veteran Affairs Pittsburgh Health Care System
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Advanced Pharmacology

Alison B. Rudd, RN, MSN
Clinical Coordinator
Springhill Medical Center
Mobile, Alabama 
Integration of Technology in Education and Training

Katherine Sandell, BSN, ACLS
Staff Nurse
Boston Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Advanced Health Assessment

Alethea Sment, RN, BSN, CCRN-CSC
VA Medical Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nursing Inquiry, Research and Scholarship

Kimberly Swanson, RN, BSN
Staff Nurse
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina
Managing Common Acute and Chronic Health Problems

Myra Torres, RN-BC, BSN, PCCN
Staff Nurse, Relief Charge Nurse, Step-Down Telemetry Unit
John Muir Medical Center
Concord, California
2011 UT San Antonio Summer Institute on Evidence-Based Practice

Debra Williams-Crist, RN, CCRN
Mercy Medical Center
Des Moines, Iowa
Health Information Technology for Public Health

Lauren Yon, RN, BSN
Bedside RN
Lakeland Regional Medical Center
Lakeland, Florida
The Shifting Instructional Paradigm: Teaching to Learning

2010 Scholarship Recipients

Kimberly Allen, RN, BSN
Registered Nurse
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, New Hampshire 
Diagnostic Reasoning and Physical Assessment in Pediatric Patients

Leslie Dixon Bolin, RN, BSN, CCRN-CMC
Staff nurse-Cardiovascular Short Stay
Gaston Memorial Hospital
Gastonia, North Carolina
Research Methods and Statistics

Nathan Caulk, RN, BSN
Phoenix VA Medical Center
Phoenix, Arizona
2010 Nurse in Washington Internship

Sarah Collins, RN, PhD
Biomedical Informatics Research Fellow
National Library of Medicine
Washington, DC
Informatics in Medicine & Health

Jovie DeLeon-Luck, RN, MS, CNS, CCRN, CCRC
Washington Hospital
Fremont, California
2010 Nurse in Washington Internship

Leaf Edmondson, RN, MSN, ACNP
Flagstaff Medical Center
Flagstaff, Arizona
2010 Nurse in Washington Internship

Ashley Nicole Fidler, RN, BSN
Travel Registered Nurse
Manhattan VIP Hospital, New York ICU
Capital Health Medical Center
Trenton, New Jersey
Nursing Ethics

Laurel R. Fiske, RN, BSN, CCRN
George Washington University Hospital
Washington, DC
2010 Nurse in Washington Internship

Michael A. Frace, RN, MSN, RRT
Staff Nurse, Intensive Care Nursery
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, New Hampshire
Advanced Neonatal Practicum

Christopher Harjes, RN, CCRN
Staff RN, CCU
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
Berkeley, California
Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology

Rachel A. Joseph, RN, MSN, CCRN
Staff Nurse, Neonatal ICU
Christiana Care Health Systems
Newark, Delaware
Independent study on stress and adaptation in children

Linda A. Kibot, RN, BSN
MeritCare Hospital
Fargo, North Dakota
2010 Nurse in Washington Internship

Lisa Kinder, RN, MSN, CCRN
Riverside Methodist Hospital
Columbus, Ohio
2010 Nurse in Washington Internship

Michelle Legg, RN, BSN, CCRN
VCU Medical Center
Richmond, Virginia
2010 Nurse in Washington Internship

Kelley Maguire, RN, BSN, CCRN
Northwest Community Hospital
Arlington Heights, Illinois
2010 Nurse in Washington Internship

Debra J. McCann, RN, MSN, MBA, CCRN
Community Memorial Hospital
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
2010 Nurse in Washington Internship

Susan M. Miller, RN, CCRN
Staff Nurse, Coronary ICU
Veterans Affairs Hospital Oakland
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan

Megan Laila Morrison, RN, BSN
Staff Nurse, CCU and Surgical ICU
Sacred Heart Hospital
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Death, Dying and Euthanasia

Christopher Alec Noel, NP-C, MSN, CCRN
Cardiothoracic and Vascular Nurse Practitioner
Cardiovascular Institute
North Colorado Medical Center
Greeley, Colorado
Cardiovascular & Thoracic Critical Care Conference

Marie O'Connell, RN, BSN
Northshore University Health System-Glenbrook Hospital
Glenbrook, Illinois
2010 Nurse in Washington Internship

Amy L. Olseth, RN, BSN, BA, CCRN
Emory Healthcare – University
Atlanta, Georgia
2010 Nurse in Washington Internship

Phyllis M. Palla, RNC-NIC, NNP-BC, CCRN
Cardon Children’s Medical Center
Mesa, Arizona
2010 Nurse in Washington Internship

Tracy Ann Pasek, RN, MSN, CCRN, CIMI
Advanced Practice Nurse, Pain/Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh 
Health system leadership

Bethanne Pearson, RN, BA, TNCC
Madison County Memorial Hospital
Winterset, Iowa
2010 Nurse in Washington Internship

Joya D. Pickett, RN, MSN, CCNS, ACNS-BC, CCRN
Swedish Medical Center
Seattle, Washington
2010 Nurse in Washington Internship

Mara B. Poynter, RN, BSN, BA, CCRN
Emory Healthcare – Midtown
Atlanta, Georgia
2010 Nurse in Washington Internship

Carla Robinson, RN, BSN
Shands Hospital at the University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
2010 Nurse in Washington Internship

Valarie Ann Rumbley, RN, BSN, CFRN, EMT-P
Flight Nurse/Paramedic
Baptist Hospital LifeFlight
Mobile, Alabama
Ethics

Laura Selig, RN, BSN
The Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio
2010 Nurse in Washington Internship

Kimberly Swanson, RN, BSN
ICU Travel/Agency RN
NovaPro Staffing
Research Methods

Christopher T. Walker, RN, NP, MS, CNS, APRN-BC, CCRN
Sharp Memorial Hospital
San Diego, California
2010 Nurse in Washington Internship

Kathleen Ward, RN, CCRN
Per Diem RN in ICU, CCU, IMC, CSICU
Parker Surgical Center
Unit Residency Coordinator
The Valley Hospital
Ridgewood, New Jersey
Advanced practicum & independent study

Debra M. Waters, RN, BSN
Christian Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri
2010 Nurse in Washington Internship

Alex S. Wilhelm, RN, BS
Albert Einstein Healthcare Network
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2010 Nurse in Washington Internship

Jennifer N. Zettl, RN, BAN, CCRN
Wyoming Medical Center
Casper, Wyoming
2010 Nurse in Washington Internship

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