TRANSITIONS – December 2011

Events in the lives of members and friends in the AACN community

 
Peggy Gordin, fellow
Tina Santos, new position
 

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, N.J., selects Shelly Buck-Turner, chief nurse executive and vice president, patient care, Bon Secours, St. Francis Medical Center, Midlothian, Va., for its three-year Executive Nurse Fellows Program. She joins more than 200 other nurse leaders who have been named fellows since the program began in 1998.

 

The Heart Failure Society of America, St. Paul, Minn., presents Kathleen Dracup — dean and endowed professor in nursing education at University of California School of Nursing, San Francisco, recipient of AACN’s Marguerite Rodgers Kinney Award for a Distinguished Career and founding co-editor of American Journal of Critical Care — with its 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, N.J., selects Peggy Gordin, vice president, patient care services, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, for its three-year Executive Nurse Fellows Program. She joins more than 200 other nurse leaders who have been named fellows since the program began in 1998.

 

The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), Des Plaines, Ill., names Susan Hohenhaus, previously director of ENA’s Institute for Quality Safety and Injury Prevention, its executive director. JoAnn Lazarus, vice president, emergency services, Blue Jay Consulting, Orlando, Fla., is 2012 president-elect, and Michael Moon, faculty member at the University of the Incarnate Word Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing, San Antonio, and an AACN member, becomes a director Jan. 1, 2012.

 

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, N.J., selects Pamela Jeffries, associate dean, academic affairs, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, for its three-year Executive Nurse Fellows Program. She joins more than 200 other nurse leaders who have been named fellows since the program began in 1998.

 

Leigh Kalra, ICU nurse, Providence Medford Medical Center, Ore., received a Rural Scholarship to attend the 38th Annual Critical Care Fall Symposium, hosted by AACN’s Greater Portland Chapter.

 

Nancy Langston, dean of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing, Richmond, and long-standing AACN champion, receives the Nancy Vance Award, the Virginia Nurses Association’s highest honor for nursing excellence.

 

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, N.J., selects Patricia Gonce Morton, professor and associate dean, academic affairs, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, an AACN member since 1978 and a past AACN board member, for its three-year Executive Nurse Fellows Program. She joins more than 200 other nurse leaders who have been named fellows since the program began in 1998.

 

Nancy Redeker, professor and associate dean for scholarly affairs, Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven, Conn., and editor of Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care, received the Connecticut Nurses’ Association’s 2011 Virginia A. Henderson Award for Outstanding Contributions to Nursing Research.

 

Tina Santos, previously director of adult in-patient services at Lowell General Hospital, Mass., becomes vice president for patient care and chief nursing officer at Heywood Hospital, Gardner, Mass.

 

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, N.J., selects Colleen Swartz, chief nurse executive, University of Kentucky HealthCare, Lexington, for its three-year Executive Nurse Fellows Program. She joins more than 200 other nurse leaders who have been named fellows since the program began in 1998.

 

 
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