Transitions — August 2014

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

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Mandy Bounds, previously community case specialist, Shore Wellness Partners, becomes nurse manager of the Critical Care and 2 East Multispecialty Units, University of Maryland Shore Medical Center, Dorchester.

Marion Broome, dean of Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, becomes dean of Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, North Carolina, and associate vice president of academic affairs for nursing at Duke University Health System.

Among her many achievements, she has published more than 90 journal papers, five books and 15 book chapters, and serves as editor-in-chief of Nursing Outlook, official journal of the American Academy of Nursing.

Marilynn Buxman, who enjoyed a 35-plus-year career as a staff nurse, charge nurse, manager and director, died recently in Colorado.

A dedicated mentor who encouraged other nurses, she always looked forward to attending AACN’s annual National Teaching Institute and seeing her friends and colleagues.

Patricia Davidson, former director of the Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, University of Technology, Sydney, becomes the fourth dean of Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, succeeding Martha Hill, professor and dean emerita, who was dean for 13 years.

Hill returns to the faculty, where she has been a member since 1983, when the school was established. Internationally recognized as an expert in cardiovascular disease, she is a member of the Institute of Medicine and past president of the American Heart Association, the first of two nonphysicians to serve in that role.

Renee Edsall, formerly staff nurse in the emergency departments of University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton and Dorchester, is now their emergency services educator.

Fannie Gaston-Johansson, a renowned educator, researcher and clinical practitioner, and the first African-American woman to become a tenured full professor at The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, is retiring.

The first chair of the school of nursing’s Department of Acute and Chronic Care, she was named a university distinguished professor for her accomplishments. She is widely published on topics such as pain, symptom management, cancer, cardiovascular disease and health disparities.

Candace Hanrahan, a healthcare executive with more than 30 years of clinical experience, becomes chief nursing officer, Prince George’s Hospital Center, a 256-bed acute care, level II trauma center in Cheverly, Maryland. 

Joanne Krumberger, previously director of the Veterans Affairs Central California Health Care System, and AACN past president, becomes health system administrator (medical center director), Veterans Health Administration, Portland, Oregon, which serves 85,000 veterans.

Krumberger wrote or co-wrote two chapters in the recently released third edition of “AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing.”

Mary Lynn Mains, Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, South Dakota, was honored in the Yankton Press & Dakotan, for maintaining CCRN certification since 1983.

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