Experience and Activities
AACN Commitment and Involvement in the Past 3 Years
Includes how the candidate integrated AACN's mission and work into her current role and practice. Local and national volunteer activities are listed, if applicable.
- Co-chair, AACN Tele-ICU Task Force that developed guidelines for nursing practice in tele-ICU, 2010–2012
- Spotlight on Critical Care Greater Washington Area Chapter presentations, 2010, 2011
- Co-editor for AACN tele-ICU symposium articles, accepted for publication 4th quarter 2012
- Co-author, “Professional Accountability in the Tele-ICU: The CCRN-E,” (accepted for publication, 4th quarter 2012) Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
- Two presentations at NTI 2012: one concurrent; one ExpoEd in Tele-ICU booth
Key Professional Activities Outside AACN in the Past 3 Years
Includes involvement with other professional organizations, teaching and/or speaking.
- Chair, Tele-ICU Special Interest Group ATA, leading team in development of industry standards for tele-ICU, 2010–Present
- Lead, Bimonthly Webinars ATA Tele-ICU SIG, to educate on topics regarding Tele-ICU, 2011–Present
- Participate on Research Committee Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2010–Present
- Doctoral research project to explore technology acceptance when mobile technology is used during a mass casualty incident, 2009–Present
- Led implementation and training for TeleDisaster in 13 regional hospitals for surge capacity management during a mass casualty incident
- Leading hospital-based tele-ICU team to develop curriculum for enhancing critical thinking for the novice nurse entering intensive care using technology to increase knowledge, 2012–Present
Healthcare reform presents an opportunity and a challenge in our complex intensive care and acute care environments. Nurses will continue to play an integral role in the future of healthcare.
We protect the area around our patients to keep them safe and guide them through their journey toward wellness; it is our way. We are their advocates and protectors.
We must actively participate in healthcare reform to help create an environment that promotes wellness through prevention and proactive care. It is our responsibility to enhance our professional development through education, research and certification so that we are well prepared for the challenges of the future.
AACN has always promoted continuing education, research and certification and will continue to play a key role in the development of acute and critical care nurses. While we experience the evolution of advanced technological solutions to enhance patient care, we are obligated to continue to develop skilled communication in ways we never imagined.
The caring touch that a nurse brings to a patient will always be an essential element of the healing process. We will be challenged at times to relay that sense of caring across distance and technology.
We have many opportunities to grow, develop and re-create ourselves in this wonderful profession of nursing. We can be proud of where we have been and even prouder of what we will accomplish for our patients in the future of healthcare.