July 2017-June 2018
Christine S. Schulman, MS, RN, CNS, CCRN-K, serves a one-year term as president of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) board of directors from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018. She served a one-year term as president-elect from July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017, a three-year term as director from July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2016, and one year as treasurer from July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015.
Schulman is a critical care and trauma clinical nurse specialist at Legacy Health in Portland, Oregon. She was previously a trauma and critical care nursing consultant after working several years as a trauma and surgery clinical nurse specialist at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. She obtained most of her bedside clinical experience as a staff nurse in the surgical ICU at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, and earlier in her career she held critical care and emergency nursing positions in Wyoming and Colorado. Schulman has also been an adjunct clinical instructor at Oregon Health & Science University, Seattle University and University of Washington School of Nursing in Seattle.
An AACN Circle of Excellence award recipient in 2012, Schulman is a member of AACN's Greater Portland Chapter in Oregon and the Mountain to Sound Chapter in Seattle. Schulman served on the AACN Nominating Committee from 2008-2009 and 2014-2015, and was chair of the AACN Research Work Group in 2006. Schulman's other professional affiliations include the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
She is a frequent speaker at regional and national critical care and trauma conferences and presented at AACN's National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition. Schulman has published numerous articles and book chapters on trauma and critical care topics, evidence-based practice and the role of the clinical nurse specialist. She served as a contributing editor and manuscript editor for Critical Care Nurse, an editorial board member for AACN Advanced Critical Care and a section editor and author of "AACN Advanced Critical Care Nursing," 1st edition.
Schulman earned a Master of Science in Nursing from Oregon Health & Science University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Wyoming.