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Louise Saladino

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AACN Board
July 2015-June 2018
AACN Treasurer
July 2017-June 2018 AACN Certification Corporation Board
July 2017-June 2018

Louise Saladino, DNP, MHA, RN, CCRN-K, serves a three-year term as a director on the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) board of directors from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2018. She serves a one-year term as treasurer from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018. She also serves a concurrent one-year term as a director on the AACN Certification Corporation board of directors from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

Saladino is director of nursing excellence and patient experience at Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans. Her primary focus is formation of structures and processes to support the voice of the frontline staff, as it relates to the delivery of safe, quality care. She was previously a clinical operations director in acute and critical care at Duke University Health System, Durham, North Carolina. Before working at Duke, she was a critical care educator and staff nurse in the trauma intensive care unit at St. Mary's Hospital, West Palm Beach, Florida. Saladino began her career in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans.

A member of AACN since 2000, Saladino was a member of the Palm Beach County Chapter. When she relocated to Durham, North Carolina, she joined the Triangle Chapter, where she served in a variety of roles including chapter president. She was honored with an AACN Circle of Excellence award in 2012, and, under her leadership, the Triangle Chapter received the AACN President's Award for Chapters in May 2015.

Saladino upholds the mission and values of AACN. In addition to mentoring chapter leaders and advocating for certification, she is also passionate about global missions, working with The 410 Bridge in Haiti and Uganda. She continues to support the ministry of the Daraja African Children's Choir.

Saladino earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice in 2012 from Duke University School of Nursing, a Master of Health Administration from Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer, North Carolina, in 2009, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Louisiana State University School of Nursing, New Orleans, in 1994.