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Nursing Excellence

The Online Newsletter for Children's Nurses
e-Edition, Issue 11 

Profesional Practice

Structures, standards and regulations which govern the practice of nursing

Children’s Leadership in Professional Nursing Organizations

Many Children’s Hospital nurses collaborate through participation in professional nursing organizations. Their leadership has enhanced the knowledge and skill of nurses. They have shared best practices and advocated, ultimately impacting patient care and the profession. The nurses listed below serve as leaders in local, state and national organizations:

American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN)
 Orientation Committee: Jo A. Lyons, MOB, BS, RN-BC

American Association of Critical Care Nurses: (AACN) San Joaquin Chapter
 President: Carole Cooper, MSN, MHA, RN, CPN, CNS, PCCRN
 Ambassador: Oliver (“Lee”) Pelayo, BSN, RN, CCRN
Ambassador: Rachel Caro, BSN, RN, CCRN

American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN)
 Board Member/Officer: Beverly Edwardsen, BS, RN, CPN
Board Member/Officer: Denise DeFendis, BSN, RN, CAPA

Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL)
 Board Member/Nominations Committee: Kristine Aubry

Association of Occupational Health Professionals (AOHP)
 Board Member/Officer: Charlene Lund, MSN, RN-C, CFNP

Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN) Central San Joaquin Chapter
 President: Terri Heitzman, RN, CNOR
Board Member/Officer: Tonya Shaw, BSN, RN, CNOR

California State University, Fresno, Nursing Alumni Association
Vice President: Brandi Guthauser, MSN, RN

Central San Joaquin Valley Nursing Leadership Coalition (CSJV-NLC)
Nominations/Co-Chair: Kristine Aubry, MSA, BSN, RN, NE-BC
Board Member/Treasurer: Daniel Davis, MHA, BSN, RN, NE-BC
Past President/Board Member: LuAnn Joy, BSN, BA, RN
Co-Chair Membership Comm: Randall Guerrero, MSA, BSN, RN, NE-BC
 Co-Chair Communication Comm: Denise Vermeltfoort, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Central California Association of Neonatal Nurses (CCANN)
President: Kamela Loo, MSN, RNC-NIC, CFNP, CNNP
President-Elect: Rina Steyn, RN, RNC-NIC

Child Health Corporation of America (CHCA)
OR Director's Forum Steering Committee: LuAnn Joy, BSN, BA, RN
Whole System Measures Expert Panel Member: LuAnn Joy, BSN, BA, RN
Value Analysis Steering Committee Member: LuAnn Joy, BSN, BA, RN

Educators of Central California Health Care Organizations (ECCHO) an affiliate of National Nursing Staff Development Organization (NNSD)
Board Director: Jean Hoelscher, MSN, RN, BC

Emergency Nurse Association (ENA - California)
 Director at Large: Janet Williams, ASN, RN

Emergency Nurse Association (ENA-Mid Valley)
 Chapter President: Janet Williams, ASN, RN
Education Committee Chair: Hannah Bezanson, BSN, RN, MICN
Treasurer: Rupinder Eggleston, ASN, RN, CPEN

National Association Hispanic Nurses- San Joaquin Valley chapter (NAHN)
 President: Mary Solis, MA, BSN, RN

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)
 Chair Education: Tracy Chin, MSN, RN, CPNP
 Editorial Chair: Terea Giannetta, MSN, RN, CPNP
 Treasurer: Michele McGowan, MSN, RN, CPNP
Board Member: Sharon Vander Plaats MN, RN, PNP, CPNP-AC, CRRN/CRRN-A

PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association of California (PANAC)
 Director of District 2 and Contributing Editor of Pulseline (Qtrly Newsletter):  Denise Defendis, BSN, RN, CAPA
 Education Coordinator: Cheri Duran, ASN, RN
 Vice President: Kristine Scaffidi, BSN, RN, CNOR

Philippine Nurses Association California Chapter (PNAC)
Board Member: Resa Avendanio, BSN, RN
Board Member: Mila Nino, BSN, RN
Board Member: Fatima Tayo-Estacio, BSN, RN

Sigma Theta Tau International, Mu Nu Chapter (STTI)
Vice President: Kristine Aubry, MSA, BSN, RN, NE-BC
Past President: Terea Giannetta, MSN, RN, CPNP
Secretary: Katherine Kong, MSN, RN
Past President/Chapter Key: Tracy Chin, MSN, RN, CPNP

Sigma Theta Tau International, Rho Tau Chapter (STTI)
 Secretary: Deborah Garner, BSN, RN, IBCLC

Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN)
 Secretary: Dana Ferris, ASN, RN
 Nominating Committee: Karyn Leyva, ASN, RN-C
 Treasurer: Patricia Lindsay, MSN, RN, CNS, CPN
 President: Kathleen Remner, BSN, RN, CPN


In This Issue

Professional Practice

Professional Values

Theoretical Framework

Professional Practice


Collaborative Relationships

Care Delivery


Research / Evidence-Based Practice

Professional Development

Reward and Recognition