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Nursing Excellence

The Online Newsletter for Children's Nurses
e-Edition, Issue 8 

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 Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), San Joaquin Chapter
Board Member: Carole Cooper, MHA, BSN, RN, CPN
Ambassador: Oliver “Lee” Pelayo, BSN, RN, CCRN

Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN), Central San Joaquin Chapter 
President, Fundraising Chairman: Kristine Scaffidi, BSN, RN, CNOR (to 6/10)
President: Dawn Labiak, BSN, RN, CNOR (6/10 to present)
Vice: President: Rhonda Fuller, BSN, RN
President: Elect: Terri Heitzman, RN, CNOR

California School Nurse Organization
Board Member: Maureen Miller, MSN, RN

Central California Chapter of the Association of Neonatal Nurses (CCANN)
Recording Secretary: Linda Bitcon, BSN, RN
Treasurer: Leslie Williams, BSN, RNC: NIC

Central San Joaquin Valley Nursing Leadership Coalition (NLC)
Past: President: LuAnn Joy, BSN, BA, RN
Secretary: Diane Civiello, MS, BSN, RN, NE: BC
Treasurer: Danny Davis, BSN, FABC, NE: BC
Co: Chair, Membership Committee: Randall Guerrero, MA, BSN, NE: BC
Co: Chair, Nominations Committee: Kristine Aubry, MA, BSN, NE: BC
Co: Chair, Communications Committee; Coordinator, San Joaquin Valley Nursing Leadership Academy: Denise Vermeltfoort, MSN, RN, NE: BC

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

Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Mid: Valley Chapter
President: Serena Dansby, BSN, RN
Treasurer: Rupinder Eggleston, ASN, RN, CPEN
Director: at: Large, State Committee Chairman : Janet Williams, ASN, RN
Board Member: Lisa Radesi, BSN, RN, CEN

Hispanic Nurses Association, San Joaquin Valley Chapter
President/Board Member: Mary Solis, MA, BSN, RN

Local Chapter of the National Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN)
President: Kathleen Remner, BSN, RN, CPN
Vice: President: Annie Dennis, BSN, RN, CPN
Treasurer: Patricia Lindsey, MSN, RN, CPN

Central Valley PeriAnesthesia Nurses (PANAC)
District 2 Director & Contributing Editor for Pulseline, PANAC Newsletter: 
Denise DeFendis, BSN, RN, CAPA
Education Coordinator: Cheri Duran, ASN, RN

Mid: Valley Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
Lisa Radesi, BSN, RN, CPN

Operating Room Nursing Council of California (ORNCC)
Vice Chair/Treasurer: Dawn Labiak, BSN, RN, CNOR

Philippine Nurse Association of America (PNA) Central California Region
Board Member: Joy Dagarag, BSN, RN 
Board Member: Mila Nino, BSN, RN
Board Member: Fatima Tayo: Estacio, BSN, RN
Officer: Luz Oandasan, BSN, RN
President and Board Member: Josephine Santiago, RN: C  

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Mu Nu Chapter
Vice: President: Leslie Cash, BSN, RNC: NIC
Fund Raising Chair: Candace Biberston, BSN, RN 
Secretary: Katherine Kong, BSN, RN


In This Issue

Nursing Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow - Making A Difference

Nursing Through The Generations

Family Footsteps: Generations of Influence

Family Footsteps: Born To Be…

Family Footsteps: Nursing, It's In The Family

It's Not Your Grandma's Student Program

Nurse of the Year 2011

Evaluation of the Humpty Dumpty Fall Risk Screening Tool

Enhancements to Nursing Professional Practice

Contributions to Practice

Leadership in Professional Nursing Organizations