NGNA Award Winners

The following NGNA members were honored at the 2012 Awards Luncheon, which took place during the annual convention at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. Congratulations to these deserving award winners!

Distinguished Service Award
Martha B. Sparks, PhD, GCNS-BC, FNGNA

Excellence in Gerontological Nursing Award – APRN
Claudia Chaperon, PhD, APRN, GNP-BC

Excellence in Gerontological Nursing Award – RN
Erin Ament, RN

Judith Braun Excellence in Research Award

2012 Finalists:
Todd Monroe, PhD, RN-BC
Assessing Advanced Cancer Pain in People with Dementia at End-of-Life

Nancy B. Lerner, DNP, RN
RN Staffing and Quality in Nursing Homes

Award Presented To: Todd Monroe, PhD, RN-BC

Innovations in Practice Award

2012 Finalists:
Linda Bub, MSN, RN, GCNS-BC
The 3D Room: Educating nurses on delirium in their practice environment

Susan J. Gordon, ACNP-BC, GNP-BC, FGNLA
Bedside Coaching to Improve Nurses’ Recognition of Delirium

Sheila B. Delp, RN,MSN,GCNS-BC
Telephone Calls After Discharge to Assess and Clarify Discharge Instructions

Transitioning Elders Across the Continuum of Healthcare: Let the STARS (Safety, Teamwork, Advocacy, Rounding, & SPICES) Guide Older Adults to a Safe Harbor

Award Presented To: Linda Bub, MSN, RN, GCNS-BC

Recognition of Scholarship Recipients

Mary Opal Wolanin Scholarship
Graduate Student Recipient: Nicole Ortiz

Undergraduate Student Recipient: Rachel Mjones

Cindy Shemansky Travel Scholarship
Kelley Isringhaus, RN

Best Poster
EBP Category: Suzanne Fehr, RN-BC, MS, NE-BC and Joselin Bodaghi
Zero Pressure Ulcers

Research Category: Carol Enderlin, PhD, RN and Janet Rooker, MNSc., RNP
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness, Sleep Quality and Mood in Community-Dwelling Older Women with and without Breast Cancer

Student Poster: Ted Bailly, BSN, RN and Karen Yancopoulos
Student Perceptions of Older Adults: Outcomes of an Aging Sensitivity Program, A Qualitative Inquiry

Student Leadership Award
Graduate Student Recipient: Shalome Tomelli
Undergraduate Student Recipients: Claire Knaplund (recognized at convention); Lauren Schulze

Conferment of 2012 NGNA Fellows:
Sheila Delp, MSN, RN, GCNS-BC, ACNS-BC
Sarah Jean Fisher, BA, RN-BC, MSN
Melodee Harris, PhD, APN, GNP-BC
Linda J. Hassler, RN, MS, GCNS-BC
Jeanne St. Pierre, MN, RN, GCNS-BC
Sharon Wexler, PhD, RN, BC

2013 NGNA Board of Directors

Please welcome your 2013-2014 NGNA Board of Directors – both new and returning members!

Mary Rita Hurley, RN, MPA

Nanci McLeskey, MCG, MDiv, RN-BC, FNGNA

Past President

Caryl Mayo, MS, RN, FNGNA

Jean M. Gaines, RN, Ph.D.

Melodee Harris, Ph.D., APN, GNP-BC

Joanne Alderman, MSN,RN,BC,APRN, FNGNA

Elizabeth "Ibby" Tanner, Ph.D., RN, FNGNA

Linda Hassler, RN, MS, GCNS-BC, FNGNA


NGNA Members Inducted as Fellows of American Academy of Nursing

The American Academy of Nursing has announced that 176 nurse leaders have been inducted as Fellows during the Academy’s 39th Annual Meeting and Conference on October 13, 2012 in Washington, DC. The 2012 class of inductees is composed of the nation’s top nursing professionals, which include scholars, educators, and executives.

The following NGNA members were honored as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing:

Judith Hertz, PhD, RN, FNGNA
Kristine Williams, PhD, RN, BC
Rowena Elliott, PhD, RN, CNN
Susan Loeb, PhD, RN

Selection criteria for Fellowship status includes evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care, along with sponsorship by two Academy Fellows. Selection is also based on the impact that the nominees’ careers have had on health care and health policies.


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Free 30-Day Trial Membership – No Strings Attached!

There has never been a better time for an interest in NGNA membership. If you are drawn to the educational opportunities, networking with peers, and up-to-the-minute industry updates, we welcome you to consider joining NGNA. We’re sure that you’ll love the opportunities and advantages you’ll receive. In fact, we’d like to offer you a 30 day trial period FREE starting April 1st and lasting until the end of the month. The last day to take advantage of this special offer is April 30.

Take a month to discover all of the benefits that NGNA has to offer. Trial membership includes access to NGNA’s online resources, email alerts and member communications, access to the archives of the monthly SIGN newsletter, and much more.

To participate, just contact Courtney Devine at NGNA headquarters by email, or by phone, (859) 977-7453.

We are confident that you will find NGNA’s professional resources, educational tools, and networking opportunities so valuable that you will choose to continue your membership beyond the 30-day trial period. However, you are under no obligation to continue after the trial period, if you are not completely satisfied.

We look forward to showing you all that NGNA has to offer!