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SAN DIEGO -- Several members of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), received national awards of excellence and achievement at AORN's 51st annual Congress in San Diego, March 21-25, 2004. Award winners include:
Award for Excellence in Perioperative Nursing
Patricia C. Seifert, RN, MSN, CNOR, CRNFA, FAAN
Perioperative Care Coordinator, Inova Fairfax Hospital
Falls Church, Va.
Jerry G. Peers Distinguished Service Award
Ellen K. Murphy, RN, MS, JD, FAAN
Professor, School of Nursing
University of Wisconsin
Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Clinical Nursing Education
Barbara Rusynko, RN, MSEd, CNOR
Education Coordinator, Inova Fairfax Hospital
Falls Church, Va.
Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Patient Education
Sharon C. Jimison, RN, CNOR
Staff Nurse, Lake Norman Regional Medical Center
Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Clinical Nursing Practice
Jane H. Flowers, RN, MSN, CNOR
Manager for Perioperative Education, Peninsula Regional Medical Center
Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Nursing Management
Helen M. Pumphrey, RN, CNOR
Director, The Everett Clinic's Kemp and Trask Surgical Centers
Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Nursing Research
Suzanne C. Beyea, RN, PhD, FAAN
Director, Nursing Research, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Outstanding Achievement in Mentorship
Anne S. Medlin, RN, BSN, CNOR
Nurse Manager, Douglas Hospital
Vivian C. Watson, RN, CNOR
AORN is the professional organization of perioperative registered nurses that supports registered nurses in achieving optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures. AORN is the global leader in promoting excellence in perioperative nursing practice. AORN is composed of approximately 41,000 perioperative registered nurses in the United States and abroad.