AORN Honors Perioperative Registered Nurses


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

Milwaukee, Wisc.

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

Mooresville, N.C.

Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Clinical Nursing Practice

Jane H. Flowers, RN, MSN, CNOR

Manager for Perioperative Education, Peninsula Regional Medical Center

Salisbury, Md.

Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Nursing Management

Helen M. Pumphrey, RN, CNOR

Director, The Everett Clinic's Kemp and Trask Surgical Centers

Everett, Wash.

Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Nursing Research

Suzanne C. Beyea, RN, PhD, FAAN

Director, Nursing Research, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Lebanon, N.H.

Outstanding Achievement in Mentorship

Anne S. Medlin, RN, BSN, CNOR

Nurse Manager, Douglas Hospital

Douglasville, Ga.


Vivian C. Watson, RN, CNOR

AORN Ombudsman

Soso, Miss.

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.

Source: AORN

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