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Californian earns top emergency nurse honor

Monday August 19, 2013
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Louise Hummel, RN, MSN, CNS, CEN and faculty lecturer at California State University, San Marcos, Calif., is one of nine nurses to be inducted as fellows into the Emergency Nurses Associationís Academy of Emergency Nursing at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the associationís annual awards gala at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention
Center in Nashville, Tenn.

The fellowship recognizes emergency nurses for their significant contributions to quality patient care both in and out of the ED.

"Outstanding emergency nurses are honored and recognized each year by inducting them into the Academy of Emergency Nursing," JoAnn Lazarus, RN, MSN, CEN, president of the Emergency Nurses Association, said in a news release. "The academy fellows represent the highest quality of emergency nursing professional, and have provided visionary and groundbreaking leadership in emergency nursing. They inspire us through their unparalleled dedication to their patients and colleagues."

Other 2013 academy inductees include: Linda Arapian, RN, MSN, EMT-B, CEN, CPEN (Maryland); Susan Barnason, RN, PhD, APRN, CNS, CEN, FAHA, FAAN (Nebraska); Nancy Stephens Donatelli, RN, MS, CEN, NE-BC (Pennsylvania); Joyce Foresman-Capuzzi, RN, MSN, CCNS, EMT-P, CEN, CPEN, CPN, CTRN, CCRN, SANE-A, AFN-BC (Pennsylvania); Cathy Fox, RN, CEN, CPEN (Virginia); Lynne Gagnon, RN, MS, BSN, CPHQ, NEA-BC (Maine); Elizabeth Nolan, RN, MA, BSN, CEN (Kentucky); and Elda Ramirez, RN, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP (Texas).