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Stony Brook professors earn induction as AAN Fellows

Saturday August 9, 2014
Patricia Bruckenthal, APRN-BC
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Corrine Jurgens, RN
Two Stony Brook (N.Y.) University School of Nursing professors have been selected for induction as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing.

Patricia Bruckenthal, APRN-BC, PhD, and Corrine Jurgens, RN, PhD, ANP-BC, FAHA, are among nursing leaders selected nationally for the AAN’s 2014 Class of Fellows. They will be formally inducted Oct. 18 among a group of 168 nurse leaders at the academy’s annual policy conference in Washington, D.C.

According to the AAN, selection criteria includes evidence of significant contributions to nursing and healthcare and sponsorship by two current AAN fellows. The academy is composed of more than 2,200 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy and research. Bruckenthal is a clinical associate professor and chairwoman of the department of graduate studies/advanced practice nursing. Jurgens is an associate professor and director of cardiovascular research.

“We are proud of the selection of Drs. Jurgens and Bruckenthal as fellows by the American Academy of Nursing,” Lee Anne Xippolitos, RN, PhD, dean of the school of nursing, said in a news release. “Their appointments reflect significant contributions to nursing science, the advancement of healthcare delivery, and their leadership in nursing education at Stony Brook and within our profession.”

Bruckenthal has taught for more than 20 years in both the adult health nurse practitioner and DNP programs. She is a nurse practitioner in pain management, most recently at the Pain Management and Headache Center of the North Shore-LIJ Health System. Bruckenthal is president of the American Society for Pain Management Nurses, a member of the American Pain Society ethics committee and sits on the leadership advisory council for the New York State Pain and Policy Network.

Jurgens is board certified as an adult nurse practitioner and has extensive experience in critical care and cardiac nursing. Jurgens’ program of research focuses on patients with heart failure and self-care. She has conducted several studies to determine factors that affect symptom recognition and response in this population with a particular interest in elders.


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