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New Jersey/Hudson Valley Notable Nurses


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses named board member Karen Stutzer-Treimel, RN, MSN, APN-C, CCRN, treasurer for 2010-11. Stutzer-Treimel is the executive director of nursing practice and critical care services at Chilton Memorial Hospital in Pompton Plains, N.J.

Trinitas School of Nursing’s faculty in Elizabeth, N.J., recently attended Drexel University’s Nursing Education Institute Conference. At the conference Janine Graf-Kirk, RN, MA, BC, CNE; Karen Joho, RN, MS, BC, CNE; Anne Ormsby, RNC, MSN, CNE; and Melanie Whiting, RN, MS, BC, CNE, presented the poster “Embracing the Future: Investing in a Culture of Civility.” Joho, Ormsby and Whiting also delivered the presentation “Using High Fidelity Simulation to Teach Palliative and End-of-Life Care.” Rosemary Byrne, RN, MS, BC, CNE; Virginia Villanueva, RN, MEd, APN, C, CNE; and Patricia Castaldi, RN, DNP, director of Union County College’s Practical Nursing Program in Cranford, N.J., presented the poster “Development of an Evidence-Based Retention Mode.”

Monique Elie, RN

Monique Elie, RN-BC, a nurse on the 5I med/surg/pediatric unit at White Plains (N.Y.) Hospital Center, passed the med/surg certification exam.

Maureen Schneider, RN, senior vice president of clinical program development and CNO at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, N.J., was honored by the Executive Women of New Jersey for healthcare leadership for more than 25 years. Schneider also is a member of the board of trustees of the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills.

Joan Harewood, RN

Joan Harewood, RN, senior vice president for patient care services and CNO at Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, N.J., graduated from the Johnson & Johnson Wharton Fellows Program in Management for Nurse Executives.

Rory P. Sweeny McGovern, RN

Rory P. Sweeny McGovern, RN, EdD, was appointed director of educational services at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville, N.J. She is responsible for educational needs assessment, curricula and program development and measurement of effectiveness for educational programming for nursing and clinical services.


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