September 2012 Member News

Linda Gable-Gaston, APN, MSN and Laura Leahy, RN, MSN, APN, PMHNP/CNS-BC Featured in Article: Nurses turn to DNA testing to help patients being treated with psychotropic drugs

Gable-Gaston and Leahy provided their perspectives in this August 27 article posted on (

Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, FAAN Appointed to the Center for Disease Control's Laboratory Medicine Best Practices Work Group

Melnyk is the only nurse on this 14-member panel composed of health professionals selected from across the country. The work group aims to establish an evidence-based process for identifying best practices for quality improvement. (

APNA President Marlene Nadler-Moodie, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC Quoted in Article: Boomers bummed out over health concerns: Mental health, hepatitis C issues grow

Nadler-Moodie provided a psychiatric mental-health nurse's perspective in an interview for this August 27th article article. (

Jill Petersen, RN, BC Recognized by the 100 Great Nurses in Iowa Program

The 100 Great Iowa Nurses program annually recognizes the state’s outstanding nurses whose courage, competence and commitment to patients and the nursing profession stand out above all others.  As a part of this program, the IHA blog will be posted a profile of Petersen, Great Nurse Profile: Mentor for Better Mental Health. (

Donna Poole, MSN, ARNP Appointed to Washington state’s Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission

This commission will regulate the competency of licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, advanced registered nurse practitioners and nursing technicians in order to ensure the public’s health and safety. (

Barbara Reynolds Caldwell, RN Featured in Article: Links between PTSD, eating disorders become stronger, require RNs to focus on assessment

Reynolds Caldwell was quoted in a September 3rd article about links between eating disorders and PTSD. (

APNA Secretary Diane Wieland, PhD, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC Honored by Pennsylvania State Nurses Association

The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association has selected APNA Secretary Diane Wieland to receive the 2012 Distinguished Nurse of the Year Award.


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