Promoting Excellence : A Position Statement from American Nursing Leaders : Participants & Endorsers

Advanced Practice Nursing Meeting
The Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia
July 9-10, 2001

Corrine Anderson, MSN, RN, GNP, CHPN
Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Care
Community Center for Palliative Care
Fort Worth, TX
Judith Gedney Baggs, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor & Associate Dean of Academics
University of Rochester School of Nursing
Rochester, NY
Margaret Campbell, RN, MSN, FAAN
Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Care Service
Detroit Receiving Hospital
Detroit, MI
Nessa Coyle, RN, MS, FAAN
Director of the Supportive Care Program,
Palliative Care Service
Department of Neurology,
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
Constance M. Dahlin, RN, CS, MSN, ANP
Advanced Practice Nurse, Palliative Care Service
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Peg Esper, RN, MSN, NP-BC, AOCN
Nurse Practitioner, Medical Oncology
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Medical Oncology Department,
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Betty Ferrell, PhD, RN, FAAN†
Research Scientist
City of Hope National Medical Center
Duarte, CA
Debra Heidrich, RN, MSN, CHPN, AOCN
Nursing Consultant
West Chester, OH
Martha Henderson, MSN, MDiv, DrMin, GNP
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
Program on Aging
School of Nursing
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Michelle Hobbs, RN, MS, CNP
Family Nurse Practitioner
Palliative Care Concepts, Inc.
Greenville, OH
Karin Kirchhoff, PhD, RN, FAAN
Rodefer Chair & Professor
Madison School of Nursing
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI
Jane Kirschling, RN, DNS
Dean, College of Nursing and Health Professions,
& Professor of Nursing
University of Southern Maine
Portland, ME
Kim K. Kuebler MN, RN, ANP-CS†
Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner
Private Practice
Adjuvant Therapies Inc
Lake, MI
Judy Lentz, RN, MSN, OCN, NHA
Executive Director
Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association
Pittsburgh, PA
Ruth McCorkle, RN, PhD, FAAN
Professor & Chair, Doctoral Program
Yale University School of Nursing
New Haven, CT
Susan McMillan, PhD, ARNP, FAAN
College of Nursing
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
Patricia Murphy, PhD, APN, FAAN
APN Ethics and Bereavement
University of Medicine and Dentistry
of New Jersey—University Hospital
Newark, NJ
Mary Jo Perley, PhD, RN,
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Assistant Clinical Professor
The University of Texas
Arlington School of Nursing
Arlington, TX
Anne Rhome, RN, MPH
Deputy Executive Director
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Washington, DC
Cynda Hylton Rushton, DNSc, RN, FAAN
Johns Hopkins University and Children’s Center
Baltimore, MD
Colleen Scanlon, RN, MS, JD
Senior Vice President, Advocacy
Catholic Health Initiatives
Denver, CO
Denise Sheehan, RN, MSN
Coordinator, Palliative Care Program
The Breen School of Nursing
Ursuline College
Pepper Pike, OH
Diana Wilkie, PhD, RN†
Professor & ACS Professor of Oncology Nursing
Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems
University of Washington School of Nursing
Deborah Witt Sherman, PhD, APRN, ANP, BC, FAAN
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator
Advanced Practice Palliative Care Master’s
and Post-Master’s Programs
New York University
New York, NY

†Unable To Attend

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