Peterson named Director of Nursing Practice and Policy for American Nurses Association.SILVER SPRING, MD -- The American Nurses Association American Nurses Association,
n.pr professional organization of registered nurses created to encourage high standards in nursing care, pro-mote nursing as a profession, and lobby Congress for issues of concern to nurses. (ANA) is pleased to announce Cheryl Peterson, MSN (1) (MicroSoft Network) A family of Internet-based services from Microsoft, which includes a search engine, e-mail (Hotmail), instant messaging (Windows Live Messaging) and a general-purpose portal with news, information and shopping (MSN Directory). , RN has been named Director of Nursing Practice and Policy. As Director, Peterson will influence professional practice issues and nursing policy covering a broad range of health care settings, specialties, nursing roles and practice challenges.
"Cheryl Peterson has provided invaluable input to ANA on many nursing issues. She has coordinated ANA's participation as a representative on several national advisory committees on subjects as diverse as disaster preparedness and foreign educated nurses. I am certain she will continue to be a strong advocate for nurses and nursing in her new role," said ANA Chief Executive Officer Linda J. Stierle, MSN, RN, CNAA CNAA n abbr (BRIT) (= Council for National Academic Awards) → organismo no universitario que otorga diplomas
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In her role as Senior Policy Fellow in the Department of Nursing Practice and Policy, Peterson was responsible for policy development on issues related to the nursing workforce, and nursing workforce planning including disaster preparedness, bioterrorism, labor issues, international issues, and health and human rights. She has served as the U.S. representative to the International Council of Nurses.
Prior to coming to ANA, Peterson served as a captain in the Army Nurse Corps on active duty during Operation Desert Shield/Storm at the King Khalid Military City King Khalid Military City (KKMC) (Arabic: مدينة الملك خالد العسكرية; transliterated: Madynat al-Malik Khalid al-'Askariyah) is a special city in , Saudi Arabia. She also held positions in the 350th Evacuation Hospital, Canton, OH, and as Head Nurse of a Cardiac Step-Down Unit at Walter Reed Army Medical Center Walter Reed Army Medical Center, major hospital complex in Washington, D. C., and Forest Glen, Md.; est. 1923 and named for U.S. army surgeon Walter Reed. It is composed of seven units including a general hospital and a research institute. There are several thousand beds. . She has a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati The University of Cincinnati is a coeducational public research university in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ranked as one of America’s top 25 public research universities and in the top 50 of all American research universities, and a Master or Science in Nursing Administration from Georgetown University.