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Betty R. Campbell, RN, CMSRN, recently completed the requirement for Medical-Surgical Nursing certification.

Diane Pace, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, NCMP, CCD, FAANP has been appointed by the Governor to serve on HIT TN (Health Information Tech. TN) Board of Directors.

Carol Thompson, DNP, PhD, RN, ACNP, FNP, FCCM, earned her doctorate of nursing practice degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in December 2009. Thompson has held a PhD for 21 years and was elected Secretary of the Society of Critical Care Medicine in January 2010.

Shannon Weed, BSN, RN along with two colleagues, Shelia Cross and Kendra Owens, were January recipients of the Daisy Award.

Stephanie White, BSN, RN, recently graduated from the University of Phoenix with her MSN/MBA degree. White is employed at Methodist Healthcare as an Administrative Supervisor.

Mona Wicks, PhD, RN, CCRN, is a co-investigator on a grant awarded by the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institute of Health. The title of the grant is CHEER: Transforming disparities into healthy possibilities. The grant has been funded for September 1, 2009 through August 30, 2011 in the amount of $1,400,413. Wicks also recently had two articles published in 2009 with former PhD nursing students that she mentored. The titles of the articles are African-American Women's Perceived Health Status While Caring for a Relative with End Stage Renal Disease and The Health Status of African-American Men.

La-Kenya Kellum, MSN, RN, NE-BC

District 1 President

District 10 News

Many legislative or policy changes occur because someone saw a need and decided to do something. If a concern is not shared, we cannot explore solutions or bring about change. Be that someone and help keep nursing a worthy profession. Become involved in nursing and in TNA District10 by attending meetings, staying informed of changes in the health system, and informing us of practice and workplace issues.

All District 10 meetings start at 6:00 p.m. and are held at The University of Tennessee at Martin, 136 Gooch Hall, Martin, Tenn., unless other wise indicated. We will again join Pi Tau Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau for the Nurse Excellence Day program on April 26. The Nurses Week Banquet is tentatively planned for May 11 (Place TBA). There will be a Nurses Week Committee meeting on April 1. September 13 will be a general meeting with election of officers and preparation for the TNA annual convention on October 22-24, 2010, at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, Franklin, Tenn. We will end the year with our annual general meeting and holiday celebration in December.

If you would like to serve on a committee but cannot attend meetings, let us know. You can make phone calls, develop programs, review the Bylaws, or help in other ways. In addition, if you would like to be added to "District 10 e-list," send your request to rblack@ut.utm.edu.

Ruby Black, MSN, RN

District 10 President

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Title Annotation:Shannon Weed, Shelia Cross and Kendra Owens, received Daisy Award; Stephanie White graduated from the University of Phoenix; National Institute of Health awarded Mona Wicks
Publication:Tennessee Nurse
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Date:Mar 22, 2010
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