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In Memoriam.

Kathryn Chance Leonard died last September after a long battle with lupus. She was dearly a leader in neuroscience nursing and in nursing academics. Her area of clinical interest was neuroscience nursing, and she used every available opportunity to promote the specialty. She was a well-known lecturer and writer in neuroscience nursing, having published articles in the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing among others. She served in leadership positions in the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses and also as an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing for 3 years. Her term on the JNN Editorial Board was cut short by her illness.

Kathryn was also instrumental in developing the graduate nursing program at Georgia State University and served as president of the Georgia Nurses Association. She was the youngest president at the time, serving at age 28. Following her retirement from nursing in 1990 due to her disease, she continued to work with the Georgia Nurses Association and participated in fundraising efforts to support clinics for the homeless in Atlanta. She received many awards and acknowledgments throughout her life and served as an excellent role model for nursing leadership.
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Title Annotation:Kathryn Chance Leonard, American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
Author:Leonard, Kathryn Chance
Publication:Journal of Neuroscience Nursing
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jun 1, 2001
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