STN - Trauma Leadership Award
The society is proud to announce the 2012 recipient is Kathryn T Von Rueden, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, FCCM, associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and Interim Specialty Director of the Trauma/Critical Care/ED Advanced Practice Nurse graduate program.
In addition to her roles at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, Ms. Von Rueden, is in a joint appointment as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Her professional career includes leadership roles in hospitals and the biotechnical industry. Her clinical research most recently has focused on secondary traumatic stress in nurses and delirium in trauma patients. She is a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine, is a recognized expert in areas related to care of critically ill and injured patients and clinical outcome management, and has been invited to lecture internationally and nationally on a variety of subjects related to trauma, critical care, and performance improvement.
Ms. Von Rueden is active at the local and national level of several professional organizations. Her work is published in several peer-reviewed journals and textbooks, and she is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Trauma Nursing. Ms. Von Rueden earned her MS from the University of Minnesota and her BSN from Georgetown University.
The nomination letter for Ms. Von Rueden concludes with the following statement, “It is Kathryn’s passion to share her knowledge with others via multiple modalities. She sees every opportunity as a teaching moment, whether it is in the classroom, at the bedside or providing a formal presentation”.
Please join us on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah in Savannah, Georgia during the President’s Address and Annual Meeting at 7:30am where Ms. Von Rueden will be recognized for her many contributions to trauma nursing and trauma care.