|Michael L. Williams, RN, MSN, CCRN||
Michael L. Williams, RN, MSN, CCRN, is the first male president of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). This article is excerpted and adapted from his “President’s Note” column that appeared in the August 2001 issue of AACN News, the association’s monthly newspaper.
|Michael C. Harris||
Michael C. Harris is a Chicago-based free-lance writer.
|Melanie Long, BSN||
Melanie Long earned her BSN degree from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M., in December 2001. She now [ADD INFO ABOUT WHAT SHE’S CURRENTLY DOING.] Ms. Long’s research mentor, Alexa Stuifbergen, RN, PhD, FAAN, director of The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing’s Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations, also contributed to this article.
|Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.||
Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., is the Assistant Dean of Diversity and Cultural Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing.
Mary Hollens is the director of development at Wayne State University in Detroit.
Marlene McDowell is the public relations manager for the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. For more information about nurse anesthesia, visit the AANA website at www.aana.com.
|Marilyn Hardy Bougere, MSN, RN, CNS||
Marilyn Hardy Bougere, MSN, RN, CNS, is a nursing instructor at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama.
|Maria Krol R.N.C.-N.I.C., M.S.N., D.N.P.-C., and Cheryl Ann Green, R.N., L.C.S.W., C.N.L., M.S.N., Ph.D.||
Maria Krol, R.N.C.-N.I.C., M.S.N. D.N.P.-C., is a faculty member at the Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing and a newborn ICU nurse at the Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Connecticut. Cheryl Ann Green, R.N., L.C.S.W., C.N.L., M.S.N., Ph.D., is also a faculty member at the Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing and a crisis clinician within the Griffin Hospital’s emergency department in Derby, Connecticut.
Margarette Burnette is a free-lance writer based in Acworth, Georgia.