Maureen Seckel, RN, a clinical nurse specialist in medical pulmonary critical care at Christiana Care Health System, has been appointed to serve a one-year term as secretary on the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) national board of directors. Her term runs from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012.
Seckel, serving a concurrent three-year term on the board of AACN until 2013, has been employed at Christiana Care since 1988. She also serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Delaware’s School of Nursing, Newark, Del., a position she has held since 1999.
Seckel, who chaired AACN’s Evidence-Based Practice Resource Work Group in 2008 and served on the Board Advisory Team in 2005, frequently writes and lectures about pulmonary critical patient care. She belongs to the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and earned 2004 and 2008 Nursing Excellence awards in Advanced Practice Nursing from Christiana Care. She also received the Advance Practice Award at the 2011 Delaware Excellence in Nursing Practice Award Celebration held in Dover in July.
Seckel earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Boston University School of Nursing in 1978 and a Master of Science in nursing and Post Master of Science in nursing in 1994 and 2005 respectively from University of Delaware’s School of Nursing. She holds national specialty certification in critical care nursing (CCRN) and clinical nurse specialist certification in acute and critical care (CCNS) and lives in Newark, Del.
Founded in 1969 and based in Aliso Viejo, Calif., the AACN is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world, joining together the interests of more than 500,000 acute and critical care nurses and in more than 235 chapters worldwide.