The American Nurses Association named two Christiana Care nurse managers to national positions.
Bonnie S. Osgood, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, nurse manager of 4 Medical at Wilmington Hospital, was elected to serve on the American Nurses Association Congress on Nursing Practice and Economics. The Congress focuses on establishing nursing’s approach to emerging trends within the socioeconomic, political and practice spheres of the health care industry by identifying issues and recommending policy alternatives to the board of directors. Participation on the Congress provides the opportunity to review and update the Code of Ethics for Nurses, ANA Position Statements, ANA Principles for Nursing Practice, and the ANA Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice. These publications establish guidelines for quality and ethical practice for professional nursing. Osgood’s term ends in March 2013 when the Congress retires.
Donna Casey, BSN, MA, RN, FABC, NE-BC, nurse manager of the Intensive Care Unit at Wilmington Hospital and co-chair of the ethics committee, was appointed to the American Nurses Association Ethics & Human Rights Advisory Board for the two-year period 2012-2014. The board recommends policy on issues of concern in ethics and human rights to the ANA board of directors.