Maureen A. Seckel, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCNS, CCRN, FCCM, FCNS, critical care clinical nurse specialist and sepsis leader at Christiana Care Health System, has been honored with an evidence-based nursing award from the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists.
Seckel earned the inaugural CNS Evidence-Based Practice/Quality Improvement of the Year Award, which recognizes a clinical nurse specialist who implements evidence-based practices and improves health care quality.
The association’s immediate past president, Anne E. Hysong, MSN, APRN, CCNS, ACNS-BC, said Seckel has “led numerous initiatives that have transformed care delivery and substantially improved quality and safety in our ever-changing health care arena.”
Seckel also is one of 38 nurses nationwide invited to join the association’s inaugural class of fellows for its Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute. These fellows will be the first to begin using the new credential FCNS.
Seckel is internationally renowned for her leadership in sepsis research and has published and presented widely on the topic. With a team of renowned colleagues, she co-authored Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines through the Society of Critical Care Medicine in 2016. Seckel is a fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine, the first nurse from Delaware to hold the credential FCCM.