(NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 12, 2008) The American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses presented its Plastic Surgical Nurses (PSN) Editor's Award to Marlene Rankin, a Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member, and her two co-authors, during its annual convention in Chicago Nov. 1.
Rankin, clinical associate professor at The College of Nursing at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and her co-authors, Carrie Carretta, an advanced practice psychiatric nurse, and Anna Jarosysnski, a Rutgers College of Nursing senior, were honored for their article, "Nursing Care of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder after Anesthesia Awareness," published in the January/March 2008 issue of PSN.
Rankin said the award was most gratifying because she has mentored Carretta, a Lincroft, N.J. resident, and Jarosysnski, a Bayonne, N.J. resident. "Watching their development and growth," said Rankin, "is enriching and has fulfilled my life in many ways."
Carretta earned her master's degree in nursing at Rutgers Graduate School of Newark and her baccalaureate degree at Rutgers College of Nursing. Rankin has mentored Jarosysnski since she was a sophomore Honors Scholar in 2005.
"It is wonderful to be honored for research you are passionate about. Receiving this award positively reinforces my role in improving plastic surgical outcomes and clinical care," said Rankin, a Princeton, N.J. resident, said.
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