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Real Superheroes of Nursing, from Mosby's Nursing, Announced at 13th Annual ANCC Magnet Conference

ATLANTA, October 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

"Superheroes of Nursing" shows appreciation to nurses; contest received 62 nominations and 1,355 votes on Facebook during four-month period

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today the winners of the Mosby's Nursing Suite "Superheroes of Nursing," a contest aimed to search and identify the real-life superheroes in the nursing profession. Launched during Nurses Week 2011 (May 6-12), the contest was part of a nationwide campaign to recognize nurses who represent four key categories - The Validators, The Achievers, The Educators and The Protectors - and identify how they address the issues they face daily.

"Nurses face so many challenges in their every day job, and we wanted to show our appreciation and recognize those who battle for their patients and organizations - the true superheroes," said Cindy Tryniszewski, RN, MSN, Executive Director, Mosby's eLearning for Elsevier. "We received an overwhelming amount of nominations and votes, and hope that nurses continue to celebrate their peers and share their stories on our Facebook page."

The winners are as follows:

  • The Validator: Judy McHugh, Nursing Quality Improvement Coordinator at Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, Ill.
  • The Achiever: Amy Richardson, Charge RN at Maury Regional Medical Center, Columbia, Tenn.
  • The Educator: Ronald Oman, Educator at Grays Harbor Community Hospital Aberdeen, Wash.
  • The Protector: April Morris, Charge Nurse Neonatal Intensive Care at Woman's Hospital, Baton Rouge, La.

Winners will be congratulated and recognized at the Elsevier booth, Booth 901 during the 2011 American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Conference, Baltimore, Md., October 4-6.

Mosby's Nursing Suite is committed to giving nurses everywhere the power to be truly super, as it provides the clinical knowledge and confidence they need to protect their patients, handle even the most daunting tasks, share their expertise with their peers and become a force for excellence in their organizations. Mosby's Nursing Suite is a pioneer in providing online nursing solutions to more than 1,300 healthcare organizations. For more information about Mosby's Nursing Suite, visit

About Elsevier Clinical Decision Support

Elsevier Clinical Decision Support (, a division of Elsevier, the global leader in medical and health information, provides world class information and point-of-care technology solutions that optimize decisions and actions to improve the overall quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of care. The business delivers on this promise through actionable clinical content, care planning and documentation, drug reference and decision support, learning and performance management, and data mining and outcomes analytics solutions for provider, pharmacy and payer organizations.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include SciVerse ScienceDirect, SciVerse Scopus, Reaxys, MD Consult and Nursing Consult, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai's Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world-leading publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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