SOURCE The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)
DENVER, Colo., Oct 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) is pleased to announced that Deborah Cooksey, MBA, MS, RN, CNOR, recently joined the organization as Vice President of Nursing. Cooksey has 30 years of perioperative nursing leadership experience in hospital and outpatient settings. She is reporting to AORN CEO/Executive Director Linda Groah, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, FAAN.
"Deb is a valuable addition to our senior team," said Groah. "Our educational nursing products and services will always be central to AORN's ability to support patient and health care worker safety. Her experience in the operating room and as a senior facility administrator complements our expertise and will be important to the successful development of new and innovative education resources for perioperative nursing practice."
Cooksey's perioperative nursing leadership experience includes progressive responsibility for operations, quality and systems improvement, as well as financial performance of clinical and support services for outpatient and acute-care facilities. Most recently, Cooksey served as director, perioperative services at Jackson Hospital & Clinics in Montgomery, Ala., where she managed more than 140 employees and was accountable for a $25,000,000 budget across all departments.
Cooksey holds a Master of Science and Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland University College and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Emory University. She is certified as a perioperative registered nurse.
AORN, Inc., the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, represents approximately 42,000 Registered Nurses in the U.S. and abroad who facilitate the management, teaching and practice of perioperative nursing, or who are enrolled in nursing education or engaged in perioperative research. Its members also include perioperative nurses who work in hospitals, ambulatory and office-based settings and in related business and industry sectors. AORN's mission is to promote safety and optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures by providing practice support and professional development opportunities to perioperative nurses. For more information, visit www.aorn.org.
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