ASPAN Select 2 Saranac Lake, NY (AS2SNY2147) 3.0 CH - Saturday, February 27, 2021

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Meg Beturne, MSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA

Meg has been practicing in the perianesthesia nursing for 50+ years in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She is the Assistant Nurse Manager at the Baystate Orthopedic Surgery Center in Springfield, MA and is responsible for staff practicing in the Pre-Admission and Evaluation Office, Pre-op and PACU. She is Co-chair of Baystate Health’s Magnet Certification Coach Initiative, Chair of Community Outreach and a member of Baystate’s Diversity Council.

Meg received her Diploma in Nursing from St. Vincent Hospital, School of Nursing in Worcester, MA in 1968, her BSN from Elm’s College in Chicopee, MA in 1999 and her MSN from University of Hartford, CT in 2005.

Meg holds the dual certifications of Certified Perianesthesia Nurse (CPAN) and Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse (CAPA). She has been active on the Massachusetts Society of Perianesthesia Nurses (MASPAN) Board since 1987, serving as Secretary and President and is currently the Chair of Strategic Planning. Meg served on the American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) Board for several years in the positions of Regional Director for two terms, President from 2005-2006, Coordinator of Succession Planning/Mentorship from 2006-2011 and currently sits on the Education Provider, Leadership Development committees and the Resource Development SWT.

Meg has lectured both nationally and internationally on both clinical and leadership topics. She authored a chapter in ASPAN’s Core Curriculum and the Competency Based Orientation Manual. She is a regular contributor to MASPAN’s Mayflower newsletter.  She led two People to People Perianesthesia Nursing Delegations: in 2007 to China and to South Africa in 2009 as well as a Delegation of Understanding to Egypt on 2008.

Meg is the Immediate Past President of the Children’s Study Home Board of Directors, a member of The Gray House Board and the Past President of the local Chapter of the Orthopedic Nurses. She previously served as President of the Ronald McDonald House Advisory Board and the Elm’s College Alumni Board. She holds memberships in the Black Nurses and Hispanic Nurses Associations, two Chapters of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, the American Nursing Association, the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses and the National Association of Orthopedic Nurses.  

Meg was recipient of ASPAN’s Outstanding Achievement Award in 2011 for her efforts in the areas of mentoring and diversity. She was a finalist in the Nursing Excellence GEM Awards in 2013 in the category of Volunteerism and Service. She was the recipient of the Children’s Study Home Rachael Caren Merriam Founder’s Award in 2019 and the BERST Academy Outstanding Teaching Award in 2020.

Linda Ziolkowski, MSN, RN, CPAN

Linda is the Nurse Education Specialist at Henry Ford West Bloomfield, in Michigan.  She worked her way into nursing positions.  Starting as a Graduate nurse with an Associate's Degree, Linda worked as a staff nurse on surgical units, moved to the PACU (after a very brief stay in the OR), became the manager, completed her BSN, then again worked her way into her MSN.  She has worked as the Clinical nurse for the acute and chronic pain clinic and then moved on to a Nurse Education position. 

Along the way, Linda has served on the ABPANC Board as the lead on the recertification committee, the secretary, and as VP/President.  She has also served as the Director for Education for ASPAN.  Presently, she is on the Education provider committee and the Clinical Practice committee.  Generally, she just loves her Perianesthesia practice!  In her practice, she works with fellow CNS/Educators for general staff education, as well as covering her units (Pre-op/PACU/PAT/Endo/pain).

She has been a nurse since 1974...in those days you could get a license when you were 10!

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