The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists announced that Anne Hysong, MSN, APRN, CCNS, ACNS-BC Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist at Gwinnett Medical Center in Duluth, Ga. has been elected President-Elect of the 2017-2018 NACNS Board of Directors.
Hysong has been a member of NACNS since 2005. She joined the Board of Directors in 2012 and served as Secretary since 2014. Hysong is also a Trustee for the Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute.
“I’m excited to serve as President-Elect during this critical time in health care,” said Hysong. “Health care is growing more complex and the clinical nurse specialist has an increasingly central role to play in ensuring high quality, evidence-based care for our patients. I look forward to ensuring NACNS is at the forefront of supporting and advocating for how clinical nurse specialists make the health system more efficient and safer.”
“Anne has been an active board member and we’re excited to have more of her guidance as she transitions into a leadership position and helps the association pursue the necessary legislative, regulatory and educational paths to strengthen the CNS role,” said NACNS Executive Director Melinda Mercer Ray, MSN.
Hysong is also a member of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and its Atlanta chapter, served as past president of the Atlanta Area CNS group, is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing. Hysong served on the Georgia Board of Nursing’s APRN committee from 2009-2014 and was a guest lecturer for local undergraduate nursing programs.
Hysong received the MSN Preceptor of the Year in 2013 from Mercer University, Nurse Practitioner of the Year award in 2012 from the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce, and was a finalist in the APRN category for the 2013 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year award.
Hysong earned her MSN in Adult Health Nursing from Georgia State University in Atlanta and her BSN from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.