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Reflections on 50 Years of Neuroscience Nursing

The Growth of Stroke Nursing

Jackson, Nancy; Haxton, Elaine; Morrison, Kathy; Markey, Erin; Andreoli, Linda J.; Maloney, Theresa; Omelchenko, Nataliya; Aroose, Amanda; Stevens, Lynn B.

Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: August 2018 - Volume 50 - Issue 4 - p 188–192
doi: 10.1097/JNN.0000000000000375
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ABSTRACT Over the past 50 years, the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing (JNN) has grown from a neurosurgical focus to the broader neuroscience focus alongside the professional nursing organization that it supports. Stroke care in JNN focused on the surgical treatment and nursing care for cranial treatment of conditions such as cerebral aneurysm, carotid disease, arteriovenous malformation, and artery bypass procedures. As medical science has grown and new medications and treatment modalities have been successfully trialed, JNN has brought to its readership this information about recombinant tissue plasminogen activator, endovascular trials, and new assessment tools such as the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale. JNN is on the forefront of publishing nursing research in the areas of stroke caregiver needs and community education for rapid treatment of stroke and stroke risk reduction. The journal has been timely and informative in keeping neuroscience nurses on the forefront of the changing world of stroke nursing.

Questions or comments about this article may be directed to Nancy Jackson, MSN(R) CNRN SCRN, at nancy.jackson@ssmhealth.com. Lead Stroke Program Coordinator, SSM Health DePaul Hospital, St Louis, MO.

Elaine Haxton, MS APRN-CCNS, is Stroke Coordinator, Integris James R. Daniel Cerebrovascular Stroke Center, Oklahoma City, OK.

Kathy Morrison, MSN RN SCRN CNRN FAHA, is Stroke Program Manager, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA.

Erin Markey, MS RN ANP-BC, is Stroke Coordinator, St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, NY.

Linda J. Andreoli, MSN RN SCRN, is Stroke Coordinator, Promedica Monroe Regional Hospital, Monroe, MI.

Theresa Maloney, MSN RN MBA MHA, is Stroke Program Coordinator, Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Baltimore, MD.

Nataliya Omelchenko, DNP SCRN ANVP, is Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, IL.

Amanda Aroose, BSN RN CNRN SCRN, is Stroke Coordinator, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY.

Lynn B. Stevens, BSN RN MHA MBA, is Stroke Program Coordinator, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, FL.

All authors have approved the article and agree to its submission to the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

© 2018 American Association of Neuroscience Nurses