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Vaccinations: Eliminating Preventable Illness

Skehan, Jayne RN, BSN, MSN; Muller, Lynn S. RN, BA-HCM, CCM, JD

doi: 10.1097/NCM.0000000000000063
Departments: Legal & Regulatory Issues
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Jayne Skehan, RN, BSN, MSN, is Director of Pediatric Cardiology at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. In addition to this role, she is a per diem Administrator at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Harlem. Ms. Skehan received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from the College of New Rochelle, New York, and her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, New York. Jayme has experience in emergency cardiology and operating room management. She is currently a DNP doctoral candidate at Saint Peter's University in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. When Jayme is not doing school work, she is a community advocate, donating her time to youth programs, and is Vice President of Daytop Village Alumni Program. Her goal is to teach nursing upon completion of her doctoral degree. Jayme can be contacted at: jaynern5@aol.com.

Lynn S. Muller, RN, BA-HCM, CCM, JD, is a nurse attorney and managing partner of Muller & Muller. She is a CCM with extensive nursing and case management experience. Her practice includes family law, wills, trusts and estates, defense of health care professionals before the state licensing boards, as well as transactional and consulting work for practitioners and health care companies on such issues as regulatory investigation and compliance. Lynn is an adjunct professor in the Doctor of Nursing Program at Saint Peters University, where she teaches Legal and Ethical Parameters of Advance Practice Nursing and Health Policy and Politics. She is the author of numerous articles in professional journals and is the author of the legal chapters of the 3rd edition of Case Management: A Practical Guide for Education and Practice and the 2nd edition of the CMSA Core Curriculum for Case Management. She is a former Commissioner of CCMC, past president of the NJ Chapter of CMSA, and a former public defender, judge, and councilwoman.

Address correspondence to Lynn S. Muller, RN, BA-HCM, CCM, JD, Muller & Muller, 15 West Main Street, Suite C, P.O. Box 164, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 (nurseesq@aol.com).

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