Campus: Sonoma State University -- January 7, 2004

New Professor Named to American Academy of Nursing as One of Top 1,000 Nurses in U.S.

New Sonoma State University nursing professor Anita Catlin has been inducted into the American Academy of Nursing as one of the top 1,000 nurses in the United States. The Academy consists of the nurses who contribute at the level of the National Institute of Health and who are leaders in education, practice and health policy making.

Catlin, who has been funded by and testified at the American Academy of Pediatrics, is best known for her work in creating a protocol for the humane care of dying newborns.

She has a family nurse practitioner master¹s degree from SSU, a doctorate in maternal child nursing from Rush University, and a certificate in ethics consultation also from Rush University in Chicago. She has also worked as a nurse practitioner providing prenatal and well client care.

She currently serves as President of the Nursing Affinity Group of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities and is on the Board of Directors for the National Perinatal Association.

Catlin is a charter member of the Sonoma State chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing, and served as its president in 1992-1994. She joined the nursing department at Sonoma State University this year after 23 years at Napa Valley College.

In 2001, she received the Model of Care Award for the Neonatal End of Life Protocol from the National Perinatal Association.

Catlin lives in Napa.

Contact: Jean Wasp, Media Relations, (707) 664-2057

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