SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
University Affairs Office
1801 E. Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 2004
Contact: Jean Wasp, Media Relations Coordinator, (707) 664-2057
Nursing Professor Named One of Top 1,000 Nurses in the Nation
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. She joined the nursing department at SSU last semester
after 23 years at Napa Valley College.
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 masterís 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. She 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.
CAPTION: Nursing professor Anita Catlin