Leaving A Nursing Legacy 65 over 65 - Dr. Maureen Sroczynski
Pearl of Wisdom
"What goes around comes around! The more you care and give to the nursing profession, the more you receive in love and caring."
About the Honoree
Finding meaning in Maureen's nursing career has been the essence of her practice since reading Frankel's (1959) Man's Search for Meaning in her undergraduate years. As she progressed in her career, she had the opportunity for many significant experiences in caring for patients and connecting with individuals across the country in the variety of roles across our profession.
Her work as a Nurse Consultant with the Center to Champion Nursing in America at AARP has been the most meaningful of her career. Maureen has been a mentor, coach and Leader to Connecticut's nursing community through her work with CLN & CNC-AC. Maureen provided the structure, processes and National Nurse of the Future Competencies to drive the GAP Analysis activities between schools and programs of nursing with their practice partners to identify duplication of efforts, as well as competency areas that need further development. Through these partnerships, initiatives were put in place by the academic and practice settings to support the education and development of new nurses. Maureen has worked with nursing practice and education leaders across the country to implement the recommendations of the IOM report on the Future of Nursing and create a Culture of Health in the USA.
Through Maureen's guidance and "prodding" she directed the CLN to the National FORUM of State Nursing Workforce Centers (the FORUM) to be recognized as a subscribing member of the FORUM representing the state of CT.
Dr. Sroczynski is president and owner of Farley Associates Inc., a management consulting firm. She is presently serving as a nursing expert/consultant for the Center to Champion Nursing in America at AARP. Maureen has over 40 years of experience in health care and has practiced in senior nursing leadership and executive positions in a variety of facilities in Massachusetts, Vermont and Rhode Island.
Maureen received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; a Masters degree from Boston University with a specialty in Nursing Administration; and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice in Executive Practice from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Her doctoral research was focused on collaboration, communities of practice and education redesign.
Congratulations Maureen,we applaud all that you do for nursing in Connecticut!