After 50 years in nursing, Louise Hanson, CRNP, says farewell
Louise O’Connor Hanson, CRNP is retiring this week after devoting 50 years to nursing. She graduated from Buffalo General Hospital School of Nursing in New York in the 1960’s (back when junior and senior nursing students cared for an entire ward of patients).
Louise has made numerous contributions to Nursing during her half century of experience – we especially appreciate her role as a member of AAMC’s Medical Staff for the last 12 years.
Over the last half century, Louise has done a little bit of everything! She developed and co-directed the Dare to C.A.R.E program, was certified as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner-Vascular Specialty, acted as case manager for the Vascular Institute and the Neuroscience Institute, and held roles as clinical instructor, clinical director, nurse manager, and staff nurse in intensive care, pediatric research, labor and delivery, perinatal services, home health and hospice.
Ever dedicated to nursing as a profession, Louise has mentored her fellow nurses, as well as precepted many nurse practitioner students. She and her colleagues are published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Today, and she has presented nationally.
Louise, we say “so long” but not good-bye. We thank you for all the contributions you have made to AAMC. We will surely miss you. –Linda L. Weiss, BSN, RN