WVUH nurse appointed to state board

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Mary Friel Fanning, R.N., director of nursing administration at West Virginia University Hospitals, was recently appointed to the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses by Gov. Joe Manchin.  

The board is established by the West Virginia Legislature to promote and protect public health, safety and welfare through the regulation of registered professional nurses and dialysis technicians.

“It’s a very prestigious honor to be appointed to the board of nursing,” Fanning said. “I’ve lived in West Virginia my entire life and this is a way for me to give back to my state.”

Fanning was nominated for the position by the West Virginia Nurses Association. Fanning is a graduate of WVU and has worked at WVU Hospitals for 25 years. She started her career in critical care and has also worked in education and administration.

WVUH was once again the recipient of the Magnet award for excellence in nursing services by The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2009.  The Magnet award is one of the highest levels of recognition a hospital can achieve. The ANCC is a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association and is the largest and most prominent nursing credentialing organization in the United States. WVU Hospitals’ Magnet status, which includes annual reviews, is valid for four years.

For more information on nursing at WVUH, see http://health.wvu.edu/employment/Nursing/index.aspx.

For more information about the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, see www.wvrnboard.com


For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
el: 02-01-10

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