Patricia K. Ladner, after retiring from forty years of nursing in 2005, has served as the Volunteer Coordinator for three Catholic Churches in DeLisle, Mississippi, Katrina Recovery. Following Katrina, she has presented numerous workshops on Infection Control and Dealing with Loss, as well as coordinating the activities of volunteers from many states. She is a former Consultant for Nursing Practice in the Louisiana State Board of Nursing and has taught nursing in diploma and associate degree schools of nursing prior to her retirement. Ms. Ladner has been recognized as one of the Great 100 Nurses by the New Orleans District Nurses Association and is a 2009 Caring Woman Honoree by the Biloxi Regional Medical Center and Cable One. Ms. Ladner holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Marillac College, St. Louis, Missouri, a Master's Degree in Counseling and Guidance from Troy State University, Troy, Alabama and a Master's Degree in Nursing from Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Sue C. DeLaune is currently the Education Director of S DeLaune Consulting, an independent continuing education business in Mandeville, Louisiana. She is also Assistance Professor of Nursing at William Carey University, New Orleans, Louisiana, where she provides didactic and clinical instruction to students in fundamentals of nursing. Ms. DeLaune has taught nursing in diploma, associate degree and baccalaureate schools of nursing, as well as in RN-degree completion programs. With over thirty five years experience as a clinician, administrator and educator, she has taught fundamentals of nursing, psychiatric/mental health nursing, nursing leadership and research, professionalism, issues and trends and nursing ethics courses. She also presents seminars and workshops that help nurses to maintain competency in the areas of communication, leadership and teambuilding skills, client education, and stress management. Ms. DeLaune is the author of several other books, including CLINICALCONFERENCES AS TEACHING STRATEGIES, ANXIETY AND DISSOCIATIVE DISORDERS, PERSONALITY DISORDERS, VIOLENCE IN PSYCHIATRIC SETTINGS AND SOMATOFORM AND SLEEP DISORDERS. Ms. Delaune holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing Degree from Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana and a Masters Degree in Nursing from Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, National League for Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International, Upsilon Theta Chapter and has been recognized as one of the Great 100 Nurses by the New Orleans District Nurses Association.