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Rebecca Jo Zapatochny-Rufo, American critical care nurse. Registered Nurse, Pennsylvania. Member of American Association of Colleges of Nursing (certified, program director 1989-1990), American Trauma Society, Society Trauma Nurses, Sigma theta Tau (Eta chapter).

Background

Zapatochny-Rufo, Rebecca Jo was born on May 21, 1963 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Joseph Bob and Betty Rebecca (Erwin) Zapatochny-Rufo.

Education

Nursing Diploma, Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 1984. Bachelor of science in nursing, University Pittsburgh, 1988. MSN, University Pittsburgh, 1992.

Doctoral candidate, Rush University, Chicago, 1995.

Career

Staff nurse intensive and coronary trauma unit Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital, since 1984, guest lecturer trauma nurse course, since 1988. Critical care clinical nurse specialist Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago, since 1994. Cardiovascular technician, clinical instructor Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, Pennsylvania, since 1989, nursing instructor, 1991.

Staff nurse Cardiac Care Unit, Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, 1991. Guest lecturer Cambria-Somerset Council Educators, Johnstown, since 1989, United States Naval Reserve, Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, since 1990. Nurse consultant, 1994.

Religion

People need to grow in relationship with God, whose love constantly prompts to transform people.

Politics

The Church is after all a movement which sought to inject passion, direction and purpose into the spiritual lives of the people.

Views

Church decisions should be made as openly as possible, giving opportunities for all to contribute. It is important for all views to be heard and taken seriously, especially where Christians disagree.

Membership

Member of American Association of Colleges of Nursing (certified, program director 1989-1990), American Trauma Society, Society Trauma Nurses, Sigma theta Tau (Eta chapter).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, exercise, embroidering, entertaining, church activities.