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Patricia C. Lane, MBA BSN BS SCRN

Midlothian, VA


2008- MBA degree with a concentration in Health Care Administration, Regis University
1988 - Bachelors of Science Nursing, George Mason University
1984 - Bachelors of Science Biology, Virginia State University


  • Selected to represent AANN on the MACRA Episode-Based Cost Measures – for Neuropsychiatric Disease management 2017 -2018
  • 2015-2016 March of Dimes Recipient Virginia Nurse of the Year Clinical Leadership
  • NBNA 2013 Trail Blazer Award
  • Scholarship recipient for AANN at the Nurses in Washington Internship March 2013
  • Represented Nursing at Round Table Luncheon with Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health & Human Services January 2011
  • Appointed to Virginia State Board of Nursing July 2005 –June 2013
  • Appointed to AHA Speaker Spotlight Series on Hypertension 2012- Present
  • Elected to NCSBN Leadership Succession Committee July 2009 –July 2011
  • Appointed as National Black Nurses Health Policy Chair 2008-2011
  • Elected to 2011-2013 AANN Nominating Committee
  • Appointed to Chair First Advocacy Committee for AANN August 2011
  • Facilitated NBNA’s First Summer Youth Institute 2011
  • NBNA Representative for AARP Media Messaging Program –Future of Nursing 2011
  • Virginia Magnet Excellence In Nursing Leadership Award October 2008
  • Facilitated 2009 PTES Strategic Alliance Award for NBNA
  • Nursing Presenter for IOM Special Meeting on Continuing Education December 2008
  • Appointed to the National Black Nurses Association Board of Directors 2008-2011
  • Nominated for Director at Large National Council State Board of Nursing 2008
  • Top Power to End Stroke Ambassador for Greater Washington Area 2007-2008
  • 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001 Inova Iams Quality Leadership Award Recipient
  • Certificate of Recognition AHA for Community Involvement Operation Stroke 2002

Vision for Neuroscience Nursing:

I have evolved in becoming a passionate neuroscience nurse since receiving my nursing degree in 1988. My vision for the profession of neuroscience nurses is for neuroscience nurses to be recognized as knowledgeable diverse specialist highly regarded as transformational practitioners for the betterment of neuroscience health.

My dream for nurses specializing in neuroscience is that we continue to mentor each other, increase in expertise and quantity so that we can be key stakeholders elevating neuroscience health. Neuroscience nurses are pivotal to advocating for research, providing clinical care in multiple healthcare models and in developing and providing continuing education to advance neuroscience expertise.

Neuroscience nurses have exceptional clinical and leadership skills which can be utilized to not only care for patients in multiple settings but also for facilitating teams, and collaborating with other practitioners in promoting neuroscience legislation and the development of technology for the advancement of neuroscience.

Neuroscience nurses know how to balance the art and science of nursing and recognize the importance of using our neurons to collaborate with practitioners across the globe to provide exceptional care to our communities. Experiences have led me to confidently predict that neuroscience nurses will be an integral specialty to bring all nursing specialties together in identifying innovative strategies improving patient outcomes.

Vision for the Association:

My vision for American Association of Neuroscience Nurses developed over these last 15 years from serving on the national nominating, advocacy, finance committee and the Board of Directors. I have the utmost respect and admiration for all of AANN members illustrating commitment and dedication in making certain AANN connects, educates, and inspires nurses as leaders who influence comprehensive neuroscience health. My ideas for the organization humbly expand upon AANN’s founder Agnes Marshall Walker who courageously had the vision to organize AANN in 1968. Correlating with the vision I’ve expressed for all neuroscience nurses my aspiration for AANN is that AANN will be viewed as the trustworthy voice and “go to” organization for neuroscience nursing expertise.

A necessary component for the vision and growth includes strong courageous leadership and members committed to high quality care. AANN must continue to promote diverse educational materials to be provided to neuroscience nurses. We must continue to recruit and mentor members into leadership, clinical, advocacy and board room roles.   Remaining visible, vocal and collaborating in the health care community by interfacing with other organizations, as well as publicizing all the amazing things neuroscience nurses do is paramount.

Succession planning is essential to the advancement of AANN. Our core values must be in the forefront and transparent to assist us as being deemed as the organization indispensable to nurses and neuroscience healthcare. AANN is financially strong and my philosophy for being fiduciary responsible includes making prudent decisions to continue to have the organization succeed. 

Accomplishments in Professional Positions:

My parents served as educators in the Washington, D.C., Public School System. At an early age they taught me the profound lessons of caring and sharing. “Each one reach one, each one teach one,” a value they role modeled and instilled upon me with their nurturing spirit and professional work ethic.

As the Administrative Director for Bon Secours Richmond Neuroscience Service-line I continue to demonstrate professionalism in clinical and professional leadership, ethical decision making, coaching and guidance, direct clinical practice, research, consultation and collaboration.

I am the honored recipient of the 2015 -2016 Clinical Leadership Award for Neuroscience for the State of Virginia by the March of Dimes and I received the Virginia Magnet Excellence In Nursing Leadership Award in 2008.

While I am humbled by these professional accolades some of my personal professional accomplishments include facilitating all five of the Bon Secours Richmond hospitals in becoming Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Care Centers. Furthermore I led our largest facility in becoming a Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center.

My professional leadership accomplishments extend outside of my work setting. I am particularly proud I have been very active with AANN starting with being elected to the nominating committee, task force for the first Advocacy committee and being elected to the Board of Directors. I was the founder and first chairperson for the Virginia Stroke Coordinators Collaborative Consortium. The consortium consists of more than 80 facilities aspiring to provide excellent evidenced-based stroke care and preventative services for Virginians. 

Accomplishments in Leadership Positions:

I served on the AANN Board of Directors from 2013 -2016. As a direct- at large I was the board liaison to the Advocacy committee, Awards Committee and on the Finance Committee for two years. Being on the finance committee provided a glimpse of AANN’s financial solvency and sparked my interest for the secretary/treasurer position. I am humbled to represent AANN on the MACRA Episode-Based Cost Measures – for Neuropsychiatric Disease management for future practitioner metrics for CMS in 2018.

I’ve received several awards and appointments over the years. I was appointed by Virginia’s Governor to the State Board of Nursing from 2005-2013. As a Board member, I was on the education committee and appointed to the Virginia Board of Health Professionals representing the voice of nursing. Serving on the VBON afforded me the opportunity to attend the National Council of State Board of Nursing meetings and educational venues.

I am active with AHA and received the Power to End Stroke Ambassador Award and was appointed to the National Stroke Advisory Committee, and the National Hypertension Expert Panel.

I also served on the Board of Directors for the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA). My primary role was to serve as the Health Policy Chairperson. Over my three year tenure I developed and disseminated NBNA’s Guiding Principles of Health Reform to our membership. I served as the voice representing NBNA and presented to the Institute of Medicine on the importance of continuing education for nurses at all levels.

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