(Charlotte, NC) July 11, 2017 – LifeShare Of The Carolinas is pleased to announce that Nikki Dotson-Lorello, a LifeShare Organ Recovery Coordinator, has been elected to the Board of The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). Her three-year term became effective July 1, 2017.
Dotson-Lorello has been a valued member of the AACN for several years. Her accomplishments include serving as a manuscript reviewer for Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, the organization’s official publication. As an AACN ambassador since 2007, she has also been a reviewer for chapter awards and poster abstracts.
Closer to home, she has been on the Board of AACN’s Piedmont Carolinas Chapter, including a term as the Chapter President. In addition, she has served as a regional chapter advisor and as a member of the organization’s Nominating Committee.
Dotson-Lorello has worked with LifeShare for eight years as an Organ Recovery Coordinator. Her responsibilities also include the orientation and training of new Organ Recovery Coordinators.
In 2015, she founded Lorello Legal Nurse Consulting and became a member of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants. In 2016, she partnered with The DAISY Foundation to establish LifeShare as the first organ procurement organization to recognize nurses at the bedside.
In addition to AACN, Dotson-Lorello is also a member of NATCO, the Organization for Transplant Professionals. She has also worked with Tri It For Life, an organization that helps women focus on themselves and train for triathlons.
Dotson-Lorello earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Winston-Salem State University in 2002. She became a certified procurement transplant coordinator in 2011.
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world, with a membership of more than half a million acute and critical care nurses. There are 200 chapters throughout the United States.