About the NABN


Despite the alarming prevalence of obesity in the united states, nursing literature
lacks sufficient research based evidence to guide nursing care of the morbidly
obese and promote safe work practices.




"Advance the health and quality of life of individuals and families
experiencing obesity and to promote best practices of holistic nursing
care for bariatric patients and their families"

The Mission of the NABN





Membership in the NABN
The elected officers and board members of the NABN (click on selected names to send an email)
NABN members include nursing and allied health professionals who are interested in learning and sharing knowledge about the care, treatment, and intervention of health related problems caused by obesity. Click here for more information about membership...





President: Dr. Mary Ann Rose, RN, EdD. (NC)
Vice President: Dan Drake, RN, MSN (NC)
Secretary: Jane Harper, RN, MSN (OH)
Treasurer: Jewel Hardy, RN, BSN (NC)
Hillary Blackwood RN, MSN (NC) Kim Joyner, RN (NC)
Susan Butler, RN (NC) Marua McAuliffe, RN, PhD (NC)
Melissa Davis, RN, MSN (AZ) Laurie McGinley, RN (NV)
Stephanie Dean, RN, BSN (NC) Kate Reinhardt, RN (MD)
Susan Gallagher Camden, RN, MSN, PhD. (TX) Teresa Remaley, RN (NC)



Administrative Assistant: Mrs. Dixie Friend







The NABN headquarters is located on the campus of East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina


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