Buckner, RN, DSN
Executive Committee and Research Chair
Shortly after completing the BSN at University of Alabama at Birmingham
in 1975, Ellen Buckner volunteered to serve as the camp nurse for
the camp at which she had been on staff year before. The work became
part of her formative experience as a nurse, much treasured to
this day. For many years, she found a way, summer after summer,
to continue to volunteer as a camp nurse and frequently took nursing
students with her for a clinical experience.
Ellen has an A.B. in Religion from Duke University and an M.S.
in psychology from UAB. In 1987, she completed the Doctor of Science
in Nursing (DSN) at UAB. For several years now, Ellen has taught
nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. During that
time she developed independent studies and electives in basic and
advanced (special populations) camp nursing. In 1995, Ellen received
the President's Excellence Award in teaching from UAB.
Ellen's students have cited camp nursing as one of the most influential
experiences of their nursing curriculum. She has conducted research
studies in numerous areas - including camp nursing - and currently
coordinates the undergraduate disciplinary Honors Program in Nursing
ACN members have also benefited from Ellen's work. She presented
at Camp ASCCA's 1998 Camp Nurse Workshop, presented at ACN's International
Camp Health Conference in 1999, was a participant in development
of ACN's Hallmarks of a Healthy Camp Community, and has been a
contributing author to CompassPoint.
Ellen's Board responsibility (and passion) is to develop the research
arm of ACN. Her plans include support and encouragement of studies
in all areas, development of a network of people with interest
in camp nursing research, and expansion of ACN's publications specific
Ellen Buckner, RN, DSN
1524 Shades Crest Rd
Birmingham, AL 35226