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[APRIL 19, 2004]  PEORIA -- Jean Rose-DeRenzy, associate director of the OSF Stroke Network and director of program development for the Illinois Neurological Institute at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, has co-authored a chapter in the recently released fourth edition of the "AANN Core Curriculum for Neuroscience Nursing." The text is published by the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses and is considered a complete resource for neuroscience nursing practice and certification.

Rose-DeRenzy's chapter is entitled, "Cerebrovascular Events of the Nervous System." It addresses identifying and treating strokes, aneurysms, cerebral hemorrhages and related conditions.

Rose-DeRenzy has been with OSF Saint Francis since 1982. She received her nursing education at the Saint Francis College of Nursing and earned her bachelor's and master's degrees at the College of Saint Francis in Joliet. She is a certified neuroscience registered nurse.

She was the 2003 CNRN of the year, an honor given by the American Board of Neuroscience Nurses. She is a certified instructor in advanced life support and has been active in committees of the American Stroke Association and national and local stroke councils. She has written and presented extensively on strokes and related issues.

She resides in Lincoln with her husband, Dan.

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