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Joan M. Pate, MS, RN

Joan M. Pate has been a member of AAACN since 1988 and has served on a variety of committees in support of ambulatory nursing practice. Most recently she has served as a member of the Expert Panel and Leadership SIG and has been Co-Chair, Clinical Role, of the RN project. Joan has many years of clinical and leadership experience in the ambulatory setting as a staff nurse, clinical educator, case & disease manager, Director of Nursing Services and Senior Nurse Executive while serving in the US Navy Nurse Corps. In 2002, Joan established a legal nurse consulting firm in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, in which she assists attorneys in medical-legal cases involving nursing practice issues.