Sister Vincelli received the Sounds of Texas Excellence Award for initiating a program to identify newborns who were at risk for hearing loss.
ST. PAUL, MN, April 08, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Mary Nicholas Vincelli, C.S.J. with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Sister Vincelli celebrates many years of experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
With more than 50 years of professional experience as a professional registered nurse, Sister Vincelli most recently served as director of nursing services for Public Health Region 11 of the Texas Department of Health from 1990 to 2002, where she was Program Manager for family health services from 1986 to 1990. Prior to obtaining these positions, she was director of nursing at the Hidalgo County Department of Health from 1979 to 1986, having been a public health nurse with the organization from 1970 to 1979. From 1968 to 1970, she was an evening supervisor at St. Michael's Hospital in Grand Forks, ND, and from 1967 to 1968, she was an assistant professor at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN. In addition, she was an instructor in medical-surgical nursing at the University of Iowa in 1966. Earlier in her career Sister Vincelli was an instructor at the Sisters of St. Joseph School of Nursing of North Dakota in Grand Forks, Jamestown, and Fargo, ND from 1952 to 1958 and again from 1959 to 1964 having held various teaching and nursing positions since 1948. From 1958 to 1959 she was pediatric supervisor at St. Mary's Hospital in Minneapolis, MN.
Alongside her primary career endeavors, Sister Vincelli sat on the advisory committee of the Texas Maternal and Infant Health Improvement Act from 1985 to 1990, having also served on the advisory committee of the Texas Early Childhood Intervention Program since 1981. A former member of the nursing advisory committee at Pan American University, she sat on the board of directors of the Rio Grande Health and Medical Services, Inc., and was a member of the Texas Sudden Infant Death Advisory Committee from 1981 to 1982. Earlier in her career, she was a member of the North Dakota Board of Nurse Examiners. Civically involved as well, Sister Vincelli was a former member of the Foster Grandparents Advisory Committee and special education advisory committee member of the Evins Regional Juvenile Center.
Sister Vincelli began her career as a student at the College of St. Catherine, where she received a Bachelor of Science in nursing in 1948. From 1950 – 1952 she undertook religious studies and made profession as a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet. In 1966 she continued her professional studies at the University of Iowa and earned a Master of Arts in Nursing and was elected to Sigma Theta Tau, National Honor Society for Nurses.
A respected voice in her profession, Sister Vincelli has been affiliated with a number of professional organizations. A fellow in the Texas Public Health Association, member of the American Nurses Association, District Nurses Association, the American Red Cross Nursing Service, National League for Nursing, and the U.S. Mexico Border Health Association. She has also been active with the Texas Public Employees Association on their legislative committee.
Throughout her career, Sister Vincelli has been recognized for her contributions. The recipient of the Community Service Helping Hands Award from the Texas Department of Health in 1999, she received the Sounds of Texas Excellence Award for initiating a program to identify newborns who were at risk for hearing loss. This resulted in legislation being passed that required all newborns be tested before being discharged from the hospital or birthing center. In addition she received the National Perinatal Association Award for Individual Contribution to Maternal and Child Health, the Distinguished Service Award for Exceptional Service to the Health and Welfare of Texas Children from the Texas Pediatric Society, and the Outstanding U.S./Mexico Health Professional Award. Earlier in her career, she was nominated for Texas Nurse of the Year and was named a Notable Woman of Texas. In 1981 and 1986 she further received the Texas Public Health Association Award for outstanding Service. Sister Vincelli has also been featured in numerous honors publications, including multiple editions of Who's Who of American Nursing, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, and Who's Who of American Women.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Mary Nicholas Vincelli, C.S.J. has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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