The American Nurses Association (ANA) and the nursing community mourns the loss of our revered colleague, Joyce Waterman Taylor, MSN, RN. Mrs. Taylor passed away October 6 at her home in Hesperia, Calif. Taylor has been nationally recognized for her achievements as a clinical nurse specialist in neurology, and her contributions to the nursing profession are immeasurable.
Taylor was tireless in her devotion to patient care. She helped author clinical practice standards, and was a caring teacher and mentor to all her colleagues. She helped found ANA’s Clinical Nurse Specialist Council and was a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. Her work has been recognized with the Clinical Nurse Specialist award from ANA and the Illinois Nurses Association, as well as a Founder’s Day award from Loyola College for her contributions to the Chicago community.
Our deepest sympathies go out to Taylor’s family, and our hope is that they derive some comfort from the great affection and respect felt for their beloved family member by the nursing community.