California ENA - California Emergency Nurses Association
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from San Diego to Superior and
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California ENA

Next State Meeting:

kona kaiPlease join us for the California ENA State Council meeting on November 9, 2018 in Kona Kai Resort & Spa. All are welcome! Make your hotel reservations email by October 6th to secure the ENA rate of $199. Reservations can be made by emailing Susan Smith at, or by using this Reservation Link or by calling the reservations department at 1-800-566-2524 and mention you are with the “CA Emergency Nurses Association. Make your reservations soon, availability at the ENA rate cannot be guaranteed once our block of rooms fill.

Who should attend an ENA State Council meeting? Emergency Nurses, nursing students, all are welcome!
What happens at a State Council Meeting? In the morning our various committees meet, you can sit in on any of them that interest you. The committees are a great way to learn about what’s happening in our profession. During the afternoon session the Board and Chapter reports are given, always interesting and a place to learn what is happening up and down the State, as well as hear new ideas.

What’s New at ENA?

It is time to begin the 2018 ENA Delegate selection process. The ENA General Assembly and Annual meeting is being held in Pittsburgh, PA this year, The General Assembly meeting schedule will be half day on Tuesday and full day on Wednesday and will be conducted September 25 and 26, 2018. Deadline for delegate application submission is June 8, 2018.

The application and instructions can be found here: Delegate Instructions, Delegate Application or under Forms & Reports.

The California Emergency Nurses Association State Council is seeking to elect members to the State Council who represent ENA’s mission to advocate for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice. Meet the candidates:

2019 President: Janet Williams

2019 President-elect: David Samuelson
Hello there! I have been an active member and leader of California ENA since 2012. I attended my first ENA Leadership Conference in in 2005, was hooked on ENA, and never looked back. I served as a first-time State Council Delegate at the National Assembly in 2012. Since then I have served both the East Bay Chapter and the California State Council in multiple leadership roles, including the role of State Council President in 2017. I look forward to continuing my service to the organization. I would absolutely enjoy your support to be elected the California State Council President for ENA’s 50th Anniversary in 2020!

2019 Secretary: Shelbie Rogers
I have been a member of ENA since 2010; belonging to the San Francisco chapter and recently transferring to the East Bay chapter. My emergency nursing career began in the emergency department as a new graduate 17 years ago in a trauma center in Michigan and my travels have brought me to California where I have resided since 2008. Currently, I am an ED Case Manager and thoroughly enjoy supporting our profession as an emergency nurse along with assisting my ED colleagues and patients with their myriad barriers to safe and effective care. In the past I had the privilege to serve as a California national delegate for the several years and recall attending my first ENA convention in Tampa (2011). I recently participated in Day on the Hill in Washington, DC and was both honored and inspired to become more active in ENA upon my return home. Should I be elected to this position of secretary, I’d like to continue to garner support for ENA’s 2020 Vision at the state level as well as develop my knowledge and love for our profession. Thank you for your consideration and please know that I would be humbled if you chose me as your 2019 California ENA secretary.

2019 Treasurer: Louise Hummel
I have been an emergency nurse for over 20 years and an active member of California ENA since 1993. During this time I have held numerous positions within our organization. My focus has always been to continue the advancement of emergency nursing and ensure excellence in bedside care. Through my involvement in ENA I have watched, as our organization has emerged as a leader in emergency health care in California and across the nation. I have an in-depth understanding of revenue and expense reports and the importance of maintaining a balanced budget. My commitment to our profession of emergency nursing and to our organization has provided me with the knowledge and expertise to serve as your State Council Treasurer for 2019. It would be my privilege to serve as a member of the California State Council Board of Directors. My involvement in ENA is extensive, having served had numerous positions within the organization and having served on numerous committees both at the local, state and national level.

2019 Treasurer-elect: Mariann Cosby
As a member of ENA since 1986, I am excited and honored to be a Treasurer-Elect candidate to serve on the California State Council. The mission and vision of ENA – Safe Practice and Safe Care – are the core elements and emphasis of my daily nursing practice. Should I be elected to this position, it will allow me to be a part of the State leadership team where I can have a greater impact in advocacy efforts for patients and our members in the pursuit of safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice. Having served on many regional and state professional boards in various leadership capacities during my career, I have developed the leadership and technical skills needed to be successful in this role. While always growing and learning, my experience as the Treasurer for previous organizations while managing 3 other sets of books for other entities including my own business, has prepared me for this challenge.

2019 Director-at-Large: Patrice Christensen
As I new graduate, starting my nursing career in the ED was a dream come true-but often very overwhelming. Joining ENA (EDNA way back then) provided me with the opportunity to network with experienced nurses, who were leading the growth of the emergency nursing profession and willing to mentor me through my own. Now, as my nursing career is winding down, I would again welcome the challenges of serving the California ENA State Council as the Director at Large. This position assists the Board with the logistical aspects of our State Council meetings. These meetings are often the first experience and impression many have of ENA and the California State Council. I’m am grateful for this opportunity to give back to ENA, an organization that has given me so much professionally and personally.

Dianne Idman-Gervais
The Director-at-Large position is a perfect fit for my skill set and I would be grateful for the opportunity to serve my fellow ENA members. As the State Education Committee Chair and San Diego’s annual education conference for the last 54 I have had the opportunity to plan annual large conferences, giving me the chance to hone my organizational skills and learn to manage the many behind-the-scenes things involved in putting together a large event/meeting. When I started thinking of a board position I quickly realized Director-at-Large fit with my strengths and I have shadowed Susan Smith, the current Director-at-Large, in the planning of 2018 meetings and finding locations for 2019, as preparation to run for this board position. Serving as your 2019 Director-at-Large would be an honor. Thank you for considering me for this position.

The California State Council of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that provides education, leadership, advocacy, and collaborative professional practice for emergency nursing care. ENA members pursue our mission of advocating for patient safety and excellence in emergency care by participating in task forces, committees, and commissions; listed below:

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Emergency Medical Care Committees/Commissions

California members representing at the National level:

Robin McPherson-Dias, MS, BSN, RN, CEN, CCRN, TCRN — Member, Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee
Lawson Stuart, MBA, BS, RN, EMT-P — Member, Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council
Nancy Knechel, PhD, MSN, BSN, BS, RN, ACNP, ACNP-BC, APRN-BC — Member, Institute for Emergency Nursing Research (IENR) Advisory Council
Al Duke, MBA, BSN, RN, CEN, CPHRM, MICN — Member, Institute for Quality, Safety and Injury Prevention (IQSIP) Advisory Council
Milvia Jumani, MSN, RN — Chair-Elect, International Advisory Council
Tobin Miller, DNP, MSN-Ed, RN, CEN, CFRN, CCRN — Member, Lantern Award Committee
Diane Koyasu Heine, DNP, MSN, BSN, AND, RN, CEN — Member, Lantern Award Reviewers
Michele Redlo, MSN, MPA, BSN, RN, CPEN — Member, Pediatric Committee
Janis M. Farnholtz-Provinse, MS, RN, CNS, CEN — Member, Peer Review Education Committee
Justin Winger, PhD, MA, BSN — Chair, Position Statement Committee
Catherine Hesse, MN, MSN, RN, NP, ANP — Member, Position Statement Committee
Melanie Crowley, MSN, RN, CEN — Member, TNCC Revision Work Team
Janis Farnholtz Provinse, MS, BSN, RN, CNS, CEN, TCRN — Member, TNCC Revision Work Team
Kellyn Pak, MSN, RN, CEN, MICN — Member, TNCC Revision Work Team
Catherine J Hesse, MN, MSN, RN, NP, ANP — Member, ENA Foundation Fundraising Committee
Kimberly Ta, MSN, RN, CEN — Member, ENA Foundation Research Grant Committee
Garrett Chan, PhD, APRN, CNS, CEN, FAEN — Member-at-Large, Academy of Emergency Nursing (AEN) Board
Cheryl Wraa, MSN, RN, FAEN — Associate Editor, Journal of Emergency Nursing Editorial Board
Anna Maria Valdez, PhD, MSN, RN, CEN, CFRN, CNE, FAEN — Member, Journal of Emergency Nursing Editorial Board
Matthew F. Powers, MS, BSN, RN, MICP, CEN, FAEN — Past ENA Board Member, Nominations and Elections Committee
Kristen Tarrell, MS, BSN, RN, CEN — Member Region 1, Nominations and Elections Committee

California ENA

Scholarship Information

Sacramento Legislative Day on the Hill

Join us March 21, 2018 for our annual Leg Day. This year’s Leg Day will start with a cocktail reception with the Leg Aids on Tuesday, March 20th from 6-8pm; please join us and meet your local Legislative Aid. The next day, March 21st AM we will give a presentation on the Leg process and ENA talking points; in the afternoon we will tour the Capitol and visit with legislators. Immediately following Leg Day we will hold a Sidewalk CPR demonstration.

Professional dress required. No scrubs. The ENA button down collared shirt may be worn. Please wear comfortable shoes for walking. Rooms at the Hyatt are available for $ 239.00 per night: Hyatt Regency -1209 L Street, Sacramento 95814

Breakfast and Lunch provided.

Please use this form to register: Leg Day Registration Form

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