- Next State Meeting
- What′s New?
- 50TH ANNIVERSARY INFORMATION
- Legislative Day Registration
- Board Positions
- ENA Representation
- General Assembly Delegates
- Scholarship Information
As we continue to face challenges of the evolving COVID-19 situation, Cal ENA wants emergency nurses to know that we support the guidelines put out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA).
ENA President Mike Hastings, MSN, RN, CEN has said, “As the safety net for our communities, emergency departments across the country are filled with patients who have nowhere else to go for their health care needs. The emergence of novel coronavirus as a possible pandemic, amid an already challenging flu season, serves as a reminder that we must ensure our health communities – first responders, public health departments and hospitals – have the necessary resources to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to provide the best possible care to all patients.”
Please know that your California ENA State Council is here to provide continued support and guidance during this challenging time in emergency medicine.
Next State Meeting:
August meeting in San Francisco is canceled. Please read on for VIRTUAL meeting information…
I am so impressed with the capability and flexibilty of California Emergency Nurses to “duck and roll.” I mean this in the most respectful way! In a quick few months you have all shown yourselves to be true NURSE LEADERS! We have learned to operate in disaster mode for weeks and months on end; adapting to new normals that included new changes in isolation and patient flow.
Your California Board of Directors wants to recognize all of you as NURSE LEADERS, regardless or your job title. Because of continued travel restrictions, mass gathering prohibitions, food service restrictions and social distancing requirements, California ENA will cancel the in-person San Francisco meeting in August and replace it with a virtual ZOOM experience.
Look for an email invite soon.
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.
California ENA’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Planning Committee
At the November 2019 State Council meeting the California ENA 50th Anniversary Celebration Planning Committee was formed. We reviewed/brainstormed ideas for celebrating ENA’s 50th anniversary for California and local chapters.
Plans for our 2020 celebration include:
At the Annual Meeting in Las Vegas in September we will be co-hosting a reception with New York State Council.
Donate 2 state delegate shirt logos to the Texas State Council’s Quilt Project.
Pens and candy gifts are planned for State and Chapter Leadership Orientation (SCLO) and General Assembly presentation.
ENA 50 grant money from National will be used to provide a scholarship.
Challenging each Chapter and FAEN Fellows (and anyone else who wishes to) sponsor a new member to ENA for the 50,000 members by the 50th Anniversary Campaign.
California State Council’s celebration will consist of presentations on ENA/CA history, achievements, educational offerings and memorabilia/pictures etc. by decade prepared by local chapters as assigned during State Council meetings. All members are encouraged to assist assigned chapters with providing information and pictures to assist with the completion of this project. 70s – January – San Diego – Hard Rock Hotel—-(San Diego and Orange Coast Chapters) 80s – March – Sacramento – Hyatt—(Sacramento and Superior Chapters) 90s – May- Monterey- Hilton Garden Inn —(Loma Prieta, Mid-Valley and Kern Chapters) 2000s – August – San Francisco – Union Square Marriott—(San Francisco and East Bay Chapters 2010s – November – Riverside – Mission Inn –(lnland Empire, Greater LA and Channel Island Chapters)
Other ideas we are exploring: a ‘5K for 50’ in Monterey in May with the registration fee and sponsorship money to raise funds for the ENAF State Challenge. Our annual educational event in conjunction with the November State Council meeting to include a semi-formal purple carpet Gala with dinner to premier the Carolyn Jones documentary and the presentation of the scholarship winner and the completed power point of the Decades Project. Past State Presidents will be invited to attend the Gala and/or luncheon. Investigating getting canvas prints of the Anita Dorr and Judith Kelleher portrait for each chapter to use in their celebrations. Will pursue proclamations from the Governor and the Mayor of Sacramento (which may be used as a template for other chapters to use for cities within their chapter.) We also hope to have the State Capitol lit up in purple for Emergency Nurses Day/Week. We discussed selling California ENA 50th Anniversary merchandise such as pins and shirts (v- neck, polo and tank) in the state and at National.
Once plans are completed, Diane St. Denis will develop a press release template which chapters may use to promote their Chapter celebration events. Once the contractual requirements are identified, Sacramento Chapter may premier Carolyn Jones documentary at a theater with invited dignitaries, legislators and the public. (Possibly serve as a premier for KVIE Public Broadcasting Station to show the documentary.)
Miscellaneous ideas for further consideration to be utilized or incorporated in the state and local chapter events include: • Obtain sponsorships from health care systems/foundations • Promotion of events through local TV stations e.g. Good Day Sacrament on CW31 • Group outing at a sporting event such as AAA baseball gave with Public Announcement recognition of the ENA Chapter celebrating the ENA’s 50th anniversary • Provide a public service project such as Hands Only CPR or Stop the Bleed education at a local event • Display artifacts/memorabilia • Highlight National ENA Presidents from California and Past state leaders • Promote Judith Kelleher as ENA Co-Founder from California • Include Judy’s family in celebrations as they are willing and able. Everyone is encouraged to share pictures to represent our membership by uploading them through state Social Media Coordinator Kevin Stansbury who will screen for appropriateness. (e.g. group delegate photos, Chapter gatherings, pictures of members teaching/lecturing or doing Car Seat Inspections or flight nurses with their helicopter/crew etc). Please share your knowledge of our organization with the chapter/state leaders or the 50th anniversary committee.
A huge THANK YOU to the members who volunteered to be on this committee: Tyler McCulloch, Agnes Faria, Desiree Hadden, Diane St Denis, Sarah Wells, Jennay Harrison, Ashley Wiese, Nancy Cione, Lara Beemer, Mindy Potter, Christine Marshall, Ruth Keniston, Susan Smith, Judith Scott, Debby Rogers, Jen Denno, Ed Pulido, Janet Williams and Dianne ldman-Gervais.
Sacramento Legislative Day on the Hill
Join us March 4, 2020 for our annual Legislative Day. This year’s Leg Day will end with a cocktail reception with the Leg Aids on Wednesday, March 4th from 6-8pm; please join us and meet your local Legislative Aid. Prior to visiting our legislators, we will meet for breakfast and a presentation on the Leg process and ENA talking points; in the afternoon we will tour the Capitol and visit with legislators.
Professional dress required. No scrubs. The ENA button down collared shirt may be worn. Please wear comfortable shoes for walking.
Breakfast and Lunch provided.
Please use this form to register: Leg Day Registration Form
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS MARCH 1
The California Emergency Nurses Association State Council elects members to the State Council who represent ENA’s mission to advocate for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice.
To implement the national Emergency Nurses Association’s philosophy, objectives, and leadership on the State level as well as to coordinate professional activities of Chapters within the State in connection with the National Association, its General Assembly and Board of Directors.
2020 California State Council Board Officers:
President: David Samuelson
Coordinates all State Council administrative activities. Serves as official representative of the State Council. Appoints with the Board of Directors’ approval committee chairs and chairs-elect.
President-elect: Shelbie Rogers
Has served as a voting Board of Directors member within the last five years. Succeeds to the office of President at the expiration of the President’s term. Assists the President as needed in fulfilling the duties of that office.
Immediate-past President: Janet Williams
Secretary: Sarah Wells
Maintains adequate and proper records of the State Council and the Board of Directors, including but not limited to minutes of all meetings and correspondence. Maintains current roster of all Board of Directors, committee chairs, chapter presidents, chapter representatives, and appointees.
Treasurer: Mariann Cosby
Maintains corporate financial records; maintains corporate banking accounts and disbursements. Annually submits data for tax preparation and an audit of the financial records at the Annual Business meeting. Works with the Treasurer-elect to ensure a smooth transition of office by the end of the elected term.
Treasurer-elect: Tyler McCulloch
Assists the Treasurer to maintain corporate financial records. Completes an internal audit prior to assuming responsibility for corporate financial records.
Director-at-Large: Dianne Idman-Gervais
Coordinates meeting arrangements for State Council meetings and functions.
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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- Community Paramedicine Pilot Project Task Force: Susan Smith, Alternate: Carole Snyder
- EMS Commission: Carole Snyder
Emergency Medical Care Committees/Commissions
- Contra Costa: David Samuelson | Learn more
- Orange County: Trez Gutierrez | Learn more
- San Diego County: Cheryl Graydon | Learn more
- Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Service Commission: Carole Snyder | Learn more
- California Hospital Association EMS/Trauma Committee: Susan Smith | Learn more
California members representing at the National level:
Garrett Chan, PhD, APRN, CNS, CEN, FAEN: ACADEMY OF EMERGENCY NURSING (AEN) BOARD
Melanie Crowley, MSN, RN, CEN: TNCC REVISION WORK TEAM
Marvin Delfin, MSN-ED, RN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, CNRN, TCRN: ENA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
Melinda Elayda, MPA, BSN, RN: INSTITUTE FOR QUALITY, SAFETY AND INJURY PREVENTION (IQSIP) ADVISORY COUNCIL
Janis Farnholtz-Provinse, MS, BSN, RN, CNS, CEN,TCRN, FAEN: PEER REVIEW EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Janis Farnholtz-Provinse, MS, BSN, RN, CNS, CEN, TCRN: TNCC REVISION WORK TEAM
Catherine J Hesse, MN, MSN, RN, NP, ANP: ENA FOUNDATION FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE
Diane Koyasu Heine, DNP, MSN, BSN, AND, RN, CEN: LANTERN AWARD REVIEWERS
Katherine Logee, MSN, RN, NP, CEN, CPEN, CFRN, CNE, FNP-BC, PNP-BC: PEDIATRIC COMMITTEE
Robin MacPherson-Dias, RN: CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES COMMITTEE
Tobin Miller, DNP, MSN-ED, RN, CEN, CFRN, CCRN: LANTERN AWARD COMMITTEE
Angela Neufeld, RN: AWARDS COMMITTEE
Kellyn Pak, MSN, RN, CEN, MICN: TNCC REVISION WORK TEAM
Matthew Powers, MS, BSN, RN, MICP, CEN, FAEN: EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ADVISORY COUNCIL
Matthew F. Powers, MS, BSN, RN, MICP, CEN, FAEN: NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE
Michele Redlo, MSN, MPA, BSN, RN, CPEN: PEDIATRIC COMMITTEE
Michele Redlo, MSN, MPA, BSN, RN, CPEN, PHN: PEER REVIEW EDUCATION COMMITTEE
David Samuelson, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, CTRN, CCRN: NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE
Kevin Stansbury, MBA, BS, RN, CEN, VA-BC: LANTERN AWARD COMMITTEE
Kristen Tarrell, MS, BSN, RN, CEN, PHRN: ENA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
Anna Maria Valdez, PhD, MSN, RN, CEN, CFRN, CNE, FAEN: JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY NURSING EDITORIAL BOARD
Justin Winger, PhD, MA, BSN: POSITION STATEMENT COMMITTEE
Cheryl Wraa, MSN, RN, FAEN: JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY NURSING EDITORIAL BOARD
It is time to begin the 2020 California Delegate selection process!
This 2020 General Assembly and Annual Meeting is scheduled for September 8 – 11 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The General Assembly meeting schedule will be a full day on Tuesday, September 8th and a half day on Wednesday, September 9th.
Opportunities for California Delegate status is open to all National ENA Members that hold a California professional RN license (active or inactive) and wish to apply.
Deadline is June 5th, however applications will still be accepted after the deadline.