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California ENA

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.

Resources:

Next State Meeting:

January Cal ENA Meeting to be held via Zoom

Jan 7 or 8, 2021 (Final dates/times to be announced soon!)  ** Please look for more information about how to RSVP for a Zoom invitation to be sent to your Cal ENA registered email address in the near future. **


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?

2020 is the 50th anniversary of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)!

While 2020 changed our celebration plans, there was no better year to exemplify the resilience and importance of emergency nurses.

As so many of our Cal ENA plans were cancelled, we are going to continue celebrating in 2021! Stay tuned for more news to come.

Happy Anniversary!

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.

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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.

Objectives:
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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Emergency Medical Care Committees/Commissions

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.

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

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