Jeffrey Solheim, MSN, RN-BC, CEN, CFRN, FAEN is currently serving as a director on the board of directors for the Emergency Nurses Association, the specialty nursing association serving the emergency nursing profession through research, publications, professional development, and emphasis on quality and patient safety. Solheim’s term ends in December 2016.
Solheim has spent nearly his entire career in emergency nursing, with positions as varied as staff nurse, charge nurse, manager, director, educator, trauma coordinator, flight nurse and staff surveyor. Jeff is currently the President of a conglomerate of companies which comprise Solheim Enterprises. The various companies offer services as broad as consulting in trauma system development, nursing education and a publishing arm with over ten different nursing-based products on the market. Jeff is also the founder and executive director of a humanitarian medical organization which sends medical teams around the world providing care to tens of thousands of people around the globe every year. Jeff remains clinically active as a flight nurse and providing hands-on care when traveling with his teams to locations around the world.
Solheim has served numerous roles within the Emergency Nurses Association over the years at the local, state, national and international level. He has been a chapter founder and president, state president and pediatric/trauma chairperson at the state level for many years. Jeff is both an instructor and faculty for ENAs two signature courses – ENPC and TNCC, has served on the international faculty for these courses and has been on dissemination teams to Australia and The United Arab Emirates assisting these countries to be able to independently offer these courses. Jeff was also the chairperson for the 2013 ENA Annual Leadership Convention in Fort Lauderdale. Jeff is a fellow in the Academy of Emergency Nursing.
Jeff graduated with his diploma in nursing from Medicine Hat College in Medicine Hat Alberta. After that he went on to complete his Bachelor’s degree in nursing and his Master’s degree in nursing from Western Governor’s University. Jeff maintains certification as a professional development specialist, in emergency nursing and in flight nursing.
For more information, please contact the ENA Executive Services Office at 1-847-460-4095 or ExecOffice@ena.org.