Kathleen E. Carlson
Emergency Department, Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, Virginia Beach, VA
CEN, TNCC Instructor-Trainer; ENPC Instructor-Trainer, ACLS Instructor-Trainer; PALS Instructor-Trainer
MSN, 1987 Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT
BSN, 1983 Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT
Diploma, 1972 Stamford Hospital School of Nursing, Stamford, CT
2011-2013 ENA Board of Directors
2010 Contributor Emergency Nursing Orientation (ENO) 2.0
2009-present Fellow, Academy of Emergency Nursing
2008-2009 Co-Editor, Emergency Nursing Certification Review (ENCR)
2008 Judith C. Kelleher Award
1999-2009 Journal of Emergency Nursing, Contributing Editor, Emergency Nursing Review Column
1990-2009 Co-editor, CEN Review Manual Task Force (all 4 editions)
2004-2006 Leadership Conference Committee
1997-1999 Annual Conference Committee
1989-1993 Member, National Standing Committee on Education (Chairperson 1992-1993)
2001-present Virginia ENA
1999-2001 New York ENA
1999-2001 New York State Conference Committee (Chairperson 2001)
1981-1999 Connecticut ENA (President 1995)
1989-1991 Connecticut State Conference Committee (Chairperson 1990)
1991 Chairperson, New England Regional Symposium
2001-Present Tidewater Chapter (Virginia)
2004-2009 Tidewater Chapter, State Representative
2003 New York State Council, Special Recognition Award
2007-present Rater, McMaster Online Rating of Evidence System
1987-1995 Member, Sigma Theta Tau (Research Chairperson, 1989-1991)
1994-1995 Connecticut State EMS Advisory Board
|POSITION STATEMENT |
What leadership attribute is essential to enhance the image and effectiveness of ENA?
While a combination of positive leadership attributes is important to enhance the image and effectiveness of ENA, listening to members is key. A leader must listen to new ideas and ways of doing things with an open mind; ask pertinent questions to clearly identify issues, concerns, and opinions; set objective and realistic goals; and stay focused on what is best for our organization.
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|STATEMENT TO THE MEMBERSHIP |
As a member of ENA since 1976, I have seen many changes in our organization. We have become larger, more powerful, and more focused on the qualities and programs that make emergency nurses unique. We have formed a strong foundation to build on, inviting others to join us to advance safe emergency care.
From triage to disposition, every day, I take my patient care delivery very seriously. Likewise, as a Director, I have taken my fiduciary responsibilities very seriously. As ENA’s 2014 Secretary/Treasurer I will work collaboratively with our professional staff to assure our continued financial stability, building for our future by spending wisely, and maintaining and enhancing our investments to meet the needs of our members and our profession.
The talent in our organization is vast and has propelled us to a position as highly respected strategic partners in the health care community. As the 2014 Secretary/Treasurer I will continue to be a strong voice, listening and carrying your messages and visions forward so we can continue to grow and flourish.
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