RN to BSN Coordinator/Instructor
East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma
CEN, CNE, EMT-LP, TNCC
MS, 2010 Southern Nazarene University, School of Nursing, Bethany, OK
MBA, 2006 University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
BSN, 1997 Texas Woman's University, School of Nursing, Denton, TX
AASN, 1990 Oklahoma State University, Nursing Department, Oklahoma City, OK
2009-2012 Chairperson, Resolutions Committee
2010-2012 General Assembly Delegate
2006-2008 ENA Board of Directors
2004 Secretary/Treasurer BCEN Management Board
2004 Secretary/Treasurer ENAF Management Board
2001-2004 ENA Board of Directors (Secretary/Treasurer, 2004)
2011-2013 Immediate Past President, Oklahoma State Council
2010-2011 President, Oklahoma State Council
2003-Present Member, Oklahoma State Council
2000 Past President, Texas State Council
1999 President/CEO, Texas State Council
1998 President-Elect, Texas State Council
1998 Past President, Dallas Co. Chapter, Texas
1997 President, Dallas Co. Chapter, Texas
1996 President-Elect, Dallas Co. Chapter, Texas
2007–Present Sigma Theta Tau Fraternity International
2008–Present American Nurses Association/Oklahoma Nurses Association
2008–Present American Association of Critical Care Nurses
|POSITION STATEMENT |
What leadership attribute is essential to enhance the image and effectiveness of ENA?
ENA’s image is directly correlated to our leadership’s effectiveness. In order to be effective, our leaders should set high standards for themselves and the organization. Leaders should live those standards and mentor them in others, sharing the vision of ENA and our strategic plan. Leaders should be ready to make the hard choices when needed and be upfront with the reasons for those decisions. Leaders should be honest and transparent with the membership and instill in those members the confidence that their leaders are working for them in all decisions. ENA deserves the very best from our leaders.
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|STATEMENT TO THE MEMBERSHIP |
As an emergency nursing leader over the past 16 years, I have strived to keep the public, our colleagues, and the membership informed of the capable work of Emergency Nurses and the value of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA). I would like to continue this ambassadorial work as your director. The membership entrusts the Board of Directors to serve as the stewards of our association and to be the voice of ENA and of emergency nurses across the country.
Serving as an ENA steward, I would ensure that our association continues to be financially strong for our future and sincerely uphold my fiduciary responsibilities as a director. As one of the voices of ENA, I would let others know that emergency nurses are knowledgeable clinicians who practice in diverse settings. I would highlight the clinical expertise and dedication of emergency nurses who care for their patients every day. I would bring a robust voice to champion how emergency nurses form organized groups to improve emergency care nationally and globally.
I will continue to voice support and promote the educational and professional requirements needed to practice emergency nursing such as certification, TNCC, ENPC, and CATN. I will continue to support ENA’s increased involvement in research related to emergency nursing. As a director, I will remember in all my decisions that we are a membership organization and one of our primary goals is for the membership to have the ability to access our many resources.
I would be happy to discuss the issues, my vision for ENA, and my candidate platform with you. In various emergency care roles during my career, I have brought a strong sense of ethics and integrity to my work. I feel that I have a proven record of accomplishments and experience as a national ENA leader to help the association meet our strategic plans for the future.
Thank you for participating in one of our most precious membership rights, the right to vote.
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