Blue Jay Consulting Orlando, Florida
CEN; FAEN; PALS; ACLS
BSN, 1981 – Fitchburg State College, School of Nursing, Fitchburg, MA
M.Ed, 1995 – Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA
MSN, 1990 – University of Texas – Houston, Houston, TX
Dr.PH, 1998 - University of Texas – Houston, Houston, TX
2013-2015 Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee
2010-2013 Annual Conference Planning Committee
2010-2013 General Assembly Delegate
2009, 2000 ENA Board of Directors (Secretary/Treasurer)
2006-2008,1997-1999 ENA Board of Directors
2003 Immediate Past President ENA Board of Directors
2002 President ENA Board of Directors
2001 President-elect ENA Board of Directors
1996 Immediate Past President Texas State Council
1995 President Texas State Council
1994 President-elect Texas State Council
1993 Treasurer Texas State Council
2004, 1993, 1990 President, Houston Chapter
2003, 1992, 1990 President-elect, Houston Chapter
Academy of Emergency Nursing
American Association of Critical Care Nurses
American College of Emergency Physicians - Public Health Committee
American Organization of Nurse Executives
American Nurses Association
Sigma Theta Tau
|Position Statement |
What attribute is essential to enhance ENA’s mission of Safe Practice and Safe Care?
ENA has worked to move our emphasis from addressing errors to promoting safety through widespread system changes. The message in To Err is Human was to prevent, recognize, and mitigate harm from error. Developing a culture of safety in learning organizations, understanding the limits of human factors, and appreciating the reasons for comprehensive reporting mechanisms are all essential attributes in the preparation of nurses to be participants in 21st Century healthcare.
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|Statement To The Membership |
Today's leaders must transform their organization's values, beliefs, and behaviors. This requires vision, influence and a strong expertise relating to professional nursing practice.
As a Doctoral prepared nurse with 32 years of experience I have worked as a member of the senior leadership team in several organizations creating the vision for the future, and the systems and environment necessary to achieve that vision. I have served as a Vice President of Client Services, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer. In creating a vision for the future it necessary to enlighten the organization as to why change is necessary.
In serving as a change agent, I had to be a creative thinker, flexible and adaptable and have the interpersonal qualities and technical skills to implement and work with the team to sustain the change. As a change agent you must live in the future, be fueled by passion and inspire passion in others, have the ability to self-motivate and understand people.
I have been engaged in professional associations since my graduation from nursing school and I have been a member of ENA for over 25 years serving in numerous leadership roles. I have always felt that nursing needed strong leadership, empowered professionals, and exemplary practice models. These are the essential building blocks for any organization. In my work with professional associations I have driven work related to standards of care, created educational tools and provided organization management in a time of financial crisis.
Based on my professional and educational experience, I am confident that I have the requisite qualifications to serve the Emergency Nurses Association as a Director and create an environment that is welcoming, transparent and membership centric.
Thank you in advance for your consideration of my candidacy.
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Conflict of Interest Disclosure
- Employed by Blue Jay Consulting who provides interim management and performance improvement services to emergency departments throughout the United States.
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