Kathleen E. Carlson

Kathleen Carlson Kathleen E. Carlson, RN, MSN, CEN, FAEN
Hampton, Virginia
Candidate for President-elect
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Current Employment
Staff Nurse
Emergency Department, Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, Virginia Beach, VA
Professional Credentials/Certifications
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

Position Statement
What attribute is essential to enhance ENA’s mission of Safe Practice and Safe Care?

I believe it is essential to pay attention to detail. Whether caring for a patient or looking at a spread sheet it is important to remain focused on the task at hand. In order to obtain an optimum outcome, we must ask relevant questions, if the issue remains unclear, to fully understand areas of concern and explore options.
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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, through our strategic plan, 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 responsibilities very seriously. As ENA’s 2015 President-elect I will continue to be a member advocate, listening and striving to meet evolving needs and expectations. 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 2015 President-elect I will continue to be a strong voice, listening and carrying your messages and visions forward so we can continue to grow, flourish and have a significant impact on patient care
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Conflict of Interest Disclosure
No conflicts disclosed.

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