Sondra Heaston

Sondra Heaston Sondra Heaston, MS, NP-C, CEN, CNE
Provo, Utah
Candidate for Director
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Current Employment
Associate Teaching Professor
Brigham Young University College of Nursing
Nurse Practitioner
Premier Family Medical Urgent Care
Professional Credentials/Certifications
TNCC Instructor, CEN, Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), Fundamental Critical Care Support Course Instructor, ACLS, BLS
MS, 2005 - Brigham Young University, College of Nursing, Provo, Utah
BSN, 1989 – Weber State University, School of Nursing, Ogden, Utah
AS, 1987 – Weber State University, School of Nursing, Ogden, Utah

2014 Member Annual Conference Planning Committee
2013 ENA Board Mentoring Program Participant
1994, 1996-2002, 2006-2009, 2011-2013 General Assembly Delegate
1998, 1999 Nominations Committee
2012, 2013 President, Utah State Council
2009-2010 Historian/Student Nurse Liaison, Utah State Council
2006-2008 Secretary/Treasurer, Utah State Council
2000 Immediate Past President, Utah State Council
1998, 1999 President, Utah State Council
1997 President-Elect, Utah State Council
1997-2000 Education Committee Member, Utah
1997 Immediate Past President, Northern Utah Chapter
1996 President, Northern Utah Chapter
1995 President-Elect, Northern Utah Chapter
1994 Secretary/Treasurer, Northern Utah Chapter

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

As nurses, managers and healthcare providers in emergency departments we face many difficult issues. It is imperative as individuals and as a professional organization that we have moral courage in order to promote safe practice and safe care. This requires a commitment to stand steadfast in doing the right things and making the right decisions. Theodore Roosevelt said, “Knowing what is right doesn’t mean much unless you do what is right”.
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Statement To The Membership
I have been involved with ENA on a local, state, and national level since 1994. In that time I have come to know and understand the importance of being actively involved in this organization. I have also been a member of other professional organizations and have attended several of their conferences and by comparison I have found that ENA offers its members the highest quality and greatest return of any organization.  

I began working in various emergency departments as a registered nurse in 1987 and continued to do so for the next twenty years. After returning to school and receiving my Master’s degree, I now practice in urgent care as a nurse practitioner as well as work as an associate teaching professor mentoring students in critical care and emergency departments. As a professor, I serve as a faculty advisor for the Brigham Young University Students Nurses Association and have done so since 2007. In this role I have had the opportunity to encourage students to attend the National Student Nurses Association Conferences and be active participants in writing resolutions and running for State and National Board positions. These varied areas of professional responsibility allow me to see issues of importance relating to emergency nurses through multiple lenses, and by so doing, I feel that my ability to assess, evaluate and find the most effective solutions is enhanced. Should I be elected, I realize that it is vital to listen to your concerns and weigh all potential solutions as I represent you in making the right decisions.

Being a member of ENA has helped me to become a better nurse, a better person, and a better leader. As a member of the Board of Directors it is important to continue to have member input, involvement, and quality education. These are some of the main reasons ENA has been so invaluable to its members. I would love the opportunity to represent you on the board and would appreciate your vote.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure
No conflicts disclosed.
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