Margaret (Peggy) McMahon

Margaret McMahon Margaret (Peggy) McMahon, MN, APN, NP-C,  CEN FAEN
Williamstown, NJ
Candidate for Director
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Current Employment
Emergency Nursing Consultant

Professional Credentials/Certifications
CEN; TNCC & ENPC Instructor; FNP
RN, 1966 – Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA
BSN, 1973 – University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
MN, 1980 – University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Post-Masters FNP, 2011 – University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ, Stratford, NJ

1975-1984, 1993, 1998-2013 General Assembly Delegate
2008-present Senior Clinical Editor, Journal of Emergency Nursing
2011-2012 Member, ENA Future of Nursing Work Group
2006-2007 Editor, Disaster Management & Response
2004-2005 Member, Academy of Emergency Nursing Work Group
2001-2003 Member, ENA Leadership Conference Committee
1999-2001 Member, ENA Work Group on Research Utilization
1997 Chair, ENA Task Force on Clinical Delegation
1994 Chair, ENA Task Force - Role on the Emergency Nurse
1993 Member, Scientific Assembly Committee
1988 Member, ENA Research Committee
1987 ENA President
1984-1985 Secretary, National ENA Board of Directors
1981-1983 Chair, EDNA Scientific Assembly Committee
1978 Chair, EDNA Nominating Committee
2012-2013 NJENA Nursing Research & Practice Committee
2013 NJENA Emergency Preparedness Committee
1997-2001 Member, NJENA Emergency Care Conference Committee
1990 Chair, WA State ENA Nurse Practice Committee
1979-1983 President, WA State EDNA
1975-1979 Chair, WA State EDNA Education Committee
2004 Coordinator, Jersey Shore Emergency Nursing Course
1998-1999 President, Jersey Shore Chapter
1989 Education Coordinator, Pacific Slopes ENA
1995 National ENA Judith C. Kelleher Award

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

Integral to ENA’s accomplishment of its mission is a commitment to Service Leadership at all levels of the organization. Service Leadership embodies a philosophy and practices of caring for and about others as one’s first priority.
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Statement To The Membership
As an ENA member since its early years, I am convinced that member involvement and visionary leadership have been key to our success. Leaders must be responsive to member needs and facilitate member accomplishment of their personal goals. Members have different reasons for involvement in ENA; our challenge as leaders is to meld individual goals with those of the Association. Organizational transparency is essential in promoting a sense of trust, engagement, respect, and accomplishment. Trust includes confidence that our educational products are evidence-based and timely. It includes an understanding that member participation in ENA work is valued and appreciated. Trust also implies that membership provides value to the individual and their practice.

Involvement in ENA has provided me with a wealth of opportunities that have been more personally and professionally rewarding than I can describe. Throughout my career, my greatest satisfactions have come when I facilitated another person’s accomplishment of their personal goals. That philosophy will continue if I am selected as a member of the Board of Directors. If elected, I commit to listen to our members, address their concerns, engage in open communication, encourage dialogue on ways to make things better and work to assure that ENA resources are used wisely to support our members and the patients they serve.

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Conflict of Interest Disclosure
No conflicts disclosed. 

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