Michael D. Moon

Michael Moon Michael D. Moon, PhD, MSN, RN, CNS-CC, CEN, FAEN
San Antonio, Texas
Candidate for President-elect
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Current Employment
Clinical Faculty and Associate Professor
University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas
Professional Credentials/Certifications
PhD, 2013, Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas
MSN, 1995, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
BSN, 1987, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas

2009-present Item Writer, BCEN
2007-present Fellow, Academy of Emergency Nursing
2004, 2013-present ENA Representative, ACEP Clinical Policies Committee
2002-2006, 2012-present Director, ENA Board of Directors
2002, 2012 ENA/ENA Foundation Taskforce
2000-2001, 2010-2011 Member, Resolutions Committee
1990-1993, 1995-2001, 2007-2008, 2010 Delegate, General Assembly
2011-2012 Member, Delegate Selection Committee
2000, 2010 President, Texas ENA
1997-1999 Chairperson, Resolution Committee
1997-1998 Treasurer, Texas ENA
1990-1992, 1995-1996, 2007-present Delegate, Texas ENA State Council
2011-present Parliamentarian, San Antonio ENA
1991 president, Austin ENA
1990 Treasurer, Austin ENA
1989-present Member, Austin/Hi-Plains/San Antonio ENA
1998-present Member, American Association of Critical Care Nurses
1988-present Member, Sigma Theta Tau
1988-present Member, American Nurses Association

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

The essential attribute that is required to enhance ENA’s mission is dedication of emergency RNs to be advocates for the specialty. ENA must have a presence at the local, state, and national levels. Safe Practice and Safe Care requires each of us to be active in the dissemination of evidenced-based practice and current research. We must provide all emergency RNs with quality, clinically relevant education. We must also help mentor our emerging professionals into the specialty; role modeling behaviors that we expect from ourselves as well as from other emergency RNs. We must have passion to do what is right for our patients and to make our systems of health care safer.
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Statement To The Membership
Dear ENA Members,

Health care is a dynamic environment that is shaped by numerous entities with differing interest. In today’s environment we face many challenges that interfere with our ability to provide safe practice and safe care. It is important that emergency nurses have an advocate to address these issues that affect us everyday. ENA is that advocate.

Addressing these complex issues in innovative, evidence-based ways requires ENA’s leadership to possess a broad set of skills that includes understanding clinical issues, policy development, legislative processes, finances, educational theory, organizational management, and research. Maintaining current clinical practice is a core value for me. This is why I maintain practice in the clinical setting in my current role. My experience as a clinical nurse specialist, emergency nurse, and educator as well as my previous experience in ENA leadership roles affords me the know-how to help empower our members and our association in addressing the challenges that face our specialty.

I am truly passionate about emergency nursing and our members. I have been an emergency nurse and member of ENA since 1989. ENA has been a cornerstone in my professional development. I believe in order to be innovative and creative, we have to be willing to have open, honest dialogue about the issues we face and the potential solutions that emerge.

I am running for president-elect. I am asking for your vote. I promise that I will continue to strive to make sure that the voices of the members are brought to the board of director’s table. I will keep an open mind in all discussions. I will base my decisions on the best evidence available and what is in the best interest for all our members not just for a select few and what is best for our association, our patients, and our specialty. I promise that I will do my best to be an effective leader. I value the trust that you have bestowed upon me as a member of the board of directors.

I ask for your vote!

Michael D. Moon, PhD, MSN, RN, CNS-CC, CEN, FAEN
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Conflict of Interest Disclosure
Item Writer for the CEN examination offered by the Board of Certification of Emergency Nursing


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