Nisreen Atta, MSN-ED, RN, is the 2023 Emerging Professional Liaison to the Emergency Nurses Association Board of Directors, serving in a non-voting role. 

Atta was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Science in nursing and a minor in psychology. Throughout her undergraduate studies, Atta worked as an emergency department technician, where her love and drive for emergency nursing flourished. Having a desire to learn more about emergency nursing as a nursing student, Atta joined ENA as a student nurse in 2018 and then as a registered nurse in 2020 after graduating with her BSN. 

Atta became involved with Wisconsin ENA as the Milwaukee regional director and as a General Assembly delegate for Wisconsin in 2022. 

In December 2022, Atta graduated with her Master of Science in nursing education from Duke University. She has worked as an adjunct clinical faculty member, striving to inspire and motivate the new generation of nurses through education and mentorship. 

Atta currently works as a registered nurse in the emergency department at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, the same unit that sparked her passion for emergency nursing as a technician. She is chair of the ED Shared Governance Council and is involved in several committees, with a specific interest and focus on leadership, diversity and education. 

Atta comes to the ENA Board of Directors with unique perspectives based on her experiences in the nursing profession and her involvement with multiple underrepresented communities and organizations. She is honored and excited to represent emerging professionals on the ENA Board of Directors. Atta is passionate about increasing the diversity of the emergency nursing workforce and is committed to furthering initiatives that will retain and inspire premier emergency nurses. 

Term as Emerging Professional Liaison: January 2023 - December 2023

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