Ron Kraus, MSN, RN, EMT, CEN, ACNS-BC, TCRN, is the immediate past president of the Emergency Nurses Association. He is in his sixth year on the ENA Board of Directors.

Kraus grew up in the small town of Walton, Indiana, earning the highest rank of Eagle Scout from the Scouts BSA. He earned his bachelor’s degree in nursing, with a minor in biology, from Indiana University in 1996. At Indiana, he was active in leadership roles on campus, including president of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

Kraus joined ENA in 1996, just weeks into his first job as an emergency department nurse. Now a lifetime member, he has been actively involved in multiple ENA leadership roles at the local, state and national level, including as a chapter president, state membership chairperson, co-author of a successful national resolution in 2011, Indiana ENA State Council president in 2012, and as a member of many national committees. Kraus is also an experienced national speaker.

Kraus has served patients as a staff nurse, charge nurse and flight nurse. He earned his master’s degree in nursing as a clinical nurse specialist from Indiana University in 2009, and currently serves as the emergency department clinical nurse specialist at Magnet-designated Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, a large academic urban Level I trauma center in Indianapolis. He received the Indiana ENA State Council Clinical Nurse Specialist of the Year Award in 2015.

Kraus continues to utilize his experience as a leader in multiple organizations to advocate, educate and network to provide the optimum care for patients in a safe environment and with a goal to advance the unique specialty of emergency nursing.

Term as Immediate Past President: January 2022-December 2022

Term as President: January 2021-December 2021
Term as President-Elect: January 2020-December 2020
Term as Secretary/Treasurer: January 2019-December 2019
Term as Director: January 2017-December 2019

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