7/23/2014

Ten Emergency Nurses to be Inducted into Academy of Emergency Nursing

Prestigious honor from Emergency Nurses Association recognizes unparalleled dedication

 

DES PLAINES, IL., (July 23, 2014) – The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) today announced 10 emergency nurses will be inducted into the Academy of Emergency Nursing (AEN). AEN honors nurses who have made enduring, substantial contributions to emergency nursing, and who continue to advance the profession. The Academy provides visionary leadership to ENA.

The candidates for induction, who will be admitted to AEN as Fellows, have made significant contributions to emergency nursing that go above and
beyond being an outstanding nurse and a devoted ENA member.

“We are so proud of our colleagues who have made a lasting impact on emergency nursing,” said ENA president Deena Brecher, MSN, RN, APN, ACNS-BC, CEN, CPEN. “Serving as an AEN Fellow is a prestigious honor that was earned through many years of service and innovation. We look forward to celebrating their achievements at the ENA Annual Conference this fall.”

The 2014 AEN inductees are:

    • Roger Casey, MSN, RN, CEN (West Richland, Wash.)
    • Rita Celmer, RN, CRNA, CEN (Penn.) - Posthumous
    • Nicholas Chmielewski, MSN, RN, CEN, CNML, NE-BC (Columbus, Ohio)
    • Seleem Choudhury, MSN, MBA, RN, CEN (St. Johnsbury, Vt.)
    • Ruth E. Rea, PhD, RN (Tacoma, Wash.)
    • Robert Ready, MN, RN-C, CPEN, NEA-BC (Riverside, R.I.)
    • Stephen J. Stapleton, PhD, MS, RN, CEN (Normal, Ill.)
    • Tiffiny Strever, BSN, RN, CEN (Glendale, Ariz.)
    • Mary Alice Vanhoy, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, NR-P (Stevensville, Md.)
    • Cheryl Wraa, MSN, RN (Sacramento, Calif.)

The first class of Fellows was inducted in 2005, making this the 10th class. To date, 110 extraordinary emergency nurses have been inducted into the AEN and proudly include FAEN as one of their professional credentials.

The candidates will be inducted at the 2014 ENA Annual Conference Awards Gala on Saturday, October 11 in Indianapolis.

About the Emergency Nurses Association
The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) is the premier professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing through advocacy, education, research, innovation, and leadership. Founded in 1970, ENA has proven to be an indispensable resource to the global emergency nursing community. With more than 40,000 members worldwide, ENA advocates for patient safety, develops industry-leading practice standards and guidelines, and guides emergency healthcare public policy. ENA members have expertise in triage, patient care, disaster preparedness, and nearly all aspects of emergency care. Additional information is available at www.ena.org.

 

ENA Media Contact:
Marie Grimaldi
Communications and PR Manager
847-460-4080
marie.grimaldi@ena.org