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Ron Kraus to Serve as Emergency Nurses Association's 50th President

January 4, 2021 Press Release

Kraus looks to help emergency nurses “elevate” in 2021

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (Jan. 4, 2021) – Ron Kraus, MSN, RN, EMT, CEN, TCRN, ACNS-BC, took office on Jan. 1 as the 50th president in Emergency Nurses Association history.

An ENA member since 1996, Kraus has served the association in leadership roles at the local, state and national level including Indiana ENA State Council President in 2012. He began his national tenure as a board member in 2017, moving his way through the ranks to secretary/treasurer in 2019 and president-elect in 2020.

“The opportunity to serve ENA’s members at this capacity is going to be an incredible experience for me,” Kraus, of Fishers, Indiana, said. “I’m prepared to take on the obstacles that are ahead, while simultaneously challenging our members to elevate. In 2021, I want all of us to look at opportunities to elevate ourselves, our colleagues, our friends, our communities and ENA.”

Kraus’ theme “elevate” is meant to spark advancement for ENA’s 50,000 members whether through volunteering, education, taking on new opportunities, advocacy or learning new skills.

Serving patients as a staff nurse, charge nurse and flight nurse throughout his career, Kraus is currently emergency department clinical nurse specialist at the Magnet-designated Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, a large academic urban Level I trauma center in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The 2021 ENA Board of Directors:

President: Ron Kraus, MSN, RN, EMT, CEN, TCRN, ACNS-BC, of Indiana

President-elect: Jennifer Schmitz, MSN, EMT-P, CEN, CPEN, CNML, FNP-C, of Maine

Secretary/Treasurer: Terry M. Foster, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, TCRN, FAEN, of Kentucky

Immediate Past President: Mike Hastings, MSN, RN, CEN, of Washington

Directors:

Dustin Bass, MHA, BSN, RN, CEN, NE-BC, of Nevada

Joop Breuer, RN, CEN, CCRN, FAEN, The Netherlands

Kristen Cline, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, CFRN, CTRN, CCRN, TCRN, of South Dakota

Chris Dellinger, MBA, BSN, RN, FAEN, of West Virginia

Steven J. Jewell, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, of Texas

Ryan Oglesby, PhD, MHA, RN, CEN, CFRN, NEA-BC, of Florida

Cheryl Randolph, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, FNP-BC, TCRN, FAEN, of California

Emerging Professional Liaison: Amie Porcelli, BSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, of Pennsylvania

Chief Executive Officer: Nancy MacRae, MS, of Illinois

ENA in the News

Ron Kraus to Serve as Emergency Nurses Association's 50th President

January 4, 2021 Press Release

Kraus looks to help emergency nurses “elevate” in 2021

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (Jan. 4, 2021) – Ron Kraus, MSN, RN, EMT, CEN, TCRN, ACNS-BC, took office on Jan. 1 as the 50th president in Emergency Nurses Association history.

An ENA member since 1996, Kraus has served the association in leadership roles at the local, state and national level including Indiana ENA State Council President in 2012. He began his national tenure as a board member in 2017, moving his way through the ranks to secretary/treasurer in 2019 and president-elect in 2020.

“The opportunity to serve ENA’s members at this capacity is going to be an incredible experience for me,” Kraus, of Fishers, Indiana, said. “I’m prepared to take on the obstacles that are ahead, while simultaneously challenging our members to elevate. In 2021, I want all of us to look at opportunities to elevate ourselves, our colleagues, our friends, our communities and ENA.”

Kraus’ theme “elevate” is meant to spark advancement for ENA’s 50,000 members whether through volunteering, education, taking on new opportunities, advocacy or learning new skills.

Serving patients as a staff nurse, charge nurse and flight nurse throughout his career, Kraus is currently emergency department clinical nurse specialist at the Magnet-designated Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, a large academic urban Level I trauma center in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The 2021 ENA Board of Directors:

President: Ron Kraus, MSN, RN, EMT, CEN, TCRN, ACNS-BC, of Indiana

President-elect: Jennifer Schmitz, MSN, EMT-P, CEN, CPEN, CNML, FNP-C, of Maine

Secretary/Treasurer: Terry M. Foster, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, TCRN, FAEN, of Kentucky

Immediate Past President: Mike Hastings, MSN, RN, CEN, of Washington

Directors:

Dustin Bass, MHA, BSN, RN, CEN, NE-BC, of Nevada

Joop Breuer, RN, CEN, CCRN, FAEN, The Netherlands

Kristen Cline, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, CFRN, CTRN, CCRN, TCRN, of South Dakota

Chris Dellinger, MBA, BSN, RN, FAEN, of West Virginia

Steven J. Jewell, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, of Texas

Ryan Oglesby, PhD, MHA, RN, CEN, CFRN, NEA-BC, of Florida

Cheryl Randolph, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, FNP-BC, TCRN, FAEN, of California

Emerging Professional Liaison: Amie Porcelli, BSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, of Pennsylvania

Chief Executive Officer: Nancy MacRae, MS, of Illinois

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