Sixteen Emergency Nurses to Join Academy of Emergency Nursing

September 18, 2017 AEN News
DES PLAINES, Ill -The Emergency Nurses Association today announced 16 emergency nurses will be inducted as Fellows into the Academy of Emergency Nursing. 

AEN Fellows are chosen for their dedication to membership, enduring and substantial contributions that have a significant impact on the advancement of emergency nursing, and the potential for sustained input to the AEN.

Since 2004, 148 extraordinary emergency nurses have been inducted into the AEN who have met and gone beyond their duty in the profession. 

“AEN Fellows wholly represent the values of ENA through their contributions to the advancement of emergency nursing, their compassion, and reaching the highest standard of excellence for patients,” said ENA President Karen Wiley, MSN, RN, CEN. “We were honored to welcome 16 new AEN Fellows this year at Emergency Nursing 2017.”

The 2017 AEN inductees are:

• Kay-Ella Bleecher, MSN, RN, CEN, CRNP, AP-C, PHRN
• Deena Brecher, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CEN, CPEN
• Alicia Dean, MSN, CNS, APRN 
• Christina Dellinger, BSN, RN 
• Janis Farnholtz Provinse, MS, RN, CNS, CEN, TCRN
• Kristie Gallagher, MSN, RN, EMT-P, CEN, TCRN, EMS-I
• Melanie Gibbons Hallman, DNP, CRNP, CEN, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, TCRN
• JoAnn Lazarus, MSN, RN, CEN 
• Annabelle May, BSN, RN
• Timothy Murphy, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, CEN, TCRN
• Bruce Olson, MSN, RN, PHN, CEN
• Matthew F. Powers, MS, BSN, RN, MICP, CEN
• Kathleen Sanders Jordan, DNP, MS, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, ENP-C, SANE-P
• Sharon Vanairsdale, MS, APRN, ACNS-BC, NP-C, CEN
• Mary Zaleski, DNP, RN, CEN

The AEN Fellows were inducted at Emergency Nursing 2017 in St. Louis on Saturday, Sept. 16.

About the Emergency Nurses Association

The Emergency Nurses Association 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 50,000 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 all aspects of emergency care. Additional information is available at

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