The Emergency Nurses Association announced 14 emergency nurses will be inducted into the Academy of Emergency Nursing.
“Since 2004, has honored emergency nurses who have made enduring, substantial contributions to emergency nursing; advanced the profession of emergency nursing, including the healthcare system in which emergency nursing is delivered; and provided visionary leadership to ENA and AEN,” according to a July 1 press release from the ENA. “The candidates for induction are admitted to AEN as Fellows, recognizing they have made significant contributions to emergency nursing that go above and beyond being an outstanding nurse and a devoted ENA member. Fellows are entitled to use the FAEN designation following their name.”
In the release, ENA President Kathleen E. Carlson, MSN, RN, CEN, FAEN, said, “AEN Fellows have significantly advanced the emergency nursing profession on the local, state, regional, national or international level in the areas of education, practice, research, leadership or public policy,” said “I congratulate my soon-to-be Fellows and look forward to celebrating their achievements at Emergency Nursing 2016 in September.”
The 2016 AEN inductees are:
● Andrew J. Bowman, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, ACNP-C, CEN, CPEN, CTRN, CFRN, TCRN, CCRN-CMC, CVRN-I-BC, NREMTP, Lebanon, Ind.
● Brenda Braun, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, Ocean City, N.J.
● Carla Brim, MN, PHCNS-BC, CEN, Spokane, Wash.
● Jeannie Burnie, MS, APRN, AGCNS-BC, CEN, Lebanon, Ohio
● Jennifer Denno, MSN, RN, CEN, Orangevale, Calif.
● Diane Fuller Switzer, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, CCRN, CEN, Bellevue, Wash.
● Rose Lawrence Johnson, RN, Baton Rouge, La.
● Dawn McKeown, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN, Bossier City, La.
● Cheryl Randolph, MSN, RN, CCRN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN, FNP-BC, Petaluma, Calif.
● Cheryl Lynn Riwitis, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CEN, CFRN, TCRN, Muncie, Ind.
● Christine Russe, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, Lewisville, Texas
● Cindy Tryniszewski, MSN, RN, Chester Springs, Penn.
● Jackie Taylor Wynkoop MSN, RN, PHRN, Levittown, Penn.
● Kathleen Evanovich Zavotsky, PhD, RN, CCRN, CEN, ACNS-BC, East Brunswick, N.J.
The qualifications and accomplishments are extensive, according to multiple sources. For instance, according to AllegroReviews.com, which is designed to help nurses achieve board certification, inductee Cheryl Randolph has “provided CEN review courses to hundreds of nurses across the U.S., has worked as an academic nursing instructor, and is a popular lecturer at national conferences including the Emergency Nurses Association Scientific Assembly.” The website also lists her as currently working as an emergency nurse in San Francisco, a family nurse practitioner in Marin County, an independent legal nurse consultant and founder of Paragon Education.
The University of Washington Medicine website lists inductee Diane Fuller Switzer as “dually certified as a family and emergency nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Credentialing Corporation.”
Maintaining her CEN and CCRN designation, she also is an affiliate instructor with the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, University of Washington, School of Nursing. “She is a member of the U.S. Federal Disaster Team, IMSuRT West, and participates in ongoing disaster training,” according to the website.
The ENA has more than 42,000 members worldwide.
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