The NYS ENA is a non-profit state council of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA). As a nationally chartered organization, NYSENA represents the interest of emergency nurses and their patients in the state of New York. New York holds the distinction of being the very first charter site of the national organization.

The state council represents over two thousand emergency nurses interested in promoting improved emergency care throughout NYS. The dedicated efforts of its members in the area of public safety, continuing education, nursing research, and promotion of the profession serve to maintain quality of patient care and have a positive influence in the state.



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Candidates for Office

Voting will be by electronic ballot to the NYSENA council representatives and officers from Aug 20 -Sept 1

Candidate for President Elect.

Candidate for Treasurer

NAME: Jacquie Glendinning
Current Employment: Olean General Hospital Olean, NY
Professional Credentials: RN, TNCC
Education: Associated degree, currently enrolled at Roberts Wesleyan College, RN to BS program
Activities in ENA: (National) - Delegate to  ENA National Conference (State) - Current Director at Large, chapter representative for past 9 years (Local) - CHATT chapter president

What is the greatest challenge facing NYSENA in the coming year and how would you address it?  
"I believe that the greatest challenge facing NYSENA is  being more transparent for all members.  We must  address the strategic plan that was presented at the last meeting.  If we can  address the concerns brought forward by the committee, I feel that we should be on the right track"

NAME: Mary Ellen Jennison
Current Employment: Emergency Department Manager, UHS Binghamton General Hospital Binghamton, NY
Professional Credentials: CEN, TNCC-P, ENPC-P, BLS Instructor, ACLS-I
Education: CSW School Of Nursing, Johnson City NY
Activites in ENA: (State) - Current: Treasurer, Previous: President Elect, President Immediate Past President, Board Member at Large, Conference Chair, Professional Development Chair (Chapter (Southern Tier)) - Previous: President Elect, President, Immediate Past President, Secretary, Board Member

What is the greatest challenge facing NYSENA in the coming year and how would you address it?
"While NYSENA membership has not changed significantly, the ability of members to attend meetings and education varies greatly from chapter to chapter. As more senior members of the organization “transition” to lesser involvement, we need to be sure the chapters can meet the increased requirements of a not for profit organization. The financial records must be clear, concise, and current. I would continue to make the process as seamless as possible to be sure NYSENA is compliant with all the federal and state regulations."

Candidate for Board Member at Large

Candidate for Board Member at Large

NAME: Dawn MacMullen
Current Employment: Registered Nurse at SUNY Upstate
Professional Credentials: RN, CEN, CCEMTP, Paramedic and TNCC Instructor
Education: Associate Degree in Nursing from Monroe Community College Dec 2009, Currently enrolled in Chamberlin College of Nursing RN to BSN program
Activities in ENA: (National) -  Delegate to National Conference General Assembly 2011, 2012, 2013 (State) - Rising Star Award NYSENA 2011, Chair of Communications Committee 2012 till Present. Chairman 911 Setting the Pace 5k Run. (Local) -  Current President Genesee Valley ENA, 2013 President Elect, 2012 Secretary.

What is the greatest challenge facing NYSENA in the coming year and how would you address it?
"I feel the biggest challenge facing NYSENA is Communication:
Effective communication is the foundation of any organization. WE need good communication skills if we want to succeed.
While balancing the challenges that come with the ever growing social media phenomena we need to grow how we communicate, state to chapter, chapter to chapter, and member to member.
We have so many available, underused avenues of communication that we could utilize to increase awareness in our organization.
My plan would be to increase:
Collaborations between chapters, standardize communications between State and chapters and with members at large by.

  • Using Social media in all available forums.
  • Standardization of email across the state.
  • Facilitate the redesign of the website to:
    Make the website more user responsive and mobile friendly
    Place demos on how to use Facebook, twitter and other social medias
    Place links to list servers and make them available to all members
    A “members only” area where we can chat with each other, place memorabilia
  • The possibilities are limitless

I feel that we have a great organization, but we can always do better. I am a firm believer that you get out of an organization what you put into it. I feel our challenge going forward is to continue to grow our organization’s communications opportunities."

NAME: Jamla Bergman
Current Employment: Clinical Nurse Educator at Crouse Hospital
Professional Credentials: BSN, RN, EMT-B, SANE-A
Education: Currently enrolled in Master’s Degree Program at the University of Phoenix with a concentration in Nursing Education. Competition date is December 2014.
ENA Activities: Attended National conference in Nashville, TN in 2013 as a Delegate. Will attend 2014 conference in Indianapolis as a delegate. Attended all, but 1 State meeting. Also received the New York State Emergency Nurse’s Association Rising Star Award in 2013.

What is the greatest challenge facing NYSENA in the coming year and how would you address it? 
"In my opinion, one of the biggest challenges that the future of ENA faces is attracting younger members and educating nursing students about the importance joining professional organizations. One of my solutions to this issue is reminding the nursing schools about emphasizing professional growth. As the educational liaison to the college of nursing, I talk to the faculty members about professional organizations and the cost effectiveness of it and the benefits of the journals and valuable information that students will receive."




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