About

California ENA

About ENA

1. To promote and implement the philosophy and objectives of the National Association on the State level;
2. To provide leadership by identifying and addressing issues affecting emergency care and emergency nursing practice on the State level;
3. To maintain liaison with State professional organizations and agencies including but not limited to:
* California Chapter American College of Emergency Physicians (Cal ACEP);
* California Emergency Medical Service Authority (EMSA);
* California Board of registered Nursing (BRN);
* California Nursing Coalition.
4. State legislative issues affecting emergency care, emergency nursing practice, and public healthcare issues;
5. To develop, maintain and monitor a statewide emergency nursing network structure to address professional issues;
6. To provide continuing education opportunities on the State level;
7. To promote Injury Prevention activities through the Emergency Nurses CARE (ENCARE) Institute;
8. To implement all Bylaws and Standard Procedures on the State Level; and
9. To serve as a resource for Chapters within the State in accordance with Bylaws and Standard Procedures.

California Five-Year Strategic Plans

California ENA

1. To promote and implement the philosophy and objectives of the National Association on the State level;
2. To provide leadership by identifying and addressing issues affecting emergency care and emergency nursing practice on the State level;
3. To maintain liaison with State professional organizations and agencies including but not limited to:
* California Chapter American College of Emergency Physicians (Cal ACEP);
* California Emergency Medical Service Authority (EMSA);
* California Board of registered Nursing (BRN);
* California Nursing Coalition.
4. State legislative issues affecting emergency care, emergency nursing practice, and public healthcare issues;
5. To develop, maintain and monitor a statewide emergency nursing network structure to address professional issues;
6. To provide continuing education opportunities on the State level;
7. To promote Injury Prevention activities through the Emergency Nurses CARE (ENCARE) Institute;
8. To implement all Bylaws and Standard Procedures on the State Level; and
9. To serve as a resource for Chapters within the State in accordance with Bylaws and Standard Procedures.

Emergency Nurses Association Vision

  • ENA leads the way in knowledge, resources, and responsiveness for emergency nurses, their patients and families.

Emergency Nurses Association Mission Statement

  • The California ENA’s mission is to advance excellence in emergency nursing and to be the premier organization for the emergency nursing community in California through leadership, research education, and advocacy.

Emergency Nurses Association Values

Derived from the vision of ENA’s co-founders, Judith Kelleher and Anita Dorr, ENA’s priorities are guided by these values and beliefs. California ENA believes in…

  • Inclusion and contributions of nursing, in collaboration with healthcare partners, to explore innovative solutions to the challenges facing emergency care delivery.
  • Compassion as an essential element of the emergency nursing profession.
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Excellence in emergency care.
  • Lifelong learning and a culture of inquiry for integrating evidence-based research into emergency nursing practice.
  • Honesty and integrity.
  • The spirit of philanthropy.

We place the highest value on our members for their contributions to the care of patients and their families, the emergency nursing profession, and our organization.

California ENA History

Updated edition of the early History of ENA

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1989

CALIFORNIA STATE COUNCIL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT NURSES ASSOCIATION HISTORY – 1989

Much of the information listed for the years 1975 through 1996 was compiled from notes and newsletters written by Historian Liz TAYLOR – East Bay. The Chapter names were taken from these notes and therefore may not include all current chapters for that year. It was also difficult to ascertain functioning committees. Some of the notes contained multiple years. I tried to separate according to listings, but some facts were not always dated.

STATE COUNCIL OFFICERS

President Carol Mayer Scheidel East Bay
Secretary Mark Wandor San Francisco
Treasurer Lana McCallum San Diego
Director-at-Large Sue Hoyt San Diego
President Elect Pat Gorman Sam Diego

STATE MEMBERSHIP NUMBER – 01 Jan XXXX

CHAPTER REPRESENTATIVE – This is the voting body at all State Council meetings.

East Bay Central L.A. L.A. County
Mid-Cities Harbor Orange County Redwood
San Bernadino San Diego Santa Clara
San Francisco

STATE COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS

Highlight of the annual Assembly was the Past Presidents lunch.

ENA Bowl winner was San Francisco/Los Angeles

STATE COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEES
Education
Emergency Medical Services/EMS
EMS Commissioner: Sharon Rudnick
Trauma

STATE COUNCIL SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS
National Delegate Chairperson
State Historian: Liz Taylor – East Bay

STATE COUNCIL EDUCATION EVENT

ENA 10th Annual Event
“Challenge and Change in Emergency Care”
267 Registrants
Hilton on Hilton Square – San Francisco

Chair: Marianne Lindgren – East Bay

CHAPTERS

East Bay Central L.A. L.A. County
Mid-Cities Harbor Orange County Redwood
San Bernadino San Diego Santa Clara
San Francisco

MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

Members Published in Nursing Journals
Members Receiving ENA Awards
Chapter Leadership Award – Liz Taylor – East Bay
Members Speakers at ENA Events

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

EMERGENCY NURSES ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT
Estelle MacPhail – Massachusetts
General Assembly Location
06 – 10 Sep Washington, D.C.

1988

CALIFORNIA STATE COUNCIL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT NURSES ASSOCIATION HISTORY – 1988

Much of the information listed for the years 1975 through 1996 was compiled from notes and newsletters written by Historian Liz TAYLOR – East Bay. The Chapter names were taken from these notes and therefore may not include all current chapters for that year. It was also difficult to ascertain functioning committees. Some of the notes contained multiple years. I tried to separate according to listings, but some facts were not always dated.

STATE COUNCIL OFFICERS

President Sue Muscarella East Bay
Secretary Margaret Flanagan Orange County
Treasurer Pat Gorman San Diego
Director-at-Large Karen Carini San Francisco
President Elect Carol Mayer Scheidel East Bay

STATE MEMBERSHIP NUMBER – 1647

CHAPTER REPRESENTATIVE – This is the voting body at all State Council meetings.

East Bay Central L.A. L.A. County
Mid-Cities Harbor Orange County Redwood
San Bernadino San Diego Santa Clara
San Francisco

STATE COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS

Membership goal of 1600 was achieved,

Established State Bulletin Board to increase statewide communication.

Established a Special Interest Group for Poison Control Nurse Specialists. Maureen PHILLIPS chaired the group.

Actively supported legislation requiring motorcycle helmets throughout all phases of the legislative process.

First year that committee chairs were funded for travel,

Membership reached 1,647 which allowed California to send 32 delegates to the National Assembly in New Orleans.

ENA Bowl winner was Greater L.A. County

Submitted a resolution to the National General Assembly supporting the role of the Clinical Specialist in Emergency Nursing. The resolution prompted the appointment of a National Task force to review the role.

The State established a Special Recognition Award to acknowledge the work of individuals who have provided leadership and direction to the Organization on either a State or Local level. The first recipients were Barbara PIETZ and Marianne LINDGREN for over 8 years of work on the MICN regulations.

Special plaques were given to the National Assembly to acknowledge the work of our State Council members Eileen CORCORAN and Sue HOYT. This recognized their work to the Organization.

STATE COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEES
Education
Emergency Medical Services/EMS
EMS Commissioner
Trauma

STATE COUNCIL SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS
National Delegate Chairperson
State Historian: Liz Taylor – East Bay
Special Interest Group – Poison Control Maureen Phillips

STATE COUNCIL EDUCATION EVENT

ENA 9th Annual Event
“Current Issues, Controversies, Conflict”
127 Attendees
Leadership Conference
Nov. 1988
Plaza Resort & Racquet Club – Palm Springs

Chair: Helen BRENTON– Mid-Cities Harbor
Barbara EDINGOR – San Diego

CHAPTERS

East Bay Central L.A. L.A. County
Mid-Cities Harbor Orange County Redwood
San Bernadino San Diego Santa Clara
San Francisco

MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

Members Published in Nursing Journals
Members Receiving ENA Awards
Barbara Pietz – 8 years of work on the MICN regulations
Marianne Lindgren – 8 years of work on the MICN regulations
Eileen Corcoran – Work spent on National Organization
Sue Hoyt – Work spent on National Organization

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

EMERGENCY NURSES ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT
Nancy Stephens Donentelli– Pennsylvania
General Assembly Location
09 – 13 Sep New Orleans, Louisiana

California Delegates for ENA General Assembly

California sent 32 Delegates.

1987

CALIFORNIA STATE COUNCIL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT NURSES ASSOCIATION HISTORY – 1987

Much of the information listed for the years 1975 through 1996 was compiled from notes and newsletters written by Historian Liz TAYLOR – East Bay. The Chapter names were taken from these notes and therefore may not include all current chapters for that year. It was also difficult to ascertain functioning committees. Some of the notes contained multiple years. I tried to separate according to listings, but some facts were not always dated.

STATE COUNCIL OFFICERS

President Eileen Corcoran Mid-Cities Harbor
Secretary Barbara Edingor San Diego
Treasurer Heather Conwell Mid-Cities Harbor
Director-at-Large Cindy Schell Orange County
President Elect Sue Muscarella East Bay

STATE MEMBERSHIP NUMBER – 1600

CHAPTER REPRESENTATIVE – This is the voting body at all State Council meetings.

East Bay Central L.A. L.A. County
Mid-Cities Harbor Orange County Redwood
San Bernadino San Diego Santa Clara
San Francisco

STATE COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS

Membership goal of 1600 was achieved,

The first State leadership workshop for chapter officers was held in January.Established an Executive Board liaison to each Chapter and each Committee. This improved communications.

The first ENA Bowl was held at the CA Scientific Assembly. The winner was the Mid-Cities Harbor Chapter.

Established the first State Trauma Committee for the new National Course on Trauma. TNCC – California took the lead and became the role model for the nation.

STATE COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEES
Education
Emergency Medical Services/EMS
EMS Commissioner
Trauma

STATE COUNCIL SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS
National Delegate Chairperson
State Historian: Liz Taylor – East Bay

STATE COUNCIL EDUCATION EVENT

ENA 8th Annual Event
“Current Issues, Controversies, Conflicts”
Hotel Laguna – Laguna Beach

Chair: Sheila SHEA – Orange County
Judy SELFRIDGE – Orange County

CHAPTERS

East Bay Central L.A. L.A. County
Mid-Cities Harbor Orange County Redwood
San Bernadino San Diego Santa Clara
San Francisco

MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

Members Published in Nursing Journals
Members Receiving ENA Awards
Members G. A. Resolutions Author/Coauthor
Members Speakers at ENA Events

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

NATIONAL
President
Margaret McMahon – Washington
General Assembly Location
23 – 27 Sep Boston, Massachusetts

1986

CALIFORNIA STATE COUNCIL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT NURSES ASSOCIATION HISTORY – 1986

Much of the information listed for the years 1975 through 1996 was compiled from notes and newsletters written by Historian Liz TAYLOR – East Bay. The Chapter names were taken from these notes and therefore may not include all current chapters for that year. It was also difficult to ascertain functioning committees. Some of the notes contained multiple years. I tried to separate according to listings, but some facts were not always dated.

STATE COUNCIL OFFICERS

President Judy Selfridge Orange County
Secretary Sue Muscarella East Bay
Treasurer Heather Conwell Mid-Cities Harbor
Director-at-Large Helen Breton Mid-Cities Harbor
President Elect Eileen Corcoran Mid-Cities Harbor

STATE MEMBERSHIP NUMBER – 1600

CHAPTER REPRESENTATIVE – This is the voting body at all State Council meetings.

East Bay Central L.A. L.A. County
Mid-Cities Harbor Orange County Redwood
San Bernadino San Diego Santa Clara
San Francisco

STATE COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS

Starting in 1986, the position of Vice President is eliminated. A new position titled Director at Large will be added to the Board.
The State Council informed us that the By-Laws were adopted with the incorporation.

The Executive Board serves no more than one year as the By-Laws changed the term of office to 01 Jan to 31 Dec.

The Cal ENA newsletter given the name “The Monitor”.

California resolution to ENA General Assembly in Hawaii was overwhelmingly accepted.

The birth of the ENA Bowl took place in Hawaii. The proud creators included Barbara BIRES, Sheila SHEA, Judy SELFRIDGE and other interested people.

MICN regulations are still in the EMS Commission hearings.

STATE COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEES
Education
Emergency Medical Services/EMS
EMS Commissioner

STATE COUNCIL SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS
National Delegate Chairperson
State Historian: Liz Taylor – East Bay

STATE COUNCIL EDUCATION EVENT

ENA 7th Annual Event
“Emergency Nursing 1986”
Holiday Inn – Monterey

Chair: Peggy Burrough
Vacation Village – Santa Clara

CHAPTERS

East Bay Central L.A. L.A. County
Mid-Cities Harbor Orange County Redwood
San Bernadino San Diego Santa Clara
San Francisco

MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS
Members Published in Nursing Journals
Members Receiving ENA Awards
Members Speakers at ENA Events
Member Submitting Resolutions at General Assembly
State Council and Entire Membership – Dealing with nurses not accepting orders from physician assistants.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

NATIONAL
President
Linda Larson – Colorado
General Assembly Location
24 – 28 Sep Honolulu, Hawaii

1985
CALIFORNIA STATE COUNCIL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT NURSES ASSOCIATION HISTORY – 1985

Much of the information listed for the years 1975 through 1996 was compiled from notes and newsletters written by Historian Liz TAYLOR– East Bay. The Chapter names were taken from these notes and therefore may not include all current chapters for that year. It was also difficult to ascertain functioning committees. Some of the notes contained multiple years. I tried to separate according to listings, but some facts were not always dated.

In 1985 Emergency Department Nurses Association – EDNA changed the title to Emergency Nurses Association – ENA.

STATE COUNCIL OFFICERS

President Joanne Rheingrover Santa Clara
Vice President Jeff Johnson San Francisco
Secretary Eileen Corcoran Mid-Cities Harbor
Treasurer Helen Breton Mid-Cities Harbor
President Elect Judy Selfridge Orange County

STATE MEMBERSHIP NUMBER – 01 Jan XXXX

CHAPTER REPRESENTATIVE – This is the voting body at all State Council meetings.

East Bay Central L.A. L.A. County
Mid-Cities Harbor Orange County Redwood
San Bernadino San Diego Santa Clara
San Francisco

STATE COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS
The Blue-Ribbon Commission (BRC) went into effect. The changes were many and through the help of the Board and many others, Cal ENA met most of the requirements by the end of the term.

Some of the changes were:

  1. State dues changed from direct billing by the State to National generated billing.
  2. Jacquie SANDVIK chaired the committee to rewrite the Bi-Laws to fit the BRC and California Corporate law. Legal assistance was provided by Carl SANDVIK.
  3. Incorporation was completed. This was a long and arduous task, as California corporate law did not match some of what National wanted. Thanks to the many individuals who helped complete this task.

The State treasury was able to repay past debts and end with a positive balance.

State Council informed the bi-laws were adopted with the incorporation.

The Executive Board served more than one year as the bi-laws changed the term of office to 01 Jan to 31 Dec.

The draft MICN regulations were completed by the MICN Task Force and presented to the State EMS Authority (EMSA). EMSA redrafted the regulations and began the public hearing process.

California became ENA Inc a non-profit organization.

STATE COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEES
Education
Emergency Medical Services/EMS
EMS Commissioner

STATE COUNCIL SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS
State Historian: Liz Taylor – East Bay
Bi-Laws Revision: Jacquie Sandvik

STATE COUNCIL EDUCATION EVENT

ENA 6th Annual Event
“Challenge in the Sun”

Chair: Jean BUCHANAN – San Diego
Vacation Village – San Diego

CHAPTERS

East Bay Central L.A. L.A. County
Mid-Cities Harbor Orange County Redwood
San Bernadino San Diego Santa Clara
San Francisco

MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS
Members Published in Nursing Journals
Members Receiving ENA Awards
Members Speakers at ENA Events

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

NATIONAL
National President
Cynthia Brown – Georgia
General Assembly Location
04 – 08 Sep New York City, New York

1984

CALIFORNIA STATE COUNCIL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT NURSES ASSOCIATION HISTORY – 1984

Much of the information listed for the years 1975 through 1996 was compiled from notes and newsletters written by Historian Liz Taylor – East Bay. The Chapter names were taken from these notes and therefore may not include all current chapters for that year. It was also difficult to ascertain functioning committees. Some of the notes contained multiple years. I tried to separate according to listings, but some facts were not always dated.

STATE COUNCIL OFFICERS

President Barbara Secord-Pietz San Francisco
Vice President Jo Ann Cahill East Bay
Secretary Pat Tomlin Mid-Cities Harbor
Treasurer Helen Breton Mid-Cities Harbor
President Elect Joanne Rheingrover Santa Clara

STATE MEMBERSHIP NUMBER – 01 Jan XXXX

CHAPTER REPRESENTATIVE – This is the voting body at all State Council meetings.

East Bay Central L.A. L.A. County
Mid-Cities Harbor Orange County Redwood
San Bernadino San Diego Santa Clara
San Francisco    

STATE COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS
Again, the highlights of 1983 and 1984 were listed together so some 1984 accomplishments may be listed under 1883.
Guadalajara Trip brought back. It netted $55.00

STATE COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEES
Education
Emergency Medical Services/EMS
EMS Commissioner

STATE COUNCIL SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS
National Delegate Chairperson
State Historian Liz Taylor – East Bay

STATE COUNCIL EDUCATION EVENT
EDNA 5th Annual Event Chair: Sue Muscarella – East Bay
“Emergency Nursing: A Challenge for Excellence”
El Encanto Hotel – Santa Barbara

CHAPTERS

East Bay Central L.A. L.A. County
Mid-Cities Harbor Orange County Redwood
San Bernadino San Diego Santa Clara
San Francisco    

MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS
Members Published in Nursing Journals
Members Receiving ENA Awards
Members Speakers at ENA Events

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

NATIONAL
National President
Joan Ernst – New York
General Assembly Location
05 – 09 Sep San Antonio, Texas

1983

CALIFORNIA STATE COUNCIL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT NURSES ASSOCIATION HISTORY – 1983

Much of the information listed for the years 1975 through 1996 was compiled from notes and newsletters written by Historian Liz Taylor – East Bay. The Chapter names were taken from these notes and therefore may not include all current chapters for that year. It was also difficult to ascertain functioning committees. Some of the notes contained multiple years. I tried to separate according to listings, but some facts were not always dated.

STATE COUNCIL OFFICERS

President Barbara Secord-Pletz San Francisco
Vice-President JoAnn Cahill East Bay
Secretary Pat Tomlin Mid-Cities Harbor
Treasurer Helen Breton Mid-Cities Harbor
President-Elect Joanne Rheingrover Santa Clara

STATE MEMBERSHIP NUMBER – 01 Jan XXXX

CHAPTER REPRESENTATIVE – This is the voting body at all State Council meetings.

East Bay Central L.A. L.A. County
Mid-Cities Harbor Orange County Redwood
San Bernadino San Diego Santa Clara
San Francisco    

STATE COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS

  • This is the last of 2-year terms. Starting with 1884 members will serve 1 year.
  • MICN Task Force was implemented with a membership of MICNs from all ENA chapters, MICN educators and members from all other interested organizations (EMS Administrators, CNA, Cal ACEP, CMA, etc.) Statutory definition for MICN was developed first, then educational standards, etc.
  • New MICN statutory definition became law. This was done through an EMS Agency sponsored bill. There was no opposition.
  • Cal ENA and CNA entered into a contract for bill tracking services to be provided by CNA to Cal ENA. The service will begin 01 Jan 1984.
  • The year began financially in the red but ended with a sizable amount of funds in the bank and a balanced budget.
  • Operations and record keeping were streamlined. The Sacramento office was closed as part of a cost containment move.
  • Cal ENA through the Educational Chairmanship of Margaret Teufel co-sponsored numerous C.E. programs with local chapters and helped increase the treasury.
  • Communications were improved with many other professional organizations agencies (CNA, Cal ACEP. CMA, EMS Administrators, EMS Authority, CRPA).
  • Continued active legislative lobbying.
  • National ENA implemented the recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission which included the unified dues structure (National, State and Local). Cal ENA negotiated with National ENA to get $18.00 state dues assessment instead of the $5.00 proposed assessment.

STATE COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEES
Education Margaret Teufel

Emergency Medical Services/EMS
EMS Commissioner Barb Secord-Pletz

STATE COUNCIL SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS
National Delegate Chairperson
State Historian Liz Taylor – East bay

STATE COUNCIL EDUCATION EVENT
EDNA 4th Annual Event Chair: Phyllis Harding – San Francisco
“Reflections By the Sea 83” La Playa Hotel – Carmel

CHAPTERS

East Bay Central L.A. L.A. County
Mid-Cities Harbor Orange County Redwood
San Bernadino San Diego Santa Clara
San Francisco    

MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS
Members Published in Nursing Journals
Members Receiving ENA Awards
Members Speakers at ENA Events

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

NATIONAL
National President
Gail Nicoll – Arizona
General Assembly Location
15 – 20 Oct Anaheim, California

1982

CALIFORNIA STATE COUNCIL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT NURSES ASSOCIATION HISTORY – 1982

Much of the information listed for the years 1975 through 1996 was compiled from notes and newsletters written by Historian Liz Taylor – East Bay. The Chapter names were taken from these notes and therefore may not include all current chapters for that year. It was also difficult to ascertain functioning committees. Some of the notes contained multiple years. I tried to separate according to listings, but some facts were not always dated.

STATE COUNCIL OFFICERS

President Kelly Simoneau Mid-Cities Harbor
Vice-President Randi Pugliese Central L.A.
Secretary Peg Caldwell East Bay
Treasurer Jo Ann Cahill East Bay
President-Elect Barbara Secord-Pietz San Francisco

STATE MEMBERSHIP NUMBER – 01 Jan XXXX

CHAPTER REPRESENTATIVE – This is the voting body at all State Council meetings.

East Bay Central L.A. L.A. County
Mid-Cities Harbor Orange County Redwood
San Bernadino San Diego Santa Clara
San Francisco    

STATE COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS

  • A By-Laws revision was achieved. A parliamentarian position was implemented for all CAL EDNA meetings.
  • The 1982 trip to Guadalajara was cancelled.
  • A board Operations Manual was begun.
  • The Board committee liaison program was implemented successfully.
  • At the end of the term, the CAL EDNA treasury was in the black.
  • Work continued on the MICN model standardized procedures.
  • A Bi-Laws revision was achieved. A parliamentarian position was implemented for all Cal EDNA meetings.
  • Once a year dues billing was implemented. The billing was done by our office in Sacramento.
  • The primary accomplishment of the past year has been increased visibility and credibility of Cal EDNA.

STATE COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEES
Education
Emergency Medical Services/EMS
EMS Commissioner

STATE COUNCIL SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS
National Delegate Chairperson
State Historian Liz Taylor – East Bay

STATE COUNCIL EDUCATION EVENT
EDNA 3rd Annual Event Chair: Jacquie Sandvik – East Bay
Liz Taylor – East Bay
“Reflections By the Sea II” La Playa Hotel – Carmel

CHAPTERS

East Bay Central L.A. L.A. County
Mid-Cities Harbor Orange County Redwood
San Bernadino San Diego Santa Clara
San Francisco    

MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS
Members Published in Nursing Journals
Members Receiving ENA Awards
Members Speakers at ENA Events

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

NATIONAL
National President
Vicki Patrick – Texas
General Assembly Location
26 – 31 Oct New Orleans, Louisiana

1981

CALIFORNIA STATE COUNCIL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT NURSES ASSOCIATION HISTORY – 1981

Much of the information listed for the years 1975 through 1996 was compiled from notes and newsletters written by Historian Liz Taylor – East Bay. The Chapter names were taken from these notes and therefore may not include all current chapters for that year. It was also difficult to ascertain functioning committees. Some of the notes contained multiple years. I tried to separate according to listings, but some facts were not always dated.

STATE COUNCIL OFFICERS

President Elaine Hillard San Diego
Vice Chairman Betty Curtis San Bernardino
Secretary Jan Slatton
Peg Caldwell
Santa Clara
East Bay
Treasurer Sarah Galcynski
Jo Ann Cahill
Mid-Cities Harbor
East Bay
President-Elect Joan Kelly Simoneau Mid-Cities Harbor

STATE MEMBERSHIP NUMBER – 01 Jan XXXX

CHAPTER REPRESENTATIVE – This is the voting body at all State Council meetings.

East Bay L.A. County Mid-Cities Harbor
Orange County Redwood San Bernadino
San Diego Santa Clara San Francisco

STATE COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Some activities may be listed under 1980.
  • Sometime during the leadership of this group from 1980 through 1981, the title of Vice Chairman was changed to Vice President.
  • The Council made a decision to reduce the term of office for Executive Board members to one year.
  • Testified at Board of Nursing regulation hearings.
  • Attended numerous committee hearings of the Legislature and met with Legislators regarding bills effecting Emergency Nursing.
  • Attended numerous meetings of the EMS Commission in the absence of nursing representation.
  • In 1981 the Guadalajara trip III was again led by JoAnne Cahill and Olive Munro.

STATE COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEES
Education
Emergency Medical Services/EMS
EMS Commissioner Susan A. Budassi
Government Affairs/GA

STATE COUNCIL SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS
National Delegate Chairperson
State Historian Liz Taylor – East Bay

STATE COUNCIL EDUCATION EVENT
EDNA 2nd Annual Event Chair: Jacquie Sandvik – East Bay
“Reflections By the Sea” La Playa Hotel – Carmel

CHAPTERS

East Bay L.A. County Mid-Cities Harbor
Orange County Redwood San Bernadino
San Diego Santa Clara San Francisco

MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS
Members Published in Nursing Journals
Members Receiving ENA Awards
Members Speakers at ENA Events

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

NATIONAL
National President
June Thompson – Texas
General Assembly Location
01 – 05 Nov Toronto, Canada

1980

CALIFORNIA STATE COUNCIL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT NURSES ASSOCIATION HISTORY – 1980

Much of the information listed for the years 1975 through 1996 was compiled from notes and newsletters written by Historian Liz Taylor – East Bay. The Chapter names were taken from these notes and therefore may not include all current chapters for that year. It was also difficult to ascertain functioning committees. Some of the notes contained multiple years. I tried to separate according to listings, but some facts were not always dated.

President Elaine Hillard San Diego
Vice Chairman Betty Curtis East Bay
Secretary Jan Slatton
Peg Caldwell
Santa Clara
East Bay
Treasurer Sarah Galcynski
Jo Ann Cahill
Mid-Cities Harbor
East Bay
President-Elect Joan Kelly Simoneau Mid-Cities Harbor

STATE MEMBERSHIP NUMBER – 01 Jan XXXX

CHAPTER REPRESENTATIVE – This is the voting body at all State Council meetings.

East Bay L.A. County Mid-Cities Harbor
Orange County Redwood San Bernadino
San Diego Santa Clara San Francisco

STATE COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sometime during the leadership of this group from 1980 through 1981, the title of Vice-Chairman was changed to Vice-President.
    In 1980 a Guadalajara trip lead by JoAnne Cahill and Olive Munro made a $400.00 profit.
  • The council made the decision to reduce the terms of office for the Executive Board members to one year.
  • Members testified at Board of Registered Nursing regulation hearings.
  • Attended numerous meetings of the EMS Commission in the absence of nursing representation. With related Emergency Medical Care groups.
  • Cal EDNA became financially accountable with the help of local chapters and members.
  • Established a working relationship
  • The primary accomplishment of the past year has been increased visibility and credibility of Cal EDNA.

STATE COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEES

STATE COUNCIL SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS
National Delegate Chairperson
State Historian Liz Taylor – East Bay

STATE COUNCIL EDUCATION EVENT
EDNA 1st Annual Chair: San Diego Chapter
“CEN is Here! Are you Ready” Kona Kai – Shelter Island

CHAPTERS

East Bay L.A. County Mid-Cities Harbor
Orange County Redwood San Bernadino
San Diego Santa Clara San Francisco

MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS
Members Published in Nursing Journals
Members Receiving ENA Awards
Members Speakers at ENA Events

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

NATIONAL
National President
Marta Prado – Florida
General Assembly Location
30 Oct – 02 Nov Atlanta Georgia

1979

CALIFORNIA STATE COORDINATING COUNCIL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT NURSES ASSOCIATION HISTORY – 1979

Much of the information listed for the years 1975 through 1996 was compiled from notes and newsletters written by Historian Liz Taylor – East Bay. The Chapter names were taken from these notes and therefore may not include all current chapters for that year. It was also difficult to ascertain functioning committees. Some of the notes contained multiple years. I tried to separate according to listings, but some facts were not always dated.

STATE COUNCIL OFFICERS

Chairman Gloria Laurain East Bay
Vice Chairman Liz Taylor East Bay
Secretary Lory Rusher
Jan Slatton
Redwood
Santa Clara
Treasurer Reg Reilly
Sarah Galcynski
Santa Clara
Mid-Cities Harbor
Chairman-Elect Elaine Hillary Orange County

STATE MEMBERSHIP NUMBER – 01 Jan XXXX

STATE COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sometime during the leadership of this group from 1978 through 1979, the title of Chairman was changed to President, the title of Chairman-Elect was changed to President-Elect.
  • Many of the highlights are written for 1978 and 1979 combined.
  • The State Council grew with the addition of our own office in Sacramento.
  • A position paper on the requirement of Basic CPR for all Emergency Department nurses was published.
  • Applied for and received our own continuing education provider number for CAL EDNA (#10609).
  • Hired a professional assistant (George LE BAR) for a short time.
  • CAL EDNA was actively involved in State Legislation.
  • The program for the Scientific Assembly was excellent despite the financial set-back which took several years to recoup. Due to this, it was decided CAL EDNA would organize the next assembly on our own.
  • In 1979 a Guadalajara trip lead by JoAnne Cahill and Olive MUNRO made a $700.00 profit.
  • Cal EDNA became financially accountable with the help of local chapters and members.
  • Established a working relationship with related Emergency Care Groups.

STATE COUNCIL EDUCATION EVENT

Scientific Assembly Chair: JoAnn Cahill – East Bay
“Spectrum 79” Hyatt Embarcadero – San Francisco
Sponsored jointly with ACEP  

CHAPTERS

East Bay L.A. County Mid-Cities Harbor
Orange County Redwood San Diego
Santa Clara San Francisco  

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT NURSES ASSOCIATION

EDNA President
Peggy MC CALL – Texas

General Assembly Location
Beginning in 1979, EDNA no longer combined their education event with ACEP. Instead, they scheduled a two-day General Assembly followed by a three-day educational event titled the Scientific Assembly.
25 – 29 Sep Phoenix, Arizona

1978

CALIFORNIA STATE COORDINATING COUNCIL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT NURSES ASSOCIATION HISTORY – 1978

Much of the information listed for the years 1975 through 1996 was compiled from notes and newsletters written by Historian Liz Taylor – East Bay. The Chapter names were taken from these notes and therefore may not include all current chapters for that year. It was also difficult to ascertain functioning committees. Some of the notes contained multiple years. I tried to separate according to listings, but some facts were not always dated.

STATE COUNCIL OFFICERS

Chairman Gloria Laurain East Bay
Vice Chairman Liz Taylor East Bay
Secretary Lory Rusher
Jan Slatton
Redwood
Santa Clara
Treasurer Reg Reilly
Sarah Galcynski
Santa Clara
Mid-Cities Harbor
Chairman-Elect Elaine Hillary Orange County

STATE MEMBERSHIP NUMBER – 01 Jan XXXX

STATE COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sometime during the leadership of this group from 1978 through 1979, the title of Chairman was changed to President, the title of Chairman-Elect was changed to President-Elect.
  • Many of the highlights are written for 1978 and 1979 combined.
  • The State Council grew with the addition of our own office in Sacramento.
  • A position paper on the requirement of Basic CPR for all Emergency Department nurses was published.
  • Applied for and received our own continuing education provider number for CAL EDNA (#10609).
  • Hired a professional assistant (George Lebar) for a short time.
  • CAL EDNA was actively involved in State Legislation.
  • Cal EDNA became financially accountable with the help of local chapters and members.
  • Established a working relationship with related Emergency Care Groups.

STATE COUNCIL EDUCATION EVENT

Scientific Assembly Chair – Barbara Meyers – Los Angeles
“Emergency VII” Bonaventure – Los Angeles
Sponsored jointly with ACEP  

CHAPTERS

East Bay L.A. County Mid-Cities Harbor
Orange County Redwood San Diego
Santa Clara San Francisco  

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT NURSES ASSOCIATION

EDNA President
June Brown – Illinois

General Assembly Location
17 – 18 Sep Houston, Texas

Joint Education Event with EDNA & ACEP
19 – 20 Sep Houston, Texas

Membership: 12,848

1977

CALIFORNIA STATE COORDINATING COUNCIL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT NURSES ASSOCIATION HISTORY – 1977

Much of the information listed for the years 1975 through 1996 was compiled from notes and newsletters written by Historian Liz Taylor – East Bay. The Chapter names were taken from these notes and therefore may not include all current chapters for that year. It was also difficult to ascertain functioning committees. Some of the notes contained multiple years. I tried to separate according to listings, but some facts were not always dated.

STATE COUNCIL OFFICERS

Chairman Nancy McCree Beeckman Mid-Cities Harbor
Vice Chairman Jan McCartney San Fernando
Secretary Barbara Weldon San Diego
Treasurer Terri O’Dell Mid-Cities Harbor
Chairmen Elect Gloria Laurain East Bay

STATE MEMBERSHIP NUMBER – 01 Jan XXXX

STATE COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Many of the highlights are written for 1976 and 1977 combined.
  • EDNA Member Jan McCartney was appointed by Governor BROWN to serve on the Advisory Committee on Emergency Medical Services of California.
  • Dues were raised to $12.00 and billed from National.
  • A contract for office space was signed with CAL/ACEP for $400.00 which includes use of the conference room, use of all office equipment and secretarial time.
  • A Newsletter to all EDNA members is now being mailed quarterly.

STATE COUNCIL SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS

EMS Commission Jan McCartney

STATE COUNCIL EDUCATION EVENT

Scientific Assembly Dianne Anderson – Santa Clara
“Focus 77” Fairmont Hotel – San Francisco
Sponsored jointly with ACEP  

CHAPTERS

East Bay L.A. County Mid-Cities Harbor
Orange County San Diego San Fernando
Santa Clara San Francisco  

MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS
Jan McCartney was appointed by Governor BROWN to serve on the Advisory Committee on Emergency Medical Services of California

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT NURSES ASSOCIATION

EDNA President
Marion Dover – New Hampshire

General Assembly Location
06 – 07 Nov San Francisco, California

Joint Education Event with EDNA & ACEP
08 – 10 Nov San Francisco, California

1976

CALIFORNIA STATE COORDINATING COUNCIL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT NURSES ASSOCIATION HISTORY – 1976

Much of the information listed for the years 1975 through 1996 was compiled from notes and newsletters written by Historian Liz Taylor – East Bay. The Chapter names were taken from these notes and therefore may not include all current chapters for that year. It was also difficult to ascertain functioning committees. Some of the notes contained multiple years. I tried to separate according to listings, but some facts were not always dated.

STATE COUNCILS FORMED TO REPLACE STATE CHAPTERS

STATE COUNCIL OFFICERS

Chairman Nancy McCree Beekman Mid-Cities Harbor
Vice Chairman Jan McCartney San Fernando
Secretary Barbara Weldon San Diego
Treasurer Terri O’Dell Mid-Cities Harbor
Chairman-Elect Gloria Laurain East Bay

STATE MEMBERSHIP NUMBER – 01 Jan XXXX

STATE CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS

  • The By-Laws were revised.
  • Many of the highlights are written for 1976 and 1977 combined.
  • Dues were raised to $12.00 and billed from National.
  • A contract for office space was signed with CAL/ACEP for $400.00 which includes use of the conference room, use of all office equipment and secretarial time.
  • A Newsletter to all EDNA members is now being mailed quarterly.

STATE CHAPTER STANDING COMMITTEES
While I have not found any written documents referring to “Committees”, it is obvious they addressed Education, Government Affairs, what we now call “EMS) and Leadership.

STATE COUNCIL EDUCATION EVENT

Scientific Assembly Chair – Peg Caldwell – East Bay
“How Do We Look” Sheraton Universal, North Hollywood
Sponsored jointly with ACEP  

CHAPTERS

East Bay L.A. County Martin Luther King
Mid-Cities Harbor Orange County San Diego
Santa Clara San Francisco  

MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS
Jan McCartney was appointed by Governor Brown to serve on the Advisory Committee on Emergency Medical Services of California

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT NURSES ASSOCIATION

EDNA President
Anna Mae Erickson – Washington

General Assembly Location
11 Oct New Orleans, Louisiana

Joint Education Event with EDNA & ACEP
12 – 14 Oct New Orleans, Louisiana

1975

CALIFORNIA CHAPTER/COORDINATING COUNCIL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT NURSES ASSOCIATION HISTORY – 1975

Much of the information listed for the years 1975 through 1996 was compiled from notes and newsletters written by Historian Liz Taylor – East Bay. The Chapter names were taken from these notes and therefore may not include all current chapters for that year. It was also difficult to ascertain functioning committees. Some of the notes contained multiple years. I tried to separate according to listings, but some facts were not always dated.

STATE CHAPTER OFFICERS

Chairman Jacquie Sandvik East Bay
Vice Chairman Regina Norton Martin L King
Secretary Barbara Weldon San Diego
Treasurer Terri O’Dell Mid-Cities Harbor
Chairman Elect Gussie Baker
Nancy McCree
Martin Luther King
Mid-Cities Harbor

STATE MEMBERSHIP NUMBER – EDNA included 1146 from California. 450 had paid dues of $2.00 belonging to the California State Association.

STATE CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS

  • In February an initial interest meeting of local EDNA chapter representatives decided to form a State Chapter.
    An organizational meeting of the Executive Board was held in March for the purpose of electing officers. Dues were set at $2.00. The State Chapter became known as the “California Coordinating Council”.
  • Requested State Department of Health to hold off action on MICN certification requirements until CAL EDNA had the opportunity to draw up criteria.
  • Established active representation and dialogue with the California Conference of Local Health Officers (CCLHO) on drafting Paramedic and MICN guidelines.
  • Implemented the presentation of the EDNA Core Curriculum through the University of California system. BRN provider number for CAL EDNA was to come later.
  • Supported the move to certify Emergency Nurses by National EDNA.
  • Established relationship with the California Nurses Association’s Task Force on Emergency Nursing to form the Joint Nursing Commission on EMS.
  • Participated on the Ad Hoc EMS Work Group, a State Health Department sponsored task force to categorize hospital departments: Standby, Basic, Comprehensive and Major (later dropped as a category).
  • Influenced legislation including the Wedworth-Townsend Act and SB 1412, Senator Beilenson’s Comprehensive EMS Act. Represented Emergency Nursing in the development of the State Plan on Emergency Nursing and the development of Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
    National EDNA membership included 1146 Californians. There were (18) eighteen chartered local chapters.
  • Note – Not sure if these (18) chapters refer to other States like California. Remember, at this time, States were referred to as “State Chapter”.
    California received recognition as a Coordinating Council on 10 Oct 1975.
  • The first set of By-Laws were written.

STATE CHAPTER STANDING COMMITTEES
While I have not found any written documents referring to “Committees”, it is obvious they addressed Education, Government Affairs, what we now call “EMS and Leadership.

STATE COUNCIL SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS

STATE COUNCIL EDUCATION EVENT

Scientific Assembly Chair – Phyllis Harding – San Francisco
“Professionals in the Pit” San Diego, Sheraton Harbor Island
Held jointly with ACEP  

CHAPTERS – There 18 but these are the only names found.

East Bay L.A. County Martin Luther King
Mid-Cities Harbor Orange County San Diego
Santa Clara San Francisco  

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT NURSES ASSOCIATION

EDNA President
Mildred Finke – Pennsylvania

General Assembly Location
05 – 06 Oct Las Vegas, Nevada

Joint Education Event with EDNA & ACEP
07 – 09 Oct Las Vegas, Nevada

EDNA History

Information coming soon