Welcoming: 2019 SD ENA Leadership
Election results are in and we would like to congratulate and welcome the following SD ENA members into their leadership roles, effective January 1st, 2019:
President: Karen Kaskie
Secretary: Kara Fonken
Treasurer: Sandra Ruesch
Please help us congratulate these individuals and thank them for their commitment and dedication to SD ENA!
May 11th - 1700 at Avera eCare 4500 N. Lewis Ave.
August 1st - Budget Meeting - 1830 Place TBD
Day on the Hill 2019
Congratulations to Mary Davis, Josie Peters and Kayla Wolff on being chosen to represent South Dakota at Day on the Hill in Washington D. C. in May!
ENA launches ENPC, 5th edition.
This new version provides an innovative educational experience for emergency nurses. Learn about all the ways this course can deliver learning designed to enhance an emergency nurse's ability to care for their pediatric patients. Click here for more information!
SD House Bill 1126 Signed Into Law
Governor Dennis Daugaard signed HB1126 into law on March 22, 2018! SD ENA has endorsed this bill from its inception. This bill clarifies the aspects of a medical forensic examination and will eliminate victims from receiving bills for their exams.
SD ENA Government Affairs Chair, Sandra Ruesch, testified on behalf of SD ENA and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners. We are so proud of Sandra and all our members who advocate for our patients.
More information on the bill may be found HERE
If you'd like to become more involved with advocacy, please join our Government Affairs Committee. Reach out to Sandra for more information.
Congratulations 2018 SD ENA Scholarship Recipients
$500 Academic: Stephanie Hoffman (DNP Courses) and Karla Nygren (MSN/MBA)
Committed to Care!
ENA has a new logo (top of page) and tag line! The logo is one of, if not the most important element within a brand system. It’s designed to act as the face of a brand and represent its essence and overall aesthetic. Oftentimes, the logo is the first experience a viewer has with an organization’s brand. So, it is imperative that it be legible, conceptually strong and captures the spirit of what the brand is all about. The ENA logo does this with a bold, energetic presence driven by the large letterforms. The logo deservingly places the emphasis on the “N” found in the middle, negative space. Symbolically, it creates a mental link of envisioning oneself filling that space, fitting into ENA. Whether it’s through education or advocacy, ENA genuinely cares about the members’ safety and preparation when in the emergency department. Additionally, “Committed to Care” is something that’s deeply embedded within the emergency nursing profession as a whole.
Upcoming Events and Volunteer Opportunities
South Dakota ENA is proud to be a part of the 8th Annual Henry's Run 5k. Saturday, April 27th from 10am-12pm at Falls Park, Sioux Falls. We are looking for volunteers for first aid and handing out waters. Please let us know if you can help out! You can also register to run at www.runsignup.com The proceeds benefit Child Advocacy Centers of South Dakota and Child's Voice.
SD ENA Annual Meeting Minutes
Minutes are now loaded on our website. Access all meeting minutes and reports under the "minutes/reports/bylaws" tab at the top. You will need to register with SD ENA website to access this area. If needed, register today and we will get your access approved ASAP!
State and Chapter Leaders Orientation in Chicago
SD ENA Board Members Karen Kaskie, Sandra Ruesch and Kara Fonken attended SCLO in January. Karla Nygren and Kristen Cline were also present as members of the National Board. Many educational sessions were attended with excellent information on how to enhance our already remarkable state chapter! They also had the opportunity to visit the new ENA National Headquarters in Schaumburg, IL.
2019 SD ENA Committee Chairpersons
The following individuals will serve as your 2019 SD ENA Committee Chairpersons. In the coming weeks we will be updating our "Committees" page with contact information if you'd like to help on any committee. Any amount of time serving on a committee is appreciated.
Trauma: Janee Poppinga
Pediatrics: Nicole Olson
Media: Kara Fonken
Education: Rachel Tinker
Government Affairs: Sandra Ruesch
Injury Prevention: Stefanie Hoffman & Kylee VanDieren
Membership: Karla Nygren
THANK YOU to our 2018 Committee Chairpersons and Committee Members for all your hard work!
Have you experienced workplace violence?
If so, please reach out to us. We are working to start a conversation with our legislators to draft protections for healthcare workers. #StandUp #SilenceNoMore #NursesRise