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Kansas State Officers 2017

Elizabeth Gerhardt, President
Elaine Swisher, President-Elect & Immediate Past President
Jodi Cregger, Secretary
Carol Kappelman, Treasurer

Board of Directors 2017

Deb Veatch, 2016-2017
Darlene Whitlock, 2016-2017
Pam Kvas, 2017-2018
Julie Miller, 2017-2018


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17th Annual Trauma Nursing Summit


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July 21, 2017

Rolling Hills Zoo near Salina, Kansas




Certified Emergency Nursing Review Course

Prove Your Knowledge —Become a Certified Emergency Nurse

One of the greatest honors for an Emergency Nurse is to earn the right to wear the title of Certified Emergency Nurse. This course will provide the foundation for you to reach this goal. In addition, practice questions will be provided that will help you determine your readiness. You will also learn how exam questions are constructed and how best to answer them.

September 18-19, 2017   Lawrence

September 21-22, 2017   Newton


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VISION:  That every patient needing emergency nursing care receives care from a nurse who is competent.  Emergency nurses also provide education for injury prevention and wellness.

MISSION:  To promote, develop, and support emergency nurses in providing nursing care in the State of Kansas, recognizing this occurs across geographic and institutional variances from urban trauma centers to the most rural critical access hospital.



2017 Meeting Schedule

All meetings start at 10:30 a.m.

If you are unable to attend the meetings in person, please use the toll free number to join us. 

Call 1-605-475-6711, enter the access code 2261779 when prompted. 



2017 KENA Meeting Schedule and Locations

February 10 - Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence, KS

April 14 - Via Christi Hospital, Manhattan, KS

June 9 - Hutchinson Hospital, Hutchinson, KS

August 11 - LifeTeam Headquarters, Newton, KS

October 13 - Stormont Vail Health, Topeka, KS

December 8 - University of Kansas Hospital - Kansas City





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