Setting the Pace
Vol 32, Issue 3
In This Issue
President's Message
Happy Emergency Nurese Week!
2012 Distinguished Leadership Award
"Behind the Scenes" Award
2012 Academy Fellows
American Valor Quilt
Kick Off the a Safe Summer
Lessons Learned
NYS Delegation in San Diego
Save the Dates
2012 Officers
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We are happy to present you with the New York State Emergency Nurses Association's latest electronic newsletter. It's packed full of information and many opportunities for our members.  As always, we welcome your comments, feedback and suggestions!



Audrey Dupree-Sealey, PhD, FNP, RN

 In January of this year I asked you to get on the NYSCENA train. Well thank you for your continued support on this journey.     

The latest stop on the NYSCENA train was in San Diego Ca. at the ENA National Convention.


I am proud to announce that New York State was in the house. We had 41 delegates, two national board members and 5 first time delegates.

At the Delegate sessions I received the State President award. As I walked across the stage to accept the award, a feeling of overwhelming pride and humility came over me. It was breath taking to look out at the sea of Delegates.


The next day at the Opening when JoAnn Lazarus, President Elect spoke, it all came together when she described the Turtle. "Behold the turtle! it only makes progress when it sticks it's neck out." Walking across that stage my neck was as far out as I could stick it.  

New York also won its share of prizes during the convention.  


Carol Fazio from Brooklyn New York Kings High Beth Israel, and Lina Rulloda from SUNY Down State won registrations for the 2013 National convention in Nashville. I also I won a coach bag from one of the venders.

The lectures were informative and the local site was breath-taking. We had celebrity status on Friday night when we were formally welcomed at the Pirates baseball game which many of our members attended in support of the ENA Foundation.    
Just before the train pulled out of the station headed back home, we attended the First Annual Awards Gala at the Marriott Hotel. Once again NYS was in the spotlight. Marie Ann Teeter was induction into the FAEN and Mr. Robert Breese received the Behind the Scenes Award.

Well, the train is back on track, the next stop will be Tarrytown for the last quarterly meeting for 2012. I hope to see you there.

Sincerely your President



Happy Emergency Nurses Week!   

This year's theme, Excellence in Action, truly exemplifies what each of you accomplishes every day. Your dedication to the profession of emergency nursing is appreciated by all your colleagues as well as all your patients.



2012 Distinguished Leadership Award 

 For your service as the
New York State Council President

Audrey Searley 


"Behind the Scenes" National Achievement Award  


 Robert "Bob" Breese CCEMTP FP-C

Genesee Valley Chapter ENA

For receiving

Emergency Nurses Associations

"Behind the Scenes"

National Achievement Award


2012 Academy Fellows  

San Diego, California.


During the 1st Annual Awards Gala at the 2012 ENA Annual Conference on September 15th, 2012:

The Emergency Nurses Association and the Academy of Emergency Nursing inducted 14 new AEN fellows.


New York State is pleased to announce that Mark Twain Chapters very own:  Mary Ann Teeter, MEd, RN, FNP-C, CEN, CNRN, FAEN.  Has been inducted into the Academy.


We extend our congratulations to all the new fellows for their outstanding contributions to emergency nursing.



American Valor Quilt

American Valor quilt winner Brian Wilcox accepts the quilt from CHATT chapter president Jacquie Glendinning. When Brian was told he had won the quilt he replied "I finally won something I can use". The raffle raised $1700 for the 9/11 endowment. Thanks to all who sold and/or bought tickets. We are well on our way to $100,000.



Kick Off to a Safe Summer

The 3rd annual Kick off to a safe summer was held at the Mercy Flight Hanger/OGH parking lot on June 9th. The daylong event included, a bike helmet give away, safe kid ID, Catt. Co. Sheriff Dept. K-9 unit along with NYS police K-9, NYSP S.O.R.T. members were present, along with several area fire departments.  


Click Here for more info and Photos!  



LESSONS LEARNED: Implementing Electronic Charting...   


What are the challenges of educating newly hired emergency room registered nurses on the use of an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) without losing the essence of nursing, patients' caring behavior?

Article derived from Master's Thesis

By Rosa T Waldroff MSNEd, Rn, CEN

NYSCENA Treasurer


Click Here for full article.

New York State Delegation at San Diego  

Call for Officers

The State Council is looking for candidates for officers for 2013. All of these positions provide leadership and networking opportunities that may not be available to an emergency nurse in the course of his/her regular employment. As a member of the Board of Directors, you can help to shape the future of emergency nursing practice.


Qualifications for all positions:

Be a member in good standing of the New York State Emergency Nurses Association (NYSENA). It is recommended that the candidate be active in his/her Chapter and/or at the State Council level.


The positions to be voted on are:


President -Elect (Three year commitment)

The President-Elect is a one-year term, with the commitment to continue on as President and then as Immediate Past President. The responsibilities of the President-Elect include:

*Serve as parliamentarian for the quarterly State Council meetings.

*Serve as Chairperson to the Awards Committee.

*Assist the President in the day-to-day running of the organization.

*Attend at least 75% of the State Council meetings and Board of Director meetings.

*Be available to advise chapters and serve as liaison between chapters, committees and the State Council.


Director at Large (Two year commitment)

As Director at Large, the individual would be expected to:

*Attend at least 75% of the State Council meetings and Board of Directors meetings.

*Assist the President in the day to day running of the organization.

*Be available to advise chapters and serve as liaison between chapters, committees and the State Council.

*May serve as Chairperson of a State Council Standing Committee.

All members are encouraged to nominate candidates. To nominate yourself or someone else, please contact Mickey Forness @716-373-2612.  Plan to attend the October meeting in Newburgh to vote for the candidate of your choice.


2013 NYSENA Schedule    

So much is in preparation for NYS Council ENA for next year. Committees will be set by the October meeting in Newburg and the 2013 schedule is being finalized. Our goal is more participation from NYSENA members and easier access to the officers, board, and committee chairs. We will be using our Web site to assist you with questions and answers, forms, delegate info, and of course the conference. Be sure to check the Web site often and make sure you are on the list to receive our web blasts.


Jan 18th & 19th - Officer and Chapter Orientation

                          NYSENA Council Meeting 

                          Binghamton NY


Feb 27th - Mar 3rd - ENA Leadership Meeting

                              Ft. Lauderdale, FL


April 11th - 13th - NYSENA Setting the Pace Conference                      

                          NYSENA Council Meeting         

                          Doubletree Hotel - Tarrytown, NY


July 26th - 27th -  NYSENA Council Meeting

                          Delegate Orientation 

                          Rochester, NY                         


Sept 17th - 21th - ENA Annual Meeting/Conference

                           Nashville, Tn


Oct 18th & 19th - NYSENA Council Meeting

                          Election of Officers  



2012 New York State Officers


President - Audrey D. Sealey, Brooklyn-Staten Island dr.sealeyphdfnp@yahoo.com  


President Elect - Kathleen Conboy, Southern kconboy@verizon.net  


Secretary - Sandi Tetler, Lower Hudson  enasandi@tetler.net  


Treasurer - Rosa T. Waldroff, Genesee Valley  Pijny48@aol.com  


Treasurer Elect - Mary Ellen Jennison, Southern Tier MaryEllenJennison@uhs.org  


Immediate Past President - Mickey Forness, CHATT  mickeyforness@yahoo.com  


Director at Large - Virginia A. Hebda, Genesee Valley  vahny46@frontiernet.net   


Director at Large - Sue Chalupa-Breese, Genesee Valley sbreese@rochester.rr.com     



Thank you for spending some time with us today.