Welcome to the Louisiana Emergency Nurses Association (LENA) website. The mission of the Emergency Nurses Association is to advocate for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice. ENA is the only professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing and emergency care through advocacy, expertise, innovation and leadership. ENA fosters this mission through public safety, continuing education, nursing research and promotion of the profession, which serve to maintain quality of patient care and have a positive influence in our state.
If you are a member of National ENA and have indicated that you live in Louisiana, you are also a member of LENA. All members belong to our national association, have representation on the state council and belong to a local chapter. Our state council is governed by an executive board and committees. All members have representation. The state council meets quarterly; dates and locations will be posted on this site.
We are now accepting applications for committee memberships. Deadline is March 31st. Information and applications here.
LENA immediate past president, Tammy O’Connor and board member Jennifer Sing have been accepted as faculty for Emergency Nursing 2017. The title of their presentation is, “Emergency Management: Preparing for a Mass Casualty Incident”. The presentation highlights and lessons learned throughout the planning, preparing, training and response activities during the “City of Gonzales/ Active Shooter Drill_ MCI [Mass Casualty Incident]” regional exercise.
Registration is open for the annual education conference of ENA.
See details in the upcoming events section of this Newsletter.
Andrea Normand recognized as Louisianan of the Year 2017 by Louisiana Life Magazine
Andrea is well known in the emergency nursing with 45 years now in the profession. She served as an active member of LENA for years and was a member of the Board of Directors. She received a LSNA Nightingale award in March 2016, and now has been recognized by Louisiana Life Magazine as a leader for nursing.
LENA is proud to count Andrea as a life-long member. Way to go Andrea!
On November 14, Representative Lee Zeldin (R-NY) presented ENA member James Cameron, RN, with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for his community service work in New York’s 1st District. Congratulations to James on this recognition and keep up the good work!