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Kansas State Officers 2016

Elaine Swisher, President
Elizabeth Purling, President-Elect
Cindy Reazin, Secretary
Carol Kappelman, Treasurer
Pam KvasImmediate-Past President

Board of Directors 2015

Members at Large

Julie Miller
Charla Holman
Darlene Whitlock
Denise Spaeth

KENA Committees - 2016

Committee Chairs and members will be posted soon. If you are interested in serving on a committee

contact Elaine Swisher, 2016 KENA President

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16th Annual Trauma Nursing Summit


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July 22, 2016

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.

June 13-14, 2016   Lawrence

June 16-17, 2016   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.



2016 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 1-712-832-8300, enter the access code 2261779 when prompted. 



KENA Meeting Schedule and Locations

June 10 - Hutchinson

August 12 - Lifeteam - Newton

October 14 - Stormont Vail - Topeka

December 9 - University of Kansas Hospital - Kansas City





(click on the name of the hospital for directions to meeting room)