Holyoke Medical Center’s Chief Nursing Officer, Colleen Desai, MBA, MSN, RN, CEN, has been selected by the Massachusetts Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) to be a Delegate at the 2018 ENA General Assembly. The ENA is the premier professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing.
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“I am honored to be selected by my peers to be a representative of the Massachusetts Emergency Nurses Association at the General Assembly,” said Desai. “It is important for us to have a voice while issues are discussed and policies are created around emergency nursing standards.”
The ENA General Assembly is the principle body responsible for developing policies and positions and providing direction for matters relating to emergency nursing, and communicating member needs to the ENA Board of Directors. It also provides input to the ENA Board of Directors on issues relating to the practice of emergency nursing and adopts procedures governing the operation of the General Assembly.
The General Assembly consists of no more than 705 voting delegates and International delegates. Each state council has the right to appoint two voting delegates, one of who shall serve as state captain, as well as one nonvoting alternate delegate. The remaining delegates will be allocated based on the percentage the delegation is to the national membership. The Massachusetts ENA has 934 members with 15 Delegates.
The 2018 Annual Meeting of the ENA General Assembly will meet September 25-26 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA.