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  • Save the Date!!

  • 2020 Election Results

    The 2020 State Election results are in.  Please join me in congratulating: 

    Khay Douangdara - President-Elect
    Kesley Jobe - Secretary
    Clinton Erickson - Treasurer- Elect.

    ENA's 50th Anniversary is going to be an exciting year!
  • Kentucky State Council ENA Meeting

    The next Kentucky State Council ENA meeting is Friday, October 25th! The Board of Director meeting will begin promptly at 12pm EST with the General Membership meeting to immediately follow. Be sure to call in using the number listed below to join us for the latest KYENA updates!


    12:00 – 12:30 PM (EST) BOD Meeting
    12:30 – 1:30 PM (EST) General Membership Meeting


    Conference call #: 1-302-202-1109
    Access Code: 122794
  • 2020 KY State ENA Elections are UnderWay!!!

    ​The 2020 KY State ENA Elections are officially underway.  

    Please use the link below to vote for the person you want to be YOUR voice for emergency nursing next year.  

    Vote Here!!

    Voting will end on Wednesday, October 23 at 1200 (noon) E.S.T.  Please get your vote in today!!!

    I am so excited for the upcoming year with ENA!​
  • Updates from EN19 in Austin!

    What an amazing week at EN19 in Austin, Texas leading up to Emergency Nurses Week!! 11 delegates served Kentucky proud as they contributed to the decisions that impact ENA moving forward as an organization. This has been a huge year for our state as our very own Patti Howard serves as the current ENA national president.

    This Kentucky group also competed against groups from all across the country and came out as the EN19 SimWar CHAMPS!!

    And lastly, Kentucky won the ENA Foundation challenge and absolutely loved having Texas ENA sing “My Old Kentucky Home”!!

    Thank you for your commitment to care and for all that each and everyone one of you do everyday!! Happy Emergency Nurses Week!!
  • Reminder to Nominate 2020 State Leaders

    September 21st, 2019 is the last day for the call for nominations for Kentucky State Council Officers!!!  Elections will begin while we are in Awesome Austin!  Don't delay and send those nominations today!

    Please nominate your peers (or tell them to nominate you) for a State Council Office.  ENA is dedicated to emergency care and emergency nursing and now is the time to be involved.  We are looking for candidates for:

    • President-Elect
    • Secretary
    • Treasurer-Elect
    I cannot wait to hear from all of you, the more candidates, the better. 
  • 2019 Delegates for General Assembly

    The 2019 delegates for General Assembly that will be representing the Kentucky State Council are listed below. We are excited to be representing our state and making the best decisions for our association!!


    1. Anne Afton
    2. Elizabeth Bryant
    3. Khay Douangdara
    4. Jacob Heil
    5. Kelsey Jobe
    6. Sarah Miles
    7. Dale Morton
    8. Victor Pearson
    9. Mary Raley
    10. Heather VanHooser
    11. Jaime Stephens-Davenport
  • Call for Nominations!!

    This is the official call to nominate your 2020 Kentucky State Council ENA officers. Please nominate your peers and colleagues from across the state. The only requirement is that they are an ENA member.  

    For the upcoming year we need nominations for:

    • President-Elect
    • Secretary
    • Treasurer-Elect

    If you've been thinking about getting more involved with ENA, there is no better time than now.  Join us in the first step for getting ready for the best year yet!

    Beginning today (September 1st, 2019) though midnight E.S.T. September 21st, 2019, please submit your nominations to jlwall01@uky.edu.  Please include the name of the individual and the position of the nomination. 

  • Delegate Forms

    Delegate forms are due June 1st for EN19 in Austin, Texas. Please be sure to submit your form to kentuckyena@gmail.com by the deadline. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out!! You can find the delegate form listed under the resources tab.
  • Important Dates to Remember

    Here are some important dates for you to know!
    • April 25-26: ENA Spring Regional Symposium in Seattle
    • April 28: Academic Scholarships application deadline
    • May 10: Kentucky State Council Meeting
    • May 15: U.S. Conference Scholarships application deadline
    • May 21-22nd: Day on the Hill in Washington, D.C.
    • September 29th-October 2nd: EN2019 in Austin, Texas
  • Way to go!!

    Congratulations to Tracy H., Coty M., Brittany H., April M., and Emily A. from Clark Regional Hospital & Alishia E. from UK on passing their CEN!!

    Please let us know when obtain new certifications, Kentucky ENA would love to recognize you for your accomplishments!!
  • SCLO 2019

    Your Kentucky State Council members managed to brave the frigid cold weather to attend ENA's State and Chapter Leaders Orientation in Chicago (SCLO) to discuss the best practices for running a local branch of ENA, how to engage new members, and how to get the most out of ENA resources... while also having a little fun with their fellow ENA colleagues at the State Challenge Kickoff event!! It's exciting to see such an engaging group from Kentucky show their commitment to emergency nursing! Keep your calendars marked for 2020, SCLO will be in warm and sunny San Diego next year! #SCLO2019 #SCLO19
  • Welcome!

    ​Welcome to the Kentucky ENA website! Here you will find information about upcoming local and national ENA events, resources specific to your state council and have an opportunity to connect with your fellow Kentucky ENA members. We're happy you're here!!
  • ENCOURAGE 2019 KYENA

    Join us Friday, October 11 in Lexington for our annual education conference. This year our focus is Care of the Emergency Nurse, a look at the mind, body and soul of the emergency nurse! We will have important conversations around building the tools we need to reduce burnout and improve engagemment for the career we love! Registration open SOON.