During a surprise ceremony on Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Day, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, Illinois ENA Member and Past President Evelyn Lyons, MPH, RN was awarded the Illinois EMSC Ron W. Lee MD – Excellence in Pediatric Care Award for Lifetime Achievement!
Evelyn has served as the Illinois EMSC Program Manager since the program’s development in 1994, as well as Co-Principal Investigator. Evelyn’s contributions to pediatric emergency care cannot be overstated and many children, nurses, and healthcare providers have directly benefited from her vision, commitment, and leadership to improve emergency care of children. Congratulations, Evelyn!
The Illinois ENA announced the 2017 Annual Awards Recipients during the Networking Dinner on Thursday, April 20, during the 43rd Annual Spring Symposium. Congratulations!
• Clinical Leadership Award – Jeff Murphy, MSN, MHA, RN, CEN, NE-BC
• EMS Nursing Award – Cassandra O’Brien, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN, TNS
• Nursing Education Award – Marlene Bokholdt, MS, RN, CPEN, TCRN, CEN
• Nursing Practice Award – Cynthia Conte, RN, CEN
• President’s Award – Elisabeth K. Weber, RN, MA, CEN
The Illinois ENA announced the 2016 Annual Awards Recipients during the Networking Dinner on Thursday, April 14, during the 42nd Annual Spring Symposium. Congratulations!
• EMS Nursing Award – Mary “MO” Otting, BSN, RN, CEN (Inaugural Recipient)
• Merikay Joyce, RN, Meritorious Service Award – Kathleen Richmond, MS, RN, CIC
• Nursing Education Award – Nicholas Nelson, MS, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN, CCRN, NRP
• Nursing Practice Award – Mindi Robles, BSN, RN, CEN, TNS, SANE-A (Inaugural Recipient)
• President’s Award – Nicholas Nelson, MS, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN, CCRN, NRP
• Quality and Safety Award – Julie Crabb, RN, BSN, TNS
Nicholas Nelson, MS, RN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, CPN, TNS, NRP was recognized as one of the 40 under 40 Emerging Nurse Leaders in Illinois. The Illinois Nurses Foundation and the Illinois Healthcare Action Coalition sponsors the 40 under 40 Emerging Nurse Leader award. Nick was recognized at a special event on September 17, 2015, at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
Nick is 2015-2016 the President-Elect for the Illinois Emergency Nurses Association. He has previously served the State Council as the 2013-2014 Secretary, 2013 Immediate Past Treasurer, and 2011-2012 Treasurer. In addition, Nick currently serves on the Spring Symposium, Communications and Education Committees.
Thelma Kuska nominated Nick for this award, and a group of his peers chose to recognize his leadership in the nursing profession.
Illinois ENA member Vicki Keough, PhD, APRN-BC, ACNP, FAAN, was honored with the prestigious Judith C. Kelleher Award from the Emergency Nurses Association during the Anita Dorr Memorial Lecture and Luncheon on October 8 and during the Annual Awards Gala on October 11 at the ENA Annual Conference 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
This award, named after one of ENA’s co-founders, honors a member of ENA who has consistently demonstrated excellence in emergency nursing and has made significant contributions to the profession and to ENA. The Judith C. Kelleher Award is the highest award bestowed upon a member by ENA.
Congratulations Dr. Keough, for being recognized for your profound and enduring contributions to emergency nursing!
ENA 2014 Annual Awards Recipients
Illinois ENA member and 2011-2012 Illinois State Council President Steve Stapleton, PhD, RN, CEN, FAEN, was inducted as a Fellow of the Academy of Emergency Nurses Association during the Annual Awards Gala on October 11 at the ENA Annual Conference 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Academy of Emergency Nurses honors emergency nurses who have made enduring, substantial contributions to emergency nursing, who advance the profession of emergency nursing and provide visionary leadership to ENA and AEN. Congratulations, Dr. Stapleton!