Certified Nurses Day

Dear colleagues,

As we get ready to celebrate Certified Nurses Day on March 19th, I would love to congratulate all of our certified ED nurses here in Palm Beach County. Your dedication to patient care is exemplary and your professionalism is beyond compare!

When your patients and families ask “what those extra initials mean” you can proudly say you are a nationally recognized, board certified nurse in your specialty.

Your Chapter President,
Debbie Ferraro BSN, RN, CEN

President Welcome Letter

Hello fellow ED nurses!

I would like to take a moment of your time and introduce myself. My name is Debbie Ferraro and I am the Palm Beach County ENA President for 2018-2019. I have been a member of the ENA since its early years when it was known as EDNA! I practiced ED nursing for 31 years, most of that time was in a busy ED in Philadelphia. I’ve worked in the ED’s at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Martin Health System in the Treasure Coast after my move to Florida. I have been a CEN since 1981.

Our chapter is hoping to have more participation with our membership. Please feel free to reach out to me with any ideas, suggestions you may have that will help improve our Chapter. I have begun to visit our local ED’s at staff meetings to help encourage membership and participation. We will be holding our meetings at rotating locations to make it easier for members to attend.

Please come to our next meeting being held at Boca Regional ( Dawson Theatre) on 03/21/18 at 1900. Our presenter is speaking about venomous snake bites and Crofab. Come and meet your colleagues. Share stories, laughs, good food and a great venue for education as well.

Debbie Ferraro BSN, RN, CEN

2018 Delegate Application

You can be the voice for Emergency Nurses in Palm Beach County. Apply to be a delegate at Emergency Nursing 2018 in Pittsburgh.  Application available on the FENA Website

Hello FENA members, The FENA Delegate Application for 2018 ENA General Assembly is available on the FENA website, www.floridaena.org and must be completed and submitted for consideration before June 1, 2018. General Assembly is scheduled for Tuesday, September 25, from 7:45 am – 11:45 am and Wednesday, September 26, from 7:45 am – 11:30 am, and 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm in Pittsburgh, PA. Delegates are required to:

  1. Attend the Delegate Dinner on Monday, September 24;
  2. Attend the entire General Assembly sessions;
  3. Staff the FENA fundraising booth for allotted time, if applicable;
  4. Provide a complete W-9 form to the FENA Treasurer;
  5. Fulfill any additional duties as determined by the Delegates State Captain and/or FENA Board of Directors.

Delegates receive reimbursement for travel and lodging for 3 nights up to a maximum amount determined by the Board of Directors.  Any questions can be directed to me at my email address that is located on the application form. Thank you for your time and service. -Dorothy Hindman