By Jenn Schmitz – ENA President
One month to go.
Just typing that adds to my anticipation as I think about being in Denver for Emergency Nursing 2022. We’ve collectively waited for this for so long because it’s another sign of normalcy, a piece of comfortable familiarity lost to many of us since 2019.
On a personal level, this year’s annual conference means something different to everyone. Regardless of why you’re heading to Denver, it is shaping up to be the ultimate opportunity to recharge.
As you’ve heard me say throughout the year, recharge is what you want and need to keep your inner fire burning. I hope, throughout the year, you have been able to consider what helps you, as an individual, recharge. This year’s conference will offer many opportunities to inspire and reinvigorate. With hands-on learning, dynamic speakers, high-quality educational topics galore, exciting parties and an amazing Experience Hall – not to mention you’ll be surrounded by thousands of your ENA friends and colleagues – there is no shortage of things to see and do.
Before I go too far, ENA understands everyone’s journey might not allow them to be in Denver, which is why this year’s Digital Access option delivers the best of what the conference offers to you wherever you might be. Livestreaming brings you 26 educational sessions with CE and both general sessions, plus you can engage in exclusive digital networking. And, everyone gets access to on-demand content through January 2023.
This shapes up to be a true celebration of emergency nurses and how ENA strives to support this special community. With so much happening, I’ll admit I don’t know what I’m looking forward to most because so much of it feeds my recharge.
Walking through the Hall of Honor and meeting award recipients will remind me of the innovation and excellence pursued every day by ENA members. Then there’s the energy of the Experience Hall, driven by attendees and ENA’s partners engaging on how to advance excellence in emergency nursing. The passion of our educational presenters is inspiring, and I know we will all be captivated by this year’s keynote speakers, Michelle Poler and Justin Jones-Fosu.
Beyond that, the thought of our members together again just warms my heart knowing what we’ve all faced over the last few years. Picturing thousands of nurses in one place to grow personally and professionally already reminds me of why this event is so important.
I invite you to find out for yourself. Whether you’re in Denver or you take advantage of the Digital Access option, this will be an unforgettable moment in ENA’s history.