Friday September 19, 2014

Registration Pick up1:00- 3:00 PM PDT

Welcome and Keynote Speaker

3:30- 5:00 PM PDT

Welcome Reception with Vendors- 

5:00 -7:00 PM PDT

Saturday September 20, 2014

Sessions 07:45 -5:00 PM PDT

Lunch provided 12:35-13:35

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Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13979 for  7.25 contact hour.


The Heathman Lodge 
7801 Northeast Greenwood
Vancouver, WA 98662

360-254-3100  or 888-475-3100 

Discount Room Rate $104 per night.

Mention the Conference when making reservation.

Reservations must be made by August 19, 2014 for discounted rate.

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Jason Whitney 
Washington State ENA Council
jhwhitney7 @gmail.com

Emergency Nurse Without Borders- NW Regional Emergency Nurse Conference 

Washington, Oregon and British Columbia Emergency Nurse Councils have organized a joint NW Regional conference. Speakers will present the latest and most current information on emergency nursing care. This is an excellent opportunity to network and gain valuable educational information.

Keynote Speaker

Charles Kunkle MSN, CEN, CCRN, BC-NA is the Director of Emergency, Pediatric and Trauma Services at St. Mary Medical Center located in Langhorne, Pa. Charles became the nurse manager of St. Mary’s emergency department in 2001, transitioning into the director position by 2005. He has over 20 years experience as a nurse and has held multiple positions in emergency medicine, pre-hospital emergency medical services, cardiothoracic intensive care units and honed his skills over the years practicing as a flight nurse. Charles was named nurse manager of the year by the Nursing Spectrum magazine in 2006 and was featured in RN magazine in 2007. Charles gained international recognition for passionately speaking about a fatal event that occurred in the emergency department of St. Mary Medical Center in 2005. His lectures embrace the turbulence and emotions that erupted from that traumatic event while trying to re-establish a safe environment for patients as well as staff. Charles is a motivational speaker who captivates the audience discussing topics such as violence in healthcare, leadership, patient satisfaction, employee engagement and patient centered care. In 2011 Charles launched Navigator Solutions, a leadership training and consultation business. 

Conference Objectives

  • Analyze the impact of violence within the emergency setting and describe interventions to improve patient, visitor and staff safety.
  • Explore current issues in emergency nursing to include pediatrics, trauma and other relevant topics.  


Cancellations received prior to August 19, 2014 are subject to a $50.00 processing fee. There will be no refund of registration fees after this date. 

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