First Time, Second Time
Howard looks forward to her first ENA conference.
“I have not been able to attend professional conferences
within my nursing career due to my military life,” Howard said,
“but now that I am a civilian, I have the time to do so. It is
much appreciated that Emergency Nursing 2016 is my first.”
Howard believes that sessions will build her confidence and
provide insights to improve her skills. Based on his experience
attending last year’s conference, Dagher thinks she will find
Emergency Nursing 2016 worthwhile.
“Being my first conference,” Dagher said, “I didn’t know what
to expect. Sure enough, I had the time of my life. I made it a
goal to attend as many educational sessions as I could, as
well as view and review products on the exhibit floors.”
Because he works at a Level I trauma center that prioritizes
disaster training, Dagher especially enjoyed a session about
active shooters. But the experience was not just about
“What amazed me the most were the community and the
friends that were made that week,” Dagher said. “To this day, I
am still in contact with ER nurses across the nation. As I
continue to grow into my leadership role at Memorial
Hermann, I am able to bring back a plethora of education and
knowledge from these events. The education, community,
networking and absolute fun are what drive me to attend this
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