October 23, 2009

Kay Sedlak Receives Prestigious Award

Nursing Faculty Member Earns National Honor

Nursing Faculty Member Kay Sedlak
Nursing Faculty Member Kay Sedlak

WNC faculty member and certified emergency nurse Kay Sedlak is being named to the Academy of Emergency Nursing in Des Plaines, Ill, an honor being bestowed on only eight individuals this year.

Sedlak is a 25-year member of the Emergency Nursing Association, and worked for several years in the Emergency Department of Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in Reno.

Sedlak is also the editor of the "CEN (Certified Emergency Nursing) Review Manual, 4th Edition," a two-year effort by 45 authors that provides written and online exams to prepare emergency nurses for the certification exam. WNC nursing instructor Michael Malay is one of the authors.

Sedlak has served as Nevada state president of the ENA and "influenced the practice of nurses across the nation by lecturing at ENA-sponsored conferences for the in Nevada and other states, conducted annual and leadership conferences, as well as those for local, rural, and large groups," said William T. Briggs RN, president of the ENA.

The nationwide organization has more than 36,000 members.

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