Amy Boren works as a clinical educator of nursing for Emergency Services at UCHealth in Northern Colorado. She also coordinates and course directs the TNCC and ENPC programs for the Western Region of Banner Health. Throughout her healthcare career she has worked as an ED tech, charge nurse, nurse manager, and ED educator. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in audiology and speech language pathology, and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Northern Colorado as well as a Master of Science with a focus in nursing leadership from Regis University. Boren is certified in emergency nursing, pediatric emergency nursing, and trauma nursing. Boren is involved with the Emergency Nurses Association at the state chapter and national levels. She is the current Colorado State Council President and also served four years as state Treasurer. Other roles she has filled in her chapter are chairs of media, scholarship, and membership committees. She has been a general assembly delegate for eight consecutive years and co-authored two resolutions. Amy joined the Course Administration Faculty committee in 2018 and is in her second year as Chair. In 2020, Boren was honored to become a board trustee for the ENA Foundation. She participated on the Scholarship committee and chaired the Fundraising committee in 2021. Amy Boren has a passion for education and life-long learning. She believes every nurse has something to teach and something to learn. She has a passion for assuring clinical foundational understanding and building knowledge at every opportunity whether it be on an academic or professional development level.
Eric Christensen is a registered nurse currently living in Littleton, Colorado. He is currently employed in the emergency department at Denver Health Medical Center and owns his own traveling education business which serves medical professionals and facilities throughout the rocky mountain region. Mr. Christensen has been involved in emergency care for over 32 years, and has progressed from Emergency Medical Technician through his dual board certifications as an emergency nurse and a pediatric emergency nurse. Eric is not only passionate about caring for patients and families during their times of need, but also empowered by educating all levels of emergency providers. During his career, Mr. Christensen has been very active with both the Colorado and National Emergency Nurses Associations. He has served as president for the state of Colorado for 4 years. He is active as both a course director and faculty for the nationally recognized Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) and the Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC). In addition, he currently serves in Colorado as the State Trauma and Pediatric Committee chairperson. Mr. Christensen is also a course director and training center faculty for the American Heart Association’s Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support Courses. Eric has presented lectures at the Colorado and Iowa state nursing conferences, nationally for both the Emergency Nurses Association and for the American College of Emergency Physicians, and he is currently developing his own version if the Certified Emergency Nursing review course. Eric has been recognized multiple times over his career including the American Legion Post #471 Outstanding First Aid Award, The Denver Health Medical Center Emergency Department Preceptor of the year, and he was a nominee for the Florence Nightingale Award. In 2018, Eric was inducted as a Fellow in the Academy of Emergency Nursing. He is a firm believer in the guiding principle that it is not just important to know what to do, it is important to understand why you are doing it.