DeAnna S. Gillespie, RN, BSN

I graduated from LVN school in 1992 and RN school in 1994.  In 2011 I returned to school to obtain my BSN.  I have been an ER nurse for my entire career other than a brief period in a Neuro/Cardiac Step down unit. I have worked at DCMC in the ED for 9.5 years after having been a nurse manager in a rural the ER for 15 years. In addition, I have opened two level IV trauma programs during my career.

I believe I have been a member of ENA since 2001, but this last year I have become more active on the state level.  I have served as a Texas Delegate at National convention and serve on 5 committees at the state level. On the local level, I continue to serve as the membership chair and currently serve in a Director position.

I enjoy public speaking and I love to teach. One of my favorite parts of my profession is training new ED staff to become the best they can be.  I love to teach them about the importance of our jobs and how families depend on us to care for them at their most vulnerable times.