K. Sue Hoyt, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CEN, FAEN, FAANP, FAAN, works as an emergency nurse practitioner (ENP) in the Department of Emergency at St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, CA—a Level II Trauma Center, and is the former director of the MEPN program at the University of San Diego. She is the co-owner of EmergeED, an education and consulting company. Dr. Hoyt served as co-editor of the Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal (which she helped create), and ENA’s Trauma Nursing Core Course Provider and Instructor manuals. After her term as ENA president, she co-edited the Emergency Nursing Core Curriculum, the official core curriculum publication from ENA.
Dr. Hoyt expanded emergency care and developed the NP role in emergency care, and is past chair of the NP Committee at ENA. She spearheaded The Delphi Study on Competencies for NPs in Emergency Care and served as the ENA representative to the work group that published Consensus Model for APRN Regulation. Her cumulative work has advanced NPs in emergency care, assisting ENA in gaining recognition of emergency nursing as a specialty by the American Nurses Association (ANA) in 2011.
Dr. Hoyt has been active in health policy and has received numerous honors/awards, some of which include:
- Special Recognition Award for passage of SB 800 – The National 9-1-1 Bill
- ENA – Kelleher & Lifetime Achievement Award
- AANP – State Award for Excellence
- CANP – NP of Distinction Award in California
- Sigma Theta Tau Award for Excellence in Nursing Clinical Practice
She has been a fellow of AANP since 2008 and served on the board as member-at-large from 2010 to 2012.