Position statements are developed after a thorough review of the literature, discussion with content experts where appropriate and a consideration of any evidence based practice that is integral to the topic being considered. Position statements may be created in collaboration with other groups and issued as joint statements. On occasion ENA is asked to endorse position statements written by other organizations and post them for member use.
It should be recognized that these position statements are recommendations only and are not codified in law or regulations.
- ENA Position Statements - Position statements are recommendations for a course of action or statement of beliefs that reflects ENA’s stance regarding an issue of importance to safe practice, safe care, and optimal patient outcomes.
- ENA Joint Statements - Joint position statements are an assertion of the beliefs held, encouraged and supported but written in collaboration with other external organizations with mutual interest.
- ENA Supported Statements - Supported position statements are statements written by an external organization with content expertise identifying a course of action or statement of belief. These statements are officially supported by ENA.
- Archived Position Statements - A position statement is archived when it is deemed to be no longer pertinent or significant to current practice; is no longer an assertion of a belief held, encouraged or supported by ENA; and/or if it is no longer in accordance with ENA bylaws, strategic plan or code of ethics.