Whether you are a staff nurse or manager in an emergency department, an administrator, prehospital, flight, pediatric or trauma emergency nurse, an emergency clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, student or educator, you can benefit from membership in ENA. No matter your level of experience, or the size of your emergency department, membership in ENA contributes to your professional growth.
Journal of Emergency Nursing
Included in your membership fee is a subscription to the Journal of Emergency Nursing. The Journal puts you in touch with current clinical practice and trends in emergency nursing.
ENA's magazine, ENA Connection, published eleven times a year, is the periodical that keeps ENA members up-to-date on Association activities and issues of current relevance to their profession.
Emergency Nursing Core Curriculum (available to members at a reduced rate)
Defines the body of knowledge necessary for current emergency nursing practice and provides modules on essential areas of emergency nursing practice.
The ENA Annual Conference is composed of two segments: General Assembly and Scientific Assembly.
The General Assembly meets to review and determine official policy of the national Association related to professional emergency nursing issues and activities as well as to monitor the implementation of national Association bylaw objectives.
The Scientific Assembly provides contemporary continuing education courses for emergency nurses. Course faculty are nationally known experts who represent the diverse interests of emergency nursing.
Continuing Nursing Education
ENA Provider Unit
The Emergency Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
ENA Approver Unit
The Emergency Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Institute for Quality, Safety & Injury Prevention (IQSIP)
As a leader in the field of injury prevention, the Injury Prevention Institute, provides professional training and develops up-to-date programs and resource materials to educate the young, the adult, and the mature adult communities.
Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)
This nationally standardized, 16-20 hour course integrates the trauma nursing process into the content and provides the learner with core-level trauma knowledge and psychomotor skill experience. The course is disseminated through state ENA Trauma Committees and Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours are provided by National ENA.
Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC)
A nationally standardized 16-hour course designed to provide the learner with pediatric emergency nursing knowledge and psychomotor skill experience. The content is presented through lecture material, an accompanying slide presentation, and dedicated time for learning and practicing six psychomotor skill stations.
Standards of Emergency Nursing Practice
Standards of emergency nursing practice have been developed to integrate competency standards and standards of excellence. The Standards delineate the role and function of the emergency nurse, enhance the quality and consistency of emergency nursing care, and provide the criteria to evaluate the quality of emergency nursing practice.
- ENA Position Statements
- Standards of Emergency Nursing Practice
- Scope of Emergency Nursing Practice Statement
- Code of Ethics for Emergency Nurses
- Guidelines for Nursing Research
- Emergency Nursing Research Abstracts Listing
The ENA Foundation was established in 1991 as a charitable, not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation. The mission of the ENA Foundation is to provide educational scholarships and research grants in the discipline of emergency nursing. ENA supports all administrative functions of ENA Foundation.
CEN & CFRN Certification
ENA endorses attainment of the Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) and Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN) credentials. The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN) is the corporation responsible for the certification of emergency nurses.