ENA Code of Ethics

  • The emergency nurse acts with compassion and respect for human dignity and the uniqueness of the individual.
  • The emergency nurse maintains competence within, and accountability for, emergency nursing practice.
  • The emergency nurse acts to protect the individual when health care and safety are threatened by incompetent, unethical or illegal practice.
  • The emergency nurse exercises sound judgment in responsibility, delegating, and seeking consultation.
  • The emergency nurse respects the individual's right to privacy and confidentiality.
  • The emergency nurse works to improve public health and secure access to health care for all.