Election Information


Why become an elected ENA national leader?

Becoming an elected national leader provides the opportunity for growth on both a personal and professional level, and offers the aptitude to influence the advancement of the emergency nursing profession.

Who is eligible?
ENA members who meet the eligibility requirements below may run for the annual association election. Candidates must:

  • Be a professional registered nurse
  • Have been a voting member during each of the previous five (5) years immediately prior to submitting the candidate application
  • Have served in an elected or committee position on the local, state, or national level within the previous five (5) years
  • Have attended at least one ENA General Assembly within the previous three (3) years (2012, 2013, 2014) as a delegate, alternate delegate, or member of the ENA Board of Directors
  • Submit to, and pass as acceptable, a limited background check verifying personal identity, professional licensure, highest academic level achieved, and criminal activity


Is there an opportunity for candidates to present their platform to the membership?

  • All election candidates will be highlighted in ENA publications including their professional demographics and biographies as submitted


What are the expectations of elected leaders?
Nominations and Elections Committee

  • Attendance and participation in scheduled in-person meetings (two annually) and conference calls including advance review of agenda materials
  • Soliciting and mentoring potential candidates
  • Familiarity with current technology and accessibility to the Internet 


What expenses are covered for elected leaders?

  • Hotel, transportation, and expense reimbursement for scheduled meetings/events


Additional Information