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Emergency Nursing 2017

Experience exclusive emergency nursing education
September 13-16, 2017
America's Center Convention Complex | St. Louis, MO

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About Event

The Emergency Nurses Association’s annual conference provides the latest hands-on emergency nursing education, renowned speakers, leading research, and countless opportunities to network with nurses from around the world.

Emergency Nursing 2017 in St. Louis will feature more than 150 education sessions presented by emergency nursing experts. Sessions range from leadership topics to trauma and pediatrics.

The Exhibit Hall will be buzzing with more than 200 leading suppliers of products and services for every type of emergency care setting. Participate in a hands-on simulation in the AdvancED space, engage in friendly rivalry in the Simulation War competition, and demo the latest technology in the TechED hub.

Whether you’re new to the ED, or an experienced nurse looking to expand your career, Emergency Nursing 2017 is for you.

New in 2017

  • Lower rates and simple fee structure
    We lowered registration rates this year! Members pay just $520 for the full conference through August 1, and $750 after that. Not a member? Join now.
  • Exclusive VIP Pass
    300 attendees will amplify their conference experience by purchasing this VIP Pass to experience premier perks like a reception at the Blues Museum, free access to Conference on Demand!, and free coffee in the convention center.
  • All education requires preregistration
    Seats are limited, so secure your education schedule before you arrive in St. Louis


Daniel J. Nadworny, MSN, RN

Daniel J. Nadworny


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Gail Lenehan

Gail Lenehan


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Christine Cashen

Christine Cashen


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David Nelson

David Nelson


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For more information about our events, visit the schedule page.

The ENA Foundation Golf Outing has been canceled. Please plan to support the ENA Foundation at the Welcome Party at Ballpark Village.

Sponsored Lunch




Sponsored by Janssen
First come, first served.

Welcome Party at
Ballpark Village



Enjoy an evening of fun at the newest dining and entertainment district in St. Louis! Support the ENA Foundation by purchasing one of two wristband options including a limited number of Foundation Experience tickets. There is no additional fee to attend for conference attendees who are registered for Thursday, Sept. 14. Guest tickets are $75.

Sponsored by NSO

BCEN Certification Lounge





Sponsored by BCEN

Dessert Station




Sponsored by Adeptus Health

Sponsored Lunch




Sponsored by Acel Rx
Preregistration required; limited capacity

BCEN Breakfast




Sponsored by BCEN

Conference on Demand


Early Bird
Members Only

  • $520

Early Bird

  • Member Full Conference: $520
    Join Now for Member Rates
  • Non-member: $620
  • Member 1-Day: $185
  • Non-member 1-Day: $285
  • Member 2-Day: $350
  • Non-member 2-Day: $450
  • Students: $100 (1-Day) | $250 (Full)
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Standard Registration

  • Member Full Conference: $750
    Join Now for Member Rates
  • Non-member: $850
  • Member 1-Day: $285
  • Non-member 1-Day: $385
  • Member 2-Day: $500
  • Non-member 2-Day: $600
  • Students: $100 (1-Day) | $250 (Full)

* Non-member full conference registrants will automatically receive a complimentary one-year ENA National Membership. Must meet ENA National Member requirements to be eligible.

Guest Registration:
Guests, age 18 or older, may accompany one-, two-, or full-day Emergency Nursing 2017 registrants. Guest registration Includes access to the Exhibit Hall, which includes morning coffee & pastries, and lunch on Thursday and Friday. It also includes a ticket to the Welcome Party at Ballpark Village. Guests may not be ENA members. A name badge is required to attend social functions and the exhibits. Guests will not be admitted to educational sessions.

Welcome Party at Ballpark Village:
There is no additional fee to attend the Welcome Party at Ballpark Village for conference attendees who are registered for Thursday, Sept. 14. Tickets are $75 for guests.


Celebrate Healthcare Simulation Week by participating in AdvancED, a revolutionary hands-on, interactive, educational space showcasing innovative emergency care products and techniques. AdvancED provides nurses at any stage of their career with progressive clinical information and hands-on experience.

AdvancED features:
  • ED bays with hands-on simulation exercises that encourage participants to expand their patient care knowledge
  • Facilitators providing immediate feedback on simulation exercises, reinforcing best practices
  • Futuristic concepts that will transform the ED environment

  • Sign up to participate in a simulation when full registration opens in April!

    Simulation War Competition
    New this year, the simulation war competition encourages nurses to work together in teams to achieve the best possible outcome for a patient. Located in AdvancED in the Exhibit Hall, SIM Wars will be held twice a day on Thursday and Friday. The winning team will receive the new ENA SIM War trophy. Preregistration information coming soon.

    AdvancED is sponsored by Stryker

    VIP Pass

    Amplify your Conference Experience!

    VIP package

    The $300 VIP Pass is available to full conference registrants and includes:

  • Amazon Fire tablet
  • Complimentary access to ENA Conference On Demand!
  • Digital access to select Emergency Nursing 2017 sessions after the conference. Includes live webinar, group discussion, and ePoster Gallery.
  • Exclusive reception at the National Blues Museum. Tour the museum and enjoy light food and a cash bar. Includes one drink ticket.
  • Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) Training Behind the Scenes Access
  • Enjoy reserved seating, a private tour, photo op, and a chance to participate in the MCI
  • Guaranteed reservation at the Headquarters Hotel: Marriott St. Louis Grand*
  • Skip-the-line registration—registration materials including your badge will be delivered to your hotel room upon arrival
  • Unlimited coffee in the Convention Center with your VIP mug
  • Register

    Sponsored by Stryker

    * Reservation only guaranteed if the VIP Pass is purchased by Aug. 22.

    St. Louis

    There’s more than meets the arch in St. Louis. In fact, Thrillist recently named St. Louis the most overlooked city to visit right now. Enjoy an average temperature of 80 degrees in September with your family and experience all St. Louis has to offer.

    St. Louis Zoo
    The St. Louis Zoo was just named the 2017 USA Today Readers’ Choice for Best U.S. Zoo. Twenty zoological parks accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums were nominated and picked by a panel of zoo and travel experts.

    The new grizzly bear exhibit at the zoo is nearly complete and expected to open in September, zoo officials said. Last September, USA Today named the zoo the best free attraction in the country.


    City Museum
    You’ll want to stop by City Museum, a play house museum consisting largely of repurposed architectural and industrial objects. If you want to climb around, get active with your kids, or are a big kid at heart, this is the place for you.

    City Museum has four floors filled with miles of tunnels, a full cave system, over 30 slides, a circus, an arts area, a large outdoor climbing space, Architectural Museum, a Cabin that serves adult beverages, a Museum of Mayhem, Mirth and Mystery, and more.

    The Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the oldest botanical gardens in continuous operation, and is a National Historic Landmark.

    According to Travelers Today, visitors can expect to see peonies, azaleas, crocuses, and the famed cherry blossom tree. The Missouri Botanical Garden also has Japanese-themed parts of the park where one can cross Japanese bridges and enjoy grottos and terraces.

    Explore St. Louis



    onPeak Official Stamp

    Purchase conference registration through ENA’s registration portal to view ENA’s discounted hotel rates and book a room. ENA discounted hotel room rates range from $154-$209/night.

    Please note: onPeak is the ONLY official hotel provider associated with Emergency Nursing 2017, and discounted rates are only accessible through the registration portal. We have received reports that other companies are posing as official hotel vendors for Emergency Nursing 2017; using these companies places you at risk and we’ve seen conference attendees lose money and be stranded without rooms when they learn these vendors are unlicensed or go out of business after taking reservations and deposits. Please do not become a victim of these companies and their scams.

    Hotel Rates


    Booking with ENA’s preferred travel partner, Options Travel, provides you with additional assistance with your airfare needs when you experience delays or difficulties in your travel, and supports ENA by utilizing our service partners.

    Search airlines free of charge and purchase your flights online for a $5 service fee. For flight booking assistance, contact Options Travel Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 7:00 pm CDT at 800.544.8785. When calling, please reference you are an ENA conference attendee. Tickets booked by phone with an agent cost $25; there is no fee to call and ask questions. Any calls outside of these times are considered “after hours” and are subject to a $21 service fee.

    Ground Transportation

    GO Best Express
    GO Best Express Shuttle
    Discounted Airport-to-Hotel Shuttle Transportation ENA and GO Best Express have partnered to provide convenient shared-ride shuttle service to/from Lambert—St. Louis International Airport and local hotels. Between the reliable and friendly chauffeurs, clean vans, and amazing rates, there’s no other way to GO than with the BEST!

    Discount rate only available via the link through September 10. Reservations made at the counter will be subject to standard rate of $25 one way.

    Taxi Service
    Taxi pickup is available at Lambert—St. Louis International Airport at Terminal 1, Exit Door 14 – to Terminal: 1 Garage Yellow Level, and Terminal 2, Exit Door 12. Exact fares depend on final destination. Each taxi will have an Airport Use Fee of $4 per pickup.

    Ride Service
    Uber and Lyft rideshare services are authorized to provide pick-up services at Lambert—St. Louis International Airport. Riders meet their drivers outside the arrivals level of the Terminals 1 and 2.




    America's Center
    Convention Complex

    701 Convention Plaza
    St. Louis, MO 63101


    General Information

    Join ENA and Save!
    Join ENA to instantly qualify for member registration rates. A completed ENA membership application and dues payment must be submitted in advance of or with your registration to be eligible for member registration fees. Non-member, full-conference registrants will automatically receive a complimentary one-year ENA National Membership. Individuals must meet ENA National Member requirements to be eligible. An ENA membership card and confirmation will be sent once membership is activated.

    ENA Foundation Registration Raffle
    The ENA Foundation is pleased to offer tickets for a chance to win fabulous prizes including conference registration and a three-night hotel stay in Pittsburgh for Emergency Nursing 2018. Participate in the raffle with a $20 donation. Only 500 tickets are available. All proceeds fund academic scholarships and research grants provided by the ENA Foundation. Purchase a ticket when you register for Emergency Nursing 2017.

    Deposit Plan
    ENA members have an opportunity to place a non-refundable $100 deposit on a full conference registration. This gives you the option to lock in the lower registration fee before July 14, 2017, 2017, and pay your balance prior to the conference or onsite.

    Cancellations and Refunds
    $100 deposits are nonrefundable. All membership dues, donations to ENA Foundation, or additional events with a fee are non-refundable at any time. You may cancel your registration without cause by emailing on or before Aug. 31, 2017. Cancellations received before that date will be processed in four to six weeks minus a $50 processing fee.

    Refunds will be processed in the name of the original payer within four to six weeks after the initial request is received. ENA regrets refunds will not be given for no-shows.

    Transfer of Registration
    If you register but are unable to attend the meeting, your registration is transferable to another party at no additional charge. Email with a written notice authorizing substitution.

    Child Care
    In response to attendees’ requests, and to provide a safe and educational atmosphere at the meeting, children and infants are not allowed in educational sessions, the Exhibit Hall, or special events. If you plan to bring a child younger than 18 years, please make arrangements for child care in advance.
    Welcome Party at Ballpark Village guests must be at least 21 years of age.

    Resource Room for New Mothers
    Visit the ENA Registration Help Desk for more information.

    Americans with Disabilities Act
    If you require special materials or services as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact ENA Meetings and Conferences at 915 Lee St., Des Plaines, IL 60016-6569. Notice must be received in writing by Aug. 31, 2017.

    Lunch tickets will be included in registration for Thursday and Friday. These can be exchanged in the Exhibit Hall. Additional food will be available for purchase. Concessions will also be available in the Convention Center throughout the conference.

    Opening Session
    Thursday, September 14, 2017
    7:00-8:45 am

    Rise and shine with ENA as we kick off Emergency Nursing 2017 with an Opening Session you won’t want to miss.

    After the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, the world turned its attention to Boston’s emergency preparedness system as a model that worked incredibly well. Many emergency nurses asked, “How did they DO that and how can we learn from them?” Dan Nadworny, MSN, RN, is an emergency nurse leader who was the point person for the Boston Marathon bombing response.

    ENA is partnering with emergency response agencies nationwide to bring attendees a large-scale, educational mass casualty incident training event. Experience emergency response to a mock natural disaster scenario with a surprise twist.

    Learn the latest techniques for care in a mass casualty environment from some of the leading experts in emergency response.

    Anita Dorr, RN, FAEN, Memorial Lecture and Luncheon: Chance Encounters of the Best Kind
    Thursday, September 14, 2017
    12:00-1:30 pm

    Gail Lenehan, EdD, MSN, BSN, RN, FAEN, FAAN, has served emergency nursing and ENA in many ways over her career. Starting out as a graduate of St. Francis Hospital diploma nursing program, Gail went on to receive BSN and MS nursing degrees at Boston College and Boston University, and earned a Doctorate in Education at Harvard University. She helped found an all-nursing clinic at a large shelter for the homeless in the 1970’s, taught in the first class of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, and wrote the SANE protocol for the state of Massachusetts.

    Gail was the ENA national President in 2012. She also served as the editor of the Journal of Emergency Nursing for 25 years, taking the Journal of Emergency Nursing from an in-house publication to an internationally prominent publisher with increasingly respected content.

    The Gail P. Lenehan Advocacy Award was named after her to recognize a nurse who has had a positive impact on emergency nurses through a sustained commitment of advocacy for emergency nurses’ well-being and welfare or the welfare of vulnerable populations.

    General Session
    Friday, September 15, 2017
    7:30-8:45 am

    Christine Cashen delivers a fast-paced, hilarious program with useful content that makes her a sought-after speaker worldwide. She is an authority on sparking innovative ideas, handling conflict, reducing stress, and energizing employees.

    What makes her unique is the “real” factor. Whether talking about her “hottie engineer” husband, her pet peeves, or growing up in an Italian/Irish household, audiences always relate to her experiences, struggles, and lessons. She combines a down-to-earth attitude with a colorful artistic streak.

    In 2014, Christine was inducted into the National Speakers Association, CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame®. Admission into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame is a lifetime award for speaking excellence and professionalism. In 2016, she was received an honorary doctorate degree from Central Michigan University.

    Closing Session Change Anything: Improving Workplace Wellness with Behavior Change
    Saturday, September 16, 2017
    4:30-6:00 pm

    Participants come away from David Nelson’s presentations feeling like they've been in a large group discussions rather than a one-way presentation filled with data and facts. David has worked with companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Honda, and NASA, creating influential leaders within their ranks. He has a unique ability to help individuals and teams implement crucial skills for increased communication, production efficiency, and collaboration. David received his bachelor’s degree in political science with an emphasis in comparative politics from Brigham Young University and is a regular speaker at training conferences nationwide.


    onPeak is the only officel hotel provider associated with Emergency Nursing 2017, and discounted rates are only accessible through the registration portal. Hotels cannot accept direct reservation requests.

    Marriott St. Louis Grand - Headquarters Hotel
    Reservation Deadline: August 22

    Holiday Inn St. Louis Downtown Convention Center
    Reservation Deadline: August 29

    Courtyard St. Louis Downtown
    Reservation Deadline: August 22

    Drury Inn Convention Center
    Reservation Deadline: August 21

    Hilton St. Louis Downtown at the Arch
    Reservation Deadline: August 10

    Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis
    Reservation Deadline: August 29

    Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
    Reservation Deadline: August 8

    Embassy Suites St. Louis - Downtown
    Reservation Deadline: August 21