Emergency nurses practice in an environment that has been called permanent whitewater where change is constant. Challenges and crises are the reality. Amazing stories occur each day and some of these stories may never be acknowledged or written. The ENA award recognition program provides an opportunity to recognize not only exemplary professionals, but also exemplary emergency departments, talented and committed state leaders, and leaders active in the determination of health care policy. Eligibility requirements and criteria vary depending on the award category.
The following award categories provide an opportunity for formal recognition.