ENA Achievement Awards recognize individuals who exemplify exceptional performance in professional practice, innovation, leadership, and/or advocacy. ENA Achievement Award recipients have been described as role models, mentors, and emergency nursing at its finest.
This is your opportunity to recognize innovators, leaders, and those who continually go above and beyond the call of duty. Do you know someone who has made outstanding contributions to emergency nursing and deserves to join this exclusive and prestigious group?
A link to the nomination form/application is located within each document.
Please note: Except for the Judith C. Kelleher and Lifetime Achievement Awards, nominees must have met the award’s prerequisites and demonstrated their achievements during the 12 months preceding the nomination.
Annual Achievement Awards recognize living persons rather than honor the deceased; therefore, posthumous award nominations cannot be accepted. A posthumous award may be given only if death of the award recipient occurs between the time nominations are closed and the recipients are announced.
If you have any questions, please email AnnualAwards@ena.org.
Only one complete submission form, per nominee, per category, will be accepted. (2 narratives may be submitted separately.)
If multiple individuals wish to contribute content, we suggest drafting a Microsoft Word document; the "nominator" can then copy content into the nomination form and submit on behalf of the group.
Behind the Scenes Award
Lee Walker, BSN, RN, EMT-B, CEN, Texas
Judith C. Kelleher Award
Barbara Baldwin, RN, Texas
Lifetime Achievement Award
Michael Moon, PhD, MSN, RN, APRN, CEN, CNS-CC, FAEN, Texas
Nurse Manager Award
Debra Rodriguez, MSN, RN, CPEN, Texas
Nursing Education Award
Emily Green, MSN, RN, CEN, Indiana
Nursing Practice and Professionalism Award
Aaron Salinas, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, NRP, Texas
Pediatric Readiness Improvement Award
Krista Easley, MSN, RN, TCRN, Texas
Rising Star Award
CPT. Jeffrey Maler, BSN, RN, EMT-P, CEN, CFRN, TCRN, Texas
State Council/Chapter Government Affairs Award
Maryland ENA State Council
Authors Deb Jeffries, MSN-Ed, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN,
Lynn Sayre Visser, MSN, RN, PHN, CEN, CPEN, FAEN,
and a diverse, international team of contributors and reviewers, as well as the editor and staff at Springer Publishing Company for creating the evidence-based resource:
Rapid Access Guide for Pediatric Emergencies: Providing Expert Nursing Care
Please contact AnnualAwards@ena.org with any questions
Patricia Kunz Howard, PhD, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN, NE-BC, FAEN, FAAN, Kentucky
Joan Somes, PhD, RN-BC, CEN, CPEN, FAEN, NRP, Minnesota