Academy of Emergency Nursing



The Academy of Emergency Nursing was established by the Emergency Nurses Association on September 28, 2004 to honor emergency nurses who:

  • Have made enduring, substantial contributions to emergency nursing
  • Advance the profession of emergency nursing, including the healthcare system in which emergency nursing is delivered
  • Provide visionary leadership to ENA and AEN

The body of work left by AEN Fellows goes well beyond being an outstanding nurse and a devoted ENA member. To date, more than 160 extraordinary emergency nurses have been inducted into the AEN and proudly list FAEN as one of their professional credentials.

Directory of Fellows Academy Guidelines

Applications for the 2019 Academy of Emergency Nursing are now closed

The Academy of Emergency Nursing will be accepting applications for the 2020 class of Fellows at the end of the year. Check back for more information. 


AEN 2019 Board


Stephen Stapleton, PhD, MS, RN, CEN, FAEN



Vicki Patrick, MS, RN, CEN, ACNP-BC, FAEN


Members at Large 

Garrett K. Chan, PhD, APRN, CNS, CEN, FAEN



Nicholas A. Chmielewski, MSN, RN, CEN, CNML, NEA-BC, FAEN


Immediate Past Chair

Nancy Denke, DNP, ACNP, CEN, FAEN



 If you would like to contact an AEN Board member, please email


2018 Fellows

Congratulations to the following emergency nurses who were inducted into the Academy of Emergency Nursing during the Emergency Nursing 2018 conference:

  • Barbra Bachmeier, JD, MSN, RN, NP-C, FAEN
  • Mary Jo Cerepani, DNP, FNP-BC, CEN, FAEN
  • Eric Christensen, RN, BSN, CEN, CPEN, FAEN
  • Sharon Coffey, DNP, RN, CRNP, ACNS-BC, CEN, FAEN
  • Alison Day, PhD, MSc, BSc(Hons), RN (UK), FAEN
  • Pamela Fox, RN, BSN, CEN, CPEN, FAEN
  • Elizabeth Mizerek, MSN, RN, CEN, FAEN
  • Patricia Normandin, DNP, RN, CEN, CPN, CPEN, FAEN
  • Paula Reiss, MSN, RN, CEN, FAEN
  • Jessica Ann Trivett, MSN, RN, CEN, PCCN, EMT, FAEN