Academy of Emergency Nursing



The Academy of Emergency Nursing was established by the Emergency Nurses Association on Sept. 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


AEN Fellows who were unable to attend virtual events view the recordings below

State of the Academy
Presented during EN20X, the AEN Board shares updates and progress on the work they have accomplished in 2020.

AEN Forum Oct. 30, 2020
The AEN Board presents the AEN Application Manual and discusses participating Fellows’ comments and questions.


Applications for the 2021 Academy of Emergency Nursing are now closed.

The Academy of Emergency Nursing will be accepting applications for the 2022 class of Fellows later this year.

fellowship information


AEN 2021 Board


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



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


Members at Large

Denise Bayer, MSN, RN, FAEN


Andi Foley, DNP, RN, CEN, FAEN


Immediate Past Chair

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


ENA Board of Director Liaison

Chris Dellinger, MBA, BSN, RN, FAEN

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


2021 Fellows

Congratulations to the following emergency nurses who will be inducted into the Academy of Emergency Nursing during Emergency Nursing 2021:

Wesley Davis, DNP, APRN, CENDavid McDonald, MSN, RN, APN, CEN, TCRN, CCNS
Margaret Dymond, BSN, RN, DCS, ENC(C)
Brittany Punches, PhD, RN, CEN
Michael Frakes, MS, APRN, CEN, FACHEDeborah Spann, MSN, RN, CEN
David House, DNP, RN, CENLisa Tenney, BSN, RN, CEN, CPHRM
Deb Jeffries, MSN-Ed., RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN
Joni Hentzen Daniels, MS, RN, CNS, CEN, CCRN (Posthumous)
 Carolyn Jones (Honorary)