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

2022 Academy of Emergency Nursing Fellowship Applications

The Academy of Emergency Nursing is now accepting applications for the 2022 class of Fellows through Feb. 18.

Fellowship Application Information AEN Application Manual




AEN Fellows who were unable to attend virtual events view the recordings below (login required)

December AEN Town Hall
Presented in Dec. 2021, the AEN Board shares updates on their accomplishments during 2021.

State of the Academy
Presented during EN21X, the AEN Board shares updates and progress on the work they have accomplished in 2021.


December 2021 Town Hall

2021 Academy of Emergency Nursing Induction Ceremony

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





AEN 2022 Board


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



Andi Foley, DNP, RN, CEN, FAEN


Members at Large

Deena Brecher, MSN, RN, CEN,FAEN


Patricia Kunz Howard, Phd, RN, CEN, FAEN


Immediate Past Chair

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


ENA Board of Director Liaison


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)