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 2020 Academy of Emergency Nursing are now closed.

To access information and resources about the Fellow application click below.

Fellow Application Information


AEN 2020 Board


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



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


Members at Large 

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



Denise Bayer, MSN, RN, FAEN


Immediate Past Chair

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



ENA Board of Director Liaison

Patricia Kunz Howard, PhD, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN, NE-BC, FAAN, FAEN



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



2020 AEN Board


2020 Fellows

Congratulations to the following emergency nurses who were inducted into the Academy of Emergency Nursing during the EN20X virtual conference:

Valerie Aarne Grossman, MA, RN, NE-BC, FAENVanessa Gorman, MSN-ED, RN, CCRN, FAEN
Therese Cambell, BSN, RN, CEN, FAEN
Sondra Heaston, MS, RN, CEN, FAEN
Paul Clark, PhD, RN, FAEN
Daniel Nadworny, DNP, RN, FAEN
Mariann Cosby, DNP, RN, CEN, NE-BC, LNCC, CCM, FAEN
Nycole Oliver, DNP, RN, CEN, FAEN
Andi Foley, DNP, RN, CEN, FAEN
Lynn Visser, MSN, RN, CEN, FAEN
Lisa Gilmore, DNP, RN, CEN, FAEN
Elyssa Wood, PhD, MPH, RN, CPEN, TCRN, FAEN


Watch the 2020 Academy of Emergency Nursing Induction Ceremony