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







Are you interested in joining the Academy of Emergency Nursing Board?


A two-year, Member-at-Large, position is open for 2021 (Jan. 2021-Dec. 2022). The AEN Board responsibilities include:


  • Oversee and participate in Academy activities
  • Annually develop charges
  • Actively carry out AEN charges and business.
  • Review and evaluate Fellow applications and make recommendations to the ENA Board of Directors.
  • Membership on the AEN Board shall preclude sponsoring and writing letters of recommendation for applicants for Fellowship during the Board term and for two subsequent years


Fellows interested in running for office must complete the online application and be able to attend an AEN Board meeting in early Spring 2021. 


Deadline to apply is 12 p.m. CT on Oct. 9, 2020







2020 Fellows

Congratulations to the following emergency nurses who will be inducted into the Academy of Emergency Nursing during the Emergency Nursing 2020 conference:

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