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

Call for 2020 Academy of Emergency Nursing Board Candidates

The Academy of Emergency Nursing will be accepting applications for the 2020 Academy of Emergency Nursing Board. 

A two-year, Member-at-Large, position is open for 2020 (Jan. 2020 - Dec. 2021)

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.

Candidates must be available to attend an in-person meeting at ENA Headquarters in February/March 2020.

Fellow interested in running for office must complete the online application.

Deadline to apply is Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:00 pm (CT)

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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


2019 Fellows

Congratulations to the following emergency nurses who will be inducted into the Academy of Emergency Nursing during the Emergency Nursing 2019 conference:

Sarah Abel, DNP, RN, CEN, FAENPatricia Nierstedt, MS, RN, CEN, FAEN
Anthony M. Angelow, PhD, APN, CEN, FAENJack Rodgers, MBA, RN, CEN, FAEN
Kimberly Johnson, PhD, RN, CEN, FAENWilliam Schueler, MSN, RN, CEN, FAEN
Freda Lyon, DNP, RN, NE-BC, FAENElizabeth Stone, PhD, RN, CPEN, FAEN