AEN Fellowship Application Details

The Academy of Emergency Nursing is accepting online applications for the 2021 class of Fellows by noon Central time on Feb 19.

Not sure if you are ready to apply for Fellowship in the Academy? Review the AEN Application Manual.



About the Academy of Emergency Nursing

The Academy of Emergency Nursing (AEN) honors 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, and provide visionary leadership to ENA and AEN.

The Academy welcomes applications from all emergency nurses who feel that they meet the qualifications for Fellowship. Applicants are encouraged to work with an Academy Fellow to put together a strong application reflective of professional activities and accomplishments.


AEN Fellow Criteria

Demonstrate enduring and substantial contributions that had a significant impact on the advancement of the emergency nursing specialty on the local, state, regional, national, and/or international level in areas such as education, practice, research, leadership, and/or public policy.

Describe a plan for sustained contributions to AEN and the advancement of the emergency nursing specialty. The potential contributions may be in one or more of the following areas: education, practice, research, leadership, and/or public policy.

Must be a current voting-eligible member of ENA and have been a voting-eligible ENA member continuously for the three (3) calendar years prior to the time of the FAEN application.

AEN Fellow Application Process

  • Applications are reviewed by the AEN Board of Directors and scored based on pre-determined criteria. Fellowship consideration is only based on the applicant’s application, CV, and letters of recommendation; no additional information is considered
  • Applicants will receive a confirmation email from AEN once the application has been successfully completed 
  • Two letters of recommendation are required along with a $100 application fee
  • Members of the ENA Board of Directors and ENA employees are ineligible for admission to the Academy and cannot write letters of recommendation 
  • Members of the AEN Board serving during the time of application review may not write letters of recommendation for Fellow candidates
  • Failure to submit all the required materials by the application deadline disqualifies the applicant, and the partial submission will not be reviewed by the AEN Board. The applicant will be notified and the $100 application fee will not be processed. 
  • Applicants will be notified in the spring of the AEN Board’s decision. All decisions are final, and no explanation of decisions will be provided to applicants or sponsors.

Start A New Fellowship Application

Please note a $100 application fee is required to begin a new application. By clicking the "Start New Application" you will be directed to the application fee payment page. Upon payment completion you will receive an Order Confirmation email ( click here to see a sample confirmation) with a link titled "Click here for your document" to enter into the application system and create a login to start the process.

Start New Application


Edit an Existing Fellowship Application

If you already paid the $100 application fee and started the application process, you can edit your application via the button below (login to with preferred username and password to view button). You can access your application and make updates through the deadline date of Feb 19.


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