Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 ENA National Election

Deadline to apply: Friday, April 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm CT

The Emergency Nurses Association is seeking candidates who represent ENA’s mission to advocate for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice to serve as ENA national leaders. Applications are now being accepted for the following positions:

Board of Directors

The ENA Board of Directors provides critical leadership to further our mission of advocacy for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice. It is also an opportunity for emergency nurses to enhance and elevate their careers, network with the top leaders in healthcare, and to have an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

  • 2020 President-elect (1-year term)
  • 2020 Secretary/Treasurer (1-year term)
  • (2) 2020 Directors (3-year term)
Board of Directors Candidacy Overview board competencies

Nominations and Elections Committee

The ENA Nominations and Elections Committee oversees ENA’s annual national election. The Committee solicits and mentors potential candidates and reviews national candidate applications. It also provides an excellent opportunity for further involvement with ENA including the potential for a future role on the ENA Board of Directors.

Incorporated in the newly approved bylaws, Nominations and Elections Committee members will serve three-year terms. In order to implement these terms in the most effective way, ensuring consistency and appropriate staggering of terms between experienced and newly elected committee members, an implementation plan has been developed. In partnership with legal counsel, the Nominations and Elections Committee has operationalized the new bylaws over the next five election cycles. . In order for this to be implemented, two positions in this year’s election will have two-year terms. The staggered terms for this election cycle are outlined below:

  • Region 2 (3-year term)
  • Region 4 (2-year term)
  • Region 6 (2-year term)
  • Past Board Member (3-year term)
Nominations and Elections Committee Candidacy Information Nominations and Elections Committee Competencies

Application Requirements

The following supporting documentation must accompany all applications; and be submitted by Friday, April 12, 2019 12:00 pm CT deadline:


Additional resources:


Board of Directors application Nominations and Elections Committee application
Election Timetable
March Call for Nominations Opens
April Call for Nominations Closes
May Conduct Candidate Interviews
August "Meet the Candidates"
September 10-October 1
Election Voting Period
October 2
Election Results Announced
 December ENA Board of Directors only - Board orientation for newly elected Board members

If you have any questions, please contact or call 847.460.4095.

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