Advanced Practice


ENA's Institute for Emergency Nursing Advanced Practice

ENA is dedicated to supporting all emergency advanced practice nurses including nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists. To show this support, ENA established the Institute for Emergency Nursing Advanced Practice in 2014. Since that time, the ENAP Advisory Council has provided ENA with guidance on key topics specific to advanced practice and has developed a variety of resources needed to support its growing APRN members.

Featured Council Member

David House

David T. House, DNP, CRNP, ENP-C, FNP-BC, CNS, CEN, CNE, FAEN, is an assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing. HouseHe is specialized in emergency services with 20 years of experience in administrative and clinical roles. He serves on faculty for both the graduate and doctoral tracks at UAB, as well as co-coordinator of the Emergency Practitioner Pathway. House received his Doctor of Nursing Practice from Vanderbilt University in 2016, is a Scholar with the UAB Center for Interprofessional Education and Simulation and is also a Fellow of the 2019-2020 UAB Interprofessional Leadership program. A lifetime ENA member, House is currently the past-chair of the ENAP Advisory Council having served on the council from 2019-2021 and as chair in 2020. In 2021, he was inducted into the Academy of Emergency Nursing. He has also contributed to ENA as a member of the ENP and CNS Competency Workgroups and on the Conference Education Planning Committee for EN20X and Emergency Nursing 2021.


APRN Social Hours

ENA is excited to continue APRN Social Hours into 2022! The social hour events provide a fun and casual way for APRNs to discuss topics relevant to their practice and engage with their colleagues who share the same clinical practice experiences. Events in 2022 will take place at 6 p.m. Central time on the third Monday of each month.

Social Hours will return in 2022!



APRN Pharmacology Series
Updated annually with new topics, the APRN Pharmacology Series is a collection of recorded webinars focused on relevant patient presentations in the emergency department setting. Click here to learn more, and please look forward to the 2021 APRN Pharmacology Series in November.

Suturing Techniques
This online course features a series of basic suturing technique videos with hands-on practice. Registrants have the option to order a suture kit. Click here to learn more.




Advanced Practice CONNECT Community

The Advanced Practice CONNECT Community is a space for members to network, ask questions, and focus on topics relevant to advanced practice. All ENA members with advanced practice credentials are automatically added to the community. Already a member? Click here to log in and access the community! Not a member? Learn more about membership here.

ENAP is in the process of developing a library for APRN-specific guidelines and recommendations used in clinical practice. The APRN Library will be located in the Advanced Practice CONNECT community.

Practice Resources and White Papers

Click here to access the following practice resources and white papers:

  • APRN position statement
  • Competencies for nurse practitioners in emergency care
  • Competencies for clinical nurse specialists in emergency care
  • Scope and standards (includes APRNS)


ENA's Annual Achievement Awards recognize individuals who exemplify exceptional performance in professional practice, innovation, leadership or advocacy.

The Frank L. Cole Nurse Practitioner Award highlights excellence as a nurse practitioner in emergency care. The NP is recognized by peers, nursing and physician colleagues, and patients as a clinical expert who delivers compassionate, competent care in an emergency care setting. The recipient is actively involved in promoting the role of NPs and strengthening their image in emergency care.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist Award recognizes excellence as a clinical nurse specialist in the emergency care setting. The CNS is recognized by the emergency department staff as an expert, in practice or education, who makes significant contributions to practice or to the professional development of others.

Click here to view all ENA awards.

ENA Mentoring Program

Are you looking for a way to share your expertise and support ENA members? Get involved by signing up to be a mentor! Learn more.


Emergency Nursing Advanced Practice

ENA University is here to meet emergency nurses professional development needs from orientation to advanced practice.