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

William Fiebig

William Fiebig, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC, ENP-C, FNP-BC, CEN, NREMT-P, has been involved in some Fiebigform of emergency care for the past 45 years. After starting his career in EMS and fire, he then went on to nursing school, graduating from the Union Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Baltimore. Fiebig would go on to obtain his BSN at the University of Phoenix and later . Later he graduated from the University of South Alabama emergency dual role (FNP/AGACNP) NP program in 2016 before, completed his DNP in 2019. His doctorate project involved a performance improvement project to reduce the door-to-CT and door-to-needle times in acute ischemic stroke.

He is also an instructor for ACLS Instructor, PALS, BCLS, TNCC and ENPC, as well as a member of several organizations, including: Sigma Theta Tau, American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners, Emergency Nurses Association , and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. His , special interests include emergency nursing education, disaster preparedness, emergency medical services – education and operations, and critical care in the ED setting.

Throughout his career, he has spent time in emergency nursing, critical care nursing, nursing management, emergency education, air and ground critical care transport, trauma program management, and as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner. He currently serves a staff advanced practice provider at Hoke Hospital in Raeford, North Carolina.

In addition to his clinical position, he is currently an assistant professor at the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions College of Nursing in the Emergency Nurse Practitioner program, and an adjunct instructor for the FNP/ENP program at the University of South Alabama.


APRN Social Hours

ENA launched the APRN Social Hours in 2020 to 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. The social hours take place at 6 p.m. Central time on the third Monday of each month.

Upcoming dates and times:

These are ENA member-only events – log in to register!

  • Oct. 18 - Stay tuned for details on next APRN Social Hour



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.

APRN dedicated sessions at Emergency Nursing 2021

Check out the exciting events in store, such as the APRN Meet and Greet followed by the DNP Roundtable on Sept. 23 at 7:15 a.m. Rub elbows with members of the Advanced Practice Advisory Council, and discuss APRN Social Hours and the new educational opportunities for APRNs at ENA. At the DNP Roundtable, explore what it takes to earn your DNP – everything from courses to projects.

Plus, here are just a few of the EN21 sessions for APRNs: LandingImage

  • Pulmonary Embolism: What You Don’t Know Will Kill Someone
  • Identifying and Addressing Emergent Ear, Nose, and Throat Conditions
  • Are They ED Clinical Decision Rules or Tools?
  • Taking a Bite Out of Oral and Dental Emergencies

Sign in and sign up today!



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

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