Clinical Practice - Novice Pathway



ENA recognizes that emergency nursing is not one size fits all and that the path from a student to an experienced ED leader is a journey. As the trusted leader in emergency nursing education, ENA is your partner to help you plan and achieve the career you want.

Novice Pathway
The Novice pathway includes comprehensive continuing education designed specifically for the new nurse in the emergency department. 
This tailored education package addresses the educational needs of a novice nurse by providing the foundational knowledge and initial competencies in caring for pediatric, adult and geriatric emergency department patients.

What's included: the Clinical Practice-Novice Pathway includes mentorship, ENA membership and 14 educational offerings that includes up to 20.75 accredited continuing education covering three primary content categories: Clinical, Professional and Well-Being. Pricing: Member - $300; Nonmember - $400 (includes a one-year ENA membership)


  • Introduction to Trauma, Caring for Adult Patients 2.0
  • Introduction to Trauma, Caring for Pediatric Patients 2.0
  • Geriatric Emergency Nursing Education Level I 2.0
  • Emergency Severity Index 2.0
  • Managing Adult Behavioral Health in the Emergency Department 2.0
  • Pediatric Behavioral Health Concerns in the Emergency Department
  • Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI)
  • ED Nurses Role in a Disaster
  • Medication Administration Considerations for Special Patient Populations


  • Structural Racism in Healthcare
  • In Case of Emergency Study Guide

ENA Membership (1-year ENA membership included with nonmember pricing)
Leverage the collective knowledge of more than 50,000 emergency nursing peers to support your profession and strengthen your practice as an ENA member. The wide variety of benefits are focused on strengthening your knowledge through education, networking, and advocacy.
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Mentorship (included with pathway)
The Mentoring Program reflects ENA's commitment to your professional development. This member-exclusive online networking and career development tool helps you find and connect with others in emergency nursing.
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  • Workplace Violence Prevention Course
  • Self-Assessment (Stress/Burnout)
  • Healthy Coping Mechanisms I


(not included the pathway package)


Questions? ENA is happy to help! Contact the ENA team to learn more about ENA University Pathways.
ENA University is here to meet emergency nurses' professional development needs from orientation to advanced practice.