Nursing Professional Development Pathway

Professional Development


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.

Nursing Professional Development Pathway
This pathway provides foundational knowledge for an aspiring or novice Nursing Professional Development (NPD) practitioner in the emergency care setting. There are 10 available courses to guide an NPD practitioner new to the role and may offer a refresher for already practicing NPD practitioners.

What's included: The Nursing Professional Development Pathway includes mentorship, ENA membership, and 10 educational offerings that includes up to 6.25 accredited contact hours.

Pricing: Member - $100; Nonmember - $200 (includes a one-year ENA membership)


  • Developing Educational Content
  • Emergency Department Onboarding Best Practices
  • Emergency Department Quality Improvement
  • Simulation Training in the Emergency Care Setting
  • Performing an Emergency Department Needs Assessment
  • Building the Nursing Professional Development Practitioner–Emergency Nurse Relationship
  • The Role of the Nursing Professional Development Practitioner
  • Interprofessional Collaboration
  • Encouraging Participation in Evidence-Based Research
  • Facilitating Adult Learning


ENA Membership (1-year ENA membership included with nonmember pricing)
Become an ENA member to strengthen your practice using the collective knowledge of more than 50,000 emergency nursing peers. The wide variety of benefits are focused on improving your knowledge through education, networking, and advocacy. Learn more

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. Learn more

Questions? ENA is happy to help! Contact the ENA team to learn more about ENA University Pathways.