Our mission is to empower emergency nurses by providing resources through academic scholarships, research grants and educational opportunities for the people who care for us when we need it most.
When you give to the ENA Foundation, you contribute to more than just a scholarship or research grant. You’re fueling the future of emergency nursing — and the nurses who saves lives.
You help students obtain their nursing degree during a time when the ED is seen as a safety net in communities around the world. You make it possible for nurses to make an impact — from helping set health policy and best practice, to performing research or teaching at a university on some of the biggest challenges in emergency care. You also make it possible for nurses to attend the largest emergency nursing conference where they can share new knowledge with their colleagues and inspire positive change.
Established in 1991, the ENA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with a mission to provide educational scholarships and research grants in the discipline of emergency nursing. Since its inception, the ENA Foundation has provided more than $5.3 million in scholarships and grants to approximately 2,300 emergency health care professionals.
Thirty years of ENA Foundation support has provided more than 2,300 emergency nurses with scholarships and research grants totaling more than $5.3 million helping change the careers and lives of recipients.
Commemorate 30 years of Foundation support and ensure the future of emergency nurses with a $30 donation today.
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Each year, there is an opportunity for you to join the ENA Foundation Board of Trustees, a dynamic group responsible for supporting resources that serve emergency nurses all over the world. The ENA Foundation will accepts applications for open trustee positions May 1-31. Learn more HERE.
In 2020, the ENA Foundation began the COVID-19 Relief Fund program supporting emergency nurses amid the coronavirus pandemic. Emergency nurses are still needed on the front line, and ENA and the ENA Foundation are dedicated to helping our emergency nurses through this challenging time. The ENA Foundation has reached the limits of the current available funding for the COVID-19 Rapid Relief Grant program. Foundation staff continues to fundraise so that we can continue to offer this vital grant. Applications are now open for submission.
To help us continue to fund the future of emergency nursing, please consider making a recurring annual gift to the ENA Foundation. Whether for an academic scholarship, research grant or endowment, your contribution makes a difference in the lives of emergency nurses and the patients in their care.
ENA Foundation education scholarships provide support to individuals and emergency nurses seeking to grow their knowledge and enhance patient care. In 2020, thanks to your generous contributions, the ENA Foundation raised more than $440,000 in scholarship funding that will be award in 2021. The Foundation is a dedicated resource for nurses seeking education at every level.
The submission period for all scholarships –Academic Scholarships and Conference Scholarships (International and U.S. applicants) – is now closed. Thanks to all who applied.
Emergency Nursing 2021 will deliver CNE hours and high-quality emergency nursing content driven to support your advancement. Whether you are a student, a nurse early in your career, or a seasoned nurse looking for advanced education, EN21 has education and learning opportunities for every level.Visit ena.org/EN21 for more information.Scholarships 2020 Scholarship and Grant Awardees
The ENA Foundation is pleased to offer research grant funding to encourage the development of evidence-based care that promotes quality outcomes for individuals, families, communities, and health care systems. Contribute to the advancement of emergency nursing and apply for a research grant. Research grants can be used as part of a degree program and can help shape health policy in direct patient care, within emergency departments, and at the local, state, and federal levels.
The ENA Foundation and Sigma Theta Tau International, Inc. (Sigma) have combined resources to offer an annual research grant of up to $6,000 for research that will advance the specialized practice of emergency nursing.
The submission period for the ENA Foundation/Sigma Theta Tau International, Inc. (Sigma) is now closed. Thanks to all who applied.
Funding for this research grant is provided equally by the ENA Foundation and Sigma Theta Tau International, Inc. (Sigma).
The Emergency Medicine Foundation, and the ENA Foundation, have partnered to offer an annual research grant of $50,000 for research that will advance the evidence base on health disparities in emergency health care.
The submission period is now closed. Thank you to all those who submitted an application for consideration for the grant award
New to research? Working on a project that needs a financial boost? The ENA Foundation offers $500 seed grants that can help you take the next step in your emergency nursing research and open the door to future funding.
The 2021 ENA Foundation Seed Grants submission period is Sept. 13 through Oct. 18. Be sure to review the complete Eligibility and Submission Guidelines before you prepare your application for submission.
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