Giving Season
  • How you can help make a difference
  • Advance your education & attend conference
  • Fund your research project
  • Mission, Board of Trustees, & more

Why ENA Foundation

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 save 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.

About ENA Foundation

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.

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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Board of Trustees

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.

How You Can Help

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, relief grant or endowment, your contribution makes a difference in the lives of emergency nurses and the patients in their care.

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ENStrong Fundraising Challenge

Let's help make sure emergency nurses stay ENStrong!

ENA Foundation scholarships and grants are the fuel that help emergency nurses further their education and improve their practice. Your gift is an investment in the advancement of patient care. With your help, we can provide nurses with the tools to save lives.

THE 2021 ENStrong Challenge has ended. A huge thank you for everyone who donated. Our overall goal was $250,000 and thanks to the generosity of our donors at various levels of giving, the ENA Foundation was able to raise more than $410,000 in contributions! Click the button below to learn more about the individuals and states on the ENStrong leaderboard.


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ENA Foundation education scholarships provide support to individuals and emergency nurses seeking to grow their knowledge and enhance patient care. The Foundation is a dedicated resource for nurses seeking education at every level.

The submission periods for all 2022 scholarships are as follows:

  • Conference Scholarships (International applicants) – Jan. 17-Feb. 21
  • Academic Scholarships – March 1-April 29
  • Conference Scholarships (U.S. applicants) – March 14-April 18

Emergency Nursing 20221 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, EN22 has education and learning opportunities for every level. Stay tuned for more information on EN22. You can sign up for updates HERE.

Scholarships 2021 Scholarship and Grant Awardees

Research Grants

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. 

ENA Foundation/Sigma Theta Tau International, Inc. (Sigma)

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 Feb.14-March28.

Funding for this research grant is provided equally by the ENA Foundation and Sigma Theta Tau International, Inc. (Sigma).

EMF/ENAF Health Disparities Research Grant

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

ENA Foundation Seed Grants

The 2021 ENA Foundation Seed Grants submission period is is now closed. Be sure to review the complete Eligibility and Submission Guidelines before you prepare your application for your next submission


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