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  • 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 care policy and best practices, 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 learn new knowledge alongside 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.

Over three decades, ENA Foundation support has provided more than 2,500 emergency nurses with scholarships and research grants totaling more than $5.8 million helping change the careers and lives of recipients.

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 accepts applications for open trustee positions May 1-31.

How You Can Help

To help the Foundation 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, endowment or the new impact fund opportunity,  your contribution makes a difference in the lives of emergency nurses and the patients in their care. Here are some of the ways you can impact the future of emergency nursing:

  • Direct donation
  • Endowments or Impact Funds
  • ENStrong Challenge (January-May)
  • Membership renewal donation
  • During ENA’s annual conference
  • Giving Season (Giving Tuesday through Dec. 31)


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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 and provides encouragement to nurses to share their stories of support. With your help, the ENA Foundation can provide nurses with the tools to save lives.

The 2023 ENStrong Challenge runs Jan. 27-May 31. Help the Foundation reach its $425,000 goal for 2023. Click the button below to learn more about how you can join the ENStrong challenge

ENStrong Challenge


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.

Conference Scholarships (U.S. applicants): March 14-April 18

Emergency Nursing 2023 will deliver CNE hours and high-quality emergency nursing content driven to support your career advancement. Whether you are a student, a nurse early in your career, a nursing professional who lives and works outside the U.S. or a seasoned nurse looking for advanced education, Emergency Nursing 2023 has education and learning opportunities for every level. Visit for more information on what's going on in sunny San Diego.

Scholarships 2022 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.




Emergency Nursing Diverse Voices Research Fellowship

In 2022 the ENA Foundation and Emergency Nursing Research Advisory Council launched the Emergency Nursing Diverse Voices Research Fellowship. The ENDVR Fellowship creates an opportunity that supports first-time researchers who are members of underrepresented populations to elevate their voices and create a broader perspective in emergency nursing research.

Successful applicants will engage in an 18-month-to two-year experience in identifying and answering clinically based research questions. The ENA Foundation will provide funding for hotel and travel for required meetings, event registrations and grant funding for research projects up to $500.

Eligibility and requirements:

  • Must be a licensed nurse or nursing student
  • Must be a member of an underrepresented community
  • Research line of inquiry must be applicable to the emergency care setting

The 2023 fellowship application period is closed. Thank you to all who applied.


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

The ENA Foundation and Sigma Theta Tau International, Inc. 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 July 10-Aug. 28.

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


EMF/ENAF Health Safety Measures for ED Professionals 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 safety measures for emergency department health care professionals.

The submission period for this research opportunity is now CLOSED. Thank you to all who applied.

The RFP for this grant is still available for your reference.

Please be sure to read the eligibility and requirements for future reference and to prepare all the appropriate materials to submit during this submission period.

ENA Foundation Seed Grants

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. Your project will improve practice. Apply today.

The 2023 ENA Foundation Research and Implementation Grants (formerly Seed Grants) is July. 10 through Aug. 28. Be sure to review the complete Eligibility and Submission Guidelines before you prepare your application for submission