ENA Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are at the heart of ENA’s organization

ENA volunteers provide a link to nursing practice, education and special needs that benefit our members. As a volunteer, you will have many opportunities at the state, local, and national level to network with your fellow nurses around the country. Through your collaborative work, you will be able to influence the emergency nursing profession as well as to advance your own professional development.

Take a moment to review the ENA volunteer opportunities and participation requirements to see what might be a good fit for you. 


Volunteer Roles

ENA National Committee

ENA Committees reflect the key areas of focus for ENA as determined by the Board of Directors. Committees are typically ongoing with two to three year terms depending on the area of focus and outcomes. Each committee has a specific charge that is reviewed and approved annually by the Board of Directors. There are three standing committees as defined in the ENA bylaws: Finance, Resolutions, and Nominations. 

ENA Work Team

Work Teams are typically associated with completing a single set of tasks over a set period of time. Generally, work team members remain until charges are completed. 

ENA Advisory Council

Advisory councils have rotating terms that range from one to two years. Councils help provide guidance and direction as relates to a specific topic or cohort.

ENA Foundation Committee

ENA Foundation committees reflect the key areas of focus for ENA Foundation as determined by the ENA Foundation Board of Trustees. The three ENA Foundation committees are ENA Foundation Fundraising Committee, ENA Foundation Scholarship Committee, and ENA Foundation Research Grant Committee. These committees are ongoing with one to two-year terms. Each committee has specific charges set by the Foundation Board of Trustees.



Call for National Volunteer Groups

Applications for National Volunteer Groups will be accepted online from Wednesday, August 16, 2017 through Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

Participation Requirements

  • Current ENA membership. Join today!
  • As part of the online application and acceptance process, you will be required to accept the terms and conditions of the following:
    • Conflict of Interest
    • Confidentiality Agreement
    • Intellectual Property Waiver
    • Travel Policy
  • Professional experience entries are limited to 500 words. 
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Professional writing and reviewing skills
    • Writing and/or editing samples may be required for consideration (Note: Attachments may need to be submitted outside of the online application process)
  • Ability to provide expert and time-sensitive feedback on documents from external entities as requested by the Chief Nursing Officer, on behalf of the President
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to use ENA CONNECT for committee activity (online)
  • Timely response to email and phone calls
  • Ability to participate in meetings via phone, WebEx or in person
    • Some committees require attendance at onsite meetings, requiring travel (expenses paid by ENA)
    • Review and agree to ENA’s travel policy and guidelines if applicable
    • Agree to participate in conference calls via WebEx Conferencing and share documents via ENA CONNECT
  • In general, committee meetings, WebEx teleconferences and conference calls are scheduled during ENA business days of Monday through Friday.



Apply for a National Volunteer Group

Applications for National Volunteer Groups will be accepted online from Wednesday, August 16, 2017 through Wednesday, September 20, 2017.


TNCC Call for Chapter Authors

ENA is seeking experienced trauma emergency nurse authors for the upcoming revision of Trauma Nursing Core Course. The current seventh edition of this course was completed in 2014. Plans are underway to update content, references, and resources within the course. The target date for final publication of this updated course is December 2018.

All applicants will be expected to meet the deadlines associated with this commitment as this is a deadline-driven project. Please consider your personal and professional obligations and time commitments prior to submitting the application, as any delays in your submission can impact the publication date of this revision.

To be considered for this position, the applicant must meet the following qualifications:  

  • Experience in trauma emergency nursing
  • Active ENA membership
  • Previous documented professional writing experience
  • Proficient computer skills using Microsoft programs
  • Submission of writing sample

All interested individuals must complete and submit the online application.

Deadline for submission is August 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm CDT.


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