Lantern Award




The Lantern Award is a recognition award given to emergency departments that exemplify exceptional practice and innovative performance in the core areas of leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research. The award is a visible symbol of an emergency department’s commitment to quality, presence of a healthy work environment and accomplishment in incorporating evidence-based practice and innovation into emergency care. All emergency departments are welcome to apply for the Lantern Award. 


Lantern Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2015 Lantern recipients!


Click here to view the list of prior Lantern Award recipients. 



Click here to access the 2016 ENA Lantern Award Application
Deadline to submit is Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Noon Central Time.

If you have any questions please contact 

Supporting Materials for 2016 application cycle

The documents listed below provide information to guide you through the application process. You may find it beneficial and informative to review all of the documents before beginning the online application. Be aware that these documents may be updated before the launch of the next cycle.

  • Application Questions – (For reference only) A complete list of the Lantern Award application questions
  • Coaching Guide – A guide to help you identify how best to demonstrate your emergency department’s achievements in the application
  • Executive Summary – A summary description of the Lantern Award program that can be used to present the opportunity to senior leadership
  • FAQs – A list of answers to common questions about the Lantern Award program
  • Handbook – A detailed document that describes the Lantern Award program and application process
  • Literature – A list of selected references of articles that provide information on the core content areas in the Lantern Award application


Application Fee

Click here for details regarding payment options. Application fees must be received by ENA no later than 14 days following the submission deadline. 


Contact Us

If you have questions about the Lantern Award program, please e-mail

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Development of the Lantern Award program criteria funded in part by Stryker, an ENA strategic sponsor.