ENA, Nonprofit HR Team Up to Assess DEI Progress, Plan Future Initiatives

November 9, 2022 DEI Emergency Nurses Association

Association seeks to measure growth in areas of diversity, equity and inclusivity


SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (Nov. 9, 2022) – As part of ENA’s ongoing commitment to embracing the diversity of its membership, staff and the communities emergency nurses serve, while also seeking to address the need for equity and inclusivity in health care, the association this week announced a partnership with Nonprofit HR to assess current progress and future growth of its DEI initiatives.

Based in Washington, D.C., Nonprofit HR is a leading human resources firm that specializes in work with nonprofits and provides a specific focus on creating inclusive and equitable organizations. Since 2020, ENA has sought to advance the conversation around DEI issues and developing resources to help ED nurses better care for all patient populations.

“Whether through continued development of clinical and practical education or by increasing member engagement on these important topics, ENA continues to be thoughtful in its work to be a DEI leader in health care,” said ENA President Jennifer Schmitz, MSN, EMT-P, CEN, CPEN, CNML, FNP-C, NE-BC. “ENA has taken many positive steps forward, but there’s still plenty more to do. Nonprofit HR will help ENA build on the momentum created in recent years to outline a strong roadmap for the future.”

In the coming weeks, Nonprofit HR plans to survey ENA members and ENA staff, respectively, to develop baseline information that will help develop a greater understanding of the association’s DEI environment and the impact of the work to support it.

“Our EDIJ team is excited to partner with ENA as they further embed diversity, equity and inclusivity into their organizational environment. ENA’s investment to greater understand their environment for staff and members, coupled with this inaugural benchmark data, will serve as a foundation for future success,” said Nonprofit HR Senior Consultant Steven Krzanowski. “We have seen tremendous impact within the medical professional community as nonprofit organizations have utilized their data to create intentional strategies – strategies that create meaningful and systemic change within their internal and external stakeholder communities.”


About Nonprofit HR

Nonprofit HR is the country’s leading and oldest firm focused exclusively on the talent management needs of social impact organizations. We focus our efforts on HR Outsourcing and project-based human resources and talent management consulting, Strategy & Advisory; Total Rewards; Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Justice (EDIJ) and Search. Nonprofit HR also offers customized trainings, research, and events to strengthen the social impact sector’s workforce’s people management capacity. Since 2000, our staff of credentialed experts has advanced the impact of some of the world’s most influential brands in the sector. Learn more at www.nonprofithr.com.


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The Emergency Nurses Association is the premier professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing through advocacy, education, research, innovation, and leadership. Founded in 1970, ENA has proven to be an indispensable resource to the global emergency nursing community. With 50,000 members worldwide, ENA advocates for patient safety, develops industry-leading practice standards and guidelines and guides emergency health care public policy. ENA members have expertise in triage, patient care, disaster preparedness, and all aspects of emergency care. Additional information is available at www.ena.org.