About CENA

The College of Emergency Nursing Australasia (CENA) is the peak professional association representing emergency nurses. There are large numbers of nurses working in emergency and many more in circumstances which see them providing emergency care to patients outside of emergency departments. This includes nurses working in small regional and rural hospitals, health care centres and flight nurses. CENA represents a total of approximately 1200 nurses nationally and internationally.

Full Membership is open to all registered nurses and enrolled nurses. Associate Membership is available to medical and paramedical professional.

ICEN 2017

The 2017 International Conference for Emergency Nurses (ICEN) held in Sydney (NSW) 11th – 13th October at the Sydney Masonic Center.

This year’s program aims to address the intellectual, emotional and social needs of our emergency nursing workforce, all while having a little fun. As Dr Seuss so aptly says “The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

We look forward to celebrating and enhancing our amazing profession with you at the 15thInternational Conference for Emergency Nursing. #icen2017

Click here to view full biographies of the Keynote Speakers.  Plus over 25 exciting plenary speakers have been invited.

CENA Strategic Plan

The Board of Directors is pleased to provide members with  the Strategic Plan for 2017 – 2018. This document outlines many of the desirable outcomes and associated activities that the College will pursue to maintain its alignment with the historical vision and purpose of the College. The document, is a contemporary framework to focus the efforts of the Board, while still providing space for flexibility to pursue opportunities relating to vision.

Download the Strategic Plan

2017 Webinar Topics & Dates

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Important Information/Updates/Advertising

The ACNP conference for nurse practitioners and advanced practice nurses will be hosted in Brisbane for the first time in 2017.

ACNP 2017 integrates NursePrac ED (Emergency Care) and new clinical streams including NursePrac CD (Chronic Disease) and NursePrac PC (Primary Health Care) with clinical highlights on mental health, women’s health, rural and remote, paediatrics and obesity.

Visit the website for further details www.acnpconference.com.au

CENA Professional Development

CENA offers a variety of professional development opportunities at discounted rates for members.

CENA TNP Emergency Nursing Module

See website for full calendar and to register

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CENA Webinars

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CENA Affiliations

The CENA Affiliation Program establishes formal links with other emergency nursing and health care organisations to foster relationships that facilitate and enhance the aims and objectives of each organisation.

ACN is a key national professional nursing organisation with a focus on nursing leadership and is open to nurses in all settings and at every stage of their career.
The Australian Resuscitation Council is a voluntary co-ordinating body which represents all major groups involved in the teaching and practice of resuscitation.
Representing the interests and promoting the speciality of Emergency Nursing.

Malta Emergency Nurses' Assoication