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.

CENA Annual General Meeting

To be held in the Banquet Hall, at the SMC, Sydney

12.30pm, Thursday 12th October, 2017

You are hereby invited to attend the 2017 AGM of the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia Ltd.  If you are unable to attend, and wish to vote on matters raised at the AGM, you may complete a proxy form and return it to the CENA National Office no later than close of business on Tuesday 10th October 2017.

2017 AGM Agenda

  • Welcome
  • Minutes of 2016 AGM
  • Executive Director’s Report
  • Financial Report & Auditor Appointment
  • Annual Report (tabled for noting)
  • Notification of appointment of Directors for 2017/2018

READ 2017 Annual Report

READ 2016 Minutes

DOWNLOAD 2017 Proxy Form

The Elaine Killeen Continuing Professional Development Scholarship –  ROUND 2 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

The Elaine Killeen Continuing Professional Development Scholarship was established by the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia in early 2016, in memory of Elaine who was an active member of the College and a long-standing member of the Victorian branch. She facilitated the CENA education program for Victoria for several years, and was part of the conference organising committee for the International Conference for Emergency Nurses in 2007.

The purpose of the Elaine Killeen Continuing Professional Development Scholarship is to provide funds to those Members and Fellows of the College to support their continuing professional development (CPD) as an Emergency Nurse.

Applications Extended – Extended 15th September

Read more About Elaine

Read More About & Terms and Conditions for the CENA Elaine Killeen CPD scholarship


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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Registered Nurse, Grade 2

Emergency Department/Short Stay Unit, Box Hill Hospital

Permanent Full Time and Part Time positions available 

The closing date for this job is 30/09/2017.

 An opportunity exists at Box Hill Hospital, Emergency Department for a passionate, motivated and enthusiastic Division 1 Registered Nurse with sound clinical knowledge and experience in emergency nursing.

Eastern Health is the largest public health provider in the eastern suburbs, providing a comprehensive range of high quality acute, sub-acute, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care and community health services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and health care needs.

Our state-of-the-art Emergency Department / Short Stay Unit is seeking Registered Nurses with sound and recent emergency nursing experience.  Box Hill Emergency Department cares for over 65,000 patients annually, with an average of 190 presentations per day including O&G, paediatrics, neurology, cardiac, general medicine, surgical and mental health.  As a member of the Box Hill Emergency team, you will be a part of a highly dedicated multi-disciplinary team incorporating medical, nursing, clerical and allied health professionals.


Registered Nurses – Rosebud Emergency Department

  • Work at the Only Emergency Department on the Southern Peninsula!
  • Feel a Sense of Belonging and Connected To Your Surroundings
  • Only One Hour Drive From Melbourne CBD

Position Summary
We are looking for passionate Registered Nurses to join us in the Emergency Department at Rosebud Hospital. We are a dynamic, supportive and hardworking team delivering quality Emergency care. We are the only Emergency Department on the Southern Peninsula and treat a variety of presentation including stabilising critically ill patients prior to transferring to tertiary facilities.

Our Emergency Department
The Rosebud Hospital is at the heart of the Rosebud Health Hub and provides a comprehensive range of Healthcare services from the Rosebud Hospital site, including Community Health, Mental Health, Allied Health and Dental Health services.

Rosebud is a delightful seaside town which boasts spectacular coastal scenery with beautiful white sandy beaches and a vast shopping precinct. It is a perfect base from which to explore the countless attractions nearby.




If you are passionate about Emergency Department (ED) nursing, read on…….

  • Dynamic, challenging and supportive environment
  • Mixed paediatric and adult EDs
  • Exciting growth and career progression across Monash Health’s three ED campuses
    • Casey Hospital (Berwick)
    • Dandenong Hospital
    • Monash Medical Centre, Clayton

About Monash Health

Monash Health is the largest public healthcare services provider in Victoria and delivers integrated healthcare services available to over 1.3 million people, representing 24% of Victoria’s population.  We’re experiencing continual growth across our network and as an example, have recently opened a new 230 bed dedicated Children’s Hospital.

Across our ED network, we manage 179,000 patient presentations every year and we have positions available for Registered Nurses at each of our three ED campuses: Monash Medical Centre, Clayton (MMC), Dandenong Hospital and Casey Hospital (Berwick).


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

More information…

CENA Webinars

See website for details of live and recorded sessions

More information…

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