Postgraduate Membership Promotion




In recognition of the commitment postgraduate nursing students’ give to our profession, CENA would like to offer current students enrolled in a postgraduate program (with content pertinent to emergency nursing) discounted membership.

In addition this this, the first 100 students to take up the offer will receive a free copy of the Curtis and Ramsden textbook, “Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics” as part of their membership.


Strict Terms and Conditions apply to this offer.  Please read them and ensure you meet the criteria PRIOR to applying to join CENA.


  • Offer entitles post graduate student to 1 year full CENA membership at discounted rate of $110 including hard copy of 2015 Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics. Text by Curtis and Ramsden. Postage included.
  • Must be registered with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse
  • 1 year membership only
  • Offer not available on monthly payment option
  • Proof of course enrolment required at registration
  • Limited memberships available. Offer valid until 30/04/2016 or if membership limit reached (whichever comes first)
  • Offer not available to current CENA members
  • Available to students enrolled in an approved tertiary qualification comprising an emergency nursing component
  • Available for full and part time students \Applicant must be working in an Emergency setting (required to sign a stat declaration on sign up)

* Text book available for first 100 applications only.

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 Strategic Plan

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the launch of the inaugural strategic plan for the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia. This plan was developed during 2014 and 2015 based on the engagement of an independent consultant, considered discussion of the Board, and consultation with some College Fellows and Members. 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

Webinars are back in 2016!



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ICEN 2016

International Conference for Emergency Nurses (ICEN) to be held from the 19th to the 21st of October 2016. The conference is being held in Alice Springs marking the first time ICEN has been held in the Northern Territory and in a rural location.

Our theme “Emergency Care: Expanding the Horizon” aims to explore the innovation, adaptation and perseverance of delivering emergency care in challenging environments. The ICEN 2016 subthemes include:

  • Access and delivery of emergency care in austere, rural and remote areas;
  • Innovative models of emergency care delivery;
  • Patient focused care delivery in vulnerable population groups.

ICEN 2016 will also have a strong social program intended to bring colleagues and friends together to share in the beauty of outback Northern Territory. The conference one million star dinner will be the main feature of the social program giving delegates a very unique experience in Alice Springs.

Visit the website for more details.

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Employment Opportunity | Registered Nurses –

Emergency Department



Mackay Hospital and Health Service

The Role

The ED Registered Nurse is responsible and accountable for delivering quality, patient-focused, emergency nursing care and direct clinical support in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team in the Emergency Department.

Mackay Base Hospital

The Emergency Department (ED) at Mackay Base Hospital aims to receive, accommodate, assess, stabilise and manage patients with a wide variety of conditions of varying urgency and complexity. It is a busy, thriving department that provides an important interface between the community and is the front door of the hospital and for many people forms their primary contact with the health system.

Job ad reference 1602MK205354 Classification Nurse Grade 5
Role title Registered Nurse Salary $64,052 – $82,158 p.a.. $2,455.10 – $3,149.10 p.f. $32.30 – $41.43 p.h.
Status (temp/perm)

Permanent Full Time (76 hours p.f.) and/or Permanent Part Time (hours negotiable) and/or

Temporary Full Time (76 hours p.f.) and/or Temporary Part Time (hours negotiable)

Closing date Tuesday, 16 August 2016
Contact Name Margaret Sherry – Nurse Unit Manager, Emergency Department Contact Number (07) 4885 5107


Employment Opportunity | Nurse Unit Manager –

Emergency Department



Redland Hospital | Cleveland


Purpose of the Role

The Nurse Unit Manager is a senior level clinical manager, accountable at an advanced practice level for the coordination of clinical practice and the provision of human and material resources within a defined unit or area. The Nurse Unit Manager provides leadership and direction to other nursing staff and is responsible for implementing plans related to safe consumer focused clinical care, professional development of staff and financial accountability.

Job ad reference: MSB04209434
Role title: Nurse Unit Manager
Status:Permanent full time position
(Future vacancies of a temporary, full time or part time nature may be accommodated within this role)
Unit: Emergency Department, Logan Bayside Health Network
Health Service: Metro South Hospital and Health Service
Location: Redland Hospital, Cleveland
Classification level: Nurse Grade 7
Salary level: $102 609 – $111 399 per annum
Closing date: Thursday, 28 April 2016
(Applications will remain current for 12 months)
Contact: Katie Jefford Telephone: (07) 3488 3615
Online applications:  www.smartjobs.qld.gov.au  If you are unable to apply online, please contact Recruitment Services on (07) 3176 4301
Deliver application:  Hand delivered applications will not be accepted


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…


Webinar: Tough Decisions in the ED: a case based approach to ethics | Tuesday 2nd February

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Webinar: Tight Brains – Understanding Neurotrauma | Tuesday 1st March

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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.

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