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 | Emergency Department Registered Nurses

Are you a qualified Registered Emergency Nurse?

Do you have at least 2 years experience working in Emergency or Critical Care Nursing?

The Tasmanian Health Service – North West Region is an innovative and dynamic organisation dedicated to improving the health and well being of our community in Tasmania’s beautiful North West.

We are currently seeking to recruit three Permanent, full time equivalent, Registered Emergency Nurses to take up roles in our state-of-the-art Emergency Department at Mersey Community Hospital within Tasmanian Health Service – North West Region

For more information about the roles and to apply online please visit our website or contact:

Lynn Sims, Nurse Unit Manager, Mersey Community Hospital on (03) 6426 5303

Applications close 11:55 pm Friday 26 February

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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: What’s New? – A review of change over the last 12 months | Tuesday 19th January

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

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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