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.

Notice of the


CENA Annual General Meeting

To be held in the Grand Ballroom 5, at Pullman Albert Park, Melbourne

12.30pm, Thursday 11th October, 2018

You are hereby invited to attend the 2018 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 9th October 2018.

2018 AGM Agenda

  • Welcome
  • Minutes of 2017 AGM
  • Executive Director’s Report
  • Financial Report & Auditor Appointment
  • Annual Report (tabled for noting)
  • Notification of appointment of Directors for 2018/2019












Download 2018 AGM Proxy Form

Download 2018 Annual Report

(* please note audited financial report will be made available at a later date)

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ICEN 2018

The 2018 International Conference for Emergency Nurses (ICEN) will held in Melbourne (VIC) 10th – 12th October 2018 at Pullman Albert Park.

We look forward to celebrating and enhancing our amazing profession with you at the 16thInternational Conference for Emergency Nursing. Click HERE to visit the website/register

Important Dates ICEN 2018

5th September 2018

Early Bird Registration Closes

CENA Strategic Plan 2018 – 2020

The Board of Directors is pleased to provide members with  the Strategic Plan for 2018 – 2020. 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

2018 Webinar Topics & Dates


Kids that Cook: Fever in the ED


Cardiac Arrest in Special Circumstances


Procedural Sedation: the Nuts & Bolts

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Emergency Department Nursing Opportunities – Top End Health Service

Are you looking to advance your career in emergency department nursing?  There are ED nursing roles now in Northern Territory hospitals, Top End Health Service.

Send your resume and cover letter to PRHWorkforceTEHS.DoH@nt.gov.au

Click to learn more and apply for a vacancy today


Are you looking for a new challenge?

Did you know that Médecins Sans Frontières delivers medical assistance in more than 70 countries around the world?

At any one time, around 2,500 international personnel contribute to a global team of close to 35,000 Médecins Sans Frontières field staff who provide emergency medical care. Australian and New Zealand professionals fill more than 200 field positions annually.

Kate White is a Nurse who has worked with Médecins Sans Frontières in Libya, Tunisia, and South Sudan. Watch her video fora glimpse into the life of a Nurse working with Médecins Sans Frontières: msf.org.au/nurses

We are currently looking for Emergency Nurses or Nurses with Emergency Care expertise (Australian or New Zealand residents) who are able to commit to at least nine months in the field, and who are ready to share their skills and support our medical humanitarian work around the world.

Interested in finding out more?

More resources are available on our website, along with information about how to apply and the essential criteria. You can also register for recruitment updates and find information about upcoming information evenings and webinars. It is recommended to participate in at least one webinar and/or attend an information evening before submitting your application.

Read about working for Médecins Sans Frontières and check that you meet the specific role requirements msf.org.au/nurses

Register for recruitment updatesmsf.org.au/join‐our‐team/work‐overseas/register‐for‐updates

Working to deliver medical aid overseas requires a serious commitment. We are looking for people who have taken their time to consider what it might be like and are prepared for a significant challenge. Please ensure you carefully review all of the criteria and information available on the website before applying. And if you know someone who might be suitable for one of these positions, please pass on this information to them.

Recruitment is open year‐round

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

See website for details of live and recorded sessions

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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.

The Australian Resuscitation Council is a voluntary co-ordinating body which represents all major groups involved in the teaching and practice of resuscitation.

Malta Emergency Nurses' Association

Representing the interests and promoting the speciality of Emergency Nursing.