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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June Webinar - Just going to give your dad a trachy. A guide to the difficult airway.
Tuesday 6th June @ 2000hrs (check website for start times in your state www.cena.org.au/view_webinar
Learning Outcomes:
• Understand the likelihood of occurrence of a difficult airway in the emergency department
• Explore the failed intubation drill for intubating a patient
• Discuss the human factors applicable to assisting with the difficult airway
• Examine the equipment required for a surgical airway within the ED
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Kylie Stark FCENA, Nurse Manager of Sydney Children's ED and the fantastic team championing emergency care for children. ... See MoreSee Less

Emergency Department staff at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick are always on hand to support more than 100 young patients who come through the department each and every day. Nurse Manager in ED, K...

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Expressions of Interest – Your next job could be in paradise

Emergency Nurse Advisor – Salary Positon in the Solomon Islands

An exciting opportunity exists for an Emergency Nurse to support the development of Emergency Care in the Solomon Islands through the newly established Solomon Islands Graduate Internship Supervision and Support Project (SIGISSP),  funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) through the Australian aid program in the Solomon Islands. The program is being administered by Australian Volunteers International (AVI) and the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) as a partner organisation with AVI.

Application Process

In the first instance, expressions of interest should be directed to ACEM and should include:

·         A statement answering the selection criteria in the position description

·         A CV and referees

Candidates may wish to submit other supporting documentation where appropriate.

Candidates will be contacted by an ACEM representative for a telephone interview, and successful candidates will be recommended to AVI.  AVI will determine the final candidate based on a second interview round and processes, including a pre-departure briefing in Melbourne.

Expressions of interest close 24 May 2017.   Click here to review the position description and selection criteria. 

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


About Nurse Unit Manager Opportunity:

This is a great opportunity for a Nurse Unit Manger to provide nursing leadership within the Emergency Department of Mackay Hospital

You will proactively managing and coordinating clinical practice and the provision of human, financial and material resources

You will experience a wide range of clinical practice and settings that are part of a dynamic multidisciplinary workforce where innovative models of care and service delivery are encouraged.

The ED is a 20 bed unit which includes 2 resuscitation rooms, 3 high dependency bays and 15 acute beds, a fast track and a 10 bed SSU.


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.

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