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.

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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.

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.

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Webinars are back in 2016!



Holy Cow – Cases from the Resus Room



Emergency Airway Management



Tools & Toys – new devices in the ED

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Employment Opportunity | Clinical Nurses

Emergency Department – Logan Bayside Network.


$3,203.00 – $3,429.80 per fortnight (f/t) or $42.14 – $45.12 per hour (p/t)



Logan Hospital is the major health centre for one of the fastest growing regions in the state and provides a range of specialty services for children and adults. We have grown from a 48-bed community hospital in 1990 to a 344-bed hospital today, mirroring the rapid growth in population in the Logan region. Our Emergency Department (ED) is one of the busiest in Queensland, seeing more than 75.000 presentations each year. Currently we are inviting Clinical Nurses to join our team. To find out more about this opportunity, the role and how to apply, please view the role description and duty statement provided.



Tobi Cole
(07) 3299 8836


Job Ad Reference: MSL07215785


Application Kit: (07) 3176 4301 or www.smartjobs.qld.gov.au


Closing Date: Friday, 22 July 2016



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


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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Webinar: Emergency Airway Management | Tuesday 19th July

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Webinar: Tools & Toys – new devices in the ED| Tuesday 2nd August

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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