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, heath 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.


Discounted Membership Post Graduate Emergency Nursing Students

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) half price membership.

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ICEN 2015

The 13th International Conference for Emergency Nursing (ICEN) in being held in Brisbane, Queensland. ICEN 2015, Emergency Care: Accept the Challenge, Lead the Change, provides an opportunity for clinicians involved in the delivery of emergency care globally, to collaborate, share ideas, challenge practice, and to lead innovative change to enhance quality patient care. Visit the conference website or see more CENA professional development opportunities.

App-ICENMissed ICEN 2014? Don’t Panic!
Download the App…

If you missed ICEN 2014 you can still download the App to see the program, presentations and speakers. If you haven’t been to an ICEN conference the app gives highlights the benefits of attending.

Search ‘Conference Design’ in the Apple App or Google Play stores and download the app. Click “Download Guides” in the app to find the ICEN 2014 guide. Explore!

If you don’t have an Apple or Android device view the guide online at https://guidebook.com/guide/20413/.

CENA Professional Development

CENA offers a variety of professional development opportunities at discounted rates for members.

CENA TNP Emergency Nursing Module

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Webinar: X-Ray interpretation simply

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Webinar: Challenging cases in paediatric emergency care.

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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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