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 2015 CENA Annual General Meeting

You are hereby invited to attend the 2015 AGM of the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia Ltd. to be held in the Boulevard Auditorium, at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane

12.05pm, Thursday 8th October, 2015

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ICEN 2015 | 7- 9 October

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.  Click HERE to register.


Coming Soon… ICEN 2015 App

The App allows you to see the program, presentations, speakers and exhibitors. You can also connect with your fellow delegates via the Social Media components.  Watch this space for download details

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Important Information/Updates

MERS Situation Updates Available

The Office of Health Protection / Department of Health are issuing weekly updates regarding Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

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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

Cairns Ward Module added 8-9 August

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June (available to view as a recorded session)

Webinar: Making DKA Important for ED nurses

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Webinar: Abdominal Pain – Identifying the Life Threat

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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

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