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.
The 2016 International Conference for Emergency Nurses (ICEN) held in Alice Springs marked the first time ICEN has been held in the Northern Territory and in a rural location. The theme “Emergency Care: Expanding the Horizon” explored the theme of innovation, adaptation and perseverance of delivering emergency care in challenging environments.
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.
CENA Professional Development
CENA offers a variety of professional development opportunities at discounted rates for members.
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.