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.

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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FREE WEBINAR | Open to Everyone

Tuesday 10 November

2015/11/10 20:00:00

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.


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.

Go to the App Store or Google Play and Search Conference Design.

Download the App and click Download Guides.

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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

See website for full calendar and to register

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September Recorded Session

Webinar: Critical Electrolyte Imbalance

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November FREE Event – Open to Everyone

Webinar: When Animal Kills – NEW date Tuesday 10th November

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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