CENA is keen to recognise the great work of colleagues and therefore has established a number of annual awards and scholarships to acknowledge those nurses and teams that are making a notable contribution to emergency care.
There are a number of scientific awards conferred at the conference to papers and posters in several categories. All papers and posters presented at the conference are peer reviewed by a panel against the criteria set for each award and the winners are announced during the closing session of the conference.
Each year the following awards are presented:
- CENA Best Paper 1 and Best Paper 2
- CENA Best Poster 1 and Best Poster 2
- Australasian Society for Emergency Medicine Best Rural Paper
- Australasian Society for Emergency Medicine Best Metropolitan Paper
CENA Grants & Scholarships
Emergency nursing is a distinct speciality that encompasses the management and treatment of patients in emergency situations, across all age groups and conditions, from minor illnesses and injuries, to trauma and disasters. Education, training and research are vital in enabling emergency nurses to provide safe, high quality emergency care. The College of Emergency Nursing Australasia grants and scholarships provide support to its Members and Fellows seeking to improve clinical practice, healthcare delivery and obtain a higher level of education and professional development.
The Elaine Killeen Continuing Professional Development Scholarship was established by the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia in early 2016, in memory of Elaine who was an active member of the College and a long-standing member of the Victorian branch. She facilitated the CENA education program for Victoria for several years, and was part of the conference organising committee for the International Conference for Emergency Nurses in 2007.
The purpose of the Elaine Killeen Continuing Professional Development Scholarship is to provide funds to those Members and Fellows of the College to support their continuing professional development (CPD) as an Emergency Nurse.