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“Welcome to the CENA NT webpage!  The NT branch of CENA was established in January 2017 and we are excited provide territory input at the CENA national level on issues relevant to emergency nurses and care of the emergency patient.  If you would like to get involved the committee or have an issue/concern/suggestion for our collective involvement, please contact us at nt@cena.org.au”

Antony Robinson | President NT Branch

Meet Your NT Committee

We are exploring the following;

  • What the needs are of CENA emergency nurses within the territory.  A needs analysis is currently being prepared for sending in May 2017
  • CENA NT workshops in subjects such as: triage/suturing/promotion of peer feedback on the floor/paeds assessment/credentialling… that we would like to present in Alice Springs,Tennant Creek, Darwin and Katherine to begin with (hoping to include option of call in for other locations).
  • Starting an online spot to share education and ideas
  • Partnering with local universities and indigenous health care related training centres to promote emergency nursing/patient care.

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Feel that CENA could assist with emergency education in your area?  Please contact us!

Education Events

Education and Other Events

The NT Branch of CENA is committed to promoting the educational pursuits of emergency nurses. As those of us who work in this remote areas will attest, this is not an easy task to overcome with ED nurses working far and wide. If you believe that CENA can assist you to achieve your educational goals please contact us.

Emergency Department Ventilation

CENA NT’s new course ‘Emergency Department Ventilation’ was launched in September. In the one-day course participants learned and practiced intubation, emergency cricothyroidotomy, ventilator management and troubleshooting and basics of chest x-ray interpretation. While the course includes lectures, as much as possible is done in hands-on practice stations.

Participants said they particularly enjoyed the practical stations of airway management and having a systematic approach to troubleshooting ventilator problems.

The next course is scheduled in Darwin on December 9. The course is suitable for emergency nurses and also interns and RMOs interested in improving skills in emergency ventilation.

Any inquiries can be made to Antony Robinson: ant@thinkemergency.com

Becoming a Member of CENA

Top Reasons to Join

  • Subscriptions to Australia’s only emergency nursing journal, the internationally recognised Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal. (Applicable to full members only. Associate members are entitled to a reduced subscription rate available on request)
  • Access and discounts to educational activities and conferences promoted by CENA and other participating organisations
  • Representation at local, state, national and international levels
  • Entitlement to membership on various sub-committees and working parties that influence policy and decision-making in emergency health care
  • Access, on application, to grant applications and research funding
  •  Discounted membership to The College of Nursing

Developing a professional recognition scheme for specialist nursing


Credentialing sets a standardised benchmark for the recognition of specialised practice in nursing. It is a mechanism that is used by nurses to promote the provision of quality health care within a given nursing specialty or area of practice.

Credentialing validates specialised knowledge, enhances professional credibility, and indicates achievement of specialist nursing standards by an individual nurse.

This website provides information about credentialing for nurses, including research, articles and links to credentialing programs.