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.
Top Reasons you love being an Emergency Nurse
We recently asked you, our CENA members, what you love about being an Emergency Nurse and received so many great responses. With the challenges faced on a daily basis it’s great to be reminded of what we love about our job. Some of these things included the team, the challenge, making a difference, having to adapt and learning.
Thank-you to everyone who took the time to enter the Membership Competition! To choose the final winners we selected our favorite responses (had to be under 25 words) and then randomly selected three. Congratulations to Julie, Tracey and Kerry. Here’s what they said…
Invitation to attend
The conference committee extend a warm welcome to all emergency nurses to attend the 17th International Conference for Emergency Nurses (ICEN) for the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia (CENA) to be held from 16th – 18thOctober 2019 at the Hilton Adelaide, South Australia.
The 2019 theme is EXPAND. EXPLORE. EXCEED.
We look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues to the 17th International Conference for Emergency Nurses. Visit the website for further details
CENA Strategic Plan 2018 – 2020 / 2018 Annual Report
The Board of Directors is pleased to provide members with the Strategic Plan for 2018 – 2020. 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.
X-Ray interpretation – simply!
Hypovolaemic Shock – Its is not a short pause before death
Bloodborne infections in the ED
St John of God Health Care is a leading health care provider, with private and public hospitals, home nursing and Social Outreach services throughout Australia.
With over 120 years’ experience in health care, we have an excellent reputation as a caring, nurturing and supportive employer. Learning is highly valued and there are many opportunities for professional development.
St John of God Geelong Hospital is seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced Registered Nurses & Nurse Practitioners to join our award winning, FACEM led Emergency Department in the provision of an exceptional standard of patient care.
We have positions available on a permanent and casual basis. Please refer to the following advertisements on the SJOG careers page (www.sjog.org.au/working-with-us) for further information:
If you are an appropriately skilled nurse, with experience in Emergency nursing, high-level communication and interpersonal skills and possession of suitable qualifications, we would love to hear from you.
The successful candidate will have:
- A willingness and capacity to embrace the Mission and Values of St John of God Health Care.
- Registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency as a Registered Nurse.
- Recent experience within a Hospital Emergency Department.
- Demonstrated clinical leadership, teamwork, mentoring and problem solving skills.
- Well-developed skills in communication, conflict resolution and negotiation.
- Commitment to personal and professional development.
Please refer to individual advertisements on the SJOG website for specific position requirements.
As a not-for-profit organisation you will be rewarded with a remuneration package commensurate with your skills and experience, also offering attractive salary packaging opportunities, along with a working environment that is consistent with our values.
St John of God Health Care embraces diversity and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities.
Are you looking for a new challenge?
Did you know that Médecins Sans Frontières delivers medical assistance in more than 70 countries around the world?
At any one time, around 2,500 international personnel contribute to a global team of close to 35,000 Médecins Sans Frontières field staff who provide emergency medical care. Australian and New Zealand professionals fill more than 200 field positions annually.
Kate White is a Nurse who has worked with Médecins Sans Frontières in Libya, Tunisia, and South Sudan. Watch her video fora glimpse into the life of a Nurse working with Médecins Sans Frontières: msf.org.au/nurses
We are currently looking for Emergency Nurses or Nurses with Emergency Care expertise (Australian or New Zealand residents) who are able to commit to at least nine months in the field, and who are ready to share their skills and support our medical humanitarian work around the world.
Interested in finding out more?
More resources are available on our website, along with information about how to apply and the essential criteria.
You can also register for recruitment updates and find information about upcoming information evenings and webinars. It is recommended to participate in at least one webinar and/or attend an information evening before submitting your application.
Read about working for Médecins Sans Frontières and check that you meet the specific role requirements msf.org.au/nurses
Register for recruitment updates: msf.org.au/join‐our‐team/work‐overseas/register‐for‐updates
Working to deliver medical aid overseas requires a serious commitment. We are looking for people who have taken their time to consider what it might be like and are prepared for a significant challenge. Please ensure you carefully review all of the criteria and information available on the website before applying. And if you know someone who might be suitable for one of these positions, please pass on this information to them.
Recruitment is open year‐round
Head of Field Human Resources
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.