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.

ICEN 2019

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

Be the change that you want to see in the world” – Ghandi

Apply for the positions of

CENA Trauma Nursing Program Consultant or

CENA Education Consultant

You spoke – and we listened. The 2018 CENA Membership Survey identified Education as one of the biggest themes for members, so now it is YOUR turn to get involved.

The CENA Board of Directors invite suitable applicants to submit expressions of interest for the independent contractor positions of:

  • CENA Education Consultant
  • CENA Trauma Nursing Program Consultant

Click HERE for more details

CENA Strategic Plan 2018 – 2020

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.

Download the Strategic Plan

2019 Webinar Topics & Dates

January 22

A Review of change over the last 12 months

February 5

Tight Brains – understanding neuro trauma

March 5

Topic to be advised

CENA Media Releases

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Important Information/Updates/Advertising

Registered Nurse (516244) | Tasmanian Health Service 
Department of Emergency Medicine | Royal Hobart Hospital

Applications close Sunday 24 February 2019

The Tasmanian Health Service is seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for a Registered Nurse (516244) vacancy (Multiple Vacancies).

Location: Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal Hobart Hospital
Salary: $62,008 to $84,858 per annum
in accordance with the Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service Agreement) 2016

  • Access to the Grade 4 salary range $80,239 – $84,858 is subject to successful application for progression to Grade 4.

Details of Employment: Permanent, full-time and part-time shift work (fully rotational), working up to 76 hours per fortnight commencing as soon as possible. Hours will be negotiated with successful applicants.

The Role:

The Tasmanian Health Service seeks applications from qualified registered nurses to join our dynamic Emergency Department Team at the Royal Hobart Hospital. The Royal Hobart Emergency Department currently sees over 60000 presentations each year.

This role presents a great opportunity to practice at a beginner to expert level supported by a transition to emergency nursing program. Joining the Royal Hobart Emergency Department Team, you will provide high quality nursing care, aimed at improving patient health outcomes with a supportive multidisciplinary emergency department team.

Assessing individual patient needs, you will plan, implement or coordinate appropriate service delivery from a range of accepted options. You will also provide support and guidance to newer or less experienced staff, student nurses and other workers providing basic nursing care.

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Current registration with AHPRA is essential, and recent experience in emergency nursing will be highly regarded.

We offer:

  • Attractive salary including salary packaging
  • A multi-disciplinary work environment
  • Family friendly workplace
  • Hobart offers great lifestyle opportunities with excellent restaurants, schools, and vibrant arts, music and culture, with breathtaking World Heritage wilderness on your door step. Beaches, national parks and internationally recognised mountain bike trails are all within easy access.

For further information about this exciting opportunity please contact Tony Bradley, NP(FCENA), on 0438 213 097 or email tony.bradley@ths.tas.gov.au

To apply for this role, please go to www.jobs.tas.gov.au. Applicants are asked to address the selection criteria within the Statement of Duties. Please click the blue Apply Now button to submit your application.

Vacancy No. 516244

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Emergency Nurse Advisor | Honiara, Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) is responsible for the management and delivery of the health and medical services for the population of Solomon Islands. In partnership with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, recruitment is currently underway for an Emergency Nurse Adviser in the Solomon Islands for a period of 4-6 months commencing in January-February 2019.

The Emergency Nurse Adviser role is part of the Solomon Islands Graduate Internship Supervision and Support Project (SIGISSP) – a project funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) through the Australian aid program in the Solomon Islands.

Please refer to the Position Description for further details and should you be interested,  forward your application to IEMNetwork@acem.org.au


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?

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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 updatesmsf.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

Kind Regards,

Robin Sands
Head of Field Human Resources

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Associate Nurse Unit Manager – Emergency Department – Mersey Community Hospital, Tasmania.

Applications close on 12th February, 2019

Download Statement of Duties

 Who are we?

The Tasmanian Health Service is an innovative and dynamic organisation dedicated to improving the health and well being of our community.  We are committed to providing the highest levels of healthcare and services.

Hours/Period of Appointment

2 X Permanent Part Time Shift Worker positions, working up to 76 hours per fortnight

Notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Please note that subsequent appointments may be made from this process for full-time or part-time roles.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking motivated and experienced Associate Nurse Unit Managers who are passionate about the greatest quality of care within the Emergency Department at the Mersey Community Hospital. Within the dynamic multidisciplinary team, you will contribute to a strong professional team approach through open communication, collaboration and a positive supportive environment.

Reporting to the Nurse Unit Manager, you will contribute to the health outcomes of your patients through excellence in practice, fostering a learning culture, excellent communication skills and working effectively within a multidisciplinary team. You will work in partnership with the Nurse Unit Manager and other senior staff, to ensure the efficient and effective provision of care based on best practice principles within a collaborative and multidisciplinary framework.

Do you have?

  • Current Registration
  • Extensive experience (more than 3 years) in Emergency Nursing
  • Should be able to demonstrate strong leadership skills
  • Advanced Emergency Department skills including Resus and Triage
  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of continuous quality improvement
  • Ability to undertake client education; and mentor and train Emergency Department staff.

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What can we offer?

  • Flexible work/life balance
  • Attractive Salary Package
  • Dynamic team environment
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development

Essential Requirements

  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse.
  • The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer.  The following checks are to be conducted:
  1. Conviction checks in the following areas: a) Crimes of Violence, b) Sex Related Offences, c) Serious Drug Offences, d) Crimes involving dishonesty
  2. Identification check
  3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Desirable Requirements

Holds or is working towards relevant post graduate qualifications in Emergency Nursing

For more information

Lynn Sims
Phone: 03 6478 5132
Position: NUM – Emergency Department
E-mail: lynn.sims@ths.tas.gov.au
Better health and quality of life around Tasmania. Visit us at www.ths.tas.gov.au

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Emergency Department Nursing Opportunities – Top End Health Service

Are you looking to advance your career in emergency department nursing?  There are ED nursing roles now in Northern Territory hospitals, Top End Health Service.

Send your resume and cover letter to PRHWorkforceTEHS.DoH@nt.gov.au

Click to learn more and apply for a vacancy today

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

More information…

CENA Webinars

See website for details of live and recorded sessions

More information…

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.

Malta Emergency Nurses' Association

Representing the interests and promoting the speciality of Emergency Nursing.