Change of name and extension of scope for the Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal

On behalf of the Board of the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia (CENA), I am pleased to announce that the College’s official journal Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal (AENJ) is undergoing a transformation and will soon be re-launched with a new name and extended scope as Australasian Emergency Care (AUEC).  This decision and the ensuing body of work being done by the Editor-in-Chief, Professor Ramon Shaban and the journal’s Senior Editors, Professor Julie Considine and Professor Margaret Fry, has focussed on the contemporary needs of the expanding emergency community and the interests of the journal into the future.

The new journal will continue to publish quality work from its emergency nursing base, but will also welcome submissions and readership from other health professions involved in the delivery of emergency care. CENA members will continue to receive complimentary copies of the AUEC quarterly, and I strongly encourage members to submit research papers to the Australasian Emergency Care journal.

I enthusiastically support this work and look forward to the imminent publication of the first issue of Australasian Emergency Care.

Kind Regards,

Dr. Julia Morphet (FCENA)

Executive Director, College of Emergency Nursing Australasia (CENA)
Chair, CENA Research Committee
Director of Education, Nursing & Midwifery, Monash University

Aims and Scope

Australasian Emergency Care (formerly the Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal) is an international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to supporting emergency nurses, physicians, paramedics and other professionals in advancing the science and practice of emergency care, wherever it is delivered.

As the official journal of the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia (CENA), Australasian Emergency Care is a conduit for clinical, applied, and theoretical research and knowledge that advances the science and practice of emergency care in original, innovative and challenging ways. The journal serves as a leading voice for the emergency care community, reflecting its inter-professional diversity, and the importance of collaboration and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient outcomes. It is strongly focused on advancing the patient experience and quality of care across the emergency care continuum, spanning the pre-hospital, hospital and post-hospital settings within Australasia and beyond.

Meet the Editors of AUEC

Ramon Shaban
Margaret Fry
Julie Considine

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  1. Go to Australasian Emergency Care website – If you have already registered: Log in by entering your username and password in the Existing User box and skip to step 4; or
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  3. At the Registration page, provide the requested information, including a Username and Password. When finished, click Register to continue at the bottom.
  4. On the next screen, in the left box, select CENA – College of Emergency Nursing Australasia from the Society drop-down menu. Then, enter your membership and your last name.
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The Australasian Emergency Care journal (AUEC) is the official journal of the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia Ltd. It seeks, through the membership of the College and subscribers, to provide contemporary, thought provoking information relevant to emergency nurses in Australia today.

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