Important Message from the Executive Director – COVID-19 | Postponement of CENA Events

Given the evolving situation with COVID-19, the CENA Executive have made the decision to postpone our face to face education, CENA TNP, and social activities through to the end of September 2020.

This decision reflects the safety measures of avoiding non-essential meetings of critical workforces, and helps to protect the health and safety of our members, their health services, and the patients therein.

At a national level, online CENA Education, CENA Research, and the AUEC Journal are unaffected, and we intend to increase our online educational offerings, to continue to support our members during this difficult time.

Given the long lead time to ICEN, the conference is scheduled to proceed as planned and is likely to be a particularly important gathering based on the events of 2020 to-date.

The general operations of CENA and the activities of the Board and the Secretariat are not affected.

CENA National and CENA Branches will continue to issue updates to members.

We know this is a particularly busy time for our members, and we thank you for all that you are doing for the safety of our community.

Please look after yourselves and your colleagues.


Assoc. Prof. Julia Morphet
Executive Director, CENA

CENA Courses & Events

CENA Trauma Nursing Program (TNP)

The CENA Trauma Nursing Program (TNP) is an important initiative in trauma education for nurses in Australia. Australasian in context, this program provides instruction on the principles of trauma care, the opportunity to explore skills relevant to the trauma setting and seeks to develop the ability of Australian nurses to deliver trauma care in a variety of settings.

Click HERE to visit the CENA TNP page.


CENA Webinar Series

The College of Emergency Nursing Australasia have partnered with Think, Ask, Learn to deliver all fellows and members a monthly webinar series.

Each month a new presentation will be delivered live via webcast at 2000 AEST. The presentation will also be available for members to download for the 30 days following the live presentation, so if you can’t swap your shift to attend ‘live’ listen in later on for some evidence-based updates on ED care. More information and upcoming topics.

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upcoming webinars &
CENA TNP courses

National Education Committee

The education committee are responsible for addressing CENAs aim to provide education for emergency nurses. This group attempt to bring evidence based education programs and resources to the members. The Committee are constantly working on ways to improve access to education for all members using technology. If you have ideas for education content or other suggestions please contact the education group via email.

To Read NEC Terms of Reference please click HERE

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CENA Learning Packages

Paediatric Assessment, presented at the WA Paediatric Clinical Development Seminar 7 June 2014

Paediatric Toxicology, presented at the WA Paediatric Clinical Development Seminar 7 June 2014

Publications/Other Resources

Reflective Practice Tool

Eye Manual

Mental Health for EDs

Other Government Resources

Useful Web Links

Upcoming Events

  1. CENA TNP Lismore | June 13-14

    June 13 @ 8:00 am - June 14 @ 5:00 pm
  2. CENA TNP Bundaberg | June 20 – 21

    June 20 @ 8:00 am - June 21 @ 5:00 pm
  3. CENA TNP Redland | Jul 11 – 12

    July 11 @ 8:00 am - July 12 @ 5:00 pm
  4. CENA TNP Dandenong | Aug 15-16

    August 15 @ 8:00 am - August 16 @ 5:00 pm
  5. CENA TNP Rockhampton | Aug 22 – 23

    August 22 @ 8:00 am - August 23 @ 5:00 pm