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QLD President's Message

“The committee is comprised of a group of passionate ED nurses who are working on behalf of all QLD CENA members to address issues at both a state and national level.

We aim to provide members with education and activities that they can access both via the webpage and other modalities. Your needs are important to us and your input is welcome.

If you would like to contribute to events, have suggestions or queries, please contact us via email.”


Lee Trenning, President | QLD Branch

QLD Branch Committee

Lee Trenning President (expires Oct 2018)
Board Director
Pauline Calleja Vice President (expires Oct 2017)
Therese Oates Secretary (expires Oct 2017)
Julie Finucane Treasurer (expires Oct 2018)
Lorelle Malyon Committee Member (expires Oct 2018)
Elizabeth Elder Committee Member (expires Oct 2017)
Ken Helsby Committee Member (expires Oct 2017)
Ramon Shaban Committee Member (expires Oct 2017)
Jenni Ward Committee Member (expires Oct 2016)
Julia Brownlee Committee Member (expires Oct 2017)
Angela Devlin Committee Member (expires Oct 2017)
CENA Qld Branch Meetings

12th May
9th June
14th July
11th August
8th Sept
13th October
10th November

Qld CENA TNP Dates

Date Region Module
May 7- 8 Gold Coast Emergency Module
May 26-27 Innisfail Emergency Module
May 30-31 Cairns Emergency Module
June 4-5 Mt Isa Emergency Module

June 30-31

Stanthorpe Emergency Module
August 6-7 Blackall Emergency Module

Congratulations to our first Credentialed Emergency Nurse

 Elizabeth Quinn, CEN

(Rockhampton ED)

As a Clinical Nurse / Clinical Facilitator, I am very grateful to CENA and OCNO for making this decades-long goal available to emergency nurses.  Specialist credentialing recognises many years of expert clinical practice, contributions to professionalism in emergency nursing, networking, education, teaching, and of course post graduate qualifications. Credentialing is a wonderful streamlined process that empowers us to improve health both in our facilities and globally.

Events and activities

Details of CENA education opportunities and other events to be held in the State will be posted in the Professional Development calendar.

We have also provided a link to the Queensland State government health education site. Please click here.

Royal College of Nursing Australasia events in Queensland can be found here.


Australian Emergency Nursing Journal (AENJ): Ramon Shaban (Editor)

Queensland Emergency Nursing Workforce Tool (QENWT): Julie Finucane

Queensland Emergency Department State Advisory Panel (QEDSAP): Lorelle Malyon

Australian Resuscitation Council: Pauline Calleja

National Education Committee: Elizabeth Elder

National Marketing Committee: Therese Oates

National Credentialing Committee: Lee Trenning, Lorelle Malyon

Professional Standards Committee: Julie Finucaine, Julia Brownlie



Pauline Calleja   National Course Coordinator

Jenni Ward         Instructor/Steering committee member

Julie Finucane    Steering committee member

Lee Trenning      Instructor/Steering committee Member

Angela Devlin    Instructor