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NATIONAL EMERGENCY NURSES ASSOCIATION ALBERTA
NENA-AB has been a Specialty Practice Group within CARNA and the Canadian Nurses Association since 1987. NENA-AB (formerly known as ENIG) is Alberta’s chapter of the National Emergency Nurses Association Canada (1981): a professional association of Emergency Nurses from across the country dedicated to quality emergency care.
Our mission is to represent the Canadian Emergency Nursing specialty; improve standards of Emergency Nursing Practice; and promote both professional growth and clinical excellence in Emergency Nursing. NENA has published Position Statements and Standards of Emergency Nursing, a resource used by nurses, administrators, and in the legal system.
NENA-AB endeavors to improve communication among Emergency Health Care Providers. We are a resource on Emergency Nursing and are a voice on issues that affect Emergency Nursing. We actively support and participate in research pertaining to Emergency care and promote best practice.
NENA-AB is open to any nurse (RN or LPN) who is directly involved Emergency nursing care, (practice research, administration, and education). Emergency nursing can be provided in a hospital department- rural or urban, Urgent Care Center, flight nursing, forensic nursing, outpost or remote nursing. Only Registered Nurses may be voting members of our organization and hold elected offices. Current membership of NENA –AB is greater than 230.
The membership fee for NENA-AB is $45 per year. This fee activates membership in both NENA-AB and NENA.
The benefits of membership in NENA-AB are numerous. Members receive a subscription to the Canadian Journal of Emergency Nursing (CJEN) and a provincial newsletter 3-4 times per year. NENA has a website that is currently being redesigned and will be up and running in the near future. This promises to be a great resource and will have links to NENA-AB as well the other provincial groups. It will be a great venue with which to network with other Emergency nurses, not only across our province but nationally.
NENA-AB also has a Facebook page. We are continually striving for improved communication amongst Emergency health care providers. Membership also provides reduced costs for courses that are regulated by NENA: TNCC, ENPC and CTAS.
NENA-AB and NENA both offer annual bursaries which are available for any educational pursuit affecting your practice in Emergency Nursing, including support for Certification in Emergency Nursing (ENC (C)) through the CNA. To be eligible for a bursary or an award, membership must be current for 2 and 3 years, respectively. NENA has an Award of Excellence, an Award for Research and Lifetime Awards that are available.
NENA-AB willingly supports, and is available to support education throughout the province. We have a wide variety of experts with presentations, as well as monetary support is available if requested.
For an explanation and schedule, see all National NENA courses.
Below is a list of other courses and educational workshops in your region.
- TNCC Course Offerings June-October 2015
- TNCC Classes February to June 2015
- ENPC Classes February-June 2015
- ACLS course in Edmonton
- TNCC September 2014- January 2015
- ENPC Classes September 2014-January 2015
- Revised TNCC List of Courses September-December 2014
- Revised ENPC List September-December 2014
- ACLS Course
- CTAS Courses
- List of TNCC courses in Canada
- List of ENPC courses in Canada
NENA and NENA-AB hold annual conferences and Annual General Meetings. Registration costs for these are reduced for members.
The 2014 NENA Conference this year is in Toronto April 27-29 and is a Pan-American conference. The 2015 NENA Conference will be hosted in Edmonton in May 2015.
These annual conferences are excellent and garner national and international speakers and presentations.
- October 2016 Annual Meet in the Middle Conference and AGM
- Celebrating Emergency Nurses! Win Triage Conference Registration
- Triage Conference in Edmonton, Alberta
- NENA AB Presents our annual conference- “Meet in the Middle: Once Upon a Story”
- 2014 Urgent Care Conference
- OCT 15, 2014 – NENA Alberta Education Day and Annual General Meeting
- October 4-5, 2014 CRITER 2014 Critical Care in the Emergency Room
- May 1-3, 2015 NENA 2015 Conference
Access official information about NENA-AB
The NENA-AB Board of Directors and assigned program managers develop and approve a wide range of policies, positions, educational material, and administrative processes. These are captured in PDF documents and are accessible on this page.
Some documents are unavailable and are currently being updated and approved by the Board and will be available soon.
Contact the Board President or Secretary if you are looking for a document that cannot be found on this page.
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We are a volunteer run organization with an elected Board of Directors. The Board appoints a number of volunteers to manage various aspects of our organization. If you have questions or input please contact the appropriate individuals listed below.
Geri St. Jean