Excellence in Emergency Nursing
One of NENA’s core objectives is the provision of professional development opportunities for emergency nurses. NENA and its partners collaborate on the design and presentation of specialty courses. The courses are offered across Canada by NENA certified course instructors.
To learn more about individual courses, and regional schedules, select from the categories below.Course schedules are updated every 2 weeks.
Welcome to this program designed to assist you in preparing to write the Canadian Emergency Nursing Certification exam (ENC(C)). The program modules follow the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) emergency nursing exam blueprint materials.
The modules are available to and free for NENA members!
CNA – Certification Important Dates
CNA – Certification Preparation | PRÉPARATION À LA CERTIFICATION DE L’AIIC
CNA – Certification Position Statement | Certification en soins infirmiers d’urgence CSU(C)
NENA Bursaries & Material Access Information
NENA Certification – Bursary | Certification – Bourse
Members who write their initial certification exam or who renew in 2021 may qualify for a 20% discount in the fees associated with their qualification.
Email us for access instructions and certification information.ENC(C) EXAM PREPARATION DOCUMENTS
Click to see ENPC course schedules, and contact the instructor by email.See ENPC Course Schedules
In many instances, preventable pediatric deaths are the result of delayed recognition and treatment by emergency department personnel where proper intervention may have prevented these outcomes.
ENPC 4th edition provides emergency department personnel with the knowledge and tools needed to prepare for pediatric patients, following the Guidelines for Care of Children in the Emergency Department created by ENA, AAP and ACEP.
Registered nurses are the only health care providers eligible for ENPC verification. Non-RN licensed healthcare providers who work in an emergency setting can participate in the written and skill station testing portion of an ENPC Provider course. The non-RN licensed healthcare provider who attends the provider courses will receive a certificate of attendance with the appropriate number of nursing Contact Hours awarded, but will not receive a verification card or verification status.
ENPC is a 16-hour course designed to provide core-level pediatric knowledge and psycho-motor skills needed to care for pediatric patients in the emergency setting. The course presents a systematic assessment model, integrates the associated anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, and identifies appropriate interventions. Triage categorization and injury prevention strategies are included in the course content.
ENPC is taught using a variety of formats including, online learning, lectures, videos, group discussion and hands-on skill situations, in a risk-free setting.
Highlights of ENPC include:
Completing an observational or across-the-room assessment
Identifying subtle changes that indicate deterioration
Developmental approach to pediatric care
Cultural considerations in pediatric care
Pain assessment and management for children
Techniques for family-centered care
CTAS is a tool that enables Emergency Departments to:
- Prioritize patient care requirements
- Examine patient care processes, workload, and resource requirements relative to case mix and community needs
The triage level assigned using the CTAS criteria is a mandatory data element to be used in all Canadian Hospital Emergency Departments for reporting to the Canadian Institute for Health Information
The CTAS allows ED nurses and physicians to:
- Triage patients according the type and severity of their presenting signs and symptoms
- Prioritizes patients when emergency department capacity has been exceeded
- Ensure that a patient’s need for care is reassessed while in the Emergency department
The CTAS allows ED managers to:
- Measure the case mix (volume and acuity) of patients who visit the ED
- Determine whether the ED has an operational plan and the resources to meet patient needs
- Assess the ED’s role within the hospital and health care region
For more information about CTAS contact CTAS – NENA.
Course AdministrationAdministration des cours
|2021||Location||Instructor (Email linked)||Participant | Instructor|
|13 May||Chaleur Regional Hospital, Bathurst, NB||Joanne Roy||Participant|
|13 May||Online Course – contact Instructor||Lowyl Notario||Participant|
|17 May||Cours en ligne / Zoom en français||Pierre-Luc Tremblay||Participant|
|20 May||Abbottsford Regional Hospital, BC | Online Course – contact Instructor||Cynthia Thurston||Instructor|
|25 May||Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre | Online Course – contact Instructor||Rob Martin||Participant|
|17 June||Abbottsford Regional Hospital, BC | Online Course – contact Instructor||Cynthia Thurston||Participant|
|23 June||Windsor Regional Hospital, ON | Online Course – contact Instructor||Bryan Giles||Participant|
Instructors, to access course documents contact CTAS – NENA.
Click to see TNCC course schedules and contact the instructor by email.
See TNCC Course Schedules
Developed by the international Emergency Nursing Association, the seventh edition of the course is the premier course for hospitals and trauma centres worldwide. TNCC empowers nurses with critical thinking skills, and hands on scenario–based training for:
Rapid identification of life-threatening injuries
Comprehensive patient assessment
Enhanced intervention for better patient outcomes
Registered nurses are the only health care providers eligible for TNCC verification. Non-RN licensed healthcare providers who work in an emergency setting can participate in the written and skill station testing portion of a TNCC Provider course. The non-RN licensed healthcare provider who attends the provider courses will receive a certificate of attendance with the appropriate number of nursing Contact Hours awarded, but will not receive a verification card or verification status.
TNCC is an Intensive Course that is taught by expert instructors. There is a faculty ratio of approximately one faculty per four learners.
The course includes:
A Systematic Approach of Initial Assessment
The first few minutes of trauma care are critical to achieve better patient outcomes. The A – I mnemonic and the Trauma Nursing Assessment will assist nurses in providing appropriate and early intervention.
Hands-on Training Using both an Individual and Team Approach
Three Psychomotor skill stations offer nurses the opportunity to practice the systematic approach of the initial assessment in real life situations. The skill stations covered are Trauma Nursing Process, Airway and Ventilation, and Trauma Interventions.