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National Emergency Nurses Association Independent


NENA-IND has been a Specialty Practice Group that originated within CARNA and the Canadian Nurses Association in 1987. NENA-IND (formerly known as ENIG) is Independent’s chapter of the National Emergency Nurses Association Canada (1981): a professional association of Emergency Nurses from across the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Quebec 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-IND endeavors to improve communication among Emergency Health Care Providers and increase access to training. We are a resource on Emergency Nursing and are a voice on issues that affect Emergency Nursing, especially in the North, where many different challenges are faced by Emergency Health Care Providers. We actively support and participate in research pertaining to Emergency care and promote best practice.


NENA-IND 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.

The membership fee for NENA-IND is $30 per year. This fee activates membership in both NENA-IND and NENA.


The benefits of membership in NENA-IND are numerous. Members receive a subscription to the Canadian Journal of Emergency Nursing (CJEN) 3-4 times per year. Membership also provides reduced costs for courses that are regulated by NENA: TNCC, ENPC and CTAS, as well as reduced fees for attending NENA’s National Conference what occurs yearly.


NENA-IND 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-IND willingly supports and is available to support education throughout the Territories and Quebec. We have a wide variety of experts with presentations, as well as monetary support is available if requested.