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.

NENA is proud to offer a module-based learning program designed to assist you in preparing to write the Canadian Emergency Nursing Certification exam (ENC(C)). This program is free for all NENA members, and follows the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) emergency nursing exam blueprint. You can access the modules by logging into your NENA account.

ENC(C) Exam information

For information on the exam, important dates, CNA resources, and to register for the exam please visit the CNA certification page.
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ENC(C) Preparation
CNA – Certification Important Dates | CNA – Certification Dates importantes >
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NENA Bursaries

NENA firmly believes in importance of ENC(C) certification as a standard of excellence in emergency nursing. NENA supports members by offering bursaries for initial certification and renewal.
NENA Certification – Bursary | Certification – Bourse >
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CTAS Module
Pre-CTAS Modules

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

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

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 on CTAS, contact us CTAS – NENA.

How to become a CTAS Instructor / Pre CTAS Instructor

Course Forms

Course Administration | Administration des cours

Course Listings

For information on course availability, costs, start time, etc. click on the name of the Instructor listed in the 3rd column to send an email directly to the instructor for the course.

Date Location Instructor Contact Course Type Course Format
7 May 2024 Sioux Lookout, ON Rob Martin Participant In-Person and Virtual.
9 May 2024 Virtual Kaitlynn Kylie Instructor Virtual course only.
9 May 2024 Virtual Lindsay Bain Participant Virtual course only.
16 May 2024 Virtual Maggie Trace Participant Virtual course only.
17 May 2024 Virtual Willard Amper Participant Virtual course only.
23 May 2024 Hamilton, ON Tiffany Black Participant In - Person.
24 May 2024 Virtual Dawn Peta Participant Virtual Course Only.
25 May 2024 Virtual Deborah Lefave Participant Virtual course only.
26 May 2024 Virtual Farah Warsi Participant Virtual course only.
27 May 2024 Virtual Debbie Hendley Participant Virtual course only.
29 May 2024 Virtual Willard Amper Participant Virtual course only.
30 May 2024 Virtual Sallye Wood Participant Virtual course only.
31 May 2024 Virtual Kaitlynn Kylie Instructor Virtual course only.
01 June 2024 North Bay, Ontario Jennifer Cameron Instructor Virtual course only.
6 June 2024 NENA ER Conf, Gatineau, QC Joy McCarron/ Kristen MacKenzie Instructor In-person.
7 June 2024 Virtual Willard Amper Participant Virtual Course Only.
10 June 2024 Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre Peter Hayes Participant In-person.
13 June 2024 Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre Peter Hayes Participant In-person.
14 June 2024 Virtual Joy Mccarron Participant Virtual Course Only.
15 June 2024 Virtual Deborah Lefave Participant Virtual course only.
18 June 2024 Virtual Casey Liut Participant Virtual course only.
21 June 2024 Virtual Debbie Hendley Participant Virtual course only.
21 June 2024 Virtual Kaitlynn Kylie Participant Virtual course only.
26 June 2024 Virtual Lindsay Bain Participant Virtual course only.
5 July 2024 Virtual Kaitlynn Kylie Participant Virtual course only.
19 July 2024 Virtual Kaitlynn Kylie Participant Virtual course only.
9 Aug 2024 Virtual Kaitlynn Kylie Participant Virtual course only.
16 Aug 2024 Virtual Kaitlynn Kylie Instructor Virtual course only.
14 Sep 2024 Virtual Kaitlynn Kylie Participant Virtual course only.

Instructors, to access course documents click CTAS – NENA.

Click to see TNCC course schedules and contact the instructor by email.

See TNCC Course Schedules >

Developed by the Emergency Nursing Association, TNCC is the premier course for hospitals and trauma centres worldwide. TNCC empowers nurses with critical thinking skills, and 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.

NENA Course Fees Submission Form – Fill-In PDF for course directors only >
NENA Course Fees Submission Form (French Version) – Fill-In PDF for course directors only >

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 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

NENA Course Fees Submission Form – Fill-In PDF for course directors only >
NENA Course Fees Submission Form (French Version) – Fill-In PDF for course directors only >

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