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.
Canadian Emergency Nursing Certification Exam
Welcome to this program designed to assist you in preparing to write the Canadian Emergency Nursing Certification exam (ENC(C)). The program consists of 18 modules, which follow the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) emergency nursing exam blueprint.
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modules are free to NENA members
members may apply for NENA bursaries to offset the examination fee
members of the CNA may qualify for an ENC examination fee discount-consult with the CNA for details
If you are an active NENA member, you may access modules at NENA Portal.
Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course ENPC
Click to see ENPC course schedules, and contact the instructor by email.
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
International Course Administration Committee (ICAC)
The Canadian Triage & Acuity Scale CTAS
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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 on CTAS, contact us CTAS – NENA.
Course Administration | Administration des cours
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|
|12 April 2023||Chatham-Kent, ON||Lowyl Notario||Participant||Virtual course only.|
|17 April 2023||Midland, ON||Karla Trewin||Participant||Virtual course only.|
|18 April 2023||Sioux Lookout, ON||Rob Martin||Participant||Virtual course only.|
|24 April 2023||Toronto, ON||Kaitlynn Kylie||Instructor||Virtual course only.|
|27 April 2023||NENA Annual Conference, Calgary, AB||Joy Mccarron||Instructor||In Person.|
|29 April 2023||OptiCare Training Centre Inc., Winnipeg, MB||Willard Amper||Participant||Virtual course only.|
|3 May 2023||Toronto, ON||Lowyl Notario||Instructor||Virtual course only.|
|12 May 2023||Lethbridge, AB||Dawn Peta||Participant||Virtual course only.|
|17 May 2023||Toronto, ON||Kaitlynn Kylie||Participant||Virtual course only.|
|25 May 2023||Midland, ON||Karla Trewin||Participant||Virtual course only.|
|26 May 2023||Toronto, ON||Lowyl Notario||Participant||Virtual course only.|
|30 May 2023||Health Sciences North, Sudbury, ON||Stephanie Ilnitski and Mena Davidson||Participant||Virtual course only.|
|30 May 2023||AB||Sara Phillips||Participant||Virtual course only.|
|30 May 2023||Virtual||Deborah Lefave||Participant||Virtual course only.|
|31 May 2023||Toronto, ON||Kaitlynn Kylie||Instructor||Virtual course only.|
|1 June 2023||Midland, ON||Karla Trewin||Participant||Virtual course only.|
|7 June 2023||Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, ON||Sarah Hayhow||Participant||In Person only.|
|8 June 2023||Winnipeg, MB||Willard Amper||Participant||Virtual attendance option.|
|13 June 2023||Edmonton, AB||Sallye Wood||Participant||Virtual attendance option.|
|22 June 2023||Stratford, ON||Kate Steele||Participant||Virtual attendance option.|
|29 June 2023||Sioux Lookout, ON||Rob Martin||Participant||In Person and Virtual.|
Instructors, to access course documents click CTAS – NENA.
Trauma Nursing Core Course TNCC
Click to see TNCC course schedules and contact the instructor by email.
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.
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