About Us

Here at ENA, our mission is to advocate for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice. We envision our self to be the global emergency nursing resource and advocate for Safe Practice and Safe Care.

Our values, derived from the vision of our co-founders Judith Kelleher and Anita Dorr, guide our priorities.

We value:

  • The inclusion and contributions of nursing in collaboration with healthcare partners to explore solutions to the challenges of emergency care delivery
  • Compassion as an essential element of the emergency nursing profession
  • And embrace inclusion and diversity in all interactions and initiatives
  • The team-based delivery of resources that meet the highest quality standards of excellence for patients and emergency nurses
  • Lifelong learning and a culture of inquiry for the discovery, translation and integration of evidenced-based research into emergency nursing practice
  • Our Code of Ethics and adheres to the principles of honesty and integrity
  • The spirit of philanthropy which allows the advancement of the profession of emergency nursing and improving the lives of patients throughout the world.

And we place the highest value on our members for their contributions to the care of patients and their families, the emergency nursing profession, and our organization.

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WV ENA Mission/Value Statement

     Mission/Value Statements

Mission Statement: ENA's mission is to provide visionary leadership for emergency nursing and emergency care.

Vision Statement: Defining the future of emergency nursing and emergency care through advocacy, expertise, innovation, and leadership.

Whatever it is that makes emergency nurses and other emergency care professionals work smarter information, education, networking, or representation they get it by joining ENA. We are a international, action-orientated organization ready to support the profession with access to important scientific information and the latest research; networking opportunities with key governmental, academic, and professional contacts; and monitoring of government activities affecting the profession.

Our members are staff nurses; ED nurse managers; administrators; clinical nurse specialists; pediatric, trauma, or flight nurses; pre-hospital coordinators; nurse practitioners; educators; and student nurses.

ENA's mission encompasses the following values:

1. All individuals have a right to quality emergency care delivered with compassion.

2. Respect for diversity of patients and colleagues is inherent to emergency nursing practice and emergency care.

3. Prevention of illness and injury and promotion of wellness are essential components of emergency nursing practice and emergency care.

4. The discipline of emergency nursing includes a defined and evolving body of knowledge based on research.

5. Continuing education and professional development are fundamental to emergency nursing practice and emergency care.

6. Emergency nursing practice is both independent and collaborative.

Code of Ethics

The emergency nurse acts with compassion and respect for human dignity and the uniqueness of the individual.

  • The emergency nurse maintains competence within, and accountability for, emergency nursing practice.
  • The emergency nurse acts to protect the individual when health care and safety are threatened by incompetent, unethical or illegal practice.
  • The emergency nurse exercises sound judgement in responsibility, delegating, and seeking consultation.
  • The emergency nurse respects the individual's right to privacy and confidentiality.
  • The emergency nurse works to improve public health and secure access to health care for all.