Leadership Orientation

CAL ENA Objectives

1. To promote and implement the philosophy and objectives of the National Association on the State level;
2. To provide leadership by identifying and addressing issues affecting emergency care and emergency nursing practice on the State level;
3. To maintain liaison with State professional organizations and agencies including but not limited to:
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* California Board of registered Nursing (BRN);
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4. State legislative issues affecting emergency care, emergency nursing practice, and public healthcare issues;
5. To develop, maintain and monitor a statewide emergency nursing network structure to address professional issues;
6. To provide continuing education opportunities on the State level;
7. To promote Injury Prevention activities through the Emergency Nurses CARE (ENCARE) Institute;
8. To implement all Bylaws and Standard Procedures on the State Level; and
9. To serve as a resource for Chapters within the State in accordance with Bylaws and Standard Procedures.

California Strategic Plans

Emergency Nurses Association Vision

  • ENA leads the way in knowledge, resources, and responsiveness for emergency nurses, their patients and families.

Emergency Nurses Association Mission Statement

  • ENA is a professional member organization recognized internationally for promoting excellence in emergency nursing through leadership, research, education, and advocacy.

ENA’s Mission Objectives

ENA Exists:

1. To promote the specialty of emergency care.
2. To promote the interests of ENA’s members and to improve the professional environment of the emergency nurse through education and public awareness.
3. To promote ethical principles as defined in the ENA Code of Ethics for Emergency Nurses and the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics.
4. To actively collaborate with other health related organizations to improve emergency care.
5. To be the primary resource for emergency nursing leadership, education, and research.
6. To define standards that serve as a basis for emergency nursing practice.
7. To develop, disseminate and evaluate emergency nursing education and research.
8. To encourage interaction and mentorship among emergency nurses.
9. To identify and disseminate information on key trends affecting and pertinent to emergency nursing.
10. To serve as an advocate for the public regarding emergency care.

ENA’s Code of Ethics

1. The emergency nurse acts with compassion and respect for human dignity and the uniqueness of the individual.
2. The emergency nurse maintains competence within, and accountability for, emergency nursing practice.
3. The emergency nurse acts to protect the individual when health care and safety are threatened by incompetent, unethical or illegal practice.
4. The emergency nurse exercises sound judgement in responsibility, delegating, and seeking consultation.
5. The emergency nurse respects the individual’s right to privacy and confidentiality.
6. The emergency nurse works to improve public health and secure access to health care for all.