The new online center of excellence provides education courses and career development opportunities.
The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), known as the leading provider of emergency nursing education, this week launched ENA University.
ENA University brings together in one place online the association's robust portfolio of education courses and resources that offer new skills and career development opportunities.
The new university also features the Industry Learning Lab offered by ENA's strategic partners, enhanced mentoring, peer engagement, and a design that allows emergency nurses of all experience levels to tailor continuing education to their needs, according to a press release from the ENA.
This week's launch sets the stage for two upcoming milestones: the debut of two career pathway programs in October and the introduction of an 18-week residency program in 2022. Emergency nurses will be able to find these and more on a newly created, mobile-friendly website and on a dedicated ENA University app scheduled for release later this year.
"ENA University is a landmark initiative that emphatically continues ENA's decades-long commitment to educating emergency nurses," ENA president Ron Kraus, MSN, RN, EMT, CEN, ACNS-BC, TCRN, said in the press release.
Patti Kunz Howard, PhD, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN, NE-BC, FAEN, FAAN, the association's only two-time president, will serve as ENA University's first provost.
"Education is extremely important to me," Howard said. "Emergency nurses need the knowledge that gives them the confidence to care and advocate for their patients at the highest levels possible. ENA University puts everything ENA has to offer right at their fingertips."
Carol Davis is the Nursing Editor at HealthLeaders, an HCPro brand.