Welcome to the Texas ENA website!!!

TENA is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization which provides education, leadership, advocacy and collaborative professional practice for emergency nurses in Texas.

Our mission is ENA’s mission . . . to advocate for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice.

Attention TENA Members!!!!!

National elections are right around the corner (Tuesday, May 12th to Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 at 12:00pm CDT).  You can download a PowerPoint presentation of ALL the candidates to share with your colleagues and staff.  If you plan on using this presentation at a meeting or event, we ask that you please do not alter the presentation in any form or fashion.

2015 National Elections

Texas ENA Awards and Honors

Howdy TENA members!  Do you have that one member who goes above and beyond?  How about someone who is always doing spectacular things behind the scenes?  An exceptional manager/educator?  Nominate them for a TENA award.  Award information can be found on the Awards and Honors page on the TENA website.  The deadline for submission is JULY 1ST!!!  Nominate someone today :o)

TENA Members,  the Governmenta Affairs Committee has provided a brochure titled “Zero Tolerance:  A resource for emergency personnel.  This is a resource that should be passed along to all our colleagues – ER and other specialties.  ED_Violence_Resource_for_Nurses_fix_(2)

For other Government Affairs resources, check out the page by clicking HERE.




Joint Statement:

Specialty Nursing and Leadership Organizations

Commit to Partnership


Recent events leading to the transmission of the Ebola virus from a patient to two critical care nurses punctuate the importance of the vital partnership that must be diligently fostered between our bedside clinicians, nursing leadership and hospital administrators.

Nurses in our nation’s emergency and critical care settings are the front line professionals who provide and coordinate continual care for the sickest patients in our health care system. While the Ebola virus is new to this country, the complications that can be associated with the virus—such as organ failure, shock and sepsis—are frequently managed by our more than 150,000 combined nurse members. This is what our nurses do every day. Their colleagues in nursing administration are stewards entrusted to ensure that hospital resources and systems optimally support the important work of nurses and their multidisciplinary care partners.

To live our value of true partnership, we have called upon the members of our three organizations:

  • to pledge their commitment to collaborate in identifying resource and system gaps that have potential to harm patients or caregivers,
  • to work together, with urgency, to put solutions in place that will prevent the spread of this disease and
  • to sustain this collaboration to fulfill our promise to patients and their families that they will receive excellent care.

About the Emergency Nurses Association The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) is the premier professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing through advocacy, education, research, innovation, and leadership. Founded in 1970, ENA has proven to be an indispensable resource to the global emergency nursing community. With more than 41,000 members worldwide, ENA advocates for patient safety, develops industry-leading practice standards and guidelines, and guides emergency healthcare public policy. ENA members have expertise in triage, patient care, disaster preparedness, and nearly all aspects of emergency care. Additional information is available at www.ena.org

About the American Organization of Nurse Executives: The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) is the national professional organization for nurses who design, facilitate and manage care. With more than 8,500 members, AONE is the leading voice of nursing leadership in health care. Since 1967, the organization has provided leadership, professional development, advocacy and research to advance nursing practice and patient care, promote nursing leadership excellence and shape public policy for health care. AONE is a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association (AHA). For more information, visit the AONE website at www.aone.org.

About the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses: Founded in 1969 and based in Aliso Viejo, California, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world. AACN joins together the interests of more than 500,000 acute and critical care nurses and claims more than 235 chapters worldwide. The organization’s vision is to create a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and their families in which acute and critical care nurses make their optimal contribution. For more information, visit the AACN website at www.aacn.org



If you are unable to physically attend a Texas ENA State meeting, you can attend without physically attending.  That’s right, just send an email to texasena@hotmail.com requesting access and the webmaster will send an email with logon information.


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If you have not been able to access the Members Only page, don’t worry.  We have not uploaded anything that is just for members.  So please enjoy the rest of the website and all it’s pages.

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