Send your nominee name to  by October 1, 2018    Nomination must include name of nominee, contact information (email, contact phone number ) as well as your name, title, phone and email with a description of why this RN deserves to be recognized as the AZ Emergency Nurse of the year??

Please see full form by selecting link: nurse of the year (1)

questions:  Contact Ginny at address above or  or Charlann at


Support Amazon Smile and ENAF scholarships

Amazon’s  features one-of-a-kind deals exclusively for Prime members.  Smile Amazon is one way to support AZENA fundraising toward ENAF scholarships.  All of Arizona ENA’s fund raising through Smile.Amazon  goes directly to the state’s contribution to Emergency Nursing Foundation activities.


Do you know a CEN® or CPEN® nurse  or an organization  that rises to every occasion and shines in every situation in the promotion of specialty certification?

Give them the recognition they deserve!

Challenging situations are woven into every emergency nurse’s daily routine.

Certified nurses represent the best of the best – superlative knowledge, expertise and professionalism – which empowers them to deliver better outcomes for the patients they serve.

It’s time, once again, to recognize the exceptional nurses and organizations who serve as the living, breathing embodiment of the value and benefits of certification.

Awards will be presented in the following categories:

  • Distinguished CEN (Certified Emergency Nurse)
  • Distinguished CPEN (Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse)
  • Honorary Certification Recognition – Small Organization
  • Honorary Certification Recognition – Large Organization

Our honored nurses will rise and shine this year, as they’re honored at the BCEN Certification Recognition Breakfast at Emergency Nursing 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA, on September 28.

CEN and CPEN nomination instructions are available online, as well as the instructions for organization award nominations.

Please submit your nominations (for your organization, yourself, or another nurse) no later than July 31 by email to:

BCEN at | Subject line: Distinguished CEN or CPEN Award OR BCEN Honorary Award

By mail or fax: Distinguished CEN or CPEN Award OR BCEN Honorary Award | BCEN | 1900 Spring Road, Suite 501 | Oak Brook, IL 60523 | Fax: (630) 596-8250

NEXT Membership Meeting 2018 schedule

Future Calendar:

September 7th — Yavapai Regional Medical Center ( West Campus) in  Prescott AZ  

Special  thanks to Judy Seesholtz  who assisted with site confirmation and room reservations

Questions:   contact

November 9th  4:30pm- 7 pm  @ Honor Health Deer Valley

19841 N 27th avenue Room 400

Phoenix, Arizona  85027

TOPIC:  STOP the Bleed course


Summer Note from Our State President.

Even though it is the beginning of Summer, it is a busy time for AZENA council members. Here are a few things going on:

  • Delegate selection for National ENA is in progress
  • Resolution discussion has started
  • Travel plans are in full swing

Don’t forget to forward newsletter submissions to Ginny by July 15th.

I’ll have limited WiFi availability from Jul1-July 6th—- HAPPY AND SAFE JULY 4TH to all.


From Our 2018 (2019) President-Elect

AZENA members and their colleagues do amazing thing every day. Presence and activity  at work, along with outreach in the community and neighborhoods allows our organization and specialty of nursing  to shine. Thank you for all you do.

Continuing  Chairs have been asked to brainstorm and bring committee goals for 2019- a blast was sent out recently to announce to all members the opportunity for involvement as committee and some limited chairs with hope that we can add some fresh faces sustaining our professional organization.  Interested members should contact Charlann at by Oct 1.   New Chair’s will need to attend the strategic planning committee in Phoenix October 19th in person.