Illinois ENA offers various continuing education opportunities for emergency nurses and healthcare providers throughout the year. This includes our largest educational conference, the Illinois ENA Annual Spring Symposium, as well as ENA’s Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC) and the Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC). Information on these programs are available through this webpage.

In addition, other offerings that can be accessed are conferences and educational opportunities through national ENA as well as education/trainings through partner organizations, such as the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians (ICEP), Illinois EMS for Children (EMSC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (Child Passenger Safety Technician course). Visit this webpage for educational events as well as information on emergency nursing certification through the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CTRN).

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Spring Symposium

Our annual conference for emergency nurses and other interested professionals, the Illinois ENA Spring Symposium is a multi-day event. Join us and experience dozens of presentations, guest speakers, workshops, networking breaks, exhibitors, welcome dinner, and more! Each day features breakout sessions with plenty of opportunities to earn continuing education credits. Stay tuned for more info about our upcoming Symposium!

For more information, CLICK HERE!

Child Passenger Safety Certification Courses

Illinois ENA co-sponsors several classes of the National Child Passenger Safety Certification held throughout the year at different locations around Illinois.

For registration scholarship, please contact

To view the latest schedule, CLICK HERE!

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ENPC Instructor Course

September 11, 2024

Central DuPage Hospital
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL 60190

Inpatient Pavilion Conference Rooms 2 & 3

Contact Harriet Hawkins

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CME Corner

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Features: “Nurse Practitioner Programs” section has offerings in CV, CNS, Diabetes/Endocrinology, and Respiratory categories. “CME Gateway” links to a site maintained by an MD that has >195 sites and >12,000 courses that offer CME. If you register on the site you can get e-mail notification of new offerings

Certifying body: ANCC for the NP courses; links in the CME Gateway section are accredited by ACCME

How offered: CD-ROM, On-line, Audio CD with workbook, Audioconference, Podcasts

Cost: FREE (everything in the NP section)

On-Line Tracking of Credits: Planned in the future

E-Medicine (Medscape)

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Features: Many offerings for CME – (click on “Get CME and CE” in the left hand column; I couldn’t get the “Search” section for CME to work or the ‘CME” link at the top) – “Featured Courses” have good case studies with pictures

Certifying body: ACCME

How offered: On-line

Cost: FREE in the Featured Courses section

On-Line Tracking of Credits: No; can print certificate once course and quiz are complete

MedPage Today

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Features: Focus on breaking medical new stories; multi-specialty, 20 categories, Teaching Briefs, and Conference Reports that earn 0.25-0.5 contact hours, Presentations for 1 contact hour. Daily page delivered to e- mail – very easy to pick up a few credits each week – read the short news stories and take a 2 question test.

Certifying body: AACN contact hours

How offered: On-line

Cost: FREE

On-Line Tracking of Credits: Yes – can print list of all titles and contact hours for entire year


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Features: 34 specialties; nursing is one; able to customize and sign up for certain specialties to be sent as e-mail; multi-faceted site with pt. ed materials, on-line journals, WebMD links….very robust

Certifying body: ANCC contact hours for the nursing section; ACCME (AMA PRA Category 1 CME) for most others

How offered: On-line

Cost: FREE

On-Line Tracking of Credits: Yes


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Features: Courses in Community Health, Ethics, Geriatrics, Infection Control, Management, Med-Surg, Pt/Family Education, Peds, Pharmacology, Psych, Mental Health

Certifying body: ANCC and AACN

How offered: On-line or by mail

Cost: A few are FREE; most are $15-39 for 2-15 hours

On-Line Tracking of Credits: No; transcript sent

North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME)

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Features: 9 categories of interest

Certifying body: ANCC contact hours

How offered: Webcasts, on-line CME, Journal articles…

Cost: FREE

On-Line Tracking of Credits: Yes

Nurse Practitioner Association for Continuing Education (NPACE)

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Listings for Live conferences only; not on-line education. Can sign up for e-mail list to be notified of upcoming conferences. CE

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Features: In Education/CE section, the listing for “Unlimited CE” is the same as #8, with a wide variety of course choices. “Event Guide” allows you to search for education events, seminars, CE classes or travel study

Certifying body: ANCC contact hours

How offered: On-line or ordering printed materials

Cost: Varies from $5-$10 per contact hour; a few sponsored offerings are free; unlimited online CE $44.95 per year

On-Line Tracking of Credits: Yes

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