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October 19, 2023

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Dear Colleagues,

We have some exciting news and important updates to share regarding our collective progress and accomplishments.

At the September 2023 Emergency Nurses Association’s EN23 conference in San Diego, we celebrated the induction of two AAENP members into the prestigious Academy of Emergency Nursing: Bradley Goettl, an AAENP board member, and Jacob Miller, co-chair of the AAENP EMS special interest group. David House, an AAENP board member, received the Frank L. Cole Nurse Practitioner Award, recognizing his excellence as a nurse practitioner in emergency care. Congratulations, Brad, Jacob, and David!

We are pleased to announce that both the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board have endorsed our position statement, “Re-envisioning the emergency nurse practitioner (ENP) role.” This is a significant step towards the recognition and advancement of the ENP. We are actively engaging with other nursing organizations and stakeholders to seek additional endorsements for this position statement, recognizing its potential to shape and enhance the ENP role.

In collaboration with NACNS, we have developed a comprehensive talking point document that highlights the current state of the ENP as a specialty and its implications for the future. AAENP has developed an About ENPs webpage where this and more information about the ENP role can be found.

We are excited to announce the formation of a national task force dedicated to advancing the role of ENPs. Comprising experts in APRN licensure, accreditation, certification, and education, this task force will serve as a think tank to foster discussions regarding the ENP role. The task force will play a crucial role in shaping the future of our work and elevating its prominence within the healthcare landscape. Looking ahead, 2024 marks a significant milestone as AAENP celebrates its 10-year anniversary. To commemorate this achievement, we invite you all to our birthday party celebration at the 2024 EmergNP Conference, hosted at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center from March 15 through 17, 2024. I hope to see you there to celebrate this remarkable decade of progress and growth. Thank you for your continued dedication and support to AAENP. Together, we are shaping the future of emergency care, and there’s much more to achieve in the coming years.

Best regards,


Wesley Davis

President, American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners



Make plans now to attend the EmergNP 2024 Conference this coming March 15-17, 2024.

AAENP is thrilled to announce that the preparations for EmergNP 2024 are in full swing. Mark your calendars to join with ENPs from across the country March 15-17, 2024 in Utah! Due to the growth of this conference, the location has shifted from Provo to Salt Lake City. The event will be held in the Hilton Salt Lake City Center. It will now be even easier to join with colleagues from across the country to learn new procedural skills and management strategies, network with vendors and enjoy a respite from your clinical shifts!

Whether you're a seasoned ENP or new to the role, this conference promises to deliver valuable insights, knowledge, and networking opportunities. Be watching for the conference agenda & registration coming soon at



Additionally, On March 14, 2024 ThriveAP will host a Procedural & Skills Preconference prior to EmergNP at the Conference Hotel. It’s an event you don’t want to miss. Details & Registration will be available soon! 


Apply for the Kincaid Rural Emergency Care Memorial Scholarship Award

The Kincaid Rural Emergency Care Memorial Scholarship offers annual scholarships (in the amount of $1000) to graduate students in pursuit of specialty education in emergency care. Established in 2020, this award is offered in memory of Kyle Kincaid, DNP, FNP, ENP for his long-standing efforts in ENP leadership, innovation & advocacy. Applicants must be licensed as a registered nurse, have at least one semester of classes completed and be scheduled to complete an eligible NP program between fall (December) and summer (August).

Submissions are accepted electronically at THIS LINK until October 31, 2023


Award recipients must demonstrate

  • Financial needs
  • Prior academic achievement (minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
  • A commitment to rural & underserved communities
  • Leadership qualities
  • US citizenship

*Priority selection will be given to applicants from the state of Texas, and applicants who are first-generation college students.

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Member Highlight: Sharon R. Rainer, Ph.D., APRN, ENP-C, FNP-BC

Meet the AAENP State Representative for New Jersey! Dr. Rainer is a nurse researcher and educator at the Thomas Jefferson University, College of nursing with expertise in emergency care, emergency preparedness, and interprofessional education. She is Program Director of the Post-Graduate Emergency Nurse Practitioner Program. Her research focuses on interventions aimed at improving outcomes for older adults in the emergency care setting and community level emergency preparedness. Her emphasis is on addressing the unique challenges faced by vulnerable populations in times of crisis, advocating for their safety, well-being, and equitable access to quality healthcare services. Dr. Rainer has been a nurse practitioner at Thomas Jefferson Department of Emergency Medicine for 18 years and holds dual certifications as a family and emergency nurse practitioner. She serves as the lead nursing faculty liaison for the Japan Center at Thomas Jefferson University and was a former nurse-lobbyist in New Jersey for ten years.   


Looking for a way to get involved at AAENP? State Representatives are essential connections to our members and actively support the values and mission of AAENP. State Representative needs are as follows: Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Carolina, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico. If interested, please apply through the AAENP website at

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In partnership with our colleagues at the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) an with AKH Inc (Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare), our members have access to a new opportunity to help DEA-licensed healthcare practitioners satisfy the eight-hour training requirement on the treatment and management of opioid or other substance use disorders mandated by the Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act.

These CE accredited webinar-based activities can be purchased individually or as a 4-activity package (a $40 savings). Each activity is accredited and has its own Continuing Education certificate. When packaged together, the 4 activities award 8.50 credits, more than the requirement needed to maintain DEA licensure. All content is on-demand so learners can access at their convenience.

The education does not have to occur in one session–it can be cumulative across multiple sessions. CE activities listed on this page can be taken in any combination to fulfill the eight-hour requirement. Please see detailed information on CE options for these activities here.


ICYMI – Some members have missed the prior newsletters sent out monthly this year. You can find some below.




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