In 1968, Anita M. Dorr, RN and Judith C. Kelleher, RN, working at opposite sides of the United States, perceived a need for nurses involved in emergency health care to pool their resources in order to set standards and develop improved methods of effective emergency nursing practice. In addition, they wished to provide continuing education programs for emergency nurses as well as a united voice for nurses involved in emergency care. By 1970, Ms. Dorr had formed the Emergency Room Nurses Organization on the east coast and Ms. Kelleher had formed the Emergency Department Nurses Association on the west coast. The two groups joined forces and the Association was initially incorporated as the Emergency Department Nurses Association (EDNA) in Rochester, New York on December 1, 1970. The first National Association meeting was held in New York in 1971. In 1985, the Association name was changed to Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), recognizing the practice of emergency nursing as role-specific rather than site-specific. Originally aimed at teaching and networking, the organization has evolved into an authority, advocate, lobbyist, and voice for emergency nursing. ENA has 40,000+ members and continues to grow, with members representing over 35 countries around the world. ENA's Vision Statement: ENA is indispensable to the global emergency nursing community. ENA's Mission Statement: The mission of the Emergency Nurses Association is to advocate for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice. From: www.ena.org
Cascade currently offers TNCC & ENPC at some of our Training Centers. Detailed information on class availability can be found on this website by selecting the "Find A Class" link.
Registered nurses (or equivalent as defined in each country outside of the United States) are the only health care providers eligible for TNCC/ENPC verification. Course Directors may elect to allow non-RN participants into a Provider course, at their discretion. Non-RN participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of attendance with the appropriate number of nursing Contact Hours awarded, but will not receive a verification card or verification status.
The ENPC Reverification courses were discontinued as of 12/31/2012. Students who wish to challenge the course (test only) should contact Training Center staff to discuss this option. Fees apply, and no continuing education hours would be awarded for a challenge.