The San Antonio Chapter of the Emergency Nurses Association

The San Antonio ENA (SAENA) strives each year to bring quality education to our region to enhance the patient care delivery by our nurses. It is our intention that emergency nurses are certified in that delivery to enhance the quality of care for our community and patients.  From 2012-2015 the SAENA provided more than 837 hours of continuing education including certification review courses.  In 2015, we continued to expand educational opportunities for our members and regional nurses by increasing our annual educational conference to 2 ½ days and providing skill workshops, a cadaver lab and emergency department and pre-hospital lectures. In 2016, the expansion continues and the conference will include Emergency, Critical Care and Pre-hospital topics. We hope that each of you take advantage of these opportunities to advance professionally as well as grow personally.

In addition to educational opportunities, the SAENA provides four $1,000 academic scholarships per year to assist applicants pursue their nursing education.  The scholarships are for a LVN / LPN or non-nurse seeking initial RN degree, RN seeking a higher degree in nursing, RN seeking a postgraduate degree in nursing and the ‘Rising Star’ scholarship for a student seeking their initial RN degree.

Members of the SAENA receive quarterly, informative newsletters, meeting notifications, educational calendars and increased opportunities for public education, awareness, and volunteerism. We hope you remain a member and invite a peer to join you in your journey.  

The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) is an international, action-oriented organization ready to support the nursing profession with access to important scientific information and the latest research; networking opportunities with key governmental, academic, and professional contacts; and monitoring of government activities affecting the profession.

Our members are staff nurses; Emergency Department nurse managers; administrators; clinical nurse specialists; pediatric, trauma, or flight nurses; pre-hospital coordinators; nurse practitioners; educators; and student nurses.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Emergency Nurses Association is to provide visionary leadership for emergency nursing and emergency care.

Our Leadership

Learn more about our current Board Members and Committee Members. Read this article about SAENA's first president, Loris Lee.

SAENA Service Area

The SAENA serves the following areas in and around San Antonio, TX.


Whether you are a staff nurse or a manager in an emergency department, an administrator, a pre-hospital, flight, pediatric, or trauma emergency nurse, an emergency clinical nurse specialist, a nurse practitioner, a student or an educator, you can benefit from membership in Emergency Nurses Association. No matter your level of experience or the size of your emergency department, membership in Emergency Nurses Association contributes to your professional growth.

To join the San Antonio Emergency Nurses Association, please register on the ENA national website and select Chapter 197.