Advanced Emergency Nurses Network (AENN)

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From ENCAP to AENN - Evolution

In February 2014, the Emergency Nurses Core Curriculum for Advanced Nursing Practice (ENCAP) was aligned with the College of Emergency Nurses New Zealand (CENNZ) and placed under the umbrella of the New Zealand Nurses Organization. This positive move has included a name change for the expanding group — AENN (Advanced Emergency Nurses Network).

It is AENN’s goal to incorporate and to further develop ENCAP’s values and principles.

ENCAP was created from a growing demand for an educational framework that would support advanced emergency nursing practice. Two key people behind the development of ENCAP were Michael Geraghty (NP ED ACH) and Dr Cecilia Rademeyer (ED Consultant WDHB). The inaugural ENCAP training day was held at North Shore Hospital in August 2010 and the steady growth in the number of nurses who have attended, and continue to attend, the training days is testament to its success.

Training Days

The AENN training days will be held three times a year, and will continue to be hosted by hospitals in the greater Auckland area, as well as by other regions. All Clinical Nurse Specialists and Nurse Practitioners working in New Zealand, as well as other nurses who have a special interest in emergency nursing are welcome to attend.

The principle aim of the training days is to provide ongoing education and learning in a supportive environment. It provides a great opportunity for participants to network and share experiences that will contribute to improved service provision nationally.

The content of the day is flexible and managed by the hosting hospital but routinely includes:

  • presentation of literature reviews
  • critiquing of research articles
  • presentation of case studies – presented by individual nurses that highlight clinical challenges/new
  • learning’s
  • formal sessions by clinical experts which combine a theoretical and practical component
  • review / introduction of clinical guidelines that can be shared across the regions

AENN Study Days 2019



Host DHB


Tuesday 26th March

Kohia Centre, University of Auckland, Epsom Campus

Auckland DHB, Starship Childrens Hospital


"All the small things"

Tuesday 25th June


Counties Manukau DHB, Middlemore Hospital


15 September

Clinical Skills Centre, Waikato Hospita

Waikato DHB, Held in conjunction with the CENNZ Conference. 


All dates avoid the school holidays and make allowances for busier winter months in respective clinical areas.

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Previous ENCAP & AENN Study Day Presentations 

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