The Faculty of Emergency Nursing

Providing Education to develop the knowledge, competence
and capabilities of nurses working in emergency care settings

Our Vision


We are a group of emergency nurses with members in: United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland & other countries.

FEN enables Emergency Nurses to achieve their individual & collective potential, realise their ambitions & through education & networking, support them to deliver quality care to patients in emergency departments locally, nationally & internationally.

We offer Emergency Nurses CPD opportunities via online webinars, with open access to portfolio & assessment tools.  Members of FEN receive a CPDme e portfolio along with access to recorded webinars 24/7 and our FEN level competency documents that supplement our optional FEN qualifications (click image to view larger).

At the moment to be a FEN member, one must be a nurse registrant with a PIN; we may be in a position to consider membership for other members of the nursing workforce at some point in the future. 

Benefits of Membership


Your own CPDme /
FEN Eportfolio


Access to AFEN qualification competencies


Competency Assessment & Portfolio


Weekly and monthly online Educational webinar programmes

Catch Up

All previous recordings available on catch-up


EQF Level 6 Diploma in Emergency Nursing AFEN

Upcoming Webinars

may, 2023

Previous Webinars

Please note that some webinars are only available to FEN Members

Learning & Networking

In association with Yorkshire & Humber Regional Board and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine we are proud to be taking part in this fabulous Learning and Networking Event on 26th June 2023
Set at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, this unique day will have talks from:
  • Dr Brendan Sloan
  • Dr Emma Davis
  • Dr Martin Kelsey
  • Professor Lynda Holt
Alongside the Poster Presentation, Lunch, refreshments… and entry to the Wildlife Park.
Tickets are just £35 and you can book right now using the link below
We can’t wait to see you all there

Neptune Conference


FEN are proud to endorse the upcoming NEPTUNE Conference.

29-30th June 2023

They have a great lineup of speakers including Becky Platt who is a senior advanced care practitioner who is going to talk about pain management in paediatric trauma. They also have some great workshops ranging from leadership to minor injuries. 
The early bird offer and abstract submission (including case reports) end on Feb 23.
Scan the QR Code to find out more 
The FEN board are inviting TWO MEMBERS to register an interest in attending the Neptune conference with us.
We will pay for conference place and dinner ticket. 
NB the successful members will pay for travel and hotel as required.
Registration is open until Midday on Monday 20/02/2023.

Imagine If

FEN are proud to be part of the upcoming Emergency Care Conference ‘Imagine If…’ 

19th and 20th October 2023

FEN are part of the Scientific Committee who are currently planning the content for this upcoming 2 day. There is a call out for papers, so you too could influence emergency care by becoming a part of this event. Closing date for papers is Friday 19th May 2023. You can submit directly here:

Building on the connection and community of last year’s conference you’re invited to contribute abstracts for consideration for the 2023 programme.

In this year’s celebration of emergency care, being held 19th – 20th October, we’ll hear how ideas have become reality, we’ll share our collective wisdom and see how our imagination shapes the future of emergency care.

The conference is for people working across emergency care – papers are welcomed from pre-hospital, community, mental health, defence services and ED. You don’t need to be well known, in a senior role, or have published research to contribute – we all make the emergency care service, and some of the best ideas come from people doing the work. If you’re doing something that benefits your patients, your colleagues, or your service we’d love to hear from you.

Themes include (but not limited to):

  • Clinical Care
  • Sharing good practice
  • Considering specific patient groups – older people, paediatrics, mental health
  • Trauma care
  • Resuscitation
  • Humanising health care
  • Risk and patient safety
  • Social implications for emergency care: for example: poverty, homelessness, isolation, vulnerable groups
  • Evolving Leadership
  • Engaging a diverse workforce
  • Looking after each other
  • Compassion
  • Resilience
  • Career opportunities and advanced practice

Your abstract should be no longer than 300 words, stating your talk outline, impact and preference for plenary / concurrent or workshop. 

You will find recordings of the presentations from last year’s conference ‘Reconnect, Reflect, Re-energise’ at the following link:

Choose the perfect plan for you

Most people choose to go for the Two Year membership as the benefits are great, but please feel free to choose the package best suited to you. 

If you are applying for Corporate Membership please see our Corporate Membership details

Frequently asked questions

No, the programme can be used flexibly, FEN will support a member to gain a qualification, equally they will support members just wishing to complete some CPD.

This was the only way that we could ensure flexibility for our members to commence our programmes at a time that suited them.

On completion of an evaluation following attendance at a webinar or watching on catch-up, you will receive a certification of attendance.

No, but the unit/qualifications have to be presented to the Internal Quality Assurance Board electronically for them to be accredited.

Both universities and awarding bodies use the CQFW (Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales) and Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) crediting system. So, attaining 120 credits at level 6 indicates the same degree of difficulty and number of study hours as what would be attained in the university’s final year of an honour’s degree programme. You will notice in job descriptions it often stipulates degree or equivalent – this is that equivalent. This can be clearly seen in the fan diagram found in the CQFW learner Guide[1].

We would like to build on this, so if your question has not been answered please contact us.