Position Statements

A Position Statement is an assertion of the beliefs held, encouraged and supported by ENA, and adopted in accordance with ENA's bylaws, policies, and procedures.

It should be recognized that these position statements are recommendations only and are not codified in law or regulations.

ENA Position Statements - Position statements are recommendations for a course of action or statement of beliefs that reflects ENA’s stance regarding an issue of importance to safe practice, safe care, and optimal patient outcomes.


ENA Joint Statements - Joint position statements are an assertion of the beliefs held, encouraged and supported but written in collaboration with other external organizations with mutual interest.


ENA Supported Statements - Supported position statements are statements written by an external organization with content expertise identifying a course of action or statement of belief.  These statements are officially supported by ENA.


Archived Position Statements - A position statement is archived when it is deemed to be no longer pertinent or significant to current practice; is no longer an assertion of a belief held, encouraged or supported by ENA; and/or if it is no longer in accordance with ENA bylaws, strategic plan or code of ethics.