2021 General Assembly Delegate Application

The Illinois Emergency Nurses Association (Illinois ENA) invites all members to apply to be a delegate to the 2021 General Assembly.
This year’s General Assembly will be held on Tuesday, September 21 and Wednesday, September 22 in Orlando, FL.

The number of delegates per state is determined by ENA policies and membership numbers.

Applications are being accepted May 1 through June 12, 2021.

An online application process is used. Interested members should access the Members Only section of the website and click on the “Delegate Application Form” link on the left. For instructions on how to access the Members Only section, click on the link below. Complete and submit the application. After your application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours.

Members Only Access Information

On June 12, 2021, the application process closes. All applications will be reviewed based on a point system assignment.  Those scoring the highest points will be considered to serve as a delegate. To ensure active involvement of new members in both the ENA and Illinois ENA organizations, the Illinois ENA President has the authority to include up to 20 percent first-time delegates. All delegates will be notified by July 1. 

Should circumstances arise where you are no longer able to fulfill your delegate duties, please notify immediately. 

Selected delegates receive up to $ 1,000.00 in reimbursement to offset expenses. Reimbursement (consistent with Illinois ENA Financial Policies) is available after the close of the General Assembly.


  1. Current ENA membership (must not expire prior to the completion of General Assembly)
  2. Current registered nurse licensure
  3. Submission of delegate application form by assigned deadline
  4. Must be able to travel to Pittsburgh, PA and attend all General Assembly activities.
  5. If attending the Scientific Assembly of the Emergency Nursing 2018 conference, delegates are required to assist the staffing of the Illinois State Council booth in the exhibit hall. The schedule will be worked out on a first-come, first serve basis to take place in late summer.

A point system developed by the State Council will determine candidate selection. Further information and the policy related to this process are available by clicking here.


The expectations and responsibilities of a delegate include but are not limited to:

  1. Attendance/teleconference participation at the summer Illinois ENA State Council meeting:

August 14th  More information to follow

Illinois ENA reviews the General Assembly processes including the proposed bylaw amendments and resolutions at this meeting, therefore delegates are expected to attend.

  1. Attends/completes the General Assembly orientation session. To be eligible for the State Council Achievement Award, we must have 100% compliance with the delegate orientation program.
  1. Attends all the General Assembly proceedings:

Tuesday, September 22, 2021
7:45–11:45 am
Wednesday, September 23, 2021
7:45–11:30 am and 1:30–5:00 pm

  1. Assures an alternate delegate is available to assume voting if delegate should need to leave the Assembly Hall during the session.
  1. Displays an ongoing commitment to Illinois ENA activities by participating Illinois ENA activities.

We look forward to your delegate application. If you have any questions, please contact


Kathy Bowen, BSN, RN, CEN, TCRN
2018 Delegates/General Assembly Chair

Illinois State Council
Emergency Nurses Association