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College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Post-Master’s Emergency Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Available Mid-2019)

Post-Master’s Online

13-19 Credits / 5 Courses Total / 1 Course Every Session (8 Weeks)
Delivery Mode: Online-Hybrid (Courses 100% online, on-ground 2 day immersion)

The Emergency Nurse Practitioner Certificate (ENP) is designed for the nurse practitioner (FNP, PNP-Primary Care, Adult-Geriatric Primary Care NP) working ­or wishing to work in an urgent care or emergency department setting. It is also appropriate for primary care-focused nurse practitioners who want to be certified as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP). This certificate does not provide the education to become certified as an acute care nurse practitioner with either the adult-geriatric or pediatric populations. A minimum of 13 credits are required. Some students will need additional clinical credits. An analysis of the individual student’s transcript will determine the specific number of credits required.

All courses are online except the 2 day ENP 650A which is delivered face to face over a weekend.

*Students seeking only a certificate program are not eligible for financial aid. Courses taken after completion of a degree program in order to complete the certificate are not eligible for financial aid.

Admission Requirements

The Post Master’s Online – Emergency Nurse Practitioner Certificate has program specific requirements for admission in addition to the general admission requirements.

Applicants interested in pursuing a post-master’s certificate in Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) must have earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE); Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN); National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC); or National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA) or an accredited program and a Nurse Practitioner degree (MSN or DNP). Official transcripts must be provided from all previously attended colleges and universities. Must hold an unencumbered RN license in the state where student resides.

Students are required to have the following information current and uploaded into American DataBank/Complio: (Students who do not have all data in Complio by the date of orientation will be administratively withdrawn from the certificate).

  • Background clearance (must be cleared for admission into the certificate)
  • Proof of negative drug screen (must be cleared for admission into the certificate)
  • Current professional liability insurance
  • Current personal health insurance
  • CPR certification for Healthcare providers by American Heart Association
  • PALS and ACLS certification
  • Proof of a negative Tuberculosis (TB) skin test or appropriate treatment
  • Proof of two doses of Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) or titer
  • Proof of Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap) immunization within the last 10 years
  • Proof of Varicella immunization or titer
  • Proof of Hepatitis vaccine or titer
  • Proof of annual influenza vaccine
  • Active unencumbered RN and APRN license in the state where student resides
  • Additional laboratory tests, immunizations and/or documentation may be required for clinical experiences
Tuition & Cost

Per Credit Hour: $325
Estimated Tuition: $4,990 (including fees)

Post Master’s Online – Emergency Nurse Practitioner Certificate
13-19 Credits

Courses

ENP 650: Acute Care Essentials

This course is the first of three courses to prepare nurse practitioners for roles in an urgent care setting. This course builds on the concepts of advanced health assessment, diagnosis, management, and treatment of acute problems across the lifespan focusing on the care of the patient in an urgent setting. This course will introduce the learner to concepts and basic strategies used in the care of patients with acute problems.

3 Credits

ENP 650A: Emergency Skills for the Nurse Practitioner

Skills lab activities for ENP650.

1 Credits

ENP 651: Emergency Diagnosis and Management I

This course is the second of three courses to prepare nurse practitioners for roles in an emergency department setting. This course builds on the concepts of acute care diagnosis, management, and treatment of acute problems across the lifespan. This course will introduce the learner to concepts and basic strategies used in the care of patients with acute problems presenting to the emergency department for care.

3 Credits

ENP 652: Emergency Diagnosis and Management II

This course is the third of three courses to prepare nurse practitioners for roles in an emergency department setting. This course builds on the concepts of acute care diagnosis, management, and treatment of acute problems across the lifespan. This course will introduce the learner to concepts and basic strategies used in the care of patients with acute problems presenting to the emergency department for care.

3 Credits

ENP 653: Practicum in Emergency and Acute Care

A minimum of 3 clinical credits (144 hours) is required of all students. Some students will be required to complete more clinical hours (up to 9 credits or 432 hours) to satisfy credentialing requirements. All credits will be precepted clinical hours focusing on the management of common and acute problems in an urgent care or emergency department setting. Students will work as a part of a team and apply the latest evidence to practice. This course is a pass/fail course.

3 Credits