Academic Programs

Certification Eligibility: FNP

Drexel University

https://online.drexel.edu/online-degrees/nursing-degrees/cert-pm-enp/index.aspx

Location: Pennsylvania
Entry Options/Prior Degrees Accepted: MSN FNP or AGPC-NP
Semesters: Post Masters: 3-4 ten week quarters
Learning Format: Online with on campus intensive

Admission Criteria:

  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • 2 years of experience emergency/critical care
  • BLS, ACLS, PALS required
  • FNP or AGPC-NP board certification and license
  • 500 hours Emergency/Trauma
    • Urgent care
    • Emergency department
    • Trauma/ICU
    • Transport
    • Corrections

Program Contact: theresa.m.campo@drexel.edu

Jacksonville University

http://www.ju.edu/chs/Nursing/MSN/Pages/FNP-ENP-ARNP.aspx

Location: Florida
Accreditation: CCNE
Entry Options/Prior Degrees Accepted: BSN, MSN, Post Masters Certificate
Or Complete concurrently with FNP or as part of DNP

Interview: Yes
Semesters

  • Fulltime: 5 semesters
  • Parttime: 8 semesters
  • Post Masters: 5 semesters
  • FNP to ENP: 4 semesters

46 Didactic Hours
720 Clinical Hours
Learning Format:
On Campus

Admission Criteria

  • Minimum BSN GPA 3.0
  • GRE only if GPA < 3.0
  • Minimum of 1 year ED nursing experience

Clinical Hours Breakdown

  • Emergency Medicine:250
  • Pediatrics: 90
  • Women’s health: 90
  • Internal medicine: 200
  • Urgent care: 120

Program Contact: tmacgre@ju.edu

 

Emory University

http://www.nursing.emory.edu/admission/programs/msn/emergency.html

Location: Georgia
Accreditation: CCNE
Entry Options/Prior Degrees Accepted: BSN, MSN
Interview: Yes
4 Semesters
55 Didactic Hours
750 Clinical Hours
Learning Format:
On Campus

Admission Criteria

  • Undergraduate GPA 3.0
  • GRE or MAT within the past 5 years
  • Minimum GRE 300 or 1000 (old exam)
  • 1 year of nursing experience in emergency or critical care setting OR related emergency/crisis care

Clinical Hours Breakdown

  • Emergency Medicine:250
  • Pediatrics: 90
  • Women’s health: 90
  • Internal medicine: 200
  • Urgent care: 120

Program Contact: ddevans@emory.edu

 

Loyola University

http://www.luc.edu/nursing/msn/np/

Location: Illinois
Accreditation: CCNE
Entry Options/Prior Degrees Accepted: BSN, MSN
Semesters: Not specified

56 Didactic Hours
672 Clinical Hours
Learning Format:
 Blended

Admission Criteria

  • Undergraduate GPA 3.0
  • 2000 hours recent clinical nursing experience within specialty area
  • CEN required

Clinical Hours Breakdown

  • Family primary care: 168
  • Pediatrics: 168
  • Urgent Care: 168
  • Emergency Medicine: 168

Program Contact:
Darlie Simerson
708-216-5746
dsimerson@luc.edu

 

Rutgers University

http://nursing.rutgers.edu/academics/postmasters/PMC_FNPEC.pdf

Location: New Jersey
Accreditation: CCNE
Entry Options/Prior Degrees Accepted: BSN, MSN
Interview: Yes
Semesters: 

  • FT RN to DNP: 8 Semesters
  • PT RN t0 DNP: 12
  • Post Master’s Certificate:
  • FNP = 3 semesters
  • ANP = 4 semesters (must take Child Health)

53 Didactic Hours, includes DNP didactic hours
1445 Clinical Hours, includes 500 DNP practice hours
Learning Format:
 Blended

Admission Criteria

  • Minimum GPA of 3.2
  • 2080 hours of emergency nursing in the past 3 years
  • ANCC or AANP certification for Post-Master’s students
  • BLS, ACLS, PALS required
  • CEN recommended

Clinical Hours Breakdown

  • Family primary care: 168Adult Primary Care: 270
  • Pediatrics: 135
  • Emergency Medicine: 450
  • Pediatric ED: 60

Program Contact: mary.kamienski@rutgers.ed

 

Samford University

ENP Post-FNP certificate:

https://www.samford.edu/nursing/nurse-practitioner-certificates

Location: Alabama
Accreditation: CCNE
Entry Options: Post FNP certification

# of Semesters: Two
Learning Format: Online Courses with 1-2 campus visits
Total Program Hours: 12
Clinical Hours Total: 360 Clinical hours – ED and Urgent care settings

Admission Criteria

  • See website above

Dual FNP/ENP Track:

https://www.samford.edu/nursing/dual-nurse-practitioner

Location: Alabama
Accreditation: CCNE
Entry Options/Prior Degrees Accepted: ASN or Diploma RN, BSN, MSN, or DNP

# of Semesters: See website for various plans of study
Learning Format: Online Courses with 4 campus visits
Total Program Hours: 77
Clinical Hours Total: 1380 Clinical hours – Across the lifespan and emergency

Admission Criteria

  • See website above

Program Contact: jholston@samford.edu

 

Western University of Health Sciences, College of Graduate Nursing

http://www.westernu.edu/nursing/nursing-academics/nursing-enp/

Location: California
Accreditation: CCNE and WSCUC
Entry Options/Prior Degrees Accepted: MSN/MN; must have obtained FNP with active national certification in population foci as FNP;  DNP w/ FNP and national certification (national certifcation accepted via ANCC/AANP)
Interview: as indicated
Semesters: 2-Fall-Spring; annually offered.

Post graduate FNP nationally certified-ENP offering:

http://prospective.westernu.edu/nursing-enp/requirements/#application-requirements

CLINICAL PRACTICE HOURS

Clinical practice hours are built into the ENP curriculum. Clinical practice-immersion experiences are established for each student across the two semesters and will include an urgent care and emergency department foci. Students will complete supervised clinical practice hours in a variety of established high-acuity patient care settings.

Clinical Hours Total: 270

  • Semester 1 – 90 hours
  • Semester 2 – 180 hours

Curriculum Overview

The two-semester curriculum is a flexible web-based program with one on-campus application-skills intensive each semester. The program itself consists of two, 6-unit courses (didactic and clinical), and a final case study project. Students take two courses per semester (6 units) for two semesters and complete their case study project in the second semester enabling them to complete the post graduate certificate in 2 semesters. As an ENP student you will also have extensive clinical practice immersion in the urgent care and emergency department setting. No extensions within the curriculum are available. For more detail regarding the curriculum, please review the course descriptions (PDF) or visit the WesternU CGN website

Admission Criteria:  

  • Official transcript reflecting graduate degree in nursing (MSN or DNP) from a National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited program.
    • All official transcripts from other schools attended are due upon acceptance.
    • All coursework taken from non-U.S. institutions (including Canada) must be submitted to an approved service for evaluation.
  • Verification of Registered Nurse (RN) licensure (license must be active and unencumbered in the state where practice hours will be completed).
  • Verification of an active family nurse practitioner national certification by the ANCC or AANP.
  • Completed application (this includes the scholarly essay which should reflect how obtaining the ENP certificate will contribute to your professional development through advancing practice).
  • Two reference forms (faculty and employers within past two years).
  • Curriculum Vitae/Résumé
  • Application Fee
STUDENT ASSESSMENT                                                                                                                                        
Student performance in each semester will be assessed through a combination of skills intensive participation, written and oral presentations, and objective examination.

University of Alabama at Birmingham

http://www.uab.edu/nursing/home/msn/emergency-nurse-practitioner-subspecialty

Location: Alabama
Accreditation: CCNE
Entry Options/Prior Degrees Accepted: BSN, MSN, DNP
# of Semesters: FT - 6-7 semesters FNP/ENP
Learning Format: Blended; distance accessible with on campus immersion
Didactic Hours Total: 55
Clinical Hours Total: 840

Admission Criteria

  • Undergraduate GPA 3.0
  • MAT-410, GRE combined 297, GMAT-480 (waived if GPA 3.2 or higher)
  • 1 year of RN experience prior to beginning clinical courses

Clinical Hours Breakdown

  • FNP-600
  • Emergency Setting-240

Program Contact: MelanieGHallman@uab.edu

 

FNP, AG-PCNP, or AG-ACNP

University of Texas

 https://nursing.uth.edu/prospstudent/msn-postmasters/emergency/index.htm

Location: Texas
Accreditation: CCNE
Entry Options/Prior Degrees Accepted: Post Masters Certificate or Emergency/Trauma Care curriculum may be completed concurrently with either FNP, AG-PCNP, or AG-ACNP
Semesters

  • Fulltime: 4 semesters
  • Parttime: 7 semesters
  • Post Masters: 3 semesters

50 Didactic Hours
660 Clinical Hours
Learning Format:
 Blended

Admission Criteria

  • Minimum BSN GPA 3.0
  • GRE or MAT within 5 years; waived if previous MSN
  • 1 year RN experience
  • BCLS, ACLS, PALS; Post Masters must have ANCC or AANP certification

Clinical Hours Breakdown

  • 360 hours FNP, AG-PCNP, or AG-ACNP
  • 300 hours Emergency/Trauma
  • An additional 100 hours from FNP clinical hours can be completed in the emergency/urgent setting

Program Contact: Elda.g.ramirez@uth.tmc.edu

 

Certification Eligibility: FNP and AG-ACNP

Vanderbilt University

https://www.nursing.vanderbilt.edu/msn/enp.html

Location: Tennessee
Accreditation: CCNE
Entry Options/Prior Degrees Accepted: ASN or Diploma RN, BSN, MSN
Interview: Yes
Semesters

  • ASN/diploma RN Fulltime: 7 semesters
  • ASN/diploma RN Parttime: 13 semesters
  • BSN RN Fulltime: 5 semesters
  • BSN RN Parttime: 9 semesters
  • Post Masters: 2 semesters

64 Didactic Hours
1190 Clinical Hours
Learning Format:
 Blended

Admission Criteria

  • Undergraduate GPA 3.0
  • GRE within 5 years; waived if previous MSN
  • 2 years current RN experience
  • 1 year Emergency RN experience
  • ACLS, PALS, TNCC required
  • CEN recommended

Clinical Hours Breakdown

  • Emergency Medicine: 590
  • Urgent Care: 150
  • Internal Med: 210
  • Family: 100
  • Pediatrics: 140

Program Contact: jennifer.wilbeck@vanderbilt.edu