Emergency Nurse Practitioner

Become an Emergency Nurse Practitioner.

Limited-Residency | 1 Year | AAENP Validated

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RMU Nursing Mission

The mission of the College of Nursing is to provide a student-centered education that prepares graduates for socially responsible, outcomes-oriented, evidence-based autonomous, and collaborative practice.

RMU Nursing Vision

The vision of the College of Nursing is to prepare graduate-level nurses to advance the quality, delivery, and efficacy of healthcare.


Prepare for the ENP Certification Exam & Licensure

Become a practicing emergency nurse practitioner. After graduating from our certificate program, you are eligible to take the AANPCB national certification exam for the Emergency Nurse Practitioner.

Help Address the National Shortage in Emergency Departments

There is a shortage of providers in emergency departments across the nation. Emergency nurse practitioners meet the overwhelming need for care providers with their unique abilities, education, and qualifications.

Designed for Practicing FNPs or RNs

Our ENPC program is specifically designed for practicing Family Nurse Practitioners with a master’s degree in nursing. Keep caring for your patients without having to relocate while you earn your next certification. Our limited-residency program is designed for you, the busy FNP, who is ready to make an even greater impact on patients in emergency settings.

For nurses with a master’s degree who aren’t yet FNPs, our dual FNP/ENP certificate program is designed especially for you to obtain both certifications. Nurses with a BSN can pursue an ENP through our MSN-FNP/ENP program that empowers you to become an FNP and ENP while gaining a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).

Onsite Visits for Intensive Skills Acquisition

During the duration of the ENP program, you will have periodic visits to our campus in Provo, Utah for hands-on training. While onsite, you will focus on intensive skills acquisitions, learn high-risk skills in high-fidelity simulation settings, and apply what you learn by reviewing skills and systems in our cadaver lab. These visits help you gain the knowledge and confidence needed to provide emergency care as an ENP.

Efficient Curriculum Design

During your intensive training, you’ll hone the skills to practice in the most intense, demanding clinical environments. You’ll efficiently learn how to apply your knowledge to assist the most immediate patient needs.




For those with a BSN, there is still a clear path to becoming an Emergency Nurse Practitioner. Earn your MSN while gaining your FNP and then your ENP. In just two years (6 semesters), you’ll have both certifications to jumpstart your career as a nurse practitioner.



ENP Certificate (Post Masters)

If you’re already an FNP, then you’re likely in a position to pursue our standalone Emergency Nurse Practitioner certificate program. In just 3 semesters, you will be prepared to exercise your clinical skills in the most demanding situations.



Dual FNP/ENP Certificate (Post-Master’s)

If you already have a Master of Science in Nursing but are not an FNP, you can prepare for your career as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner by completing your FNPC and ENPC concurrently. In only 5 semesters, you will emerge with multiple credentials and uncommon clinical flexibility.


Our curriculum is designed to help you prepare to be the best emergency nurse practitioner. Be a part of the solution to the emergency care shortage by offering the care your patients need.

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Emergency Care Academic Content

Learn content needed to care for patients across the lifespan in ambulatory, urgent, and emergent settings. Focus on helping patients with cardiovascular, thoracic-respiratory, dermatologic, abdominal, musculoskeletal, psychiatric, traumatic, renal, genitourinary, endocrine, nervous, head, ear, nose, and throat system diseases and disorders.

Clinical Experience

Guided by your preceptor and program faculty, gain the hands-on experience you need to move into emergency care. Throughout the program, you will accrue at least 420 direct patient care clinical hours in emergency settings. You will fulfill the clinical components of the program in your home state without having to relocate.

Onsite Intensives

Refine your skills on our campus in high-fidelity simulation settings, including in the cadaver lab. Master airway techniques, resuscitation, anesthesia, and acute pain management, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Use and practice with the equipment you employ in emergency care settings.

Evidence-Based Practice

Learn how to use sophisticated research and evidence-based thinking to evaluate clinical practice and adapt patient care as necessary. Across the coursework, you’ll learn how to evaluate and apply medical literature in order to become the most effective, flexible nurse practitioner.

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Winter 2024

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Summer 2024

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Fall 2024

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MSN Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited institution
  • Any transcript for which a nursing degree was conferred (if applicable)
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • At least one year of clinical experience preferred
  • A current unencumbered RN license in your state of residence
  • Two letters of recommendation (The recommendations are ideally from a current or former supervisor or professional colleague who can comment on your ability to apply evidence in practice.)

Post Master’s Certificate Requirements

  • A master’s (or higher) degree in nursing from an accredited institution (or foreign equivalent)
  • Any transcript for which a nursing degree was conferred (if applicable)
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • At least one year of clinical experience is preferred
  • An applicant must be certified as an FNP and hold a current unencumbered APRN license in his/her state of residence (if you are a current student in one of the FNP programs at RMUoHP, this requirement can be waived)
  • Two letters of recommendation (The recommendations are ideally from a current or former supervisor or professional colleague who can comment on your ability to apply evidence in practice.)

Prior to starting your program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions College of Nursing, you are required to provide evidence of your immunization status.

Current vaccination requirements include:

  • Hepatitis B
  • MMR
  • Varicella
  • TDap
  • COVID-19
  • Annual influenza
  • Annual TB testing


Kristina Davis

Kristina Davis


ENP Program Director

Janet Noles

Janet Noles


DNP & FNP Program Director


Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (8060 165th Avenue NE Ste 100, Redmond, WA 98052-3981), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the US Department of Education.


The master’s degree program in nursing at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

On behalf of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the CCNE Board of Commissioners acted at its meeting on April 25-28, 2023, to grant accreditation to the master’s degree program in nursing at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions for 5 years, extending to June 30, 2028. The accreditation action is effective as of September 14, 2022, which is the first day of the program’s recent CCNE on-site evaluation. The accreditation was awarded with no compliance concerns.

The Emergency Nurse Practitioner certificate program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions has been granted academic program validation from the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners. 7729 E Greenway Road, #300, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. 480-585-6105. www.aaenp-natl.org

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