Emergency Nurse Practitioner

Become an Emergency Nurse Practitioner.

1 Year | Limited-Residency | CCNE Accredited

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

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’s 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 gain emergency care skills.

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.

ENP OPTIONS

MSN-FNP/ENP

MSN-FNP/ENP

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, you’ll have both certifications to jumpstart your career as a nurse practitioner.

ENPC

 

ENP Certificate (Post Master’s)

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

 

FNPC/ENPC

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

If you already have a Master’s 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. You will emerge with multiple credentials and uncommon clinical flexibility.

PROGRAM CURRICULUM

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.

IMPORTANT DATES

Winter 2022

Priority Application Deadline: November 1, 2021
Final Application Deadline: December 6, 2021
Semester Start:  January 4, 2022

Summer 2022

Priority Application Deadline: March 7, 2022
Final Application Deadline: April 4, 2022
Semester Start:  May 2, 2022

Fall 2022

Priority Application Deadline: July 5, 2022
Final Application Deadline: August 1, 2022
Semester Start:  August 29, 2022

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

MSN Requirements

  • BSN degree from an accredited institution (or foreign equivalent)
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • At least one year of clinical experience preferred
  • A current unencumbered RN license in your state of residence

Post Master’s Certificate Requirements

  • A master’s (or higher) degree in nursing from an accredited institution (or foreign equivalent)
  • 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)

The University requires specific vaccinations for those who will be present on campus for University activities such as commencement, limited residencies, or on-site weeks. For a current list of these required vaccinations please see the University statement about vaccinations and exemptions (https://rm.edu/vaccination-statement/).

FACULTY

Kelly Conway

Kelly Conway

DNP, CNS

Dean of College of Nursing

Kevin Ballard

Kevin Ballard

DNP, FNP, FAANP

DNP & FNP Program Director

Allyce K. Jones

Allyce K. Jones

DNP, MSN, PMHNP-BC, APRN, CNE, NCMP, PMH-C

PMHNP Program Director

Kristina Davis

Kristina Davis

DNP, ENP-C, FNP-C, AGACNP-BC

ENP Program Director

UNIVERSITY ACCREDITATION

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.

PROGRAM ACCREDITATION

The Doctor of Nursing Practice programs and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.(http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

 

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

Tuition & Financial Aid

There are many ways you can pay for your education and receive aid. See how our Financial Aid Office can help you fund your education.