Emergency Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Post-Master's)

Become an Emergency Nurse Practitioner.

1 Year | Limited-Residency | AAENP Validated

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ENPC 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. After this, you will be able to apply for licensure in advanced practice nursing as an emergency nurse practitioner.

Help Address the National Shortage in Emergency Departments

There’s a shortage of providers in emergency departments across the nation. Emergency Nurse Practitioners meet the national need for care providers with their unique abilities, education, and qualifications.

Designed for Practicing FNPs

Our program is specifically designed for practicing Family Nurse Practitioners with a master’s degree in nursing (or higher). Keep caring for your patients without having to relocate while you earn your next credential. 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.

We also offer a dual FNPC/ENPC program for individuals who are not Family Nurse Practitioners.

3 Onsite Weeks

During the ENPC program, you have one week of onsite instruction per semester (3 semesters total). While onsite, you will focus on intensive skills acquisitions, learn high-risk skills in high-fidelity simulation settings, and gain in-person hands-on emergency care skills in a university setting.


Our curriculum is designed to help prepare you to be the best Emergency Nurse Practitioner. Offer the emergent care your patients need.

ENP uses a stethoscope to check on a patient in the ER

Emergency Care Academic Content

Learn content needed to care for patients across the lifespan in ambulatory, urgent, and emergent settings. Focus on care for 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 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

Learn high-risk 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 use in emergency care settings.


Summer 2021

Priority Application Deadline: March 1, 2021
Final Application Deadline: April 5, 2021
Semester Start:  May 3, 2021

Fall 2021

Priority Application Deadline: June 28, 2021
Final Application Deadline: August 2, 2021
Semester Start:  August 30, 2021


  • 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)


Kelly Conway

Kelly Conway


Dean of Nursing

Kristina Davis

Kristina Davis


ENPC 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.

Program Accreditation

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

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).

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.