20 Months | Limited-Residency | CCNE Accredited
Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate/Emergency Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Post-Master’s)
Become a Family Nurse Practitioner & Emergency Nurse Practitioner.
960 Clinical Contact Hours
AAENP Validation Pending
What Makes Our FNPC/ENPC Program Different
Become a practicing Family NP and Emergency NP. After graduating from our dual certificate program, you are eligible to take the national certification exams for the Family Nurse Practitioner and Emergency Nurse Practitioner. After this, you will be able to apply for licensure in advanced practice nursing as both a family nurse practitioner and an emergency nurse practitioner.
Our program is specifically designed for practicing nurses with a master’s degree in nursing (or higher). Keep caring for your patients and living in your place of choice while you earn your next credentials. Our limited-residency program is designed for you, the busy nurse, who is ready to make an even greater impact on patients in family care and emergency settings.
There’s a shortage of primary care and emergency department providers across the nation. FNP/ENPs can meet the shortage with their unique abilities, education, and qualifications to offer primary and emergency care across the lifespan.
During the duration of the FNPC/ENPC program, you have 7 weeks of onsite instruction (divided across the five semesters of the program) at our campus in Provo, Utah. During the onsite visits, you will focus on intensive skills acquisitions, learn high-risk skills in high-fidelity simulation settings, and gain in-person, hands-on primary and emergency care skills in a university setting.
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 hold a current unencumbered RN license in his/her state of residence
FNPC/ENPC Program Curriculum
Our curriculum is designed to help you prepare to be the best family nurse practitioner and emergency nurse practitioner. Be a part of the solution to the emergency care shortage and offer the lifespan care your patients need.
Learn content needed to care for patients 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.
Learn content needed to diagnose and manage care for patients throughout the life cycle, children, adolescents, adults, older adults, and families. Develop expertise in obstetrics, pediatrics, gynecology, geriatrics, men’s health, and more. Learn and explore differential diagnoses and treatment plans that include genetic, age, gender, and cultural influences, as well as laboratory findings, primary care procedures, and diagnostic studies.
Guided by your preceptor and program faculty, gain the hands-on experience you need to move into family and emergency care. Throughout the program, you will accrue 960 clinical contact hours (420 in family care and 540 in emergency care) direct patient care clinical contact hours in emergency and family care settings. Fulfill the clinical components of the program in your home state.
Learn high-risk skills on our campus in high-fidelity simulation settings, including 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 primary and emergency care settings.
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The American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (AAENP) has agreed that the body of knowledge possessed by the FNP is the ideal basis for an Emergency Nurse Practitioner. In order to take the certification exam offered by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board, a candidate for the ENP must be a certified FNP.
We currently offer an ENPC program designed for FNPs. Qualified FNPs can apply to our ENPC program, which only takes one year to go from being an FNP to an FNP/ENP.
Ultimately, yes. You choose the clinical site in your community, and the preceptor, that best suits your goals and also meets program criteria. As a distance program, we are not able to solicit placements for you. However, please know that a nursing faculty member will be available to assist you in this process.
Yes! After you graduate from our FNPC/ENPC dual certificate program you are eligible to take the national certification exams for the Family Nurse Practitioner and for the Emergency Nurse Practitioner. You will need to have your FNP certification prior to being eligible to test for your ENP certification.
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 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).