Emergency Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate
The Drexel University online Emergency Nurse Practitioner post-master's certificate is designed for family nurse practitioners who work in an emergency care setting or desire to make a change. Providing the high-quality education and procedural skills necessary to competently and confidently work as a nurse practitioner in the emergency setting, Drexel’s rigorous online program will prepare you to perform the necessary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures needed to be eligible for board certification as an emergency nurse practitioner.
Upon graduation, you will be able to:
- Sit for the AANPCP Emergency Nurse Practitioner Board Certification Exam
- Practice within a legal and ethical framework of healthcare delivery
- Demonstrate critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills in clinical decision-making
- Integrate multiple technologies and relevant theories into the organization and synthesis of health data required to develop plans of care for patients, families and communities
- Integrate culturally sensitive health promotion activities that contribute to the health and wellness of the community into clinical practice
- Demonstrate leadership in nursing and health care through the development of outcome-based standards of care and practice-based health policy issues
- Evaluate and modify the effectiveness of clinical practice based on current research findings, standards of care, and patient outcomes
- Ranked #41 in 2020's Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs by U.S. News & World Report
- Ranked #16 in 2020's Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report
- Taught by an experienced and board-certified faculty from Drexel’s acclaimed College of Nursing and Health Professions
- Drexel’s online NP programs currently boast a 100% board pass rate
- Synchronous online lectures offer a highly interactive learning format that challenges and engages
Clinical Practice Requirements
In addition to the successful completion of the program credits, you will need to complete faculty-supervised clinical hours consistent with eligibility requirements to sit for the AANPCP Emergency Nurse Practitioner Board Certification Exam. The clinical practice settings include urgent care, emergency department, corrections, trauma/critical care, and ground/air transport.
Supervised clinical hours allow you to perform advanced physical assessment, critical thinking, diagnostic reasoning and management of care in collaboration with licensed physicians and APNs in accredited institutions. Pennsylvania RN licensure is required prior to the start of your clinical components. While this is not a requirement for admission, we recommend starting the process immediately after admission.
The nurse practitioner programs in the Department of Advanced Practice Nursing at Drexel University provide you the flexibility of finding and coordinating your own clinical site and preceptor. The department also offers resources to assist you in this process. Accessibility to clinical sites and preceptors varies from state to state, and you may be required to travel to access clinical sites/preceptors and achieve the necessary clinical hours.
This high-quality program demands a major commitment of time, including multiple on-campus visits that are essential for transition into the NP role. You’ll participate in the following mandatory On-Campus Intensives:
- NURS 673 ENP I - Fall Simulation Experience (3 days)
- NURS 674 ENP II - Winter Simulation Experience (3 days)
- NURS 675 ENP III - Spring Simulation Experience (3 days)
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College of Nursing and Health Professions Program Team
*Online Nurse Practitioner programs are offered only on a part-time basis.
*State restrictions may apply to some programs.
*The Emergency Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate program at Drexel University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year, as opposed to the traditional two semester system. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.
|NURS 548||Advanced Pathophysiology||3.0|
|NURS 549||Advanced Pharmacology||3.0|
|NURS 550||Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning||4.0|
|NURS 673||Emergency/Trauma Care Across the Lifespan I||5.0|
|NURS 674||Emergency/Trauma Care Across the Lifespan II||5.0|
|NURS 675||Emergency/Trauma Caring for Trauma and Critically Ill Patient||5.0|
- Master of Science in Nursing and/or Doctorate of Nursing Practice from program fully accredited by National League of Nursing (NLN) and/or American Association Colleges of Nursing (AACN.) The accrediting body for NLN is ACEN and the accrediting body for the American Association Colleges of Nursing is CCNE.
- GPA of 3.0 or above
- Current, unrestricted United States RN license
- 2 years experience in ED, critical care, urgent care, trauma experience as an RN or APRN. ACLS, BLS, PALS required.
- National board certification and licensure as a Family Nurse Practitioner
With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.
- A completed application
- Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
- Two professional letters of recommendation from either previous or immediate supervisors or former nursing faculty members who can attest to your clinical knowledge, skill, and potential aptitude for graduate study
- References will not be accepted from colleagues or family members
- Personal statement (800 to 1,600 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of:
- Why you are choosing this particular track
- How your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program, and
- Your plans upon completing the degree
- Resume including specific details of your responsibilities and job experiences
- A copy of your United States RN license (License verification from your nursing license registry website is acceptable)
- A copy of your current ACLS, BLS, and PALS certifications
- Additional requirements for International Students
The tuition rate for the academic year 2020-2021 is $1026 per credit. (A 10% tuition savings off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1140 per credit)
- This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
- Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
- These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
- These rates apply only to fully online courses. Hybrid or on-campus courses may have different rates.
- Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
- All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
- Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
- When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.
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