FNP with Emergency Specialization Online
MSN: Family/Individual Across the Lifespan with Emergency Specialization
Drexel University’s online Family/Individual Across the Lifespan with Emergency specialization program focuses on applying advanced-practice nursing knowledge—including physical, psychosocial, and environmental assessment skills—to manage common health and illness problems of clients of all ages and their families in primary and emergency care settings. In addition to preparing you for the primary care role across the lifespan, this online program will provide you with the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and skills specific to the emergency care setting.
Online Program Features
- Ranked #8 in Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs: Family NP by U.S. News & World Report
- The MSN: Family/Individual Across the Lifespan with Emergency Specialization at Drexel University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
- Upon completion of the MSN: Family/Individual Across the Lifespan with Emergency Specialization online program, you will become eligible to sit for both the Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam through AANP or ANCC and the Emergency Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam through the AANP
- Drexel alumni boast a 100 percent board pass rate on these FNP and ENP certification exams
- Synchronous online lectures offer a highly interactive learning format that challenges and engages
- The MSN: Family/Individual Across the Lifespan with Emergency Specialization online program is taught by industry-experienced and board-certified faculty from Drexel’s acclaimed College of Nursing and Health Professions
Program Overview & Curriculum
Drexel University’s MSN: Family/Individual Across the Lifespan with Emergency Specialization program online is one of the first in the nation to combine family nurse practitioner education with emergency specialization. This unique online program is designed to prepare you to sit for the ANCC’s Family Nurse Practitioner Examination and/or the AANP’s Family Nurse Practitioner Examination. In addition, you will also be eligible to sit for the AANP’s Emergency Nurse Practitioner Examination.
The industry-respected nurse practitioner faculty at Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions are committed to the quality and excellence in the nurse practitioner (NP) programs. As part of your experience, you will meet on campus for mandatory On-Campus Intensive (OCI) learning experiences, simulation, and evaluation. OCI visits occur 2-4 times during the clinical portion of the program and range from 2-3 days. Mandatory on-campus visits are essential to transitioning into the NP role. During the OCIs, you will engage in simulated clinical learning experiences conducted in the College of Nursing and Health Professions' state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary patient simulation lab. These visits provide direct guidance and mentoring from faculty and the opportunity to collaborate with peers.
Over the 16-course program, you will learn to:
- Practice within a legal and ethical framework of health care delivery
- Advance the role of advanced nursing practice in the health care system through scholarship, clinical experience and political involvement
- 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 involvement in the development of outcome-based standards of care and practice-based health policy issues
- Evaluate and modify the quality and effectiveness of clinical practice based on current research findings, standards of care, and patient outcomes
- Contribute to the advancement of nursing, health care, and humanity through communication and collaboration
What Is an Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP)?
An ENP nurse is prepared to work as a nurse practitioner in an acute care emergency setting. Emergency Nurse Practitioners or ENPs typically practice in hospital emergency departments, trauma centers, and urgent care clinics. While in these emergency settings, the ENP is considered a specialist and will assist acute care patients with clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment.
What is a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)?
The FNP nurse practitioner is trained to work with patients of all ages throughout their lifespan, including pediatrics, adult, and gerontology. Family Nurse Practitioners or FNPs are prepared to work in a wide variety of settings, such as hospitals, clinical offices, primary care facilities, and outpatient centers. As primary care specialists, FNPs are trained to help patients with maintaining overall good health through the prevention, treatment, and promotion of health holistically.
What can you do with a MSN: Family/Individual Across the Lifespan with Emergency Specialization?
As a graduate of Drexel’s MSN: Family/Individual Across the Lifespan with Emergency Specialization program online, you will be prepared to sit for both the FNP and ENP certification exams. Once certified, you will be qualified to work in a variety of primary and emergency or acute care work settings. This can include ambulatory care, hospital outpatient offices, emergency departments, urgent care clinics, and many more.
How many questions are on the ENP exam?
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioner’s National Emergency Nurse Practitioner certification exam typically comprises of 150 questions. Drexel University graduates have a 100% board pass rate. As a graduate of Drexel’s MSN: Family/Individual Across the Lifespan with Emergency Specialization program, you can be reassured that you will be prepared to do your very best during the exam. Learn more about the ENP certification exam.
How do you become an ENP nurse?
Currently, Emergency Nurse Practitioners must go through a detailed process to become certified in this specialization. The ENP certificate exam requires that you have a current and active RN license in the United States, and current certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Drexel’s MSN: Family/Individual Across the Lifespan with Emergency Specialization program prepares you simultaneously to sit for both the FNP and ENP certification exams. In addition to the requirements above, the AANP will require that you either have emergency care experience through practice and continuing education, an academic program, or an approved fellowship program. Learn more about AANP ENP certification requirements.
- MSN: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
- MSN: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
- MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner (Individual Across the Lifespan)
- MSN: Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
- MSN: Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
- MSN: Pediatric Primary Care and Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Dual Option)
- MSN: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
- MSN: Women's Health/Gender Related Nurse Practitioner
- Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
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Online Nurse Practitioner programs are offered only on a part-time basis.
Drexel University offers a variety of Graduate Minors that can be added to any master's degree program.
State restrictions may apply to some programs.
The Dual MSN FNP/ENP 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) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.
|NURS 500||Confronting Issues in Contemporary Health Care Environments||3.0|
|NURS 502||Advanced Ethical Decision Making in Health Care||3.0|
|NURS 544||Quality and Safety in Healthcare||3.0|
|RSCH 503||Research Methods and Biostatistics||3.0|
|RSCH 504||Evaluation and Translation of Health Research||3.0|
|NURS 548||Advanced Pathophysiology||3.0|
|NURS 550||Advanced Clinical Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning||4.0|
|NURS 600||Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics||5.0|
|NURS 664||Professional Issues for Nurse Practitioners||1.0|
|NURS 534||FNP I: Primary Care of the Emerging Family||5.0|
|NURS 535||FNP II: Primary and Episodic Care of Infants, Children, and Adolescents||5.0|
|NURS 536||FNP III: Primary Care of Adults and Older Adults Across the Adult Age Spectrum I||5.0|
|NURS 537||FNP IV: Primary Care of Adults and Older Adults Across the Adult Age Spectrum II||5.0|
|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|
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing 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.
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above from your BSN
- 1-2 years of Emergency Department, critical care, urgent care, or trauma experience as an RN or APRN
- American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required prior to starting clinical rotations
- A current, unrestricted United States RN license
With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application 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 (under 1,000 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of:
- Why you are choosing this particular program of study,
- Your plans upon completion of the graduate degree, and
- How your current work experience will enhance your experience in this MSN program
- 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)
- Additional requirements for International Students
The tuition rate for the academic year 2023-2024 is $1223 per credit.
For academic year 2023-2024, students enrolled in an online graduate academic program will be charged a graduate online program fee of $125 per year.
- 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.
At Drexel, we understand that developing a plan to finance your education is a critical step in your decision-making process. That's why we encourage students who require financial aid to fill out the FAFSA as early in the application process as possible. Learn more about Drexel's financial aid policies. In addition, nursing students are encouraged to visit the AACN to review the many scholarship opportunities that exist through the organization.
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