Post-Master's Certificate: Emergency/Trauma Nurse Practitioner

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree 
Certificate Type: Graduate Certificate
Number of Credits to Completion: 30.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 2 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible

Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 51.3816
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 29-1171

The post-master concentration in emergency care online program prepares family and adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioners, either currently working in this setting or who desire to make a change and work in the emergency care setting. This track within the nurse practitioner program in the College of Nursing Health Professions at Drexel University will provide the education and procedural skills necessary to competently and confidently work as a nurse practitioner in this unique setting. This rigorous program provides the education and skills necessary to function as a competent nurse practitioner and leader in the emergency care setting, the skills to perform the necessary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and to be eligible for board certification as an emergency nurse practitioner. The ENP program requires between 15.0 and 3.00 credits depending on the credit given for previously completed faculty supervised hours. Upon successful completion of credits and between 480 and 640 faculty supervised clinical hours graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the AANPCP Emergency Nurse Practitioner Board Certification Exam.

Admission Requirements

Master of Science in Nursing in Family Nurse Practitioner or Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner from program fully accredited by National League of Nursing 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

Required Documents

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  • 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)
  • Additional requirements for International Students

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners have the option to request a GAP Analysis completed for consideration of pediatric and adolescent hours to be applied to NURS 535 FNP II Primary and Episodic Care of Infants, Children, and Adolescents.

Program Requirements

NURS 535FNP II: Primary and Episodic Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents5.0
NURS 548Advanced Pathophysiology3.0
NURS 549Advanced Pharmacology3.0
NURS 550Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning 4.0
NURS 673Emergency/Trauma Care Across the Lifespan I5.0
NURS 674Emergency/Trauma Care Across the Lifespan II5.0
NURS 675Emergency/Trauma Caring for Trauma and Critically Ill Patient 5.0
Total Credits30.0
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