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

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree 
Certificate Type: Post-Masters Certificate
Number of Credits to Completion: 15.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible

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

About the Program

The post-master concentration in emergency care online program prepares family 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 30.00 credits depending on the credit given for previously completed nurse practitioner coursework and faculty supervised hours. Upon successful completion of credits and between 500 and 640 faculty supervised clinical hours graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the AANPCP Emergency Nurse Practitioner Board Certification Exam.

The nurse practitioner faculty is committed to quality and excellence in the nurse practitioner (NP) programs. Students meet on campus for mandatory On-Campus Intensive (OCI) learning experiences, simulation, and evaluation. OCI visits occur 2-3 times during the clinical portion of the program and range from 2-3 days. Mandatory on-campus visits are essential to students transitioning into the NP role.

During the On-Campus Intensives, students 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 guidance and mentoring from faculty, as well as the opportunity to collaborate with peers.

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

Additional Information

For more details, go to the Post-Masters Certificate page on the College of Nursing and Health Profession's website.

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