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  • Emergency Nurse Practitioner Post-Masters Certificate

    Overview

    The Drexel University online Emergency Nurse Practitioner post-masters certificate is designed for family and adult-gerontology primary care 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

    Program Features

    • Drexel’s online NP programs currently boast a 100% board pass rate
    • Taught by an experienced and board-certified faculty from Drexel’s acclaimed College of Nursing and Health Professions
    • 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.


    *Online Nurse Practitioner programs are offered only on a part-time basis.
    *State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.

    Curriculum

    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.

    Required Courses for FNPs 
    NURS 673Emergency/Trauma Care Across the Lifespan I 5.0
    NURS 674Emergency/Trauma Care Across the Lifespan II 5.0
    NURS 675Emergency/Trauma Caring for Trauma and Critically Ill Patient 5.0
    Additional Requirement for AGPCNPs 
    NURS 535FNP II: Primary and Episodic Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents5.0
    Additional Requirements for AGPCNPs without the 3 Ps 
    NURS 548Advanced Pathophysiology3.0
    NURS 549Advanced Pharmacology3.0
    NURS 550Advanced Clinical Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning4.0
    Total Credits15.0-30.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • Master 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. 
    • 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 or Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-PCNP)
      • If you are board certified and licensed as AG-PCNP, you will be required to successfully complete "NURS 535: FNP I Caring for Infants, Children and Adolescents" prior to the start of the program. FNP board certification and licensure must be completed by the end of the first ENP course.

    Required Documents

    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

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $1044 per credit.


    • This rate applies only to new online students.
      • Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
    • 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.

    Additional Equipment/Lab Fees

     

    Academic Calendar

    2017-2018 Academic Year

    Term 
    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2017     

    September 25, 2017

    December 9, 2017

    December 11, 2017

    December 16, 2017

    Winter 2018 

    January 8, 2018

    March 17, 2018

    March 19, 2018

    March 24, 2018

    Spring 2018 

    April 2, 2018

    June 9, 2018

    June 11, 2018

    June 15, 2018

    Summer 2018 

    June 25, 2018

    September 1, 2018

    September 4, 2018

    September 8, 2018

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