Emergency Nurse Practitioner
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is the program offered online?
- Can I work and go to school?
- Do you have rolling, year-round admission?
- I am an ICU nurse. Do I have to have Emergency Department experience?
- How many students do you accept each year?
Yes. Students are able to complete online coursework balanced with on-campus visits to provide hands-on time for simulations, skills labs and conferences. Depending on your enrollment status (full- vs part-time), you will be required to come to campus anywhere between 1-4 times a semester with each intensive block lasting anywhere from 2-5 days. Dates for all required on-campus intensives are available prior to the start of classes so that you can plan accordingly to maintain a work-school-personal life balance.
Can I work and go to school?
Yes, however, it is strongly encouraged that students only have one full-time pursuit. The vast majority of our part-time students maintain full-time employment, and many of our full-time students continue to work in either part-time, weekend, or PRN positions.
Do you have rolling, year-round admission?
No. Applications are accepted for a priority review which begins December 1 for admissions to the class starting the following Fall. From December 1, we continue to accept and review applications until the classes are full.
I am an ICU nurse. Do I have to have Emergency Department experience?
Yes. While ICU nurses are detail-oriented and bring a wealth of complex nursing knowledge, we have found that the students who do best in this program build upon their own emergency department experiences. It is recommended that in addition to the ED experience, students also have TNCC, ACLS and PALS at time of enrollment.
How many students do you accept each year?
It depends. While the number of students offered admission will vary each year based on many factors, we cap our class size as 12 students. This allows us to maximize our engagement with students during clinical experiences.
Is a Post-Master’s plan available?
Yes, Post-Master’s plans are available for full- or part-time study. Once admitted, a transcript review will be completed to identify gaps in education. In addition to the Emergnecy concentration content, you will only take the courses needed to sit for either the FNP or AG-ACNP exam. Campus visits are required, but clinicals can be completed in your hometown.