Academic Programs

Drexel University


Location: Pennsylvania
Entry Options/Prior Degrees Accepted: MSN, FNP or AGPC-NP
Semesters: Post Masters: 3-4 ten week quarters

Learning Format: Online with on campus intensive

Admission Criteria:

  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • 2 years of experience emergency/critical care
  • BLS, ACLS, PALS required
  • FNP or AGPC-NP board certification and license
  • 500 hours Emergency/Trauma
    • Urgent care
    • Emergency department
    • Trauma/ICU
    • Transport
    • Corrections

Program Contact: Theresa Campo, [email protected]

Emory University


Location: Georgia
Accreditation: CCNE
Entry Options/Prior Degrees Accepted: BSN, MSN
Interview: Yes
4 Semesters

55 Didactic Hours
750 Clinical Hours
Learning Format:
 On Campus

Admission Criteria

  • Undergraduate GPA 3.0
  • GRE or MAT within the past 5 years
  • Minimum GRE 300 or 1000 (old exam)
  • 1 year of nursing experience in emergency or critical care setting OR related emergency/crisis care

Clinical Hours Breakdown

  • Emergency Medicine:250
  • Pediatrics: 90
  • Women’s health: 90
  • Internal medicine: 200
  • Urgent care: 120

Program Contact: Dian Evans, [email protected]

Loyola University

Nurse Practitioner Programs (Learn more)

Location: Illinois
Accreditation: CCNE
Entry Options/Prior Degrees Accepted: BSN, MSN
Semesters: Not specified

56 Didactic Hours
672 Clinical Hours
Learning Format:

Admission Criteria

  • Undergraduate GPA 3.0
  • 2000 hours recent clinical nursing experience within specialty area
  • CEN required

Clinical Hours Breakdown

  • Family primary care: 168
  • Pediatrics: 168
  • Urgent Care: 168
  • Emergency Medicine: 168

Program Contact: Eric Roberts, [email protected]

Rutgers University


Location: New Jersey
Accreditation: CCNE
Entry Options/Prior Degrees Accepted: BSN, MSN
Interview: Yes

  • FT RN to DNP: 8 Semesters
  • PT RN t0 DNP: 12
  • Post Master’s Certificate:
  • FNP = 3 semesters
  • ANP = 4 semesters (must take Child Health)

53 Didactic Hours, includes DNP didactic hours
1445 Clinical Hours, includes 500 DNP practice hours
Learning Format:

Admission Criteria

  • Minimum GPA of 3.2
  • 2080 hours of emergency nursing in the past 3 years
  • ANCC or AANP certification for Post-Master’s students
  • BLS, ACLS, PALS required
  • CEN recommended

Clinical Hours Breakdown

  • Family primary care: 168 Adult Primary Care: 270
  • Pediatrics: 135
  • Emergency Medicine: 450
  • Pediatric ED: 60

Program Contact: Mary Kamienski, [email protected] 

Samford University

Location: Alabama
Accreditation: CCNE
Format: Online
Entry Options/Prior Degrees Accepted: ASN or Diploma RN, BSN, MSN, or DNP
Semesters: See websites below for various plans of study


Family Nurse Practitioner with Emergency Nurse Practitioner Specialty (Learn More)

Entry Options/Prior Degrees Accepted: ASN or Diploma RN, BSN, MSN, or DNP
Semesters: See website for various plans of study
Learning Format: Online Courses with 4 campus visits
Total Program Hours:
  • MSN FNP with ENP = 54 Hours
  • RN to MSN FNP with ENP = 69 Hours
Clinical Hours Total: 1020 Clinical Hours - Across the lifespan and emergency
Admission Criteria - see website
Post-Master Doctor of Nursing Practice / Emergency Nurse Practitioner (Learn More)
Entry Options/Prior Degrees Accepted: ASN or Diploma RN, BSN, MSN, or DNP
Semesters: 6
Learning Format: Online Courses with 3 campus visits
Total Program Hours: 37
Clinical Hours Total: 540 Clinical Hours
Admission Criteria - see website
Post FNP Emergency Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Learn More
Entry Options: Post FNP Certification
Semesters: 2
Learning Format: Online Courses with 1-2 campus visits
Total Program Hours: 12
Clinical Hours Total: 360 Clinical Hours - ED and Urgent Care settings
Admission Criteria - see website
Program Contact: Dr. Jane Holston - [email protected] or Dr. Amy Bigham - [email protected]

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Emergency Nurse Practitioner Subspecialty Courses (Learn More)

Location: Alabama
Accreditation: CCNE
Entry Options/Prior Degrees Accepted: BSN, MSN, DNP
Semesters: FT - 6-7 semesters FNP/ENP

Didactic Hours Total: 55
Clinical Hours Total: 840
Learning Format: Blended; distance accessible with on-campus immersion

Admission Criteria

  • Undergraduate GPA 3.0
  • MAT-410, GRE combined 297, GMAT-480 (waived if GPA 3.2 or higher)
  • 1 year of RN experience prior to beginning clinical courses

Clinical Hours Breakdown

  • FNP-600
  • Emergency Setting-240

Program Contacts: Melanie Hallman[email protected] & David House, [email protected]

University of San Diego

Post-Master’s Certificate in Emergency Care for Family Nurse Practitioners (Learn more


Concurrent BSN to DNP Program (Learn more)

Location: California
Accreditation: BRN, CCNE, and WSCUC
Entry options/prior degrees accepted:MSN, DNP
Interview: Yes
Units/Hours: 15 unit course (4 units theory; 1 unit lab; 10 units of clinical - 540 clinical hours can be completed over 3 semesters)

Admission Criteria:

  • Unencumbered, active California RN license and certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Experience in emergency nursing, disaster/crisis management, military service or related work experience required
  • GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completion of the university graduate application
  • Goal Statement
  • One official transcript from each college or university attended
  • Three professional recommendations
  • Résumé/CV
  • Evidence of specified immunizations and screening tests, a report of recent physical examination, ACLS and BLS certification if admitted into the program.
  • International applicants must meet additional requirements for admission (see application instructions)
  • Post-Master’s Certificate in Emergency Care for Family Nurse Practitioners

Program contact: Karen "Sue" Hoyt, [email protected]

University of South Alabama

Emergency NP Post-Graduate Certificate (Learn more)

Location: Alabama
Entry Options/Prior Degrees Accepted: BSN, MSN, or Doctoral degree in nursing
  • ENP Post-graduate certificate = 4 semesters
  • ENP Post-graduate certificate with FNP degree = 6 to 8 semesters

Learning Format: Online with on-campus intensives

Admission Criteria:

  1. GRE and/or MAT– not required
  2. Letters of reference – not required
  3. Undergraduate minimum GPA 3.0

Clinical Hours Breakdown

  • Emergency medicine: 420 hours
  • An additional 600 clinical hours in family medicine is required if adding the FNP degree

Program Contact: Dr. Wesley Davis, [email protected]

University of Texas


Location: Texas
Accreditation: CCNE
Entry Options/Prior Degrees Accepted: Post Masters Certificate or Emergency/Trauma Care curriculum may be completed concurrently with either FNP, AG-PCNP, or AG-ACNP

  • Fulltime: 4 semesters
  • Parttime: 7 semesters
  • Post Masters: 3 semesters

50 Didactic Hours
660 Clinical Hours
Learning Format:

Admission Criteria

  • Minimum BSN GPA 3.0
  • GRE or MAT within 5 years; waived if previous MSN
  • 1 year RN experience
  • BCLS, ACLS, PALS; Post Masters must have ANCC or AANP certification

Clinical Hours Breakdown

  • 360 hours FNP, AG-PCNP, or AG-ACNP
  • 300 hours Emergency/Trauma
  • An additional 100 hours from FNP clinical hours can be completed in the emergency/urgent setting

Program Contact: Elda Ramirez, [email protected]

Vanderbilt University


Location: Tennessee
Accreditation: CCNE
Entry Options/Prior Degrees Accepted: ASN or Diploma RN, BSN, MSN
Interview: Yes

  • BSN RN Fulltime: 4 semesters
  • BSN RN Parttime: 6 semesters
  • Post Masters: 2 semesters (FNP certification required)
  • Contact school for others

Didactic Hours
Clinical Hours
Learning Format:

Admission Criteria

  • Undergraduate GPA 3.0
  • 2 years current RN experience
  • 1 year Emergency RN experience
  • ACLS, PALS, TNCC required

Clinical Hours Breakdown

  • Emergency Medicine: 420
  • Family: 420
  • Pediatrics: 140

Program Contact: Jennifer Wilbeck, [email protected]

Western University of Health Sciences, College of Graduate Nursing


Location: California
Accreditation: CCNE and WSCUC
Entry Options/Prior Degrees Accepted: MSN/MN; must have obtained FNP with active national certification in population foci as FNP;  DNP w/ FNP and national certification (national certification accepted via ANCC/AANP)
Interview: as indicated
Semesters: 2-Fall-Spring; annually offered.



Clinical practice hours are built into the ENP curriculum. Clinical practice-immersion experiences are established for each student across the two semesters and will include urgent care and emergency department foci. Students will complete supervised clinical practice hours in a variety of established high-acuity patient care settings.

Clinical Hours Total: 270

  • Semester 1 – 90 hours
  • Semester 2 – 180 hours

Curriculum Overview

The two-semester curriculum is a flexible web-based program with one on-campus application-skills intensive each semester. The program itself consists of two, 6-unit courses (didactic and clinical), and a final case study project. Students take two courses per semester (6 units) for two semesters and complete their case study project in the second semester enabling them to complete the postgraduate certificate in 2 semesters. As an ENP student, you will also have extensive clinical practice immersion in the urgent care and emergency department setting. No extensions within the curriculum are available. For more detail regarding the curriculum, please review the course descriptions (PDF) or visit the WesternU CGN website

Admission Criteria:  

  • Official transcript reflecting graduate degree in nursing (MSN or DNP) from a National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited program.
    • All official transcripts from other schools attended are due upon acceptance.
    • All coursework taken from non-U.S. institutions (including Canada) must be submitted to an approved service for evaluation.
  • Verification of Registered Nurse (RN) licensure (license must be active and unencumbered in the state where practice hours will be completed).
  • Verification of an active family nurse practitioner national certification by the ANCC or AANP.
  • Completed application (this includes the scholarly essay which should reflect how obtaining the ENP certificate will contribute to your professional development through advancing practice).
  • Two reference forms (faculty and employers within the past two years).
  • Curriculum Vitae/Résumé
  • Application Fee
STUDENT ASSESSMENT                                                                                                                                        
Student performance in each semester will be assessed through a combination of skills intensive participation, written and oral presentations, and objective examination.