Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP)

Michigan's first post-FNP ENP certificate program.

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The Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) certificate program, post-FNP program,  is the first of its kind in the state of Michigan and prepares the Family Nurse Practitioner to provide urgent and emergency health care services to adults, children and families. Focal points of the program include practice models, which emphasize leadership, team-based care, collaboration, quality and safety.

ENP Specialty Certification Examination

Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the national ENP specialty certification examination administered by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANPCP).

2018 median salary for nurse practioner is $107,000.
26% job rate outlook for the next 10 years.
1st and only program of its kind in Michigan

Our Goal

The goal of the ENP program is to prepare highly skilled and culturally sensitive advanced practice nurses who are committed to providing quality and cost effective urgent and emergent care services to individuals, families and communities. Detroit Mercy’s McAuley School of Nursing (MSON) is consistently ranked nationally in U.S. News & World Report.

Program Credits

The Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP), a post-FNP certificate, requires a total of 15 credits to be completed over one calendar year (3 consecutive semesters).

Flexible Path

The MSON is committed to flexibility in the program and therefore offers a one-year online program with on campus intensives for skills and certificate completion.

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    Sample Program Plan

    This certificate program is designed for the part-time student
    Winter
    • NUR 5270 Emergency Nurse Practitioner I (2 cr.)
    • ETH 7010 Ethical Issues in Advanced Nursing Practice (3 cr.)

    Summer

    • NUR 6170 Emergency Nurse Practitioner II and Procedures (3 cr.)
    • NUR 6175 ENP Clinical Practicum II (2 cr.)

    Fall

    • NUR 6270 Emergency Nurse Practitioner III and Procedures (3 cr.)
    • NUR 6275 ENP Clinical Practicum III (2 cr.)

    Total Credits: 15
    Clinical contact hours: 400

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    Required Courses

    • NUR 5270 Emergency Nurse Practitioner I (2 cr.)
    • ETH 7010 Ethical Issues in Advanced Nursing Practice (3 cr.)
    • NUR 6170 Emergency Nurse Practitioner II and Procedures (3 cr.)
    • NUR 6175 ENP Clinical Practicum II (2 cr.)
    • NUR 6270 Emergency Nurse Practitioner III and Procedures (3 cr.)
    • NUR 6275 ENP Clinical Practicum III (2 cr.)

    TOTAL: 15 cr.

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    Admission Criteria

    Admission criteria

    1. Master’s or Doctorate degree from a nationally accredited program
    2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
    3. Current, unencumbered state nursing license and national certification from ANCC or AANPCB as a FNP
    4. Minimum of 2000 hours of clinical experience in FNP role (prefer experience in emergency or urgent care)
    5. One letter of professional recommendation
    6. Professional CV or current resume
    7. An autobiographical statement of professional goals and objectives
    8. Interview with graduate faculty (selective, by invitation)

For more information

Inquire today

Contact:

Ms. Suzanne Erwin, BA, BSN, RN
Graduate Nurse Recruiter
erwinsm@udmercy.edu
313-993-1828

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"Family Nurse Practitioners working in the emergency department need specialty training and certification to care for patients in urgent and emergent situations. Detroit Mercy is in a unique position to provide this program because of its commitment to building highly skilled and culturally sensitive practitioners."

Jennifer Ruel DNP, FNP-BC, ENP-BC,
Associate Clinical Professor & FNP Clinical Coordinator