Post-Master's Certificate: Emergency Nurse Practitioner


Post-Master's Certificate in Emergency Nurse Practitioner

The College of Health Profession and the McAuley School of Nursing at the University of Detroit Mercy offers a program of a post-master’s certificate in Emergency Nurse Practitioner. This certificate academically prepares certified Family Nurse Practitioner’s (FNP) in emergency care in order to sit for specialty certification as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP). This six-course certificate emphasizes academic preparation in the emergency care specialization, including didactic, lab and clinical experiences for emergent care across the lifespan.  It can be completed as a stand-alone certificate or in conjunction with the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, after completion of the MSN degree and national certification as a family nurse practitioner.  After completion of this certificate program, students will be eligible for specialty certification as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB).

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    Admission Criteria

    1. Master’s or Doctorate degree from a nationally accredited program.
    2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
    3. Current, unencumbered Michigan 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. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
    6. Two letters of professional recommendation with at least one from someone in a supervisory capacity.
    7. Current resume or professional CV.
    8. An autobiographical statement of professional goals and objectives.
    9. Interview with graduate faculty (selective, by invitation).

    Certificate in Emergency Nurse Practitioner

    • NUR 5270 Emergency Nurse Practitioner I (2 credits)
    • ETH 7010 Ethical Issues in Advanced Nursing Practice (3 credits)
    • NUR 6170 Emergency Nurse Practitioner II & Procedures (3 credits)
    • NUR 6175 Emergency Nurse Practitioner Clinical II (2 credits)
    • NUR 6270 Emergency Nurse Practitioner III & Procedures (3 credits)
    • NUR 6275 Emergency Nurse Practitioner Clinical III (2 credits)

    This certificate program is designed for the part-time student.



    The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, Master of Science in Nursing degree, Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, and Post-graduate APRN certificate at the University of Detroit Mercy, McAuley School of Nursing are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW Suite 750, Washington, DC  20001. Telephone: (202) 887-6791.

    Program Contact Information

    Jennifer Ruel, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, ENP-BC
    HP 231
    McNichols Campus
    Telephone: (313) 993-1612
    Fax: (313) 993-1271

    Suzanne Erwin, BSN
    Graduate Recruiter and Admissions Coordinator
    HP 121
    McNichols Campus
    Telephone:  (313) 993-1828