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Emergency Nurse Practitioner

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Emergency Nurse Practitioner

Prepare yourself for some of the most highly respected and in-demand advanced-practice positions available—in one of the only programs of its kind in the country. 

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Who is this program for?

From diagnosing and prescribing to performing advanced procedures and consulting on complex cases, you’ll be fully trained to handle acute and critical illnesses, serious trauma and injuries in emergency rooms, urgent care facilities and Level One Trauma Centers—the highest level of emergency care accessible in a hospital setting

  • Graduation from a CCNE, ACEN, CNEA or NLNAC accredited MSN program.
  • Must hold an unencumbered RN and/or APRN license in the state in which clinical hours will be obtained. Licensure in another state may be required in order to complete clinical hours (NC, VA).
  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions.
  • Three professional references from individuals who can address the applicant’s practice as an RN/APRN (ex. colleague, supervisor, collaborative physician). References from family members or friends will not be accepted.
  • Professional Resume.
  • Personal Goals Statement: A personal statement explaining your professional goals for the next 3-5 years should be submitted and be 500 words or less. The statement should also address how your Post-Graduate Certificate will impact your current practice.
  • Current BLS, ACLS and PALS certifications required
  • An onsite interview with the Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs, Director of NP Programs and/or Faculty. Those who reside more than 100 miles from Averett University may interview via a synchronous, virtual format.

The following criteria may also be considered when making admission decisions: individual grades in relevant undergraduate/graduate college coursework, communication skills, and relevant personal/professional experiences.

NOTE: Applicants who intend to pursue a Post-Graduate Certificate for Emergency Nurse Practitioner and are not currently Family Nurse Practitioners must complete course work for Family NP prior to the Emergency NP course work.

Upon acceptance into the Graduate Nursing Program, the following admission requirements must be completed:

  • Completion of health appraisal form
  • BLS certification
  • ACLS, PALS certification for ENP courses
  • PPD skin test or xray
  • Flu vaccination
  • MMR vaccine or immunity
  • Varicella vaccine or demonstration of immunity
  • Hepatitis B vaccination series or waiver
  • Tdap must be within 5 years
  • 12-panel drug screen urine
  • Proof of current health insurance
  • Criminal background check

Progression is monitored by the Assistant Dean and the AUSON faculty.  Students must meet the following requirements to maintain continuous progression/enrollment in the nursing major:

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and achieve a B- or better in all Graduate Nursing courses.
  • Students are required to achieve a “P” in the clinical component of courses which require clinical hours.
  • Criminal background check remains satisfactory per relevant State Board regulations.
  • All nursing licenses must remain unencumbered while enrolled in the Graduate Nursing Program.
  • Satisfactorily meet both didactic and clinical elements of each clinical course.
  • If a student fails the clinical component of a course requiring clinical hours, s/he will be administratively removed from that course.
  • Continued health clearance.
  • Continued negative drug screen
  • Current CPR certification. Other certifications such as ACLS, PALS must remain current while in ENP clinical courses.

Failure to meet any of these requirements may result in academic probation or dismissal from the Graduate Program.

Criminal Background Checks and Drug Screen

The student is required to undergo an annual criminal background check and drug screen. While drug screens are required annually, they will be obtained on a random, rolling schedule.  If the School of Nursing finds the results of the drug screening or criminal background check to be unacceptable, the student’s progression and completion of the nursing program may be impeded.

Students will be subject to criminal background checks and drug screenings at any time throughout the duration of the program as requested by the program’s clinical affiliates. The AUSON requires students to perform clinical rotations for hands-on training. It is at the discretion of each medical facility with which the program has a clinical affiliation agreement to implement a standard protocol regarding student admittance for educational purposes.


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