Family NP in Emergency Care

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DNP - Family Nurse Practitioner in Emergency Care

The Post-Bacc Family Nurse Practitioner in Emergency Care DNP program prepares nurses to assume the assessment and management of emergent and urgent care to patients across the lifespan. Practitioners are also prepared in the role of primary care provider for patients from birth until the end of life. The program is designed for either part-time or full-time study.

Graduates are eligible to sit for the Family Nurse Practitioner certification exam given by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Once nationally certified, graduates can apply for certification in the State of New Jersey as advanced practice nurses with prescriptive authority. After successfully certified as Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP), graduates can apply for certification by examination as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP.) After two years of practice, these graduates may apply for sub-specialty certification as Emergency Nurse Practitioners from ANCC via a portfolio process.

The Family Nurse Practitioner in Emergency Care (FNP-ER) program at the Rutgers School of Nursing is among the first nurse practitioner programs in the United States to prepare advanced practice nurses with the knowledge and skills needed to provide emergency and urgent health care services to individuals of all ages. The care provided by nurse practitioners practicing in this setting requires a vast body of knowledge relating to acute and chronic illness and injury as well as simple and complex skills.

In addition to diagnosing and managing acute episodic and acute exacerbations of chronic illnesses, students in the Family Nurse Practitioner in Emergency Care program learn to incorporate provide health promotion, disease prevention, and injury prevention services to their patients and families. Incorporated in to the curriculum is emphasis on the teaching and counseling of patients and families and exploring the role of advocate, consultant, and researcher.

The Family Nurse Practitioner in Emergency Care practice in a variety of primary, acute, and tertiary settings, including emergency departments in urban, suburban, and rural hospitals; trauma centers; ambulatory and medical mobile clinics; urgent and emergent care centers; air and ground transport services; prisons; and schools.

Campus Locations

All of the in-person classes are held at the Newark campus only.

Program Outcomes

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Credits to Completion

77 credits with 945 clinical hours devoted to precepted NP practice and 500 mentored hours in which the student develops, implements, evaluates, and disseminates their project.

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