Advanced Emergency Nursing
(Family NP/Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Dual Role)
BSN-DNP and Post-Graduate Certificate to DNP
The Department of Health and Human Services has funded a $1.2 million proposal to provide a new BSN to DNP Accelerated Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AACNP) with Emergency Specialization program.
Graduates of this program will earn a DNP degree and be eligible to sit for dual certification exams - the FNP and the AACNP exams.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing has set a 2015 date for full implementation of the DNP as the entry level for advanced practice.
While Advanced Emergency Nursing (Family NP/Adult-Gerontological Acute Care) Dual Role DNP classes are taught online, all students enrolled in AHN 548 (first clinical course) are required to attend a mandatory three (3) day orientation. Attendance is required and will allow for questions and interaction with course faculty. Various clinical skills workshops will be held during the orientation.
The dates for this year's on-campus orientation are August 3-5, 2014.
For additional information related to the specialty, please contact:
Dr. Robin Lawson
This project is supported in part by funds from the Division of Nursing (DN), Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under grant number D09HP14650-01-00 for Online DNP Program for BSN to DNP Accelerated FNP & AACNP with Emergency Specialization for $1,126,674.00. The information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the Division of Nursing, BHPr, DHHS or the U.S. Government.