I'm finishing up an Emergency Nurse Practitioner Program and here are some of the things beyond the FNP foundation that we did:
ROTATIONS (some only for a few days, others for as many as 200 hrs)
High and low acuity pods of ED as well as trauma
Women's urgent care clinic
Orthopedic clinic and surgery
Chest tube/needle decompression
Central line placement
Nail and foreign body removal
Splinting and casting
ACLS and PALS
Wilderness life support
Advanced disaster life support
NIH stroke scale certification
Blast injury certification
Advanced trauma life support
Apparently the ENA is coming up with specific criteria to license NPs in the ER. I've heard that will come out in about 9 months (we'll see if that happens).
Hope this helps!
Quote from SkiBumNP
Hello to AllNurses,
I am starting an Emergency Nurse Practitioner Fellowship.
I will be the FIRST (and only) in the starting class.
I am putting the word our to all of you experienced NPs who have spent time in the ED.
What would you include in a fellowship/residency
What concepts would you put in the forefront?
What skills would you focus on?
I'm looking forward to hearing what everyone has to say!