Emergency Nurse Practitioner Certification
- 1Nov 2, '12 by juan de la cruz GuideGot a letter from ANCC asking for volunteers to be content experts in the development of a new Emergency Nurse Practitioner certification board examination. Sounds like qualifications will be based on portfolio (active practice in ED or UC setting). Early in this stage, I am assuming this is another layer of certification or subcertification if you will, on top of a primary NP certification (i.e, FNP, ACNP) which is totally in-line with Consensus Model language. I'm obviously not qualified as a content expert (never worked in ED as an NP) but still interested in how this will materialize.
- 0Nov 16, '12 by SycamoreGuyI think there are a lot of different directions this could take depending on who is being certified (i.e. ACNP, or FNP)Do you think it would be beneficial for an ACNP to be certified to treat children or for the FNP to gain some acute care skills? What about A-GNPs? Is a certification alone enough or should there be some post masters courses associated with the certification? Will the certification cover all aspects of emergency care or just the fast track care role that most NPs are used in? These aren't reall questions for the OP (unless he has an answer) just me thinking out loud.
- 1Nov 16, '12 by Boatswain2PAThis month's ADVANCE magazine had an article on this.
In the PA world we are seeing a move toward specialization. Whether or not this is a "good" thing for the profession or the patient is arguable, but the move is afoot.
It sounds like the NP world, which has already been ahead of the PA world in this movement, is heading further down that road.
I don't really mind it, but I don't like the "portfolio" approach. It is tooooooo easy to pad portfolios without any real knowledge/experience to back it up.
- 1Feb 19, '13 by juan de la cruz GuideApparently, this will be "certification by portfolio" rather than examination. ANCC was asking for expert volunteers to review applicant portfolios.
This manner of certification involves the applicant submitting a CV. ANCC will verify skills, knowledge, abilities, and career accomplishments in the Emergency Nurse Practitioner role as part of this alternative application assessment process. ENA is involved.
Any NP in current ED or UC practice can apply once the program begins.
For more info: http://www.nursecredentialing.org/Ce...essRelease.pdf
- 0Jul 21, '13 by nomadcrnaNice. I'm in a program at University of West Virgina atm. Emergency Medicine Certifcate program. Given to physicians, NPs and PAs.
2 year program averaging 4-5 credits per semester and 1 summer skills lab.
I'd love a cert program though.Last edit by nomadcrna on Jul 21, '13