general info on the enp, trauma cns:
emergency nurse practitioner (enp) scope of practice
the emergency nurse practitioner (enp) program prepares advanced practice nurses with the knowledge and skills needed to provide emergency and urgent health care services to individuals of all ages. emphasis is on the management of acute illnesses, trauma, and/ or chronic unstable illnesses requiring immediate attention, stabilizing the individual's condition, and determining appropriate referral and follow-up care. enps provide care in ambulatory, urgent care, and emergency department settings. many graduates are prepared to be recognized as advanced practice nurses by the board of nurse examiners and to take the family nurse practitioner national certification examination through the american nurses credentialing center or the academy of nurse practitioners.
american association for critical care nurses ~ ccns
the critical care/trauma clinical nurse specialist
because inpatient care focuses increasingly on treating the sickest of the sick, the need for advanced practice nurses to provide and coordinate care in emergency rooms, trauma, critical care, and intensive care units has never been greater.
critical care/trauma clinical nurse specialists fill that role. they bring clinical expertise to acute care across a variety of health care settings, and lead the care management processes that are essential in today's health care environment. many also play a vital teaching and research role; from the front lines they lend a unique and essential perspective to understanding a range of issues confronting nurses.
ut, houston has an excellent
program. other links that may be of interest:
critical care/trauma cns at university california, san francisco
i have to agree with traumarus. enp is a very
narrow specialty track. consider the future and what you might want to do for this is a high-stress specialty. check to see what your area will bear. i locked myself in with the ob-gyn np and later added fnp for the former was too restrictive.