Aprn trauma

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by kateee Member

Are there any programs that offer aprn trauma degrees. That is what I am most interested in! If so what would an aprn be doing at work in trauma? Thanks!

WKShadowNP, DNP, APRN

Specializes in Hospital medicine; NP precepting; staff education. Has 21 years experience. 1 Article; 2,077 Posts

I don't know of trauma specific but there are schools out there offering an ENP track (which is essentially a combo of FNP and ACNP).

USA and Vanderbilt are the two that come to mind.

ENP is commonly called Emergency Nurse Practitioner. Most common setting, then, is the emergency department. The more specific trauma skills may not be included. Seek education opportunities with the ENA or find skills boot camps to learn those techniques and expectations.

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chare

3,241 Posts

At one time the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore offered a trauma residency for ENP and ACNP applicants.

Neuro Guy NP, DNP, PhD, APRN

Specializes in Vascular Neurology and Neurocritical Care. Has 10 years experience. 371 Posts

Yes, you'll find more residency/post graduate programs. Check out St. Luke's in Bethlehem, PA just north of Philly. There's Carilion Clinic too plus a few others I know but manage to slip my mind at the moment.

BostonFNP, APRN

Specializes in Adult Internal Medicine. Has 11 years experience. 3 Articles; 5,539 Posts

This is a very niche specialty. If you are interested in it, find a NP working on a trauma service and shadow.

I know one NP on a Trauma service. She is an FNP. She works long, crazy hours but it's what she loves.