DNP searching for FNP/ENP program

  1. I am a DNP-AGACNP candidate May 2019 and would like to certify as both FNP and ENP as well. I'm currently just looking for programs and trying to feel out the possibilities. Has anyone here completed such a program (FNP/ENP)? If so, what was it like? Do you recommend it? My long term interest is in the Emergency setting as well as international medicine. Thanks for your time and input!
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  3. by   deza
    Found some programs specific to Emergency care and info on the AANP ENP cert
    ENP certification - Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) - AANPCP.
    ENP specific FNP programs and post master certs - American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners - Academic Programs
  4. by   SopranoKris
    I'm currently a student in University of South Alabama's Dual Role ACNP/FNP program. You graduate eligible to sit for both certification exams. Once you have the requisite ER experience, you can sit for ENP certification. South Alabama offers post-graduate certification, too.
  5. by   sgoering
    What do you think of South Alabama's program structure? I am conversing with them regarding a post-doctorate FNP/ENP certification, but have reservations since the program is basically 100% flipped classroom with minimal on-campus experience.
  6. by   SopranoKris
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    What do you think of South Alabama's program structure? I am conversing with them regarding a post-doctorate FNP/ENP certification, but have reservations since the program is basically 100% flipped classroom with minimal on-campus experience.
    I live 5 minutes from Michigan State's campus. They do not offer ACNP, otherwise I would have gone there. I work with nurses in their FNP program. We do the SAME coursework, and it's all online. MSU only has a few on-campus intensives/seminars, just like South Alabama. The tuition is much better at USA. I'm able to get my coursework done and still maitain a full-time schedule in the ICU (three 12 hour shifts per week). That will probably change when I start clinicals, but right now, definitely do-able. Everyone has to take the same "fluff" courses no matter where you go.

    From the students I talked to, once you hit clinicals, you get more interactive instruction. We have a few NPs in the ER that are USA grads. They're good at what they do and respected by peers/colleagues.

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