Jun 20, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 

Advanced Graduate Certificate in Emergency Nurse Practitioner

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Plan Description

Individuals who already have a master’s degree in nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner and meet the admissions qualifications will be allowed to take courses towards the Post-Master’s Advanced Graduate Certificate in Emergency Nurse Practitioner upon admissions into the program. A certificate will be awarded documenting completion of the coursework and transcripts will reflect courses taken.

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Plan Admission Requirements

Application deadlines

Applications available on the UNLV Graduate College website.

All applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements. 

Students must apply and submit all admission materials via the Grad Rebel Gateway system available through the Graduate College. The following items are required:

  1. Official transcripts of all coursework for both baccalaureate and master’s degrees must be sent to the School of Nursing and Graduate College. Master’s transcripts must show coursework in Family Nurse Practitioner curriculum with the conferral of a Master of Science in Nursing degree from a program fully accredited by National League of Nursing (NLN) and/or American Association Colleges of Nursing (AACN.) The accrediting body for NLN is ACEN and the accrediting body for the American Association Colleges of Nursing is CCNE. GPA of 3.0 or above
  2. Current valid unencumbered and unrestricted RN and APRN licensure in the state of residence.
  3. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certification.
  4. National board certification or eligibility through the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as a Family Nurse Practitioner. For board eligible applicants, completion of the FNP program must have been within the previous 6 months. Achievement and verification of FNP board certification will be required prior to completion of the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Emergency Nurse Practitioner.
  5. Three letters of recommendation from either instructors or employers that speak to the applicant’s potential to complete the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Emergency Nurse Practitioner Program.
  6. A statement describing the students’ professional goals and the reason for seeking the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Emergency Nurse Practitioner.
  7. Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  8. Interview may be required.
  9. Signed letter of attestation regarding FNP Board Certification Eligibility. Please refer to Section C: Documents and Downloads of the Degrees Directory program page for form.

Students are accepted into a certificate program as described in the Graduate Catalog. The faculty and corresponding sub-disciplines and sub-plans within the described programs are subject to change at any time.

Plan Requirements

Total Credits Required: 15

Plan Certificate Completion Requirements

The student must submit all required forms to the Graduate College and then apply for graduation in MyUNLV by the appropriate deadline.

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