Post-Master’s Certificate in Emergency Care for Family Nurse Practitioners Admission Criteria

Everything you'll need for admission.

To apply for the Post-Master’s Certificate in Emergency Care for Family Nurse Practitioners, you'll need the following:

  • MSN or DNP degree from an approved, accredited college or university
  • An unencumbered, active California RN license and certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Experience in emergency nursing, disaster/crisis management, military service or related work experience
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Completion of the university application
  • A goal statement
  • One official transcript from each college or university you've attended; for international transcripts, an official evaluation by World Education Services ( is required
  • Three professional recommendations
  • Your résumé/CV
  • An interview (qualified applicants will be contacted to interview based on initial review of their application)
  • Evidence of specified immunizations and screening tests, a report of recent physical examination, and BLS and ACLS certification if admitted into the program

Priority Deadline: March 1 

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Curriculum Plan

This Post-Master’s Certificate in Emergency Care for Family Nurse Practitioners program is 15 units in length. The program requires 540 clinical hours which may be completed over three semesters.

Summer Session
NPTC 610 Family Nurse Practitioners in Emergency Care (5)
(Course and Clinical)

Fall Semester
NPTC 610 Family Nurse Practitioner in Emergency Care (5)

Spring Semester
NPTC 610 Family Nurse Practitioner in Emergency Care (5)

(Clinical — 540 hours with the option of completing these hours over three semesters)



Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate advanced levels of clinical practice within defined ethical, legal, and regulatory parameters in designing, implementing, and evaluating evidenced-based, culturally competent therapeutic interventions for individuals or aggregates.
  2. Synthesize nursing and other scientific and ethical theories and concepts to create a foundation for advanced nursing practice.
  3. Demonstrate leadership in collaborative efforts to develop and implement policies to improve health care delivery and outcomes at multiple levels of professional practice (institutional, local, state, regional, national, and/or international).
  4. Incorporate research into practice through critical appraisal of existing evidence, evaluating practice outcomes, and developing practice-based guidelines.
  5. Design, implement, and evaluate health care delivery systems and information systems that meet societal needs and ensure accountability for quality outcomes.
  6. Employ a population health focus in the design, implementation, and evaluation of health care delivery systems that address primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention.
  7. Incorporate ethical, regulatory, and legal guidelines in the delivery of health care and the selection, use, and evaluation of information systems and patient care technology.