Emergency Nurse Practitioner

​Jacksonville University's College of Health Sciences and Keigwin School of Nursing offers 1 of 7 programs in the United States to prepare Emergency Nurse Practitioners.

The Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) sub-specialization program prepares graduates to care for patients across the lifespan in emergent and urgent care settings.

Students may enter the ENP program one of two ways:

  • Post-master's students taking the ENP sub-specialization in conjunction with the Family Nurse Practitioner curriculum for initial licensure (FNP/ENP).
  • Post-NP certificate for already licensed Family Nurse Practitioners (ENP only).

ENP courses are co-taught by Board Certified Emergency Physicians and expert nursing faculty. Students complete clinical rotations with physicians and nurse practitioners in regional ED settings. Graduates of the ENP sub-specialization program are eligible for specialty certification (ENP-BC) through American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) by examination or through the American Nurses' Credentialing Center (ANCC) after two years of full-time practice as an ENP.


The FNP/ENP Post-Masters Certificate Progression for those who are RN's with MSN degrees begins one time per year in the fall semester only. The application deadline is February 1.

The ENP Post-Masters Certificate Progression for those who are already licensed FNP's can begin in any semester. Applications should be submitted by the February 1 application deadline for the fall semester start.

Applicants who are qualified for the ENP Post-NP Certificate only, can submit an application and materials outside of the February 1 application deadline, and will be evaluated for other semester starts if there is still space available.

Admissions Requirements

  • Completed online application
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from MSN degree
  • 3.0 graduate nursing GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Graduation from a CCNE, NLN or ACEN accredited MSN program
  • Three letters of recommendation (a minimum of two should be professional references)
  • Resume or CV
  • Statement of Intent
    • A personal statement describing your reasons for pursuing an advanced degree and detailing your professional goals. Should not exceed 2 pages.
  • Copy of valid Florida RN or ARNP License
    • Out of state applicants must have valid RN or ARNP license from a US state and be eligible for license endorsement in the state of Florida.
  • One year of work experience in an emergency setting is required
  • If the applicant’s primary language is not English, the TOEFL or IELTS exam will be requiredFor score requirements, please reference this page here.
  • On campus Interview required for all ARNP program candidates who are qualified
  • For ARNP programs, background checks are required for all students participating in clinical practice. Information on the background check may need to be released to clinical agencies for permission to participate at the clinical site. If clinical placement is denied by the agency, and an alternate site cannot be obtained, the student will not complete the program.


Contact Us

Stephanie Bloom

Assistant Director of Enrollment & Advising for Graduate Nursing

Teresa MacGregor PhD, ARNP

Director Graduate Nursing Programs