Many of our programs have made exceptions to the application process and requirements due to circumstances from the COVID-19 pandemic response at WesternU. Any references to in-person campus visits, events, lab work, or classroom interactions must be read in light of social distancing recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). WesternU has implemented remote teaching and learning across all campuses and only essential personnel are on campus at this time. Please contact us if you have any questions or need further information.

The Emergency Nurse Practitioner Certificate is designed for nationally certified Family Nurse Practitioners who desire or may be currently working in the Urgent Care or Emergency Department setting. Our two-semester certificate curriculum allows you to be eligible to apply for the national certification exam as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner. The program has been approved and validated by the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (AAENP).

Flexible Web Based Program

We are now offering two entry terms per academic year. Student can enroll either in the fall or spring semester starting in the 2022/2023 academic year.

As the first college in the nation to develop a web-accessible nursing program, we are experienced in providing the support you need to succeed with distance learning. To provide flexibility and eliminate the need to commute daily to campus, we use:

  • Web-based curriculum and self-directed learning.
  • Procedural skills intensives at the Pomona, CA, campus once per semester.
  • An Urgent Care and Emergency Department clinical practice immersion completed in your own community.

The ENP Gainful Employment Disclosure is available for your review.


Western University of Health Sciences, College of Graduate Nursing’s is proud to offer the Emergency Nurse Practitioner Certificate for nationally certified Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP) that desire a dual role in the subspecialty areas of Urgent Care and Emergency Medicine. Our distance-web based hybrid model provides the working FNP ability to enhance and advance their knowledge, skills, and training, integrating the Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) competencies and Scope and Standards for Emergency Nurse Practitioner practice as foundation for role preparation in this dynamic practice setting. We look forward to working with you!

Will this program meet my needs?
  • A graduate prepared, nationally certified Family Nurse Practitioner wishing to advance your career as an emergency nurse practitioner who wants additional expertise in the care and management of urgent and emergency care populations.

We prepare our graduates to assume advanced nursing practice and leadership roles in the subspecialty settings of urgent and emergency care.

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