A Week in the Life of Distance Nursing Student

Our ENP web-based programs is designed to support the working professional while completing your education. The ENP program is an intensive 2-semesters with didactic and clinical component requirements. While in the program, you will complete didactic content, clinical hours, and participate in course discussions. The ENP program does not have a part-time option and time management will be essential in fulfilling the program requirements.

Students in the nursing simulation lab during a birth simulation..
Online Curriculum and Study Time

The online curriculum includes virtual case studies and faculty led lectures posted online, assigned readings, videos, and content provided from textbooks and journals. Through virtual synchronous meetings, email, and phone calls, you will be able to work with fellow classmates and receive guidance from faculty. You will discover that you make lasting bonds with your professors and classmates. The ENP program meets face-to-face once each semester for procedural skills training.

On Campus Time (1 application-skills intensive per semester)

On campus time allows you to participate in application focused group-skills labs. During your visits to campus you will have the opportunity to perform and practice skills you will be applying in your clinical practice setting. On-campus time gives you an opportunity to meet faculty and classmates in person, so you can match faces with online personalities. This makes the distance-learning environment even more effective and enjoyable.

Student in simulation lab.
Clinical Practice-Based Experience

As a student in the ENP certificate, you will also complete clinical time as part of your curriculum

  • ENP – hours total 500
    • Semester 1 – 250 hours
    • Semester 2 – 250 hours
New Student Orientation

All ENP distance students enrolled in the College of Graduate Nursing are required attend the University campus orientation in August (Welcome Week) prior to beginning classes their first year.

During Welcome Week orientation. Students will be provided with information regarding the Welcome Week orientation program.

CGN students participating in Convocation/White Coat ceremonies are welcome to invite their family members to attend the ceremonies (Covid-19 restrictions, which occur at the end of orientation week. Students will have the opportunity to purchase medical equipment, textbooks, and uniforms (if applicable) during the on-campus Orientation/Welcome Week (per Covid-19 restrictions).