By Josephine Reid
If you are seeking a degree in Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing, you'll find there is a single degree that can be earned. A major in Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing is offered at a low number schools, all of which are listed below.
There is a 2018 ranking of the best colleges that offer Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing degrees is based on the compilation of universities.com's data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review.
- The first university is the University of Pennsylvania. This school offers 4 Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city.
- Vanderbilt University offers two Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 18 students graduated in the study area of Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing with students earning 18 Master's degrees.
- Emory University offers two Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 22 students graduated in the study area of Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing with students earning 22 Master's degrees.
- Widener University-Main Campus offers two Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing Degree programs. It's a medium-sized private university in a large suburb.
Typically, a master’s of science in nursing (MSN) degree focused in emergency care is needed, but you may also be able to complete a post-master’s certificate in emergency care, if you already have a nursing master’s degree, or even work toward your doctor of nursing practice (DNP), which the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) recommends as the new standard of training by 2015 for all advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), including NPs.
To be accepted into one of the emergency nurse practitioner schools, you will already need to be licensed as a registered nurse (RN). However, some schools may grant you acceptance as long as you meet necessary prerequisites for admission, most often by completing a certain number of classes in the natural sciences. Generally, to be granted admission into a program, nurses need to have good undergraduate grades in nursing, often a 3.0 GPA.
Common requirements for admission could also include a minimum score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), completion of an undergraduate statistics course (seeing how data and analytics are becoming so important in healthcare) and letters of recommendation. For an emergency care program, students may also need to have clinical experience, possibly even in the ER.