Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing

The field of emergency room/trauma nursing can be exciting and rewarding. Life in the ER can be chaos and it takes a very organized emergency room nurse to meet the challenge. What does it take to work as an emergency room nurse? You need a bachelor's degree in nursing and RN certification, along with several years of nursing experience before you can apply to an emergency room/trauma nursing master's program. You can expect some topics familiar because of your nursing background and to study more advanced topics such as advanced physiology/pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and genetics. You will also learn the critical skills needed to become an emergency room nurse. Aside from classroom work, you'll take part in clinical practice at emergency rooms and urgent care clinics. As you near the end of your studies, you should pursue certification as a certified emergency nurse (CEN). Certification will give you a professional distinction that will set you apart from other graduates.

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University of Pennsylvania

Founded in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin, the University of Pennsylvania is a private Ivy League institution in Philadelphia. UPenn hosts 12 schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 90 academic fields of study. Additionally, UPenn’s Gothic-style...

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Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University was founded in 1873 as a private research university in Nashville, Tennessee. Academically, the university focuses on an interdisciplinary approach,  encouraging students to take courses from any of the 143 areas of study. The...

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Emory University

Emory University is a liberal arts institution located in Atlanta, Georgia, with a second campus in Oxford. The 600-acre campus in the Druid Hills neighborhood is home to four undergraduate and seven graduate colleges, as well as over a dozen...

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Widener University

Originally founded in 1821 as a Quaker boarding school, Widener University is a 4-year private institution in the Philadelphia metro area. Widener confers undergraduate degrees in over 60 academic majors and minors. In addition, many of Widener’s...

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