Post-Masters DNP

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Earn A Post-MSN DNP

Emory University is seeking highly qualified and developing nurse leaders for its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

Requirements for Post-Master’s DNP admission include:

  • Master's Degree in Nursing from an accredited College or University
  • Unencumbered RN license in the state(s) in which you will be completing your clinical training/project

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application 
  • A personal statement describing why you want to be a student in the Emory DNP program along with a brief statement of your project interests for practice, process, or systems-based health and healthcare improvement (500 words)
  • Resume or CV
  • Contact information for two professional references.

Standard Plans of Study

Health Systems Leadership (HSL) Track
Full-time, 4 Semesters

Course #Course NameCredits
Semester 1 (Fall)NRSG 702DAnalyzing, Evaluating & Translating Health Systems Evidence3
NRSG 707DTransforming Health Care: A Systems Approach to Improving Quality & Safety3
NRSG 712DAnalysis of Complex Health Systems for Organizations2
NRSG 715DDNP Project Development I 3*
Total Semester Credits  11
Semester 2 (Spring) NRSG 713DAnalytic Tools for Evidence-Based Decision-Making 3
NRSG 714DPathways to Practice4
NRSG 716DDNP Project Development II4*
Total Semester Credits11
Semester 3 (Summer)NRSG 722DLeadership for Health Professions2
NRSG 724DInformatics: Leading with Data3
NRSG 717DDNP Project Development III 4*
Total Semester Credits10
Semester 4 (Fall)NRSG 721DDNP Project4*
NRSG 723DHealth Policy, Ethics and Law3
Total Semester Credits7**
Total Program Credits38

 *Variable credit course
**Option for full-time available Post-Master’s DNP

Population Health Track
Full Time
4 Semesters

Course #CourseCredits
Program Total39
Semester 1 (Fall)NRSG 702DAnalyzing, Evaluating & Translating Health Systems Evidence3
NRSG 712DAnalysis of Complex Health Systems for Organizations2
NRSG 715DDNP Project I4*
Semester Credit Hours 9
Semester 2 (Spring)NRSG 714DPathways to Practice4
NRSG 703DEpidemiology for Advanced Nursing Practice2
NRSG 713DAnalytic Tools for EB Decision Making3
NRSG 716DDNP Project Development II3*
Semester Credit Hours 12
Semester 3 (Summer)NRSG 718DPopulation Adaptive Solutions1
NRSG 722DLeadership for the Health Professions2
NRSG 720DCollaboration & Transformation for Population Health2
NRSG 725DSocial Behavior in Public Health for APRN Practice2
NRSG 717DDNP Project Development III2*
Semester Credit Hours 9
Semester 4 (Fall)NRSG 723DHealth Policy, Ethics, and Law3
NRSG 721DDNP Project6*
Semester Credit Hours 9

*Variable credit course

Post-Master’s DNP
Population Health Track
Part Time - 7 Semesters (2 year plan)

Course #CourseCredits
Program Total39
Semester 1 (Fall)NRSG 702DAnalyzing, Evaluating & Translating Health Systems Evidence3
NRSG 712DAnalysis of Complex Health Systems for Organizations2
Semester Credit Hours 5
Semester 2 (Spring)NRSG 714DPathways to Practice4
NRSG 703DEpidemiology for Advanced Nursing Practice2
Semester Credit Hours 6
Semester 3 (Summer)NRSG 718DPopulation Adaptive Solutions1
NRSG 720DCollaboration & Transformation for Population Health2
NRSG 725DSocial Behavior in Public Health for APRN Practice2
Semester Credit Hours 5
Semester 4 (Fall)NRSG 723DHealth Policy, Ethics, and Law3
NRSG 715DDNP Project I3*
Semester Credit Hours 6
Semester 5 (Spring)NRSG 716DDNP Project Development II3*
NRSG 713DAnalytic Tools for EB Decision Making3
Semester Credit Hours 6
Semester 6 (Summer)NRSG 717DDNP Project Development III3*
NRSG 722DLeadership for the Health Professions2
Semester Credit Hours 5
Semester 7 (Fall)NRSG 721DDNP Project6*
Semester Credit Hours 6

*Variable credit course

Post-Masters Health Systems Leadership (HSL)
DNP - Part-time

Course #CourseCredits
Total semester credits:4
Semester 1 (Fall)NRSG 702DAnalyzing, Evaluating & Translating Health Systems Evidence3
NRSG 712DAnalysis of Complex Health Systems for Organizations2
Total semester credits:5
Semester 2 (Spring)NRSG 723DHealth Policy, Ethics and Law3
NRSG 714DPathways to Practice4
Total semester credits:7
Semester 3 (Summer)NRSG 722DLeadership for Health Professions2
NRSG 724DInformatics: Leading with Data3
Total semester credits:5
Semester 4 (Fall)NRSG 707Transforming Health Care: A Systems Approach to Improving Quality & Safety3
NRSG 715DDNP Project Development I 3*
Total semester credits:6
Semester 5 (Spring)NRSG 713DAnalytic Tools for Evidence-Based Decision-Making 3
NRSG 716DDNP Project Development II4*
Total semester credits:7
Semester 6 (Summer)NRSG 717DDNP Project Development III 4*
Total semester credits:4
Semester 7 (Fall)NRSG 721DDNP Project4*
Total semester credits:4

This is a hybrid program with both online and face to face interaction during every semester. Each semester students and faculty will meet for three on-campus sessions.

What are On-Campus Sessions?

On-Campus sessions will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. The format will be business conference style with students attending class in the NHWSN building. Attire will be business casual for students and agendas will include: DNP student presentations, group work and special interactive presentations with renowned guest speakers. On-campus sessions may also include advising as needed.

On-campus sessions will take place on the followings days:


Summer 2020
Saturday, July 11

Fall 2020
Saturday, September 19
Saturday, October, 24

Spring 2021
Saturday, February 6
Saturday, March 20

Summer 2021
Saturday, July 10

Fall 2021
Saturday, September 21
Saturday, October 23, 2021

Spring 2022
Saturday, February 5, 2022
Saturday, March 19, 2022

Summer 2022
Saturday, July 9, 2022

The DNP Student Experience

Earning a Doctor of Nursing Practice at Emory University is a unique experience. Students benefit from a tight-knit community with meaningful interactions with faculty and classmates alike. The leadership-focused curriculum prepares students to become visionary nurse leaders who will transform all facets of health care delivery from the bedside to the boardroom in hospitals, corporations, private practices, government, and educational settings.

Experience Cohort + Leading Faculty

The DNP cohort is comprised of leading clinicians from all walks of life. Recent students include a clinical nurse leader from the world-famous Ebola care team from Emory University Hospital, a nurse anesthetist who is creating groundbreaking new programs for patients, and a midwife who is reviving a model of care for a health system in Texas. These dynamic DNP students coupled with nationally-recognized faculty who care about their students’ success creates a program that provides unparalleled learning from peers and faculty. 

See our featured of our DNP students.

Learn about Emory's DNP faculty:

Hybrid Learning for Busy Professionals

Emory’s DNP program is designed for full-time working nurses who are balancing careers and families. Majority of the coursework can be completed online from anywhere in the world. Online learning is supplemented by engaging sessions on select Saturdays throughout the year. These highly interactive sessions give access students to top health care executives speaking on thought-provoking topics. Recent speakers include Dr. Jon Lewin, Chief Executive Officer of Emory University’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Dr. Sharon Pappas, Chief Nursing Officer of Emory Healthcare, among many others.

Advancing Your Career with a Powerful Network

In addition to the incredible professional networking opportunities that takes place within the DNP cohort, students also gain access to 95 dedicated faculty, 600 other Emory nursing students, 7,000 Emory nursing alumni, and 19,000 Woodruff Health Sciences Center employees—leading to powerful professional connections to help advance your career far into the future.

Please visit the Graduate Program Financial Aid Page for information about financial aid options.

Interested in becoming a full-time faculty member after graduating?  The Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) may be right for you.  Eligible students can receive up to $35,000 NFLP loan support per academic year (for up to five years)  to cover the costs of tuition, books, fees and educational expenses. 

Partial NFLP loan forgiveness (up to 85%) over a consecutive four-year period in exchange for serving as full-time nursing faculty at an accredited School of Nursing

Contact dnp@emory.edu for more information.

Source

Amount

Deadline

Requirements

Application

Geraldine “Polly”
Bednash Scholarship

$5,000

October 31st

3.2 GPA
Write a brief essay (250 word maximum) on your goals and aspirations as they relate to your education, career and future plans. Explain why you are a qualified candidate and should be considered for the scholarship

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Certified Background-GNSA Scholarship

$2,500

December 30th

3.5 GPA
GNSA member (join GNSA for free)
Write an essay (500-word maximum) expressing how they have contributed to the nursing profession through innovation, leadership, and/or peer mentoring
Provide one academic or professional reference

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Hurst Review Services/AACN

$2,500

January 15th

Provide an essay of no more than 250 words describing his/her goals and aspirations as they relate to his/her education, career, and future plans

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AfterCollege/AACN

$2,500

December 31st

Special consideration given to students with the goal of becoming a nurse educator
Write a brief essay (250 word maximum) on your goals and aspirations as they relate to your education, career, and future plans. Explain why you are a qualified candidate and should be considered for the scholarship. Please include as a separate attachment.
Selected finalists will be asked to submit letters of recommendation, published articles, awards/honors, etc.

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Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.

Varies

February 1st

3.6 GPA
Completed 12 credits of the program
Provide three references
800 word personal essay
$20 application fee

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The DNP program's flexible curriculum allows students to begin the program in Fall, Spring, and Summer. Emory is accepting applications to the DNP program for Spring, Summer and Fall 2019. Admission decisions will be based upon candidate competitiveness and space availability. Applicants could potentially be placed on a waitlist. Decisions for waitlisted applicants are announced as seats become available, up to the first day of orientation.

For questions or concerns about the application process, please contact the School of Nursing's Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs at 404.727.7980.

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Applicants to any of our distance-accessible courses/ programs that may lead to professional licensure or certification should become familiar with the regulations governing distance accessible programs in their state. Licensure requirements vary from state to state and by professional organization. Emory is working toward developing a database to provide this information. Prospective students residing in states other than Georgia and those states identified, should contact their state’s Board of Nursing and Department of Education for specific rules and regulations pertaining to completion of clinical learning experiences in that state when enrolled in a distance-accessible program.

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