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

At the discretion of the DNP Program Director, some students may be asked to provide additional information such as GRE Test Scores, or a portfolio which demonstrates an ability to be successful in a practice-focused program.

 

Standard Plans of Study

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

 

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Semester 1 (Fall)

NRSG 702DAnalyzing, Evaluating & Translating Health Systems Evidence

3

NRSG 707DTransforming Health Care: A Systems Approach to Improving Quality & Safety

3

NRSG 712DAnalysis of Complex Health Systems for Organizations

2

NRSG 715DDNP Project Development I 

3*

TotalSemester Credits

 

11

Semester 2 (Spring) 

NRSG 713DAnalytic Tools for Evidence-Based Decision-Making 

3

NRSG 714DPathways to Practice

4

NRSG 716DDNP Project Development II

4*

TotalSemester Credits

11

Semester 3 (Summer)

NRSG 722DLeadership for Health Professions

2

NRSG 724DInformatics: Leading with Data

3

NRSG 717DDNP Project Development III 

4*

TotalSemester Credits

 

 

10

Semester 4 (Fall)

NRSG 721DDNP Project

4*

NRSG 723DHealth Policy, Ethics and Law

3

TotalSemester Credits

 

7**

 

Total Program Credits

38

 *Variable credit course
**Option for full-time available

Post-Master’s DNP

Population Health Track

Full Time - 4 Semesters

 

                               

Semester 1 (Fall) 

Course

Credits

NRSG 702D

Analyzing, Evaluating & Translating Health Systems Evidence

3

NRSG 712D

Analysis of Complex Health Systems for Organizations

2

NRSG 715D

DNP Project I

4*

Semester Credit Hours

 

9

 

 

 

Semester 2 (Spring)

 

 

NRSG 714D

Pathways to Practice

4

NRSG 703D

Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing Practice

2

NRSG 713D

Analytic Tools for EB Decision Making

3

NRSG 716D

DNP Project Development II

3*

Semester Credit Hours

 

12

 

 

 

Semester 3 (Summer)

 

 

NRSG 718D

Population Adaptive Solutions

1

NRSG 722D

Leadership for the Health Professions

2

NRSG 720D

Collaboration & Transformation for Population Health

2

NRSG 725D

Social Behavior in Public Health for APRN Practice

2

NRSG 717D

DNP Project Development III

2*

Semester Credit Hours

 

9

 

 

 

Semester 4 (Fall)

 

 

NRSG 723D

Health Policy, Ethics, and Law

3

NRSG 721D

DNP Project

6*

Semester Credit Hours

 

9

Program Total

 

39

 

*Variable credit course

Post-Master’s DNP

Population Health Track

Part Time - 7 Semesters (2 year plan)

 

Semester 1 (Fall) 

Course

Credits

NRSG 702D

Analyzing, Evaluating & Translating Health Systems Evidence

3

NRSG 712D

Analysis of Complex Health Systems for Organizations

2

Semester Credit Hours

 

5

 

 

 

Semester 2 (Spring)

 

 

NRSG 714D

Pathways to Practice

4

NRSG 703D

Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing Practice

2

Semester Credit Hours

 

6

 

 

 

Semester 3 (Summer)

 

 

NRSG 718D

Population Adaptive Solutions

1

NRSG 720D

Collaboration & Transformation for Population Health

2

NRSG 725D

Social Behavior in Public Health for APRN Practice

2

Semester Credit Hours

 

5

 

 

 

Semester 4 (Fall)

 

 

NRSG 723D

Health Policy, Ethics, and Law

3

NRSG 715D

DNP Project I

3*

Semester Credit Hours

 

6

 

 

 

Semester 5 (Spring)

 

 

NRSG 716D

DNP Project Development II

3*

NRSG 713D

Analytic Tools for EB Decision Making

3

Semester Credit Hours

 

6

 

 

 

Semester 6 (Summer)

 

 

NRSG 717D

DNP Project Development III

3*

NRSG 722D

Leadership for the Health Professions

2

Semester Credit Hours

 

5

 

 

 

Semester 7 (Fall)

 

 

NRSG 721D

DNP Project

6*

Semester Credit Hours

 

6

Program Total

 

39

 

*Variable credit course

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:

Spring 2019
-Saturday, January 26
-Saturday, March 23

Summer 2019
-Saturday, June 8

Fall 2019
-Saturday, September 21
-Saturday, November 2

Spring 2020
-Saturday, February 8
-Saturday, March 21

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

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:

>> Dr. Corrine Abraham

>> Dr. John Cranmer

>> Dr. Roy Simpson

>> Dr. Imelda Reyes

>> Dr. Phillp Davis

>> Dr. Suzanne Staebler

>> Dr. Phyllis Wright

 

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.

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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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CertifiedBackground-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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