Veterans Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership For Graduate Education

Provide Veteran Health Care

Provide Veteran Health Care

Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and the Atlanta VA Medical Center (VAMC) are teaming up to prepare nurse practitioners to provide specialized holistic and integrated care for the veteran population. From newly returning veterans of current deployments to World War II survivors and every conflict in between, the focus of the program is to engage excellent practitioners who want to serve those who have served us. The VA Health System is facing a severe primary care shortage, which will intensify due to a wave of health provider retirements, an aging Veteran population with multiple chronic diseases, and continued expansion of the Veteran eligible population due to ongoing global military engagements.

Emory is one of six nursing schools nationwide selected for the VA Nursing Academic Partnership for Graduate Education through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The new partnership will provide $2.9 million to fund additional faculty positions at the School of Nursing, develop a NP residency program at the VA and increase Emory's adult/gerontology nurse practitioner program by 32 students over a five-year period.  All clinical experiences will be at the area VA hospital and surrounding clinics.

Visit the MSN programs section of the site for more information about Emory's Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program.

If selected into the cohort, students are entitled to unique benefits and opportunities offered solely for this program, including:

  • stipend eligibility as a student for clinical hours ranging up to $9,000 per year per student;
  • integrated educational opportunities with medicine, social work, pharmacy, physical therapy and others within the VA Health System;
  • preferential referral to be one of 6 students selected to participate in a paid  Nurse Practitioner residency program at the Atlanta VAMC upon graduation
  • Be a Naturalized or Natural Born Citizen of the United States
  • Admitted to the NHWSON Master’s Program:  Adult Geriatric Primary Care Specialty
  • Have an undergraduate GPA minimum of 3.0 in clinical nursing courses
  • Admission preference given to Veterans 

If you are unable to see the above form, you can apply online by completing the application at:

For questions or additional information about the VA Nursing Academic Partnership Scholars program, please contact:

Dr. Phyllis Wright
Phone: 404.727.6417 (office)
Skype: philanne1