Emergency Nurse Practitioner

Emory Nursing Students

Become an Emergency NP

The Emergency Nurse Practitioner program prepares nurses to provide health care to patients across the lifespan in emergency and primary care settings. Program content is built on family nurse practitioner preparation but also prepares graduates to manage the care of patients presenting to emergency settings with acute, life-threatening health care needs. Fifty-five credit hours are required for degree completion.

The Emergency Nurse Practitioner program is a rigorous, four-semester, FNP enhanced curriculum that requires prior experience in emergency nursing, disaster/crisis management, military service or related work experience.

Flexible studies
The degree requires four semesters of full-time study, or students may pursue it part time. Due to the nature of the clinical rotations for this specialty, full-time study is strongly recommended.

Clinical Experience
The clinical portion of the program includes training in advanced procedural skills such as advanced suturing, x-ray and ECG interpretation, trauma and cardiac resuscitation. Students complete over 700 clinical hours including women’s health, pediatrics, family practice, and in high acuity medical and trauma settings.

Clinical sites include, but are not limited to emergency care and primary care settings within the metro Atlanta area, Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and primary care health settings throughout Northeast Georgia.

Unique Highlights
Learning opportunities include interdisciplinary learning experiences with medical students, physician assistants, and emergency residents; a state-of-the-art clinical laboratory; clinical experiences in a Level I Regional Trauma Center; and classroom instruction in forensic issues in emergency settings, including disaster preparedness.


Career Opportunities
Upon completion of studies, graduates are prepared to sit for the Family Nurse Practitioner certification exam of the American Nurse Credentialing Center or the certification exam of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Graduates of the Emergency Nurse Practitioner program are prepared to work in trauma centers, urgent care and emergency settings caring for adult and pediatric patients.

Student Enrollment

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing has a long-standing history of educating women and men to be leaders on the forefront of the health care community. 

  • Total students: 665
    • Females: 602 (91%)
    • Males: 63 (9%)
    • Minorities: 298 (45%)
    • Total BSN students: 374
    • Total MSN students: 236
    • Total DNP students: 21
    • Total PhD students: 34

Post Graduation Placement Information

2015-2016 BSN Student Cohort

  • Of the respondents to the post graduation survey, 73 percent were employed immediately after graduation, and 88 percent were employed within three months of graduation.
  • Of the student respondents immediately employed, the average starting salary was $53,000.

2015-2016 MSN Student Cohort

  • Of the respondents to the post graduation survey, 52 percent were employed immediately after graduation, and 87 percent were employed within three months of graduation.
  • Of the student respondents immediately employed, the average starting salary was $96,000.

Academic Distinctions

  • Ranked No. 4 in the nation for graduate nursing education by US News & World Report 
  • Leader in service learning and global health 
  • Internationally recognized faculty researchers 
  • 24 faculty members are American Academy of Nursing Fellows 
  • Students work in 500+ diverse clinical sites nationwide 
  • Located in Atlanta, a leading health care center in the US

Full-Time Program of Study, 53 Credit Hours

  Credit Hours

Semester 1 (Fall) 

NRSG 524Becoming an APRN2
NRSG 528Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology3
NRSG 575Optimal Wellness: Promoting and Maintaining Health2
NRSG 544Advanced Health Assessment3
NRSG 544Pediatric Health Assessment1
NRSG 576Introduction to Clinical Specialty: Emergency Nurse Practitioner1
 

Semester Credit Hours

12

Semester 2 (Spring)

NRSG 517Management of Acute and Chronic Illness I2
NRSG 505Research and Evidence-Based Practice3
NRSG 522Advanced Pharmacology3
NRSG 577Family/Emergency Nurse Practitioner I: Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Care6
 

Semester Credit Hours

14

Semester 3 (Summer)

NRSG 518Management of Acute and Chronic Illness II2
NRSG 579Family/Emergency Nurse Practitioner II: Medical Emergencies7
NRSG 652Mental Health Issues for Advanced Practice Nursing2
NRSG 591Health Care Quality and Patient Safety3
 

Semester Credit Hours

14

Semester 4 (Fall)

NRSG 657Palliative Care2
NRSG 580Family/Emergency Nurse Practitioner III: Traumatic Emergencies7
NRSG 599Business of Healthcare: Finance2
NRSG 589Leadership for Health Professions2
 

Semester Credit Hours

13
 

Total Credit Hours

53

Part-Time Program of Study, 53 Credit Hours

Credit Hours

Semester 1 (Fall)

NRSG 524 Becoming an APRN

2

NRSG 528 Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology

3

NRSG 575 Optimal Wellness

2

 Semester Credit Hours

7

 Semester 2 (Spring)

NRSG 522 Advanced Pharmacology

3

NRSG 505 Research and Evidence-Based Practice

3

Semester Credit Hours

6

 Semester 3 (Summer)

NRSG 591 Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety

3

NRSG 652 Mental Health Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing

2

Semester Credit Hours

8

 Semester 4 (Fall)

NRSG 544 Advanced Health Assessment

3

NRSG 544A Pediatric Advanced Health Assessment

1

NRSG 576 Introduction to Clinical Seminar: Family/Emergency

1

NRSG 589 Leadership for Health Professions

2

Semester Credit Hours

7

Semester 5 (Spring)

NRSG 517 Management of Acute and Chronic Illness I

2

NRSG 577 Emergency NP I

6

Semester Credit Hours

8

Semester 6 (Summer)

NRSG 518 Management of Acute and Chronic Illness II

2

NRSG 579 Emergency NP II

7

Semester Credit Hours

9

Semester 7 (Fall)

NRSG 559 Business and Finance

2

NRSG 580 Emergency NP III

7

NRSG 657 Palliative Care across the Spectrum

2

Semester Credit Hours

11

Total Credit Hours

53

To be considered for admission to the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, you must submit the following items:

Requirements for MSN admission include

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited nursing program (CCNE, NLNAC)
  • Unencumbered RN license in the state of Georgia
  • GRE Test Scores

 Admission Requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official transcripts from each school attended
    • Students with international transcripts must provide an evaluation from Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (www.cgfns.org) for previous nursing coursework
    • Students with international transcripts must provide an evaluation from World Education Services (www.wes.org) for previous non-nursing coursework
  • Official GRE score report
    • The GRE must be retaken if scores are older than 5 years
    • TOEFL scores are required if English is a second language
  • Resume

The average GPA for admitted students is 3.5. Students are encouraged to submit GRE test scores that fall within the 50th-99th percentile of all test takers

The GRE requirement may be waived for applicants meeting at least ONE of the following criteria**: 

  • GPA greater than or equal to a 3.5 from an accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
  • Previous master’s degree (or higher) completed from an accredited college or university+

**It is at the discretion of the Admission Committee to request test scores despite meeting GRE waiver.

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

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