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-three 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.


ENP Webpage

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 Board-Certification (FNP-BC) exam of the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the certification exam of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB). Graduates are also prepared to sit for the Emergency Nurse Practitioner certification (ENP-C) of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB).

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: 794
    • Females: 718 (90%)
    • Males: 76 (10%)
    • Minorities: 293 (37%)
    • Total BSN students: 443
    • Total MSN students: 269
    • Total DNP students: 52
    • Total PhD students: 30

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. 3 in the nation for graduate nursing education by US News & World Report 
  • Leader in service learning and global health 
  • Internationally recognized faculty researchers 
  • 37 faculty members are American Academy of Nursing Fellows
  • 8 faculty members are American Association of Nurse Practitioner Fellows 
  • Students work in 500+ diverse clinical sites nationwide 
  • Located in Atlanta, a leading health care center in the US
  • The ENP program’s five faculty members are  all ENP board certified, renowned leaders and scholars in Emergency Care with 32 Peer reviewed (7 written in collaboration with students) 12 Non-peer reviewed; 5 Books; 14 Book chapters; 2 are fellows in national organizations; 2 have contributed to development of board certification for ENPs.

  • The ENP program has the second highest level of alumni engagement. Fifty-three alumni are currently teaching or serving as preceptors

  •  ENP co-horts are as diverse as the populations they serve - 56%  are Black, 7% are Asian and 25% are men.

  • Emory Healthcare’s network of 23 Emory affiliated Urgent Care centers (30 projected by 2019) and 5 emergency departments prepare ENP students for today’s practice environment – 91 percent of ENP graduates have practiced in either emergency department or urgent care settings, 98% of grads are caring for patients of all levels of acuity and 86% are caring for patients of all ages.
  • 2017 graduates achieved a 100 percent firt time pass rate on ENP board exam.

  • ENPs are scholars and leaders. Twograduates have obtained PhD’s; 7 have either completed or are working on their DNPs.

 

Semester 1 (Fall) 

Course

Credits

Clinical Hours

NRSG 524

Becoming an APRN

2

 

NRSG 544

Advanced Health Assessment

3

NRSG 528

Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology

3

 

NRSG 549

Pediatric Advanced Health Assessment

1

NRSG 575

Optimal Wellness: Promoting and Maintaining Health

2

NRSG 576

Introduction to Clinical Specialty:

Emergency Nurse Practitioner

1

20

Semester Credit Hours

12

20

 

 

 

 

Semester 2 (Spring)

 

 

 

NRSG 517

Management of Acute and Chronic Illness I

2

NRSG 522

Advanced Pharmacology

3

NRSG 505

Research and Evidence-Based Practice

3

NRSG 577

Family/Emergency Nurse Practitioner I:

Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Care

6

240

Semester Credit Hours

14

240

Semester 3 (Summer)

NRSG 518

Management of Acute and Chronic Illness II

2

NRSG 579

Family/Emergency Nurse Practitioner II:

Medical Emergencies

7

240

NRSG 652

Mental Health Issues for Advanced Practice Nursing

2

NRSG 591

Health Care Quality and Patient Safety

3

Semester Credit Hours

14

240

Semester 4 (Fall)

NRSG 657

Palliative Care Across the Spectrum

2

NRSG 589

Innovative Leadership in Health Care Delivery

2

NRSG 580

Family/Emergency Nurse Practitioner III:

Traumatic Emergencies                

7

240

NRSG 599

Business of Health Care: Finance 

2

Semester Credit Hours

13

240

Total Credit Hours

53

Total Clinical Hours

740

 

 

Semester 1 (Fall) 

Course

Credits

Clinical Hours

NRSG 524

Becoming an APRN

2

 

NRSG 528

Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology

3

 

NRSG 575

Optimal Wellness: Promoting and Maintaining Health

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

Health Care Quality and Patient Safety

3

 

NRSG 652

Mental Health Issues for Advanced Practice Nursing

2

Semester Credit Hours

5

Semester 4 (Fall)

 

 

 

NRSG 544

Advanced Health Assessment

3

NRSG 549

Pediatric Advanced Health Assessment

1

NRSG 576

Introduction to Clinical Specialty:

Emergency Nurse Practitioner

1

20

NRSG 589

Innovative Leadership in Health Care Delivery

2

Semester Credit Hours

7

20

Semester 5 (Spring)

NRSG 517

Management of Acute and Chronic Illness I

2

NRSG 577

Family/Emergency Nurse Practitioner I:

Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Care

6

240

Semester Credit Hours

8

240

Semester 6 (Summer)

NRSG 518

Management of Acute and Chronic Illness II

2

NRSG 579

Family/Emergency Nurse Practitioner II:

Medical Emergencies

7

240

Semester Credit Hours

9

240

Semester 7 (Fall)

NRSG 657

Palliative Care Across the Spectrum

2

NRSG 580

Family/Emergency Nurse Practitioner III:

Traumatic Emergencies                

7

240

NRSG 599

Business of Health Care: Finance 

2

Semester Credit Hours

11

240

Total Credit Hours

53

Total Clinical Hours

740

 

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
  • $75 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 3.2 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.

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* Tuition is based on 2018-2019 tuition rates approved by the Board of Trustees. Future academic year tuition rates are subject to change. Tuition is charged per hour up to 12 semester hours.

** Academic fees will vary based upon the semester. This is an average amount per semester.

*** Health insurance is required for all students. You will be billed automatically for the university’s student health insurance plan if you do not provide proof of adequate coverage by another insurer.

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance budget is considered sufficient to support a basic lifestyle for a single student. It does not include expenses for dependents, travel, vacations, or luxury items such as automobiles, household furniture, or appliances. The estimated cost of attendance for 2017-2018 for a full time (12+ semester hours) MSN student enrolled for fall, spring and summer semesters is $100,552. This is not the amount you will owe. The cost of attendance is not the amount you will pay for the year. The cost of attendance is the budget used to determine the financial aid amount offered each year and is more than a student's full time tuition and fees to provide assistance for living expenses if needed.

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is accepting applications to its academic programs for Spring, Summer and Fall 2018. Admission decisions will be based upon candidate competitiveness as well as 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. Application deadlines can be found here.


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.

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

Thank you for your interest in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. Please complete this form to receive updates about Emory's admissions process and academic programs.

Dian Dowling Evans PhD, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, FAANP

Dian Dowling Evans PhD, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, FAANP
Emergency Nurse Practitioner Program Director
404.727.9678
ddevans@emory.edu

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