Family Nurse Practitioner

Emory Nursing Student

Become a Family NP

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Ranked No. 8 in the nation by US News and World Report, our Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) specialty prepares graduates to assess and manage a broad range of health needs of individuals and families across the life span. The program has a strong community-based primary care focus. Students may complete the program’s required 49 credit hours in four semesters or pursue the program part time.

Graduates are prepared to sit for the certification exam of the American Nurse Credentialing Center or the certification exam of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Unique Highlights
The FNP program offers multidisciplinary experiences in both the classroom and in clinical settings. Students have the opportunity to work with rural and migrant populations and in urban private practice settings. Nationally certified faculty members in the program engage in both clinical practice and research.

Clinical Experience
Graduates have more than 600 hours of directly supervised clinical practice. Emphasis is on the management of acute episodic problems and long term management of stable chronic diseases. More than 40 community-based sites and private practices provide students with a rich variety of primary health care experiences with clients of all ages. Students have the opportunity to do rotations in specialty areas such as endocrinology, cardiology, neurology, dermatology, orthopedics, and palliative care. Clinical sites include public health department clinics, hospital outpatient and satellite clinics, HMO clinics, community primary health care centers, Veteran’s Administration outpatient clinics, and health clinics for the homeless as well as private practice.

Career Opportunities
FNP graduates have an opportunity to work in either primary care or specialty areas. Recent graduates have found positions in family practice/internal medicine clinics, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, women’s health, and pediatrics.

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

Semester 1 (Fall) 

Course

Credits

Clinical Hours

NRSG 524

Becoming an APRN

2

 

NRSG 528

Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology

3

 

NRSG 544

Advanced Health Assessment

3

 

NRSG 575

Optimal Wellness:

Promoting and Maintaining Health          

2

 

NRSG 576

Introduction to Clinical Specialty:

Family Nurse Practitioner

1

20

NRSG 549

Pediatric Advanced Health Assessment

1

Semester Credit Hours

 

12

20

 

 

 

 

Semester 2 (Spring)

 

 

 

NRSG 505           

Research and Evidence-Based Practice

3

 

NRSG 517

Management of Acute and Chronic Illness I

2

 

NRSG 522

Advanced Pharmacology

3

 

NRSG 570

Family Nurse Practitioner I

4

180

Semester Credit Hours

12

180

Semester 3 (Summer)

NRSG 518

Management of Acute and Chronic Illness II

2

NRSG 572

Family Nurse Practitioner II

5

180

NRSG 652

Mental Health Issues for Advanced Practice Nursing

2

NRSG 591

Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety   

3

Semester Credit Hours

12

180

Semester 4 (Fall)

NRSG 599

Business of Healthcare: Finance

2

NRSG 589

Leadership for Health Professions

2

NRSG 573

Family Nurse Practitioner III       

5

240

NRSG 657

Palliative Care Across the Spectrum 

2

Elective

2

Semester Credit Hours

13

240

Total Credit Hours

49

Total Clinical Hours

620

 

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 505           

Research and Evidence-Based Practice

3

 

NRSG 522

Advanced Pharmacology

3

 

Semester Credit Hours

6

 

Semester 3 (Summer)

NRSG 652

Mental Health Issues for Advanced Practice Nursing

2

NRSG 591

Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety   

3

Elective

2

Semester Credit Hours

7

 

Semester 4 (Fall)

NRSG 544

Advanced Health Assessment

3

NRSG 549

Pediatric Advanced Health Assessment

1

NRSG 576

Introduction to Clinical Specialty:

Family Nurse Practitioner

1

40

NRSG 589

Leadership for Health Professions

2

Semester Credit Hours

7

40

 

Semester 5 (Spring)

NRSG 517

Management of Acute and Chronic Illness I

2

NRSG 570

Family Nurse Practitioner I

4

180

Semester Credit Hours

6

180

 

Semester 6 (Summer)

NRSG 518

Management of Acute and Chronic Illness II

2

NRSG 572

Family Nurse Practitioner II

5

180

Semester Credit Hours

7

180

 

Semester 7 (Fall)

NRSG 599

Business of Healthcare: Finance

2

NRSG 573

Family Nurse Practitioner III       

5

240

NRSG 657

Palliative Care Across the Spectrum 

2

Semester Credit Hours

9

240

Total Credit Hours

49

Total Clinical Hours

640

 

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.

MSN

Tuition (per credit hour)*$1850
Academic Fees (per semester) **$500
Health Insurance***$6328

* Tuition is based on 2017-2018 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.

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.

Clint Shedd DNP, RN, FNP-BC

Assistant Clinical Professor | Office of Academic Advancement

404.727.6912

glenn.c.shedd@emory.edu