Emergency Nurse Practitioner Program
The Emergency Nurse Practitioner Program prepares nurses to provide health care in emergency settings. Program content is built on Family Nurse Practitioner preparation and the care of patients across the life span. While the emphasis is on evaluating, managing, treating, and preventing unexpected illness and injury, the curriculum also prepares graduates to provide health care to patients presenting to emergency settings for primary health care needs. Fifty-four credit hours are required for degree completion.
Flexible Studies: The degree requires four semesters of full-time study or may be pursued part-time.
Clinical Experience: The clinical portion of the program covers those procedures commonly used in emergency settings such as basic and advanced suturing, joint injection, slit lamp examinations, and splinting and casting. Students have over 700 clock-hours of supervised clinical experiences in areas such as women’s health, pediatrics, family practice, fast track non-acute emergency settings, and high acuity emergency settings.
Clinical sites include, but are not limited to, emergency departments at Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, Children’s Hospital and Scottish Rite Hospital, and Hugh Spaulding Children’s Hospital, as well as primary care health settings in the Atlanta area.
Unique Highlights: The Emergency Nurse Practitioner program offers interdisciplinary learning experiences with medical students, physician assistants, and emergency residents; state-of-the art clinical laboratory; clinical experiences in a Level I Regional Trauma Center; classroom instruction in forensic issues in emergency settings, disaster preparedness, and responses to biological terrorism.
Career Opportunities: Upon completion of studies, students are prepared to sit for exams for Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Multiple opportunities for graduates exist in emergency departments and urgent care centers.
Effective for students entering in 2012: Enrollment in the Emergency Nurse practitioner program will require one year of professional nursing experience as an RN in an emergency or critical care setting.
Full-Time Program of Study, 54 credit hours
Semester 1, Fall, 12 credit hours
NRSG528 Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology (3 hours)
NRSG544 Advanced Health Assessment (4 hours)
NRSG570 Family Nurse Practitioner I (4 hours)
NRSG576 Clinical Decision Making and Procedures for the ENP I (1 hours)
Semester 2, Spring, 18 credit hours
NRSG503 Advanced Practice Nursing: Ethical, Legal, and Leadership Issues (3 hours)
NRSG522 Advanced Pharmacology (3 hours)
NRSG559 Genetics and Embryology for Advanced Clinical Practice (3 hours)
NRSG571 Family Nurse Practitioner II (6 hours)
NRSG577E Clinical Decision Making and Procedures for the ENP II (3 hours)
Semester 3, Summer, 11 credit hours
NRSG501 Health Policy and Finance for Advanced Practice Nursing (3 hours)
NRSG572 Family Nurse Practitioner III (5 hours)
NRSG579E Emergency Nurse Practitioner I : Medical Emergencies (3 hours)
Semester 4, Fall, 13 credit hours
NRSG507 Theory and Research Applications (3 hours)
NRSG573R Family Nurse Practitioner IV (7 hours)
NRSG580E Emergency Nurse Practitioner II: Traumatic, Toxicologic, and Environmental Emergencies (3 hours)
Part-time program of study is available.