Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care
**This specialty is admitting students for fall 2013 ONLY **
The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care program offers one clinical specialty track which includes primary care for children with acute and chronic illnesses. Graduates of this clinical specialty are prepared to meet the comprehensive healthcare needs of infants, children, adolescents, and their families in a variety of settings.
Flexible Studies/Degree Options: The forty hour graduate program can be completed in one calendar year of full-time study or may be pursued part-time. The MSN-MPH dual degree program is available to students.
Clinical Experience: Graduates are required to complete 500 hours of directly supervised PNP clinical practice. Clinical sites include, but are not limited to, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital and Egleston Children’s Hospital, Hughes Spaulding Children’s Hospital, Sickle Cell Clinic at Scottish Rite Hospital, and various other pediatric and neonatal clinics in the Atlanta metropolitan area.
Unique Highlights: The Emory University School of Nursing PNP program is ranked among the top eleven PNP programs in the nation. The program is individually tailored to meet each student’s unique needs, be it clinical placements or clinical preceptors who meet the student’s particular educational needs. Students are provided with a broad range of clinical experiences by rotating through a wide variety of specialty clinical sites.
Career Opportunities: The program prepares students to take the Nurse Practitioner certification exam administered by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB). Graduates provide comprehensive, holistic, family-centered, and developmentally based care to children and their families in rural, underserved, and metropolitan ambulatory primary and inpatient health care centers. Former students are employed as coordinators in ambulatory pediatric care units, renal and cardiac transplantation units, NICUs, and in various other types of healthcare settings.
Full-Time Program of Study, 40 credit hours
Semester 1, Fall, 13 credit hours
NRSG507 Theory and Research Applications (3 hours)
NRSG513 Spanish for Health Care Professionals (2 hours)
NRSG528 Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology (3 hours)
NRSG536 Pediatric Nurse Practitioner I: Advanced Health Assessment and Primary Care of Children (5 hours)
Semester 2, Spring, 14 credit hours
NRSG522 Advanced Pharmacology (3 hours)
NRSG537 Pediatric Nurse Practitioner II: Management of Children with Acute Illness (6 hours)
NRSG559 Genetics and Embryology for Advanced Clinical Practice (3 hours)
NRSG569 Seminar in Pediatric Acute Care (2 hours)
Semester 3, Summer, 13 credit hours
NRSG501 Health Policy and Finance for Advanced Practice Nursing (3 hours)
NRSG503 Advanced Practice Nursing: Ethical, Legal, and Leadership Issues (3 hours)
NRSG645 Pediatric Nurse Practitioner III: Management of Children with Chronic Illnesses/Synthesis (7 hours)