Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program prepares nurses for advanced practice through a course of study focused on the primary care of patients from age 13 through end of life and their families. Courses focus on advanced health assessment, advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and management of episodic and chronically ill adults. Courses also focus on the elderly client in various stages of aging. These courses are combined with specialty seminars and clinical experiences that emphasize the physiological and psychosocial impact of illness on the patient and family. Graduates prepare for the Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner exam administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Fast Facts

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 healthcare community. Below are some notable facts and figures about Emory University’s School of Nursing:

  • Total students – 525
    • Females – 485
    • Males – 40
    • Minorities – 207
  • Total BSN students – 320
  • Total MSN students – 172
  • Total PhD students – 27
  • Total DNP students – 6
  • Rankings 
    • #10 for Nursing in U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools
    • #9 for Nurse-Midwifery specialty program in U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools
    • #11 for Family Nurse Practitioner specialty program in U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools
    • #14 for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care specialty program in U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools
  • Student to Clinical Faculty ratio – 8:1

Highlights

Degree Options
The four-semester, 50-hour program of study may be pursued full time or part time. Students may also pursue a dual MSN/MPH degree through the School of Nursing and the Rollins School of Public Health. A Post-Master’s option is also available.

Clinical Experience
Students complete more than 600 hours of directly supervised clinical practice. Multiple clinical sites are available in the metropolitan-Atlanta area. These sites include primary care facilities, internal medicine practices, Wesley Woods Center of Emory Healthcare, and various nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Unique Highlights
The ANP/GNP Primary Care program focuses on the unique aspects of providing health care to adolescents through older adults and their families. As the population of older adults grows exponentially, graduates of this program of study are prepared to improve the care of this entire population—not only individual patients.

Career Opportunities
Graduates of this program are prepared for advanced practice roles in a wide variety of health care settings. In addition to working as a nurse practitioner, graduates have found positions as researchers, consultants, or educators.

Curriculum

Semester 1 (Fall)

NRSG 524 Becoming an APRN

2

NRSG 528 Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology

3

NRSG 544 Advanced Health Assessment

3

NRSG 575 Optimal Wellness

2

NRSG 576 Introduction to Clinical Seminar: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

2

Semester Credit Hours

12

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 668 Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP I

4

Semester Credit Hours

12

Semester 3 (Summer)

NRSG 518 Management of Acute and Chronic Illness II

2

NRSG 591 Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety

3

NRSG 652 Mental Health Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing

2

NRSG 669 Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP II

5

Semester Credit Hours

12

Semester 4 (Fall)

NRSG 559 Genetics

2

NRSG 589 Leadership for Health Professions

2

NRSG 646 Advanced Management of Chronic Wounds

2

NRSG 657 Palliative Care across the Spectrum

2

NRSG 670 Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP III

6

Semester Credit Hours

14

Total Credit Hours

50

Tuition

Fall 2015

Category Description

Amount

Tuition Expenses

21,000.00

Fees

374.00

Living Expenses

6,900.00

Books and Supply Expenses

1,765.00

Transportation Expenses

450.00

Loan Fees

576.00

Health Insurance

1,400.00

Term Total

32,465.00

Spring 2016

Category Description

Amount

Tuition Expenses

21,000.00

Fees

304.00

Living Expenses

6,900.00

Books and Supply Expenses

1,765.00

Transportation Expenses

450.00

Loan Fees

576.00

Health Insurance

1,400.00

Term Total

32,395.00

Total Cost of Attendance

64,860.00

*Living, transportation, and books/supplies expenses are estimated.

Financial Aid

The School of Nursing recognizes many students have concerns about funding their nursing education. In order to maximize the financial support that may be available to you, we encourage students to explore all University-level, private, and School of Nursing financial aid options. Click here to learn about the financial aid process and deadlines.

Robert W. Woodruff Clinical Fellowship

The Robert W. Woodruff Clinical Fellowship is awarded to BSN-prepared nurses who have been accepted to the Master of Science in Nursing program and who demonstrate strong potential or commitment to improving the quality of health care. Candidates should have interest in improving health care delivery in areas such as quality and safety, bioethics, health policy, or healthcare economics/finance. Qualified applicants demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, motivation for the study of nursing, impressive skills in communication, significant leadership and creativity in school of community and clear potential for enriching the lives of their contemporaries at Emory University. Candidates must have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 in previous college-level work and a minimum GRE score of 1200. Scholarship applications must be submitted by January 15th. Finalists will participate in campus interviews. The Fellowship carries a full-tuition award for four semesters of graduate study.

2014 Robert W. Woodruff Clinical Fellowship Application

Merit-based and Endowed Scholarships

All applicants that apply by the priority deadline for admission and are admitted will automatically be considered for merit-based and endowed scholarships. No additional applications for these awards are necessary.