Family Nurse-Midwife

The Family Nurse-Midwife (FNM) program is designed to prepare culturally competent practitioners to provide health care to underserved populations. National workforce needs are emphasized in four distinct ways: a) collaboration with family practice physicians who practice obstetrics in underserved areas, b) provision of care to vulnerable populations such as underserved ethnic minorities, c) provision of primary care services to women who receive these services primarily in an obgyn setting, and d) provision of comprehensive primary care to all ages. Upon completion of the five-semester program, the family nurse-midwife is prepared to take the certification exams for both certified nurse-midwife and family nurse practitioner. The FNM program may be pursued part time.

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 – 491
    • Females – 450
    • Males – 41
    • Minorities – 173
  • Total BSN students – 298
  • Total MSN students – 172
  • Total PhD students – 21
  • Rankings 
    • #21 for Nursing in U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools
    • #11 for Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools
    • #13 for Nurse-Midwifery in U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools
    • #21 for Family Nurse Practitioner in U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools
  • Student to Clinical Faculty ratio – 8:1

Highlights

Unique Highlights
Students work with nationally certified nurse-midwifery and family nurse practitioner faculty who engage in teaching, clinical practice, and research. The program offers the opportunity to work with a variety of vulnerable, underserved, and multicultural populations. The Spanish for Health Care Professionals course provides students with second language training.

Clinical Experience
Clinical experiences provide students with strong community-based primary care and midwifery practice experiences. Sites include public health department clinics, private obgyn offices, nonprofit community health clinics, and migrant health care sites.

Accreditation
The nurse-midwifery portion of the program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education, 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910; 245.485.1800.

Career Opportunities
Graduates have opportunities for advanced nursing practice in hospital-based midwifery services and in primary care and/or women’s health care settings. Other career options are available in health care services research, nursing education, health care consulting, and community health education.

Curriculum

Full-Time Program of Study, 69 credit hours

Semester 1 (Fall)

NRSG 524 Becoming an APRN

2

NRSG 528 Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology

3

NRSG 544 Advanced Health Assessment

3

NRSG 544A Pediatric Advanced Health Assessment

1

NRSG 575 Optimal Wellness

2

NRSG 575 Introduction to Clinical Seminar: Family Nurse Practitioner

1

NRSG 576 Introduction to Clinical Seminar: Nurse Midwife

1

NRSG 614 Human Lactation and Breastfeeding Management

2

Semester Credit Hours

15

 

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 561 Nurse Midwifery I

5

NRSG 572 Family Nurse Practitioner I

2

Semester Credit Hours

15

 

Semester 3 (Summer)

NRSG 518 Management of Acute and Chronic Illness II

2

NRSG 572 Family Nurse Practitioner II

2

NRSG 591 Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety

3

NRSG 630 Nurse Midwifery II

6

NRSG 652 Mental Health Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing

2

Semester Credit Hours

15

 

Semester 4 (Fall)

NRSG 559 Genetics

2

NRSG 559A Embryology

1

NRSG 573 Family Nurse Practitioner III

2

NRSG 589 Leadership for Health Professions

2

NRSG 631 Nurse Midwifery III

4

NRSG 657 Palliative Care across the Spectrum

2

NRSG 678 Issues in Women’s Health

2

Semester Credit Hours

15

Semester 5 (Spring)

 

NRSG 628 Nurse Midwifery IV

2

NRSG 695R Clinical Directed Study

5-7

Semester Credit Hours

9

 

 

Total Credit Hours

69

Part-time program of study is available.

Tuition

Fall 2014

Category Description

Amount

Tuition Expenses

20,200.00

Fees

3377.00

Living Expenses

8,982.00

Books and Supply Expenses

1,154.00

Transportation Expenses

335.00

Loan Fees

576.00

Health Insurance

1,400.00

Term Total

32,984.00

Spring 2015

Category Description

Amount

Tuition Expenses

20,200.00

Fees

267.00

Living Expenses

8,982.00

Books and Supply Expenses

1,154.00

Transportation Expenses

335.00

Loan Fees

576.00

Health Insurance

1,400.00

Term Total

32,914.00

Total Cost of Attendance

65,898.00

*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.