Clinical and Educational Partnerships
The School of Nursing students maintains partnerships with more than 500 clinical sites in Atlanta and across the United States, providing student with hands-on training in a range of different specialties and clinical environments across the continuum of care – from governmental agencies and public health to community hospitals to corporate and specialty clinics. Preceptors and clinical sites prepare students to apply their skills and evidence-based approaches in the realities of actual practice, preparing them to succeed in emerging health care models that emphasize teamwork, care coordination, and prevention. For more details visit our clinical partners page.
The School of Nursing and Atlanta Birth Center academic and clinical partnership provides students with experience and training in the birth process outside of the hospital setting. The midwife-led Atlanta Birth Center is the only freestanding birth center in Atlanta and one of only 300 such facilities nationwide. As the nation faces severe shortages in women’s health providers, the partnership between Emory and the Atlanta Birth Center provides future midwives an important clinical training site and access to a team of experienced nurse-midwife mentors and preceptors. Atlanta Birth Center midwives will assume an active role in the School of Nursing’s Nurse Midwifery program and dual specialties, assisting in case conferences and simulations in the Wesley Woods Graduate Simulation Center, as well as other educational and advisory activities.
Atlanta Veterans Medical Center (VAMC)
Emory's relationship with the Atlanta VAMC dates back more than 70 years. Emory nursing faculty and Atlanta VA Medical Center (VAMC) nurses partner on curriculum for specialty education in veteran care for BSN and MSN students. BSN students complete two years of courses at Emory and clinical rotations at the VAMC, focused on a wide spectrum of veteran care, including mental health, traumatic brain injury (TBI), home-based health, women's health, and homeless care. Over the course of four semesters, MSN students receive a stipend for clinical practice hours that include advanced training in primary care, women's wellness, mental health, geriatrics, home-based primary care, palliative care, and HIV/AIDS care.
Cabin Creek Health System
School of Nursing graduate students participate each year in a two-week immersion program in West Virginia through several Federally-Qualified Health Center clinics. Students gain experience in health promotion, chronic disease management and acute illness care across the entire spectrum from pediatric to geriatric patients.