Clinical Collaborations

Clinical placements enrich the learning experience for students by giving them a real-world experience with patients in a health care environment. At Emory, we are dedicated to guiding our students through the clinical placement process.

Our students train innumerous clinical sites domestically and internationally in a wide range of clinical settings. Through the school's Lillian Carter Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility, we send students to partner institutions in Peru, Haiti, Jamaica, the Bahamas, and Ethiopia. The available clinical experiences means you will finish your degree with practical clinical training and will be prepared for nursing, research, and leadership.

Pre-Licensure students will be placed in group clinical experiences in hospitals and community settings during their first 3 semesters. Pre-licensure students will complete a precepted clinical experience in a hospital and outpatient setting during their 4th semester. Most clinical experiences will take place within a 75-mile radius of Emory. Students must arrange their own transportation to their clinical placement.

Please note: due to Board of Nursing regulations, clinical placements may not be accommodated in all areas of the country. Clinical placements cannot be completed in New York, Tennessee or Oregon. State Board of Nursing approval is needed for the following states:

New Hampshire, Delaware, Washington DC, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, California, and Washington.

APRN students require specialized clinical placements to gain clinical skills as a nurse practitioner or midwife. Securing placements is a collaborative effort between students, faculty, and our clinical affairs team. The clinical affairs team partners with faculty to coordinate rotations for local advanced practice nursing students during their program. Students are expected to have schedule and travel flexibility for clinical placements, up to 150 miles from the School of Nursing. If any clinical site is arranged by the specialty director and placement office but is declined by the student, this will result in an interruption of the plan of study and the placement office and specialty director will not seek a substitute rotation for the semester. Students who have declined their clinical placement will need to request a leave of absence until the following semester.

Effective June 1, 2022

We are excited that the MSN and DNP programs have transitioned to online courses with on campus intensives. If you’ve decided to complete your clinical rotations 150 miles from Emory University and/or out of the state of Georgia, please see our Post-Licensure Online Resource Portal to help you with the placement process.

Click Here for the Post-Licensure Online Resource Portal.

Please note: APRN students outside the state of Georgia are required to maintain an unencumbered RN license in the state where the clinical placement will occur. Some students may be required to secure multiple state licenses at their own expense.

Given the large number of health profession students in the Atlanta Metro Region and the competition for sites, agencies and providers have asked that all local student placements be coordinated by a school representative. Students should not reach out to local Georgia sites to arrange their own placements. If students identify a possible local placement, they should contact their Placement Coordinator and they will work with the site to see if placement is possible. Students must arrange their own transportation to their clinical placement.

Please note: due to Board of Nursing regulations, clinical placements may not be accommodated in all areas of the country. Clinical placements cannot be completed in New York, Tennessee or Oregon. State Board of Nursing approval is needed for the following states:

New Hampshire, Delaware, Washington DC, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, California, and Washington.

To learn more about your Specialty, please refer to the below guidelines

APRN students require specialized clinical placements to gain clinical skills as a nurse practitioner or midwife. As an MSN Flex student, you have the ability to complete your clinical education in locations near your home and can identify your preferred clinical sites and preceptors in accordance with your program standards.

Securing clinical placements is a process that requires a collaboration between students, faculty, and our clinical affairs team. The clinical affairs team and faculty will connect with students regularly to review potential placements and students are encouraged to develop a list of possible sites as they often have a better knowledge of the area and can use personal networks and connections to identify a preceptor/site. Resources such as a directory of existing affiliation agreements, scripts for outreach to potential sites and preceptors, and more are provided for students. Students also have the ability to use third-party placement agencies and the NHWSN will reimburse students up to $1000/semester for fees paid to placement agencies. While a clinical placement is not guaranteed, every effort is made to work together to secure clinical placements for every student.

Please note: due to Board of Nursing regulations, clinical placements may not be accommodated in all areas of the country. Clinical placements cannot be completed in New York, Tennessee or Oregon. State Board of Nursing approval is needed for the following states:

New Hampshire, Delaware, Washington DC, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, California, and Washington.

To learn more about your Specialty, please refer to the below guidelines

Clinical Compliance

All students are required to fulfill health requirements, background checks, and drug screenings for clinical agency placement. Clinical agencies may also require students to complete additional compliance and/or credentialing requirements. Students who are not in compliance by outlined deadlines, or who fall out of compliance during their program, will not be allowed to participate in clinical experiences. Click here to access the clinical compliance checklist.

Meet the Team

Cynthia Harris, MHA, BSN, RN
Director, Clinical Placement
cynthia.lorraine.harris@emory.edu

Monica Stokes, MBA
Sr Program Coordinator:  Post Licensure Programs
Monica.stokes@emory.edu

Ashley Landers, MBA
Post-License Placement Coordinator: AGNP-AC & ENP
Ashley.landers@emory.edu

Lakeitcha Jackson, MHA
Post-License Placement Coordinator: AGNP-PC
Lakeitcha.jackson@emory.edu

Tamera Jacobs, NNP, PNP-PC, PNP-AC & WHNP
Post-License Placement Coordinator: NNP, PNP-AC, PNP-PC & WHNP
Tamera.jacobs@emory.edu

Jaya Martin, CNM, MSN
Post-License Placement Coordinator: CNM, Mental Health
Jaya.Martin@emory.edu

David Bell
Post-License Placement Coordinator: FNP
Dwbell@emory.edu

Monique Brown, MHA
Post-License Placement Coordinator: CRNA
Monique.brown@emory.edu

Jennifer Neely
Sr. Compliance and Graduate Student Credentialing Coordinator
jennifer.neely@emory.edu

Lorita Bellamy
Graduate Student Credentialing Coordinator
lorita.bellamy@emory.edu

Eliana Lillevik
Compliance Coordinator
eliana.lillevik@emory.edu

Diminga Boglin
Sr. Affiliation Agreements Coordinator
Diminga.boglin@emory.edu