Amy M Becklenberg

Amy M Becklenberg

Assistant Professor, clinical track, FNP Program Director | DNP, MSN, APRN/FNP-BC


Amy Becklenberg, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Emory School of Nursing. Throughout her nursing career, Dr. Becklenberg has worked in a broad array of settings, most of which have included underserved populations. She is passionate about ensuring that nurse practitioner students are prepared to meet the challenging needs of their patients.

She has worked to provide primary clinical care for vulnerable populations in the US and globally. She has been involved with service learning health care experiences in rural Nicaragua, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Her first nursing position was as the “Migrant Farmworker Outreach Nurse” in central Indiana. She then worked with "Doctors Without Borders" in a large refugee camp in Zambia. Upon her return, she worked for 4.5 years in a large Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Chicago, primarily with new immigrants who spoke Spanish only. While there, she developed a group visit program for pediatric patients who were overweight or obese.

She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1998 at the Indiana University School of Nursing, and then completed her Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2006. In 2013, she became a Clinical Instructor at the Emory School of Nursing, and has helped to co-coordinate the Advanced Health Assessment course as well as the FNP seminar courses.In 2019, she completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Georgia State University and became an Assistant Professor at the Emory School of Nursing.

Areas of Expertise

Child And Adolescent Health
Global Health
Health Disparities
Vulnerable Populations


Becklenberg, A., Hires, K., Darcy Mahoney, A.,Baralt, M., & Stapel-Wax, J. (2021). A training to promote early languageinteractions among refugee mothers who are speakers of languages other thanEnglish. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 28(2), 48-55.

Brasher, S., Becklenberg, A., Darcy Mahoney, A., Ross, K., & Stapel-Wax, J.L. (2021). Integrating Early Brain Science and Skills Into Prelicensure NursingCurriculum to Promote Parent-Child Interaction. Nurse educator, 46(4), E75–E78.

Coburn, C. V., Spence, S., LaCagnina, L., Becklenberg, A., Wands, L. M., & Haynes-Ferere,A. (2021). Ambulatory Care Simulation: A Collaboration Between MSN and BSNStudents. The Journal of nursing education, 60(5), 293–297.

Becklenberg, A., Tanner, T., Csaky, W., Reyes, I., Jeon, M., & Darcy Mahoney,A. (2020). Screening for and addressing food insecurity in the management ofchildhood obesity. Advances in Family Practice Nursing, 2, 201-205.

Darcy Mahoney, A., McConnell, S., Larson, A., Becklenberg, A., & Stapel-Wax,J. (2020). Where do we go from here? Examining pediatric and population-levelinterventions to improve child outcomes. Early Childhood Research Quarterly.50, 205-220.



Dr. Becklenberg's recent scholarship has included the  customization of the “Talk With Me Baby” (TWMB) early language and literacy initiative, which was jointly created and managed by a collaborative of  Atlanta based institutions. Dr. Becklenberg’s work made the TWMB package of  neurocognitive interventions more accessible to non-native English-speaking  parents in community contexts.


2015 Outstanding Clinical Instructor Award, Emory University NHWSN
2017 Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship award recipient, Georgia State University
2018 Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship award recipient, Georgia State University
2018 Bridging the Word Gap Research Collaborative, Practice Based Research Collaborative member
2019 High Five Distinguished Faculty Award, Emory University NHWSN
2019 Doctoral Nursing Student Research Award, Georgia State University DNP Program