What is EMORY IN MOTION project about? What is the purpose of the EMORY IN MOTION grant/scholarship?
EMORY IN MOTION is an educational grant funded by the Health Resources Service Administration to Emory University School of Nursing to help to increase the number of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and primary care MSN track graduates prepared with extra knowledge and skills to better serve a diverse patient population in the mobile health settings. Through a competitive process, we select 10 EMORY IN MOTION scholars each year (7 from the BSN track and 3 from the MSN tracks). A great thing about EMORY IN MOTION is that it is fully integrated into your nursing program, meaning you still have the same classes and clinical experiences of students who are not part of the program (i.e. you will still do clinical in acute care settings etc.). The difference for EMORY IN MOTION scholars is that when you are doing community-based and primary care experiences they will be completed at one of our clinical partners’ sites, including one in Moultrie, GA.
Am I obligated to work in mobile health or primary care upon graduation?
No, you are not. However, we hope by the time you graduate you will recognize the importance of primary care and mobile health in reaching the communities in need. Much of what you learn will be useful to you when caring for patients from a diverse background, regardless of the care environment, as you will understand the social determinants of health that affect their health behaviors or health outcomes. If you plan to work in primary care and/or nurse-led mobile health units either upon graduation or later in your career, we hope to have prepared you well.
What is the amount of the EMORY IN MOTION scholarship?
Students selected as EMORY IN MOTION scholars will receive $2,000 per semester, with a total of $8,000 for four semesters of the BSN or MSN program of study, and housing and transportation support along with a small stipend for those who do summer (June) immersion in Moultrie, Georgia.
What is my commitment if I receive the scholarship?
EMORY IN MOTION scholars are required to sign an agreement prior to being admitted to the program to make sure they understand the different activities that HRSA, our EMORY IN MOTION grant funding agency, said we must have students complete. The activities are as follows:
- Complete at least 80 clinical hours in a nurse-led mobile health setting at one of the clinical partner sites such as Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition, BPSOS, or Ellenton Migrant Farm clinic in Moultrie, GA. (Note: this 80-hour requirement is part of the total clinical hours that are required to complete your nursing program. EMORY IN MOTION scholars complete their 80 hours at nurse-led mobile health units, whereas students who are not in EMORY IN MOTION would complete these 80 hours at other clinical sites where Emory School of Nursing assigns nursing students.)
- BSN students: Complete a two-credit hour Primary Care Nursing course in the third or fourth semester of their program. BSN students are required to complete 4 elective credits. EMORY IN MOTION students will complete the Primary Care Nursing course to fulfill 2 credits of this elective requirement.
- MSN students will be required to complete a set of online modules with CNEs and a pre-immersion rural health course.
- Participate in a Summer Clinical Immersion program at one of the primary care sites (Moultrie).
- Participate in activities that EMORY IN MOTION faculty believe will enhance competencies in primary care nursing (Note: these activities will be planned to work within your academic program).
- Participate in EMORY IN MOTION Cohort meetings.
- Several program evaluations and follow-up surveys will be required throughout the course of the program. All students are expected to participate and respond to all program evaluations in a timely manner.
- EMORY IN MOTION scholars are expected to actively participate in Clinical Immersions which includes regular attendance, being prompt, and maintaining professional etiquette with Clinical Partners, patients, and colleagues. MOTION scholars should communicate regularly with Preceptors, Project Director, and Project Manager as necessary.
Am I expected to complete 80 clinical hours in mobile health on top of my other clinicals (ped, population health…)
No – 80 mobile health clinical hours are part of the total clinical hours required in the program, not extra.
Do I complete other clinical rotations at one of the mobile health sites as well?
No. You will complete other rotations at various clinical sites. For example, BSN students will be at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for your pediatric rotation, or at Emory Mid-town or Gwinnett Medical Center for obstetric rotation. MSN students will complete pediatric, or geriatric or specialty rotations at respective clinics.
I am worried that if I commit to EMORY IN MOTION, I won’t have a well-rounded clinical experience.
You still have other clinical hours in all the other different specialties (i.e. medical/surgical nursing, pediatric nursing, maternity nursing, psychiatric-mental health nursing, geriatric nursing, or specialty rotations). Students who are not EMORY IN MOTION students spend the equivalent 80 clinical hours in similar community-based settings, but not at mobile health clinics.
I had to submit a recommendation letter for this program, but not to apply to nursing school. How come?
EMORY IN MOTION is a HRSA-funded project with excellent learning opportunities and scholarship funds awarded to students who show evidence that they would be an excellent candidate for the mobile health training environment. Having a letter reference helps us identify the best students for our program.
How many clinical hours do I complete each semester as part of the Emory In MOTION program and with which courses are the clinical hours associated?
- Fall 1: NRSG 309 Social Responsibility & Ethics (30 hours at AHRC or BPSOS)
- Spring 1: NRSG 315 Population Health (60 hours at AHRC or BPSOS)
- Summer Externship: (up to 40 hours at Migrant Farm Worker Family Health Project in Moultrie, GA)
- Fall 2: NRSG 502 Primary Care Elective (25 hours of simulation/telehealth at BPSOS)
- Spring 2: NRSG 432 Ambulatory Care (24 hours at AHRC or BPSOS)
- Fall 1: Optional 20 clinical hours at Metro Atlanta sites
- Spring: 40 hours or more at either Metro Atlanta sites or Ellenton Mobile Clinic site
- Summer: Ellenton Farm Worker immersion (up to 100 clinical hours at Ellenton Migrant Farm Worker Family Health Project in Moultrie, GA)
- Fall 2: Optional (depending on site and preceptor availability) 80 clinical hours at Metro Atlanta sites
I heard that EMORY IN MOTION might provide stipend for a summer externship in mobile health. How do I qualify for that?
The grant budget includes a Summer stipend for EMORY IN MOTION scholars. If you are selected for the program and commit to traveling to Moultrie, GA in June, date TBD, you would receive your stipend in the Summer of 2024. We will provide more details in the spring of 2024.
I am a BSN student. How many electives do EMORY IN MOTION scholars take in total? I think the Primary Care elective sounds interesting, but there are a few more electives I am interested in as well and want to have an idea about what I will be able to take in addition to the required elective.
As a full-time student, you can take as many electives as you want as long as you maintain your GPA at a certain level, and the electives do not conflict with the primary care electives. The Primary Care elective takes place in the fall semester, or 3rd semester, of the BSN program. You have the spring semester of the junior or senior year to take other electives.