Emory Nursing’s Mobile Opportunities for Training and Innovating: Nursing

Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing (NHWSN) received a $3.9 million award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to expand access to primary care for medically underserved communities through nurse-led mobile health units while strengthening training to diverse nursing students, both pre and post licensure, in social determinants of health and culturally and linguistically sensitive care integration in mobile health environments.


Emory in MOTION is a collaboration that aims to expand mobile health care services to nine Georgia counties with medically underserved populations. Each mobile health unit will be equipped to provide nurse-led, quality health care. The four-year project expands on the school's long-standing partnerships with community-based and public health organizations in both the metro Atlanta area and Moultrie, Ga.

The program is an immersive clinical experiential platform for 28 pre-licensure and 12 advanced practice nursing students. With this program, nursing students across the BSN, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, and Family Nurse Practitioner programs will work to increase the number of patients served in these communities by 20 percent using culturally-appropriate linguistic and health literacy approaches and innovative technology solutions. Emory in MOTION will recruit and develop a diverse nursing workforce from underrepresented backgrounds that will address the needs of vulnerable populations in underserved communities reached through the Farmworker Mobile Health Training Team and the Metro Communities Mobile Health Training Team.

Emory in MOTION will include Implementation of five web-based professional development modules related to social determinants developed by diverse nursing faculty and shared with faculty, preceptors, and GA RNs through Emory Nursing’s continuing education platform.

The Emory in MOTION program will address:

  • Fragmented healthcare
  • Too much emphasis/resources devoted on acute care
  • Income defines/determines health care received
  • Need to have community-based primary healthcare to meet needs for:
  • Behavioral health integrated with medical care
  • Health promotion/wellness emphasis
  • Care coordination for patients with multiple problems/co-morbidities
  • Coaching for self-management
  • Attention to social determinants of health
  • Increase access to care

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For Prospective Students

MSN (FNP, AGPCNP tracks) and BSN-junior nursing students selected to participate in the program will receive scholarship support and will complete at least 80 clinical hours in mobile health environment at one of the community-based organizations such as Boat People SOS or Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition. The grant will also fund creation and deployment of professional development modules related to social determinants of health for preceptors, and GA RNs working or transitioning into nurse-led mobile primary care settings.

Application Process:

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  • You must be an accepted student to the BSN or MSN programs at Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.
  • Submit a 300 to 500-word essay about why you would be a good fit for the Emory In MOTION program.
  • Please include a description of any relevant experience and describe your perspective on nurse-led mobile health care for medically underserved and/or vulnerable populations.
  • Send a reference from one professional familiar with your background, interests, and abilities to EmoryInMOTION@Emory.edu

Application deadline: December 11, 2022. Those accepted will be contacted by the first week in January.

Resource Guide

The resources in this guide are intended to be open access and accessible to all nurses, particularly those working in ambulatory and primary care in searching for evidence-based information.

Specifics for Admitted Emory In MOTION Scholars

  • 7 BSN and 3 MSN (FNP, AGPCNP) students recruited yearly
  • $2,000 scholarship each semester
  • Complete 80 clinical hours in nurse-led mobile health units
  • Students will have the option to participate in Georgia Farmworker's Health Program in Moultrie, GA, in Summer
  • Interface of EMORY IN MOTION with BSN and MSN curricula through specific courses for at least 80 clinical hours in nurse-led mobile health units

Coursework for BSN Students:

  • 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)

Coursework for MSN Students:

  • 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


HRSA Disclaimer

The EMORY IN MOTION project is offered through support by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $3,908,757 with 0% funded from non-governmental resources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.