Family/Emergency Nurse Practitioner

Overview

A rigorous program built on caring for patients of all ages with primary care, urgent and emergent health care needs, this program prepares nurses for the fast-paced emergency care settings .

The Family/Emergency Nurse Practitioner program prepares nurses to provide health care to patients across the lifespan in emergency and primary care settings. Program content is built on family nurse practitioner preparation but also prepares graduates to manage the care of patients presenting to emergency settings with urgent and emergent health care needs.

The Family/Emergency Nurse Practitioner program is a rigorous, seven-semester, DNP FNP enhanced curriculum that requires prior experience in emergency nursing, disaster/crisis management, military service or related work experience.

SPECIALTY DIRECTORS:

Dian Dowling Evans PhD, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAANP, FAAN
Family/Emergency Nurse Practitioner Program Director
404.727.9678 ddevans@emory.edu

Paula Tucker, DNP, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAANP
Family/Emergency Nurse Practitioner Program Co-Director
ptucker@emory.edu

For questions about the admission process email Sara Re.

Program Details

This program transitioned to the Doctor of Nursing Practice only format in fall 2021. This degree requires seven semesters of full-time study. There is not a part time option.

Clinical Experience
The clinical portion of the program includes training in advanced procedural skills such as advanced suturing, x-ray and ECG interpretation, trauma and cardiac resuscitation. Students complete over 700 clinical hours including women’s health, pediatrics, family practice, and in high acuity medical and trauma settings.

Clinical sites include, but are not limited to emergency care and primary care settings within the metro Atlanta area, Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and primary care health settings throughout Northeast Georgia.

Unique Highlights
Learning opportunities include interdisciplinary learning experiences with medical students, physician assistants, and emergency residents; a state-of-the-art clinical laboratory; clinical experiences in a Level I Regional Trauma Center; and classroom instruction in forensic issues in emergency settings, including disaster preparedness.


Career Opportunities
Upon completion of studies, graduates are prepared to sit for the Family Nurse Practitioner Board-Certification (FNP-BC) exam of the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the certification exam of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB). Graduates are also prepared to sit for the Emergency Nurse Practitioner certification (ENP-C) of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB).

Graduates of the Emergency Nurse Practitioner program are prepared to work in trauma centers, urgent care and emergency settings caring for adult and pediatric patients.

Curriculum

Here is an example of this program's course of study.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, you must submit the following items:

Requirements for DNP admission include:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited nursing program (CCNE, NLNAC)
  • Unencumbered RN license in the state of Georgia or a multistate RN license
  • Minimum of one year of RN experience in the Emergency Room.

Admission Requirements:

  • Application for Admission
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official transcripts from each school attended
  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • 2-3 References (preference for at least one to be a nursing supervisor)
  • Students with international nursing degrees must provide an evaluation from Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (www.cgfns.org) for previous nursing coursework.
  • Students with international transcripts for non-nursing degrees must provide an evaluation from World Education Services (www.wes.org) for previous non-nursing coursework.
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo scores are required if English is a second language. Read Emory University's accepted tests policy here.

Transcript submission:

* Preferred method: Choose Emory University - School of Nursing in the electronic transcript systems or have your school email your official transcripts to nursingquestions@emory.edu.

If your school does not participate in the electronic transcript system or cannot email your transcripts then please have them mail a hard copy to:

Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Emory University
1520 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322

*Please note that all courses and degrees in the application checklist must be verified by the Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs before they are marked as received.  Please allow 2-4 weeks after all transcripts are received.

*DNP programs are not approved for international students at this time.

Application

Admission decisions will be based upon candidate competitiveness as well as space availability. Applicants could potentially be placed on a waitlist. Decisions for waitlisted applicants are announced as seats become available, up to the first day of orientation. Application deadlines can be found here.


For questions or concerns about the application process, please contact the School of Nursing's Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs at nursingquestions@emory.edu or call 404.727.7980.

Tuition and Financial Aid

CLICK HERE For Tuition Costs And Financial Aid Information

State Eligibility And Licensure Requirements

*The FNP/Emergency program is not available in a distance format. It is a face-to-face program in Atlanta, Georgia.

Not every state will allow a student to enroll in a distance education program or to participate in a clinical placement within the state. The states found on the link below are eligible states for distance-based education and clinical placement. For applicants not seeing their state on this list, please contact the Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs.

Applicants to any of our distance-accessible courses/ programs that may lead to professional licensure or certification should become familiar with the regulations governing distance accessible programs in their state. Licensure requirements vary from state to state and by professional organization. Emory is working toward developing a database to provide this information. Prospective students residing in states other than Georgia should be aware of their state’s Board of Nursing and Department of Education rules and regulations.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of studies, graduates are prepared to sit for the Family Nurse Practitioner Board-

Certification (FNP-BC) exam of the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the (FNP-C) certification exam of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB). Graduates are also prepared to sit for the Family/Emergency Nurse Practitioner certification (ENP-C) of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB).

Graduates of the Family/Emergency Nurse Practitioner program are prepared to work in trauma centers, urgent and primary care, and emergency settings caring for adult and pediatric patients.

Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, doctor of nursing practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Emory University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.