This program transitioned to the Doctor of Nursing Practice only format in fall 2021. This degree requires seven semesters of full- or part-time study.
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.
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.
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.