Our NNP specialty master’s program is one of a handful of NNP programs in the country that prepares nurses for practice across the continuum of care. The program prepares nurses as advanced practice providers who are skilled in performing comprehensive assessments, diagnostic evaluations, and symptom and disease management for neonates and infants through age two. This focus includes health promotion, disease prevention, health maintenance, parental counseling, education, diagnose and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses in a variety of health care settings. All aspects of advanced nursing practice are explored from an evidenced-based approach, including roles of educator, researcher, consultant, and advocate. Students complete more than 700 hours of direct patient care in primary, acute and critical care. The online format means working nurses do not need to give up employment or relocate to the Atlanta area to become a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner at Emory University.
- We offer full-time and part-time plans of study in an “executive online” format
- Students come to campus 1-2 times a semester for intensive content delivery, simulations, procedural skills labs, and competency validations
- Faculty arrange all clinical contracts and preceptor agreements, across the state of GA and as able, in the students home state.
- Post-graduate certificate program is available
- Low faculty-student ratios
- Didactic and clinical experience
- Online content delivery allows schedule to be tailored to meet students' needs and working lifestyle
Our NNP specialty master’s program meets the NANNP program standards to prepare nurses to be primary, acute and critical care advanced practice providers for neonates and infants through the age of two. Graduates are skilled in attending high-risk deliveries and resuscitation, performing comprehensive assessments, diagnostic evaluations, symptom and disease management and coordination of care upon discharge. Student clinical experiences include all levels of neonatal care across the continuum of care, including primary care settings. Students are placed in sites across Georgia and in other sites as allowable by state regulations. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the national l Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam from the National Certification Corporation (NCC).
Suzanne L. Staebler DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
ASSISTANT SPECIALTY DIRECTOR:
Tracey Bell, DNP,APRN, NNP-BC
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