Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Overview

The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care program offers one clinical specialty track, which includes primary care for children with well-child problems and acute and chronic illnesses. Graduates of this clinical specialty are prepared to meet the comprehensive health care needs of infants, children, adolescents, and their families in a variety of primary care settings.

This program starts each year during the fall semester.

SPECIALTY DIRECTOR:
Imelda Reyes DNP, MPH, CPNP, FNP-BC
Assistant Clinical Professor | Office of Academic Advancement
404.712.9820
imelda.reyes@emory.edu

*Please email nursingquestions@emory.edu with application questions.

Program Details

Clinical Experience
Graduates are required to complete 500 hours of directly supervised pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) clinical practice. Clinical sites include, but are not limited to, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital and Egleston Children’s Hospital, Hughes Spaulding Children’s Hospital, Sickle Cell Clinic at Scottish Rite Hospital, and various other pediatric and neonatal clinics in the metropolitan-Atlanta area.

Unique Highlights
The program is individually tailored to meet each student’s unique needs, whether through clinical placements or clinical preceptors who meet each student’s particular educational needs. Students are provided with a broad range of clinical experiences by rotating through a wide variety of specialty primary care clinical sites.

Career Opportunities
The program prepares students to take the nurse practitioner certification exam administered by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB). Graduates provide comprehensive, holistic, family-centered, and developmentally based care to children and their families in rural, underserved, and metropolitan ambulatory primary health care centers. Former students are employed as coordinators in ambulatory pediatric care units, NICUs, and in various other types of primary health care settings, such as pediatric group practices locally, regionally, and nationally.

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

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 404.727.7980.

Tuition and Financial Aid

CLICK HERE FOR TUITION COSTS AND FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

State Eligibility and Licensure Requirements

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 Admissions 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.

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.