Become the clinical nurse leader you were meant to be. Our Post-BSN DNP Program prepares nurses for transforming clinical leadership to help you impact patient outcomes and improve health care delivery systems. Recognized as one of the nation’s leading nursing schools and DNP Programs, our Post-BSN DNP program delivers a world-class education that will help you stay on the forefront of the ever-changing health care landscape.
This program prepares students through dynamic clinical rotations. Students engage 1:1 with their faculty who are personally invested in advancing your clinical skills, leadership development, and future success.
Benefits of an Emory Post-BSN DNP
- Engage in clinical learning in the nation’s top health care systems.
- Gain leadership skills that can be applied immediately.
- Network with faculty and peers online with intensives.
- Earn your DNP in 2.5 years.
- Learn from our nationally renowned faculty.
- Join a community of more than 12,000 nursing alumni worldwide.
The Post-BSN DNP program is available to students interested in the following specialty tracks:
- Adult-Gerontology: Acute Care NP
- Adult Gerontology: Primary Care NP
- Emergency NP
- Family NP
- Neonatal NP
- Pediatric Acute Care NP
- Pediatric Primary Care NP
- Women’s Health-Gender Related NP
Interim Program Director
Beth Ann Swan, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor, Clinical Track
Associate Dean/Vice President Academic Practice Partnerships
DNP Program Administrator
The coursework is the heart of our program. You'll get top-level instruction from the nation's best instructors and researchers. You can learn more about the curriculum below. Please note curriculum, credit hours, and sequencing are subject to change. At this time, Nurse Midwifery is not offered in the program. Plans of Study for the Neonatal and Adult Gerontology Primary Care specialties will be available soon.
Emory University is seeking highly qualified and developing nurse leaders for its Post-BSN Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.
- Master's Degree or BSN from an accredited College or University
- Unencumbered RN license in the state(s) in which you will be completing your clinical training/project
- If applying for ENP, AGAC-NP, NNP, OR PNP-AC, you must have 1-2 years of documented clinical experience
- Application for Admission
- $50 Application Fee
- Official transcripts from each school attended
- Curricula Vitae or resume
- A personal statement describing why you want to be a student in the Emory DNP program along with a brief statement of your project interests for practice, process, or systems-based health and healthcare improvement (500 words)
- 2-3 Professional 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.
* Preferred method: Choose Emory University - School of Nursing in the electronic transcript systems or have your school email your official transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
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.
For questions or concerns about the application process, please contact the School of Nursing's Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs at email@example.com or call 404.727.7980.
The Post-BSN DNP program is an online program with intensives located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Applicants to any of our online 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 and those states identified, should contact their state’s Board of Nursing and Department of Education for specific rules and regulations pertaining to completion of clinical learning experiences in that state when enrolled in an online program.
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Financial Aid and Tuition
Updated December 9, 2020
Please see the estimated tuition costs for the 2020-2021 academic year. These estimated amounts are for both undergraduate and graduate-level programs, including BSN, ABSN, MN Pathway to MSN, MN, and MSN, and DNP programs. Opportunities to defray the cost of attendance through scholarships and financial aid are available.
Each program at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing has different tuition structures and billing patterns. Figures shown are for approximation purposes and should not be used in program comparison.
Policy Statement on Refunds
Refunds for Emory University students who are federal (Title IV) aid recipients will be prorated in accordance with the Higher Education Amendments of 1992 and any related regulations.
- Traditional BSN: $26,535/semester ($2,211/hour)
- Distance ABSN: $1,608/hour
- MN Pathway to MSN: $23,130/semester ($1,928/hour)
- Pre-licensure Master of Nursing (MN): $22,810/semester ($1,901/hour)
- Master of Science in Nursing: $23,550/semester ($1,963/hour)
- Post Masters Certificate: $1,857/hour
- Doctorate of Nursing Practice: $20,050/semester ($1,671/hour)
- Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist: $24,190/semester ($2,016/hour)
Please visit the Financial Aid website for information on Financial aid options.
Emory University undergoes accreditation at the university level and throughout our colleges and schools to ensure our educational programs meet the highest standards. The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is accredited by multiple organizations. For a list of accreditations, you can visit our Accreditations page.