Post-BSN DNP

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Program Overview

The Post-RN DNP is open for three advanced practice specialty areas. Choose to become a Family Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Nurse Practitioner, or a Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. The Post-RN DNP program prepares graduates to sit for credentialing examinations. Please refer to individual specialty pages for further information and plans of study.

PROGRAM 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

Curriculum

DNP, Emergency Nurse Practitioner

Health Systems Leadership Track

Full-time - 7 Semesters

 

Semester 1 (Fall) 

Course

Credits

Clinical Hours

NRSG 524

Becoming an APRN

2

 

NRSG 528

Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology 

3

 

 

 

 

 

NRSG 702D

Analyzing, Evaluating & Translating Health Systems Evidence

3

 

NRSG 712D

Analysis of Complex Health Systems for Organizations

2

 

Semester Credit Hours

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

Semester 2 (Spring)

 

 

 

NRSG 522

Advanced Pharmacology

3

 

NRSG 714D

Pathways to Practice

4

 

NRSG 723D

Health Policy, Ethics, and Law

3

 

Semester Credit Hours

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

Semester 3 (Summer)

 

 

 

NRSG 652

Mental Health Issues for Advanced Practice Nursing

2

 

NRSG 722D

Leadership for Health Professionals

2

 

NRSG 724D

Informatics: Leading with Data

3

 

Semester Credit Hours

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

Semester 4 (Fall)

 

 

 

NRSG 544

Advanced Health Assessment

3

 

NRSG 549

Pediatric Wellness

2

 

NRSG 576

Introduction to Clinical Specialty:

Emergency Nurse Practitioner

2

60

NRSG 707D

Transforming Health Care: A Systems Approach to Improve Quality and Safety

3

 

NRSG 715D

DNP Project I

3*

 

Semester Credit Hours

 

13

60

 

 

 

 

Semester 5 (Spring)

 

 

 

NRSG 517

Management of Acute and Chronic Illness I

2

 

NRSG 577

Family/Emergency Nurse Practitioner I:

Clinical Decision-Making in Emergency Care

7

300

NRSG 545

Advanced Pediatric Practice I

2

 

NRSG 713D

Analytic Tools for Evidence Based Decision-Making

3

 

NRSG 716D

DNP Project Development II

4*

 

Semester Credit Hours

 

18

300

 

 

 

 

Semester 6 (Summer)

 

 

 

NRSG 518

Management of Acute and Chronic Illness II

2

 

NRSG 579

Family/Emergency Nurse Practitioner II:

Medical Emergencies

7

240

NRSG 717D

DNP Project Development III

4*

 

Semester Credit Hours

 

13

240

 

 

 

 

Semester 7 (Fall)

 

 

 

NRSG 657

Palliative Care Across the Spectrum

2

 

NRSG 580

Family/Emergency Nurse Practitioner III:

Traumatic Emergencies

7

240

NRSG 721D

DNP Project

4*

 

Semester Credit Hours

 

13

 

Program Total

 

84

840

 

*Variable credit course

 

Students not completing the DNP Project in semester 7 must maintain enrollment of 1 credit hour in 721D DNP Project until all project requirements are met.

 

Note: Two strongly recommended electives for the ENP specialty:

  • NRSG 595 The Leader's Role in Emergency Preparedness and Response (3) credits
  • NRSG 501 Forensic Nursing Practice (3) credits.

 

 

Family Nurse Practitioner
DNP, Family Nurse Practitioner Program

Semester 1 (Fall) 

Course

Credits

Clinical Hours

NRSG 524

Becoming an APRN

2

 

NRSG 528

Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology 

3

 

 

 

 

 

NRSG 702D

Analyzing, Evaluating & Translating Health Systems Evidence

3

 

NRSG 712D

Analysis of Complex Health Systems for Organizations

2

 

Semester Credit Hours

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

Semester 2 (Spring)

 

 

 

NRSG 522

Advanced Pharmacology

3

 

NRSG 714D

Pathways to Practice

4

 

NRSG 723D

Health Policy, Ethics, and Law

3

 

Semester Credit Hours

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

Semester 3 (Summer)

 

 

 

NRSG 652

Mental Health Issues for Advanced Practice Nursing

2

 

NRSG 722D

Leadership for Health Professionals

2

 

NRSG 724D

Informatics: Leading with Data

3

 

 

 

 

 

Semester Credit Hours

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

Semester 4 (Fall)

 

 

 

NRSG 544

Advanced Health Assessment

3

 

NRSG 549

Pediatric Wellness

2

 

NRSG 576

Introduction to Clinical Specialty:

Family Nurse Practitioner

2

60

NRSG 707D

Transforming Health Care: A Systems Approach to Improve Quality and Safety

3

 

NRSG 715D

DNP Project I

3*

 

Semester Credit Hours

 

13

60

 

 

 

 

Semester 5 (Spring)

 

 

 

NRSG 545

Advanced Pediatric Practice I

2

 

NRSG 517

Management of Acute and Chronic Illness I

2

 

NRSG 570

Family Nurse Practitioner I

4

180

NRSG 713D

Analytic Tools for Evidence Based Decision-Making

3

 

NRSG 716D

DNP Project Development II

4*

 

Semester Credit Hours

 

15

180

 

 

 

 

Semester 6 (Summer)

 

 

 

NRSG 518

Management of Acute and Chronic Illness II

2

 

NRSG 572

Family Nurse Practitioner II

5

180

NRSG 717D

DNP Project Development III

4*

 

Semester Credit Hours

 

11

180

 

 

 

 

Semester 7 (Fall)

 

 

 

NRSG 573

Family Nurse Practitioner III       

5

240

NRSG 657

Palliative Care Across the Spectrum

2

 

NRSG 721D

DNP Project

4*

 

Semester Credit Hours

 

11

240

Program Total

 

77

660

Pediatric Primary Care
DNP, Pediatric Primary Care

Semester 1 (Fall) 

Course

Credits

Clinical Hours

NRSG 524

Becoming an APRN

2

 

NRSG 528

Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology 

3

 

NRSG 712D

Analysis of Complex Health Systems for Organizations

2

 

NRSG 702D

Analyzing, Evaluating & Translating Health Systems Evidence

3

 

Semester Credit Hours

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

Semester 2 (Spring)

 

 

 

NRSG 522

Advanced Pharmacology

3

 

NRSG 714D

Pathways to Practice

4

 

NRSG 723D

Health Policy, Ethics, and Law

3

 

Semester Credit Hours

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

Semester 3 (Summer)

 

 

 

NRSG 652

Mental Health Issues for Advanced Practice Nursing

2

 

NRSG 724D

Informatics: Leading with Data

3

 

NRSG 722D

Leadership for the Health Professionals

2

 

Semester Credit Hours

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

Semester 4 (Fall)

 

 

 

NRSG 554

Advanced Neonatal and Pediatric Health Assessment

3

 

NRSG 549

Pediatric Advanced Health Assessment

1

 

NRSG 547

Staying Healthy: Promoting and Maintaining Wellness in the Pediatric Patient              

3

60

NRSG 707D

Transforming Health Care: A Systems Approach to Improve Quality and Safety

3

 

NRSG 715D

DNP Project I

3

 

Semester Credit Hours

 

13

 

 

 

 

 

Semester 5 (Spring)

 

 

 

NRSG 545

Advanced Pediatric Practice I

2

 

NRSG 664

Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner I

4

180

NRSG 713D

Analytic Tools for Evidence Based Decision-Making

3

 

NRSG 716D

DNP Project Development II

4

 

Semester Credit Hours

 

13

 

 

 

 

 

Semester 6 (Summer)

 

 

 

NRSG 546

Advanced Pediatric Practice II

2

 

NRSG 665

Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner II

4

180

NRSG 717D

DNP Project Development III

4

 

Semester Credit Hours

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

Semester 7 (Fall)

 

 

 

NRSG 657

Palliative Care Across the Spectrum

2

 

NRSG 667

Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner III

4

180

NRSG 721D

DNP Project (variable)*

4

 

Semester Credit Hours

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

Total Credit Hours

 

73

 

Total Clinical Hours

 

 

600

Admission Requirements

Emory University is seeking highly qualified and developing nurse leaders for its Post-BSN Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

Requirements for Post RN 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
  • 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.

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.

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.

View application deadlines

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.

Current Students

See the faces of the next generation of nurse leaders who will change the face of health care on the Emory Nursing DNP Student Profiles page.

Faculty

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Financial Aid

Please visit the Graduate Program Financial Aid Page for information about financial aid options.

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.

Distance Accessibility & Your State

*The Post RN DNP program is a face-to-face program located in Atlanta, Georgia.

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 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 a distance-accessible program.

Schedule Details

What are On-Campus Sessions?

On-Campus sessions, also called “Semester Saturdays,” will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. (EST). The format will be business conference style with students attending class in the NHWSN building. Attire will be business casual for students and agendas will include: DNP student presentations, group work and special interactive presentations with renowned guest speakers. On-campus sessions may also include advising as needed.

On-campus sessions will take place on the following days:

Spring 2021
Saturday, February 6 (Virtual)
Saturday, March 20 (Virtual)

Summer 2021
Saturday, July 10 (Virtual)  

Fall 2021
Saturday, September 18, 2021 (Virtual)
Saturday, October 23, 2021 (Virtual)

Spring 2022
Saturday, February 5, 2022 (In-person) *TBD
Saturday, March 19, 2022 (In-person) *TBD

Summer 2022
Saturday, July 9, 2022 (In-person) *TBD

This is a hybrid program with both online and face to face interaction during every semester. Each Fall and Spring semester students and faculty will meet for two on-campus sessions. During the Summer semester, there is one on-campus session.