On behalf of Dean Linda McCauley, faculty, and staff of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University, I am excited to welcome you to the DNP Program webpage. Thank you for considering Emory in your educational journey!
I am Shawana S. Moore, Director of the DNP Program. I lead this program using a student-centered approach and genuinely enjoy engaging with students to support their growth and development as leaders within the profession of nursing.
The Emory School of Nursing's DNP program is recognized as a national leader. The program is facilitated by national leaders and experts within the profession of nursing. We have numerous distinguished clinical and community partners that will support your learning experience at Emory. After graduation, our students lead health and healthcare improvements within specific contexts such as health systems, public-private ventures, non-profit organizations, communities, public health, and policy. Some go on the lead entrepreneurial and innovation initiatives. Most importantly, our alumni are innovative, forward-thinking change agents in the various healthcare sectors who provide sustainable solutions to complex challenges.
Shawana S. Moore, DNP, MSN, CRNP, WHNP-BC
DNP Program Director
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
- Pediatric Acute Care NP
- Pediatric Primary Care NP
- NEW: Psychiatric Mental Health
- Women’s Health-Gender Related NP
The coursework is the heart of our program. You'll get top-level instruction from the nation's best faculty and researchers. You can learn more about the curriculum below. Please note curriculum, credit hours, and sequencing are subject to change. The post BSN DNP/post MN DNP are offered in the following specialties:
Emory University is seeking highly qualified and developing nurse leaders for its Post BSN Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program/Post MN 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.
Students who need an F1 visa are not eligible for admission due to the amount of content delivered online. The Department of Homeland Security does not allow our DNP or MSN programs to issue F1 visas.
* Preferred method: Choose Emory University - School of Nursing in the electronic transcript systems or have your school email your official transcripts to email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404.727.7980.
The Post BSN DNP/Post MN DNP program is an online program with intensives located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Applicants to any of our online programs that may lead to professional licensure or certification should become familiar with the regulations governing online programs in their state. Licensure requirements vary from state to state and by professional organization. Emory has a database to provide this information. Prospective students residing in states other than Georgia should contact the NHWSN Admissions Office for specific rules and regulations pertaining to completion of clinical learning experiences in that state when enrolled in an online program.
Moore joins School of Nursing as DNP Program Director
About the School of Nursing
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.