Post-Masters DNP

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Earn A Post-MSN DNP

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

Requirements for Post-Master’s DNP admission include:

  • Master's Degree in Nursing from an accredited College or University
  • Unencumbered RN license in the state(s) in which you will be completing your clinical training/project

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application 
  • 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)
  • Resume or CV
  • Contact information for two professional references

At the discretion of the DNP Program Director, some students may be asked to provide additional information such as GRE Test Scores, or a portfolio which demonstrates an ability to be successful in a practice-focused program.

 

Standard Plans of Study

Health Systems Leadership (HSL) Track
Full-time, 4 Semesters

 

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Semester 1 (Fall)

NRSG 702DAnalyzing, Evaluating & Translating Health Systems Evidence

3

NRSG 707DTransforming Health Care: A Systems Approach to Improving Quality & Safety

3

NRSG 712DAnalysis of Complex Health Systems for Organizations

2

NRSG 715DDNP Project Development I 

3*

TotalSemester Credits

 

11

Semester 2 (Spring) 

NRSG 713DAnalytic Tools for Evidence-Based Decision-Making 

3

NRSG 714DPathways to Practice

4

NRSG 716DDNP Project Development II

4*

TotalSemester Credits

11

Semester 3 (Summer)

NRSG 722DLeadership for Health Professions

2

NRSG 724DInformatics: Leading with Data

3

NRSG 717DDNP Project Development III 

4*

TotalSemester Credits

 

 

10

Semester 4 (Fall)

NRSG 721DDNP Project

4*

NRSG 723DHealth Policy, Ethics and Law

3

TotalSemester Credits

 

7**

 

Total Program Credits

38

 *Variable credit course
**Option for full-time available

Population Health (PH) Track
Full-time, 4 Semesters

 

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Semester 1 (Fall)

NRSG 702DAnalyzing, Evaluating & Translating Health Systems Evidence

3

NRSG 712DAnalysis of Complex Health Systems for Organizations

2

NRSG 715D DNP Project I 

3*

PRS 505DIntegrated Communication Strategies

2

TotalSemester Credits

10

Semester 2 (Spring)

NRSG 714DPathways to Practice

4

NRSG 716DDNP Project Development II 

4*

EPI 504DFundamentals of Epidemiology

2

PRS 580DResearch Design & Grant Preparation

2

TotalSemester Credits

12

Semester 3 (Summer)

NRSG 717D DNP Project Development III  

2*

NRSG 718DPopulation Adaptive Solutions

1

NRSG 720D Collaboration & Transformation for Population Health 

2

NRSG 722D Leadership for Health Professions

2

BSHE 504DSocial Behavior in Public Health

2

TotalSemester Credits

9

Fall
Semester 4

NRSG 721DDNP Project

6*

NRSG 723DHealth Policy, Ethics and Law

3

TotalSemester Credits

 

9

 

Total Program Credits

40

 *Variable credit course

Part-time Plans of Study

Health Systems Leadership (HSL) Track
Part-Time, 7 Semesters

 

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Semester 1 (Fall)

NRSG 702D

Analyzing, Evaluating & Translating Health Systems Evidence

3

NRSG 712D

Analysis of Complex Health Systems for Organizations

2

Total Semester Credits

5

Semester 2 (Spring)

NRSG 714D

Pathways to Practice

4

NRSG 723D

Health Policy, Ethics and Law

3

Total Semester Credits

7

Semester 3 (Summer)

NRSG 722D

Leadership for Health Professions

2

NRSG 724D

Informatics: Leading with Data

3

Total Semester Credits

5

Semester 4 (Fall)

NRSG 707D

Transforming Health Care:
A Systems Approach to Improving Quality & Safety

3

NRSG 715D

DNP Project I

3*

Total Semester Credits

6

Semester 5 (Spring)

NRSG 713D

Analytic Tools for Evidence-Based Decision-Making  

3

NRSG 716D

DNP Project Development II

4*

Total Semester Credits

7

Semester 6 (Summer)

NRSG 717D

DNP Project Development III       

4*

Total Semester Credits

4

Semester 7 (Fall)

NRSG 721D

DNP Project 

4*

Total Semester Credits

4

Total Program Credits

38

*Variable credit course

 

Population Health (PH) Track
Part-Time, 7 Semesters

 

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Semester 1 (Fall)

NRSG 702D

Analyzing, Evaluating & Translating Health Systems Evidence

3

NRSG 712D

Analysis of Complex Health Systems for Organizations

2

Total Semester Credits

5

Semester 2 (Spring)

NRSG 714D

Pathways to Practice

4

EPI 504D

Fundamentals of Epidemiology

2

Total Semester Credits

6

Semester 3 (Summer)

NRSG 718DPopulation Adaptive Solutions

1

NRSG 720D Collaboration & Transformation for Population Health 

2

BSHE 504DSocial Behavior in Public Health

2

Total Semester Credits

5

Semester 4 (Fall)

NRSG 723DHealth Policy, Ethics and Law

3

PRS 505DIntegrated Communication Strategies

2

NRSG 715D DNP Project I

3*

Total Semester Credits

8

Semester 5 (Spring)

NRSG 716DDNP Project Development II

4*

PRS 580DResearch Design & Grant Preparation 

2

Total Semester Credits

6

Semester 6 (Summer)

NRSG 717DDNP Project Development III

2*

NRSG 722DLeadership for Health Professions

2

Total Semester Credits

4

Semester 7 (Fall)

NRSG 721D

DNP Project

6*

Total Semester Credits

6

Total Program Credits

40

*Variable credit course

 

This is a hybrid program with both online and face to face interaction during every semester. Each semester students and faculty will meet for three on-campus sessions.

What are On-Campus Sessions

On-Campus sessions will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. 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 followings days*:

  • Fall 2017
    • August 26
    • October 14
  • Spring 2018
    • January 20
    • March 24
  • Summer 2018
    • June 2
  • Fall 2018
    • September 8
    • October 13
  • Spring 2019
    • January 26
    • March 23

In addtion to the above dates, DNP students in the Population Health Track, should plan to be on campus for the following weeks*.

  • Fall 2017
    • August 25-27
    • November 17-19

*Dates are subject to change.

 

The DNP Student Experience

Earning a Doctor of Nursing Practice at Emory University is a unique experience. Students benefit from a tight-knit community with meaningful interactions with faculty and classmates alike. The leadership-focused curriculum prepares students to become visionary nurse leaders who will transform all facets of health care delivery from the bedside to the boardroom in hospitals, corporations, private practices, government, and educational settings.

Experience Cohort + Leading Faculty

The DNP cohort is comprised of leading clinicians from all walks of life. Recent students include a clinical nurse leader from the world-famous Ebola care team from Emory University Hospital, a nurse anesthetist who is creating groundbreaking new programs for patients, and a midwife who is reviving a model of care for a health system in Texas. These dynamic DNP students coupled with nationally-recognized faculty who care about their students’ success creates a program that provides unparalleled learning from peers and faculty. 

 >> See our featured of our DNP students.

Learn about Emory's DNP faculty:

>> Dr. Corrine Abraham

>> Dr. John Cranmer

>> Dr. Roy Simpson

>> Dr. Imelda Reyes

>> Dr. Phillp Davis

>> Dr. Suzanne Staebler

>> Dr. Phyllis Wright

 

Hybrid Learning for Busy Professionals

Emory’s DNP program is designed for full-time working nurses who are balancing careers and families. Majority of the coursework can be completed online from anywhere in the world. Online learning is supplemented by engaging sessions on select Saturdays throughout the year. These highly interactive sessions give access students to top health care executives speaking on thought-provoking topics. Recent speakers include Dr. Jon Lewin, Chief Executive Officer of Emory University’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Dr. Sharon Pappas, Chief Nursing Officer of Emory Healthcare, among many others.

Advancing Your Career with a Powerful Network

In addition to the incredible professional networking opportunities that takes place within the DNP cohort, students also gain access to 95 dedicated faculty, 600 other Emory nursing students, 7,000 Emory nursing alumni, and 19,000 Woodruff Health Sciences Center employees—leading to powerful professional connections to help advance your career far into the future.

DNP

Tuition (per credit hour)* $1500
Academic Fees (per semester) **$500
Health Insurance***$6328

* Tuition is based on 2017-2018 tuition rates approved by the Board of Trustees.  Future academic year tuition rates are subject to change.  Tuition is charged per hour up to 12 semester hours.  

** Academic fees will vary based upon the semester.  This is an average amount per semester. 

*** Health insurance is required for all students. You will be billed automatically for the university’s student health insurance plan if you do not provide proof of adequate coverage by another insurer. 

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance budget is considered sufficient to support a basic lifestyle for a single student. It does not include expenses for dependents, travel, vacations, or luxury items such as automobiles, household furniture, or appliances. The estimated cost of attendance for 2017-2018 for a full time (12+ semester hours) DNP student enrolled for fall, spring and summer semesters is $89,932. This is not the amount you will owe. The cost of attendance is not the amount you will pay for the year. The cost of attendance is the budget used to determine the financial aid amount offered each year and is more than a student's full time tuition and fees to provide assistance for living expenses if needed.

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

Interested in becoming a full-time faculty member after graduating?  The Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) may be right for you.  Eligible students can receive up to $35,000 NFLP loan support per academic year (for up to five years)  to cover the costs of tuition, books, fees and educational expenses. 

Partial NFLP loan forgiveness (up to 85%) over a consecutive four-year period in exchange for serving as full-time nursing faculty at an accredited School of Nursing

  • 20% forgiveness Year 1, 20% forgiveness Year 2, 20% forgiveness Year 3, 25% forgiveness Year 4
  • If borrower fails to fulfill teaching commitment, loan interest accrues at prevailing market rate

Contact dnp@emory.edu for more information.

Source

Amount

Deadline

Requirements

Application

Geraldine “Polly”
Bednash Scholarship

$5,000

October 31st

3.2 GPA
Write a brief essay (250 word maximum) on your goals and aspirations as they relate to your education, career and future plans. Explain why you are a qualified candidate and should be considered for the scholarship

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CertifiedBackground-GNSA Scholarship

$2,500

December 30th

3.5 GPA
GNSA member (join GNSA for free)
Write an essay (500-word maximum) expressing how they have contributed to the nursing profession through innovation, leadership, and/or peer mentoring
Provide one academic or professional reference

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Hurst Review Services/AACN

$2,500

January 15th

Provide an essay of no more than 250 words describing his/her goals and aspirations as they relate to his/her education, career, and future plans

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AfterCollege/AACN

$2,500

December 31st

Special consideration given to students with the goal of becoming a nurse educator
Write a brief essay (250 word maximum) on your goals and aspirations as they relate to your education, career, and future plans. Explain why you are a qualified candidate and should be considered for the scholarship. Please include as a separate attachment.
Selected finalists will be asked to submit letters of recommendation, published articles, awards/honors, etc.

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Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.

Varies

February 1st

3.6 GPA
Completed 12 credits of the program
Provide three references
800 word personal essay
$20 application fee

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The DNP program's flexible curriculum allows students to begin the program in Fall, Spring, and Summer. Emory is accepting applications to the DNP program for Fall 2017, Spring 2018, and Summer 2018. Admission decisions will be based upon candidate competitiveness and 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 404.727.7980.

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