Doctoral Programs

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Earn a Terminal Degree

We offer two doctoral degree tracks—the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Our doctoral programs are highly selective and provide enhanced mentorship between faculty and students. 

Our doctoral students receive prestigious awards, including National Institutes of Health grant awards, Jonas Nurse Scholars Leaders Fellowships and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Scholars Fellowships, which provide valuable support and enhance their experience at Emory.

DNP, Nurse Anesthesia Program

The DNP, Nurse Anesthesia Program is a 36-month full-time program designed to prepare students to become Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). Graduates earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a specialty in nurse anesthesia. 

DNP, Nurse Anesthesia Program
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Emory's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is designed for bachelor's and master's-prepared nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing practice with a focus on clinical leadership. The DNP program offers a Post-Bachelor's FNP program and a Post-Master's program. Both programs offer two specialty tracks - health systems leadership and population health.

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Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing

Emory's Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing program is a full-time, intense learning experience designed to develop the next generation of nurse scientists and educators who will change the face of health care. Emory prepares doctoral students to meet the challenges of today's fast-paced health care environment by giving students unparalleled opportunities to impact research, teaching, and patient care.

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