Family Nurse Practitioner + Nurse-Midwifery

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Explore FNP + Midwifery Options

The Family Nurse Practitioner + Nurse-Midwifery program prepares culturally competent practitioners to provide health care to underserved populations. National workforce needs are emphasized in four distinct ways: collaboration with family practice physicians who practice obstetrics in underserved areas, provision of care to vulnerable populations such as underserved ethnic minorities, provision of primary care services to women who receive these services primarily in an ob-gyn setting, and provision of comprehensive primary care to all ages. 

Upon completion of the five-semester program, the family nurse-midwife is prepared to take the certification exams for both certified nurse-midwife and family nurse practitioner. You can also pursue the this program part time.

This program is no longer accepting new applications. Interested students are encouraged to apply to the Nurse Midwifery track or the Family Nurse Practitioner track. Post-Graduate Certificates are also available.

Unique Highlights
Students work with nationally certified nurse-midwifery and family nurse practitioner faculty who engage in teaching, clinical practice, and research. The program offers the opportunity to work with a variety of vulnerable, underserved, and multicultural populations. The Spanish for Health Care Professionals course provides students with second language training.

Clinical Experience
Clinical experiences provide students with strong community-based primary care and midwifery practice experiences. Sites include public health department clinics, private obgyn offices, nonprofit community health clinics, and migrant health care sites.

Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Emory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.

The nurse-midwifery program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education, 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910; 240.485.1800, www.midwife.orgacme@acnm.org.

Career Opportunities
Graduates have opportunities for advanced nursing practice in hospital-based midwifery services and in primary care and/or women’s health care settings. Other career options are available in health care services research, nursing education, health care consulting, and community health education.

Student Enrollment

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing has a long-standing history of educating women and men to be leaders on the forefront of the health care community. 

  • Total students: 665
    • Females: 602 (91%)
    • Males: 63 (9%)
    • Minorities: 298 (45%)
    • Total BSN students: 374
    • Total MSN students: 236
    • Total DNP students: 21
    • Total PhD students: 34

Post Graduation Placement Information

2015-2016 BSN Student Cohort

  • Of the respondents to the post graduation survey, 73 percent were employed immediately after graduation, and 88 percent were employed within three months of graduation.
  • Of the student respondents immediately employed, the average starting salary was $53,000.

2015-2016 MSN Student Cohort

  • Of the respondents to the post graduation survey, 52 percent were employed immediately after graduation, and 87 percent were employed within three months of graduation.
  • Of the student respondents immediately employed, the average starting salary was $96,000.

Academic Distinctions

  • Ranked No. 4 in the nation for graduate nursing education by US News & World Report 
  • Leader in service learning and global health 
  • Internationally recognized faculty researchers 
  • 24 faculty members are American Academy of Nursing Fellows 
  • Students work in 500+ diverse clinical sites nationwide 
  • Located in Atlanta, a leading health care center in the US

Semester 1 (Fall) 

Course

Credits

Clinical Hours

NRSG 524

Becoming an APRN

2

NRSG 528

Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology

3

NRSG 575

Optimal Wellness:

Promoting and Maintaining Health

2

NRSG 544

Advanced Health Assessment

3

NRSG 576

Introduction to Clinical Specialty: Family Nurse Practitioner

1

30

NRSG 576

Introduction to Clinical Specialty: Nurse Midwifery

2

20

NRSG 549

Pediatric Health Assessment

1

NRSG 614

Human Lactation and Breastfeeding Management

2

Semester Credit Hours

 

16

50

 

 

 

 

Semester 2 (Spring)

 

 

 

NRSG 505                           

Research and Evidence-Based Practice

3

NRSG 517

Management of Acute and Chronic Illness I

2

NRSG 522

Advanced Pharmacology

3

NRSG 561

Nurse Midwifery I

5

180

NRSG 570

Family Nurse Practitioner I

2

60

Semester Credit Hours

 

15

240

Semester 3 (Summer)

NRSG 518

Management of Acute and Chronic Illness II

2

NRSG 591

Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety   

3

NRSG 572

Family Nurse Practitioner II

2

NRSG 630

Nurse Midwifery II

5

240

NRSG 652

Mental Health Issues for Advanced Practice Nursing

2

Semester Credit Hours

 

14

240

Semester 4 (Fall)            

NRSG 599

Business of Healthcare: Finance

2

NRSG 589

Innovative Leadership in Health Care Delivery

2

NRSG 657

Palliative Care Across the Spectrum 

2

NRSG 573

Family Nurse Practitioner III

2

60

NRSG 631

Nurse Midwifery III

5

240

NRSG 678

Issues in Women’s Health

2

Semester Credit Hours

 

15

300

Semester 5 (Spring)

NRSG XXXX

Elective

3

NRSG 634

Synthesis in Clinical Specialty:  Dual Major CNM/FNP

6

330

Semester Credit Hours

 

9

330

Total Credit Hours

69

Total Clinical Hours

1,160

Part-time program of study is available for this specialty.

To be considered for admission to the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, you must submit the following items:

Requirements for MSN admission include

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited nursing program (CCNE, NLNAC)
  • Unencumbered RN license in the state of Georgia
  • GRE Test Scores

 Admission Requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official transcripts from each school attended
    • Students with international transcripts must provide an evaluation from Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (www.cgfns.org) for previous nursing coursework
    • Students with international transcripts must provide an evaluation from World Education Services (www.wes.org) for previous non-nursing coursework
  • Official GRE score report
    • The GRE must be retaken if scores are older than 5 years
    • TOEFL scores are required if English is a second language
  • Resume

The average GPA for admitted students is 3.5. Students are encouraged to submit GRE test scores that fall within the 50th-99th percentile of all test takers

The GRE requirement may be waived for applicants meeting at least ONE of the following criteria**: 

  • GPA greater than or equal to a 3.5 from an accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
  • Previous master’s degree (or higher) completed from an accredited college or university+

**It is at the discretion of the Admission Committee to request test scores despite meeting GRE waiver.

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

Thank you for your interest in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. Please complete this form to receive updates about Emory's admissions process and academic programs.

MaryJane Lewitt PhD, CNM, FACNM

Assistant Clinical Professor | Office of Academic Advancement

404.727.8301

mlewitt@emory.edu