Emergency Nurse Practitioner

Emory Nursing Students

Become an Emergency NP

The Emergency Nurse Practitioner program prepares nurses to provide health care to patients across the lifespan in emergency and primary care settings. Program content is built on family nurse practitioner preparation but also prepares graduates to manage the care of patients presenting to emergency settings with acute, life-threatening health care needs. Fifty-three credit hours are required for degree completion.

The Emergency Nurse Practitioner program is a rigorous, four-semester, FNP enhanced curriculum that requires prior experience in emergency nursing, disaster/crisis management, military service or related work experience.

SPECIALTY COORDINATOR:
Dian Dowling Evans PhD, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, FAANP
Emergency Nurse Practitioner Program Director
404.727.9678
ddevans@emory.edu 


ENP Webpage

Flexible studies
The degree requires four semesters of full-time study, or students may pursue it part time. Due to the nature of the clinical rotations for this specialty, full-time study is strongly recommended.

Clinical Experience
The clinical portion of the program includes training in advanced procedural skills such as advanced suturing, x-ray and ECG interpretation, trauma and cardiac resuscitation. Students complete over 700 clinical hours including women’s health, pediatrics, family practice, and in high acuity medical and trauma settings.

Clinical sites include, but are not limited to emergency care and primary care settings within the metro Atlanta area, Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and primary care health settings throughout Northeast Georgia.

Unique Highlights
Learning opportunities include interdisciplinary learning experiences with medical students, physician assistants, and emergency residents; a state-of-the-art clinical laboratory; clinical experiences in a Level I Regional Trauma Center; and classroom instruction in forensic issues in emergency settings, including disaster preparedness.


Career Opportunities
Upon completion of studies, graduates are prepared to sit for the Family Nurse Practitioner Board-Certification (FNP-BC) exam of the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the certification exam of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB). Graduates are also prepared to sit for the Emergency Nurse Practitioner certification (ENP-C) of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB).

Graduates of the Emergency Nurse Practitioner program are prepared to work in trauma centers, urgent care and emergency settings caring for adult and pediatric patients.

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

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
  • TOEFL scores are required if English is a second language
  • Resume
Full-time Curriculum
SemesterCourseCreditsClinical Hours
Total Credit Hours53
Total Clinical Hours740

Curriculum, credit hours, and sequencing are subject to change.

Semester 1 (Fall)NRSG 524Becoming an APRN2
NRSG 544Advanced Health Assessment3
NRSG 528Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology3
NRSG 549Pediatric Advanced Health Assessment1
NRSG 575Optimal Wellness: Promoting and Maintaining Health2
NRSG 576Introduction to Clinical Specialty: Emergency Nurse Practitioner120
Semester credit hours1220
Semester 2 (Spring)NRSG 517Management of Acute and Chronic Illness I2
NRSG 522Advanced Pharmacology3
NRSG 505Research and Evidence-Based Practice3
NRSG 577Family/Emergency Nurse Practitioner I: Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Care6240
Semester credit hours14240
Semester 3 (Summer)NRSG 518Management of Acute and Chronic Illness II2
NRSG 579Family/Emergency Nurse Practitioner II: Medical Emergencies7240
NRSG 652Mental Health Issues for Advanced Practice Nursing2
NRSG 591Health Care Quality and Patient Safety3240
Semester credit hours14240
Semester 4 (Fall)NRSG 657Palliative Care Across the Spectrum2
NRSG 589Innovative Leadership in Health Care Delivery2
NRSG 580Family/Emergency Nurse Practitioner III: Traumatic Emergencies7240
NRSG 599Business of Health Care: Finance2
Semester credit hours13240
Part-time Curriculum
SemesterCourseCreditsClinical Hours
Total Credit Hours53
Total Clinical Hours740

Curriculum, credit hours, and sequencing are subject to change.

Semester 1 (Fall)NRSG 524Becoming an APRN2
NRSG 528Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology3
NRSG 575Optimal Wellness: Promoting and Maintaining Health2
Semester credit hours7
Semester 2 (Spring)NRSG 522Advanced Pharmacology3
NRSG 505Research and Evidence-Based Practice3
Semester credit hours6
Semester 3 (Summer)NRSG 591Health Care Quality and Patient Safety3
NRSG 652Mental Health Issues for Advanced Practice Nursing2
Semester credit hours5
Semester 4 (Fall)NRSG 544Advanced Health Assessment3
NRSG 549Pediatric Advanced Health Assessment1
NRSG 576Introduction to Clinical Specialty: Emergency Nurse Practitioner120
NRSG 589Innovative Leadership in Health Care Delivery2
Semester credit hours720
Semester 5 (Spring)NRSG 517Management of Acute and Chronic Illness I2
NRSG 577Family/Emergency Nurse Practitioner I: Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Care6240
Semester credit hours8240
Semester 6 (Summer)NRSG 518Management of Acute and Chronic Illness II2
NRSG 579Family/Emergency Nurse Practitioner II: Medical Emergencies7240
Semester credit hours9240
Semester 7 (Fall)NRSG 657Palliative Care Across the Spectrum2
NRSG 580Family/Emergency Nurse Practitioner III: Traumatic Emergencies7240
NRSG 599Business of Health Care: Finance2
Semester credit hours11240

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Not every state will allow a student to enroll in a distance education program or to participate in a clinical placement within the state. The states found on the link below are eligible states for distance-based education and clinical placement. For applicants not seeing their state on this list, please contact the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs. 

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 should be aware of their state’s Board of Nursing and Department of Education rules and regulations.

  • The ENP program’s five faculty members are  all ENP board certified, renowned leaders and scholars in Emergency Care with 32 Peer reviewed (7 written in collaboration with students) 12 Non-peer reviewed; 5 Books; 14 Book chapters; 2 are fellows in national organizations; 2 have contributed to development of board certification for ENPs.
  • The ENP program has the second highest level of alumni engagement. Fifty-three alumni are currently teaching or serving as preceptors
  • ENP co-horts are as diverse as the populations they serve - 56%  are Black, 7% are Asian and 25% are men.
  • Emory Healthcare’s network of 23 Emory affiliated Urgent Care centers (30 projected by 2019) and 5 emergency departments prepare ENP students for today’s practice environment – 91 percent of ENP graduates have practiced in either emergency department or urgent care settings, 98% of grads are caring for patients of all levels of acuity and 86% are caring for patients of all ages.
  • 2017 graduates achieved a 100 percent first time pass rate on ENP board exam.
  • ENPs are scholars and leaders. Two graduates have obtained PhD’s; 7 have either completed or are working on their DNPs.

 

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is accepting applications to its academic programs for Spring, Summer and Fall 2018. 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. Application deadlines can be found here.


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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