Family Nurse Practitioner

Emory Nursing Student

Become a Family NP

U.S. News Best Grad Schools - Nurse Practitioner (MSN) - Family - 2021Our Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) specialty is ranked No. 15 by U.S. News & World Report. Our program prepares graduates to assess and manage a broad range of health needs of individuals and families across the life span. The program has a strong community-based primary care focus. Students may complete the program’s required 49 credit hours in four semesters or pursue the program part time.

Graduates are prepared to sit for the certification exam of the American Nurse Credentialing Center or the certification exam of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

SPECIALTY COORDINATOR:

Desireé Clement

Assistant Clinical Professor | DNP, APRN, CNM, FNP-BC, FACNM
404.727.1167

Unique Highlights
The FNP program offers multidisciplinary experiences in both the classroom and in clinical settings. Students have the opportunity to work with rural and migrant populations and in urban private practice settings. Nationally certified faculty members in the program engage in both clinical practice and research.

Clinical Experience
Graduates have more than 600 hours of directly supervised clinical practice. Emphasis is on the management of acute episodic problems and long term management of stable chronic diseases. More than 40 community-based sites and private practices provide students with a rich variety of primary health care experiences with clients of all ages. Students have the opportunity to do rotations in specialty areas such as endocrinology, cardiology, neurology, dermatology, orthopedics, and palliative care. Clinical sites include public health department clinics, hospital outpatient and satellite clinics, HMO clinics, community primary health care centers, Veteran’s Administration outpatient clinics, and health clinics for the homeless as well as private practice.

Career Opportunities
FNP graduates have an opportunity to work in either primary care or specialty areas. Recent graduates have found positions in family practice/internal medicine clinics, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, women’s health, and pediatrics.

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
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Full-time Curriculum
SemesterCourseCreditsClinical Hours
Total Credit Hours47
Total Clinical Hours620

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

Semester 1 (Fall)NRSG 524Becoming an APRN2
NRSG 528Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology3
NRSG 544Advanced Health Assessment3
NRSG 575Optimal Wellness: Promoting and Maintaining Health2
NRSG 576Introduction to Clinical Specialty: Family Nurse Practitioner120
NRSG 549Pediatric Advanced Health Assessment1
Semester credit hours1220
Semester 2 (Spring)NRSG 505Research and Evidence-Based Practice3
NRSG 517Management of Acute and Chronic Illness I2
NRSG 522Advanced Pharmacology3
NRSG 570Family Nurse Practitioner I4180
Semester credit hours12180
Semester 3 (Summer)NRSG 518Management of Acute and Chronic Illness II2
NRSG 572Family Nurse Practitioner II5180
NRSG 652Mental Health Issues for Advanced Practice Nursing2
NRSG 591Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety3
Semester credit hours12180
Semester 4 (Fall)NRSG 599Business of Healthcare: Finance2
NRSG 589Innovative Leadership in Health Care Delivery2
NRSG 573Family Nurse Practitioner III5240
NRSG 657Palliative Care Across the Spectrum2
Semester credit hours11240
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Part-time Curriculum
SemesterCourseCreditsClinical Hours
Total Credit Hours47
Total Clinical Hours640

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 505Research and Evidence-Based Practice3
NRSG 522Advanced Pharmacology3
Semester credit hours6
Semester 3 (Summer)NRSG 652Mental Health Issues for Advanced Practice Nursing2
NRSG 591Health Care Quality and Patient Safety3
Semester credit hours5
Semester 4 (Fall)NRSG 544Advanced Health Assessment3
NRSG 549Pediatric Advanced Health Assessment1
NRSG 576Introduction to Clinical Specialty: Emergency Nurse Practitioner140
NRSG 589Innovative Leadership in Health Care Delivery2
Semester credit hours740
Semester 5 (Spring)NRSG 517Management of Acute and Chronic Illness I2
NRSG 570Family Nurse Practitioner I4180
Semester credit hours6180
Semester 6 (Summer)NRSG 518Management of Acute and Chronic Illness II2
NRSG 572Family Nurse Practitioner II5180
Semester credit hours7180
Semester 7 (Fall)NRSG 599Business of Health Care: Finance2
NRSG 573Family Nurse Practitioner III5240
NRSG 657Palliative Care Across the Spectrum2
Semester credit hours9240

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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 Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is accepting applications to its academic programs for Spring, Summer and Fall 2019. 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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