Family Nurse Practitioner

Emory Nursing Student

Become a Family NP

2019 US News FNP badgeRanked No. 7 in the nation by US News and World Report, our Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) specialty 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.

Clint Shedd DNP, RN, FNP-BC
Assistant Clinical Professor | Office of Academic Advancement
404.727.6912
glenn.c.shedd@emory.edu

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
  • GRE Test Scores

 Admission Requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • $75 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 3.2 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.

Learn more about Technical Standards in the 2018-2019 Student Handbook.

Semester 1 (Fall) 

Course

Credits

Clinical Hours

NRSG 524

Becoming an APRN

2

 

NRSG 528

Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology

3

 

NRSG 544

Advanced Health Assessment

3

 

NRSG 575

Optimal Wellness:

Promoting and Maintaining Health          

2

 

NRSG 576

Introduction to Clinical Specialty:

Family Nurse Practitioner

1

20

NRSG 549

Pediatric Advanced Health Assessment

1

Semester Credit Hours

 

12

20

 

 

 

 

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 570

Family Nurse Practitioner I

4

180

Semester Credit Hours

12

180

Semester 3 (Summer)

NRSG 518

Management of Acute and Chronic Illness II

2

NRSG 572

Family Nurse Practitioner II

5

180

NRSG 652

Mental Health Issues for Advanced Practice Nursing

2

NRSG 591

Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety   

3

Semester Credit Hours

12

180

Semester 4 (Fall)

NRSG 599

Business of Healthcare: Finance

2

NRSG 589

Innovative Leadership in Health Care Delivery

2

NRSG 573

Family Nurse Practitioner III       

5

240

NRSG 657

Palliative Care Across the Spectrum 

2

Semester Credit Hours

11

240

Total Credit Hours

47

Total Clinical Hours

620

 

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

 

Semester Credit Hours

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

Semester 2 (Spring)

 

 

 

NRSG 505           

Research and Evidence-Based Practice

3

 

NRSG 522

Advanced Pharmacology

3

 

Semester Credit Hours

6

 

Semester 3 (Summer)

NRSG 652

Mental Health Issues for Advanced Practice Nursing

2

NRSG 591

Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety   

3

Semester Credit Hours

5

 

Semester 4 (Fall)

NRSG 544

Advanced Health Assessment

3

NRSG 549

Pediatric Advanced Health Assessment

1

NRSG 576

Introduction to Clinical Specialty:

Family Nurse Practitioner

1

40

NRSG 589

Innovative Leadership in Health Care Delivery

2

Semester Credit Hours

7

40

 

Semester 5 (Spring)

NRSG 517

Management of Acute and Chronic Illness I

2

NRSG 570

Family Nurse Practitioner I

4

180

Semester Credit Hours

6

180

 

Semester 6 (Summer)

NRSG 518

Management of Acute and Chronic Illness II

2

NRSG 572

Family Nurse Practitioner II

5

180

Semester Credit Hours

7

180

 

Semester 7 (Fall)

NRSG 599

Business of Healthcare: Finance

2

NRSG 573

Family Nurse Practitioner III       

5

240

NRSG 657

Palliative Care Across the Spectrum 

2

Semester Credit Hours

9

240

Total Credit Hours

47

Total Clinical Hours

640

 

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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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