Emergency Nurse Practitioner

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 89.1 k / Year(s) Deadline: Mar 15, 2025
85 place StudyQA ranking:3638 Duration:2 years

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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-five 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.

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 certification exam of the American Nurse Credentialing Center or the certification exam of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 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.

Semester 1 (Fall)

NRSG 524 Becoming an APRN


NRSG 528 Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology


NRSG 575 Optimal Wellness


NRSG 544 Advanced Health Assessment   3
NRSG 544A Pediatric Advanced Health Assessment 1
NRSG 576 Introduction to Clinical Specialty-ENP  1

 Semester Credit Hours


 Semester 2 (Spring)

NRSG 517  Management of Acute and Chronic Illness I 2

NRSG 505 Research and Evidence-Based Practice


NRSG 522 Advanced Pharmacology


NRSG 577  Family/Emergency NP I: Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Care 6

Semester Credit Hours


 Semester 3 (Summer)


NRSG 518  Management of Acute and Chronic Illness II


NRSG 579  Family/Emergency NP II: Medical Emergencies 


NRSG 652 Mental Health Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing


NRSG 591 Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety


Semester Credit Hours


 Semester 4 (Fall)


NRSG 657  Palliative Care across the Spectrum


NRSG 580  Family/Emergency NP III: Traumatic Emergencies


NRSG 599  Business of Healthcare: Finance 2

NRSG 589 Leadership for Health Professions


Semester Credit Hours


Total Credit Hours


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.


  • Robert W. Woodruff Scholars and Fellows
  • Veterans Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership Scholars
  • Veterans Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership for Graduate Education
  • Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellowship
  • Building Nursing's Diverse Leadership at Emory (BUNDLE)
  • Fuld Palliative Care Fellows
  • Fuld Service Learning Fellows
  • Susan D. Flynn Memorial Oncology Nursing Externship
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