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Need for nursing education continues to grow
Emory Nursing expands continuing education program

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ATLANTA (February 20, 2020) – Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing continues to elevate the level of nursing education. Through a newly-expanded continuing nursing education (CNE) offering from the Emory Nursing Experience (ENE), nurses around the globe will have access to valuable coursework developed by Emory’s world-class faculty. As the healthcare landscape shifts and medical best practices evolve, having access to leading nursing education is critical to the ability to care for patients.

In most states, nurses are required to renew their licenses every two years. As part of this renewal, there is typically a CNE requirement. Rated the nation's 4th best graduate nursing schools by U.S. News & World Report, Emory Nursing is uniquely positioned to deliver the CNE coursework practicing nurses need to further their careers and continue high-quality patient care.

“Nursing education is critical for the development of our caregivers and the successful care of patients,” said Linda McCauley, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of Emory's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. “Emory Nursing Experience’s courses are about more than just checking the box. The curriculum demonstrates the best in evidence-based coursework from some of the country’s preeminent healthcare experts to help nurses grow their careers and gain certifications.”

“As a health system, we thrive on education,” said Sharon H. Pappas, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, chief nursing executive, Emory Healthcare. “With the ever-changing healthcare environment, we need to make sure our nurses are equipped to handle any situation. With an emphasis on continuing nursing education, our nurses can better care for patients and make an impact on their communities.”

Emory Nursing provides value for its students through Continuing Education coursework focused on growing careers, providing opportunities for new certification and specialization. As a one-stop-shop, nurses can take advantage of ENE’s easy-to-use platform that keeps track of CNE credits. This allows nurses to more easily renew their licenses.

“Emory Nursing Experience is on the leading edge of nursing continuing education,” said Laika Steiger, director of operations, Emory Nursing Experience. “We are designing courses to meet the needs of today’s nursing professional. Through innovative and easy-to-use technology, nurses can not only fulfill their CNE requirements but coordinate their education to fit their needs in a stress-free environment.”

ENE coursework is provided by Emory Nursing Professional Development Center (ENPDC).  ENPDC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. ENE coursework provides a more convenient platform for nurses around the globe to participate in the Emory education experience online or in-person and develop professionally.

The Emory Nursing Experience course catalog is continually growing with new courses being added regularly. To view available courses or to register, visit


About Emory Nursing Experience

Emory Nursing Experience (ENE) is on the cutting edge of nursing continuing education. As part of the Emory School of Nursing, ENE’s world-class faculty have created evidence-based coursework that is designed to further a nurse’s career and present new opportunities for growth. Through innovative and easy to use technology, nurses can not only fulfill their CE requirements but coordinate their education to fit their needs in a stress-free environment. To learn more about ENE, visit


About Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing produces nurse leaders who are transforming healthcare through science, education, practice, and policy. Bachelor's degree graduates go on to become national and international leaders in patient care, public health, government, research, and education. Master’s degree graduates are qualified to seek certification as nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives. Graduates of the school's doctor of nurse practice (DNP) program may go on to become nurse anesthetist and/or advanced leaders in healthcare administration. The school also maintains a PhD program in partnership with Emory's Laney Graduate School. The school is a national leader in research funding and currently employs more than 120 full-time faculty members. Annual student enrollment is more than 900.


About Emory Healthcare

Emory Healthcare, with more than 24,000 employees and 11 hospitals, is the most comprehensive academic health system in Georgia, with $4.4 billion in annual net revenue. System-wide, it has 2,691 licensed patient beds, more than 2,800 physicians practicing in more than 70 specialties, serving metro Atlanta with 250 locations. It is the only health system in Georgia with three Magnet-designated hospitals for nursing excellence: Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory University Hospital and Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital. Emory Healthcare's mission is to improve the health of individuals and communities at home and throughout the world. For more information, visit

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