Education and Training

Emory's commitment to multi-professional critical care education includes not only rotations for nurse practitioners and physician assistants during their Master's level training but also a unique year-long advanced post-graduate training program ("residency") in critical care for physician assistants and acute care nurse practitioners who plan careers in our discipline. Education of critical care nurses is central to our mission. The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing matriculates approximately 100 nurses annually whose curriculum includes rotations through the center. Emory's advanced practice nurse programs, including the aforementioned acute care nurse practitioner training program, are managed by the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. 

The Emory Critical Care Center is privileged to partner with our Pharmacy professionals in hosting an accredited residency in Critical Care Pharmacy. This advanced, year-long training prepares the graduate Pharm. D. for practice in multidisciplinary critical care, including clinical practice, health services research and administrative leadership in critical care.

Please click here for details on our Critical Care Residency Programs.

To view a recent podcast from our Director click here "A Model of NPs and PAs in the ICU: Aligning goals and strategies within the Healthcare System".

2014 Residents

Residency Training Program Directors:

Heather Meissen 

Heather Meissen, ACNP-BC, CCRN, Program Director, NP Critical Care Residency Program

W. Robert Grabenkort

W. Robert Grabenkort, PA, Program Director, PA Critical Care Residency Program