Nell H Woodruff - Emory University
1520 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated BSN Programs
RN to MSN Programs
BSN Program Details
The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is committed to producing graduates who embrace the nursing discipline and the privilege of serving others. Our graduates develop innovative roles, become leaders in advancing nursing as a profession, and serve as exemplary role models for excellence in nursing practice throughout the world.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is consistent with the Emory University philosophy that students be broadly educated. The BSN program extends through four academic years and occurs in two parts:
Part One: Prerequisites
The first two years of general education prerequisites are taken at Emory College, Oxford College, or any accredited college or university. The prerequisite courses consist of Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Elective courses that must total 60 semester or 90 quarter hours.
Students may apply and be admitted while the prerequisites are in progress. All required courses must be completed before enrolling in the BSN program in the fall semester. We accept applications beginning in September with a priority deadline of January 15th.
Part Two: Nursing
In the remaining two years of college, you’ll learn the practice of nursing in clinical and classroom settings within Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. The nursing program is designed to be completed in four semesters of full-time enrollment (fall, spring, fall spring).
Graduates of the School of Nursing are eligible to take the NCLEX examination in any of the United States. BSN graduates typically work in intensive care, pediatrics, adult acute care, or other practice areas.
The School of Nursing Selects Applicants who are best qualified academically and who have the greatest potential for success in the BSN program. We evaluate all undergraduate course work and give preference to applicants with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher. Applications and supporting credentials sent before or postmarked by January 15th will be given priority for admission and merit based scholarships. However, applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed on a space available basis after the 15th.
MSN Program Details
The MSN program prepares advanced practice nurses in a variety of specialty areas. The program reflects the faculty's commitment to providing graduate education that is relevant to the dynamic contemporary practice environment. Graduates are prepared to apply for the appropriate Nurse Practitioner and/or Certified Nurse Midwife certification examinations. The curriculum consists of four components: theoretical core, clinical/functional core, specialty courses, and electives. Participative learning, multiple options for learning, and alternative teaching methods characterize the learning process.
Each of the specialties can be completed in 3-5 semesters of full-time study. Part-time study is available.
RN to MSN Program Details
The RN-MSN option provides an opportunity for associate degree and diploma-prepared nurses to obtain the MSN. The curriculum is characterized by flexibility and recognizing the diversity of the students who enroll. The RN-MSN applicant must be a graduate of a state board accredited, regionally accredited, National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accredited program. In addition they must have completed 60 semester or 90 quarter hours of required general education course work prior to enrollment. Students accepted to this program complete 17 semester hours of bridge course work prior to beginning the specialty curriculum. Full time and part time study are available.
Accelerated BSN Program Details
The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University offers an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Masters of Science in Nursing (ABSN/MSN) curriculum for aspiring nurses and health care professionals. This program is designed for students who have completed an undergraduate degree in a field other than nursing and who are seeking a career as an advanced practice nurse. The ABSN/MSN program is designed to build upon previous skills, education, and experiences. This program prepares students for the MSN program by providing connections with MSN faculty and exposure to a variety of clinical settings. In doing so, the program lays the foundation for advanced clinical and academic graduate study.
This full time campus-based option begins each summer term; the BSN portion runs consecutively for four semesters. Graduates take the Georgia NCLEX-RN examination following graduation. Note: A valid Georgia RN license is required for students to begin clinical practicum experiences in the MSN program. These begin in October. Therefore, all students must pass the NCLEX-RN examination by October 1 in order to remain in the MSN program. The MSN portion will commence the fall semester following BSN graduation. The time required to complete the MSN specialty will range from 3-5 semesters of full time coursework depending on the specialty.
The new program is based on the current BSN curriculum with modifications in scheduling, sequence, and coursework. This program incorporates all of the components of a traditional BSN with an additional focus on expanded involvement with underserved populations and current health care needs.