Accelerated BSN + MSN

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Become an APRN Today

This program provides a fast track to becoming an advanced practice nurse or midwife. Students interested in earning a BSN and MSN can enroll in this accelerated program. This program allows students to earn a BSN in 15 months and then immediately begin their MSN course work. This program is designed for students with bachelor’s degrees in other disciplines.

Emory's AMSN National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rate for 2016 is 100 percent.

The prerequisites for the ABSN + MSN program include seven courses. You may submit an application for admission with the courses in progress, but all prerequisites must be complete with a grade of C or higher by the time you plan on beginning the nursing program. Please review the updated list of prerequisites below, effective for all summer 2016 applicants:

Physical Sciences
General Chemistry I with lab
Human Anatomy & Physiology I with lab*
Human Anatomy & Physiology II with lab*
Microbiology with lab*
Nutrition - Recommended
     *Starred courses must have been taken no more than seven years prior to beginning the ABSN/MSN program.

Math
Introductory Statistics

Social Sciences
Human Growth and Development or Life Span Development
     *The Human Growth and Development prerequisite must cover human development from conception through death.

**All courses are subject to review by the Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs.

We offer many specialty areas for students wishing to pursue careers as advanced practice nurses. A wide range of joint and dual degree options are available, allowing for a personalized experience based on your interests. Some of our most popular dual specialty options include:

  • Midwifery + Women's Health

Learn more about our MSN program offerings

Accelerated BSN Plus MSN Plan of Study
Full-time - 4 Semesters
  CreditsClinical Hours

Semester 1 (Summer)

NRSG 310Pathophysiology for Nurses3
NRSG 312Foundations of Nursing Practice2
NRSG 314Clinical Practicum I2120
NRSG 315Population Health: Community and Public Health Nursing360
NRSG 372Professional Nursing: Concepts, Issues & Trends2
NRSG 380Health Assessment3
 Semester Credit Hours15180

Semester 2 (Fall)

NRSG 320Pharmacology for Nurses3
NRSG 326Acute and Chronic Care3
NRSG 327Clinical Practicum II3180
NRSG 328Pediatric Nursing2
NRSG 417Leadership, Advocacy and Policy3
NRSG 575Optimal Wellness2
 Semester Credit Hours16180

Semester 3 (Spring)

NRSG 330Clinical Integration2
NRSG 408Maternity and Reproductive Health Nursing2
NRSG 409Clinical Practicum III3180
NRSG 411Mental Health Nursing2
NRSG 505Research and Evidence Based Practice3
NRSG XXXElective2
 Semester Credit Hours14180

Semester 4 (Summer)

NRSG 387Senior Mentor1
NRSG 430Nursing in Complex Care Situations3
NRSG 431Clinical Practicum IV4180
NRSG 432Ambulatory Care360
NRSG 591Healthcare Quality and Safety3
NRSG XXXElective2
 Semester Credit Hours16240
 Total Credit Hours61 
Total Clinical Hours780
Italics = Graduate level courses

Student Enrollment

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing has a long-standing history of educating women and men to be leaders on the forefront of the health care community. 

  • Total students: 794
    • Females: 718 (90%)
    • Males: 76 (10%)
    • Minorities: 293 (37%)
    • Total BSN students: 443
    • Total MSN students: 269
    • Total DNP students: 52
    • Total PhD students: 30

Post Graduation Placement Information

2015-2016 BSN Student Cohort

  • Of the respondents to the post graduation survey, 73 percent were employed immediately after graduation, and 88 percent were employed within three months of graduation.
  • Of the student respondents immediately employed, the average starting salary was $53,000.

2015-2016 MSN Student Cohort

  • Of the respondents to the post graduation survey, 52 percent were employed immediately after graduation, and 87 percent were employed within three months of graduation.
  • Of the student respondents immediately employed, the average starting salary was $96,000.

Academic Distinctions

  • Ranked No. 4 in the nation for graduate nursing education by US News & World Report 
  • Leader in service learning and global health 
  • Internationally recognized faculty researchers 
  • 37 faculty members are American Academy of Nursing Fellows
  • 8 faculty members are Amercian Association of Nurse Practitioner Fellows 
  • Students work in 500+ diverse clinical sites nationwide 
  • Located in Atlanta, a leading health care center in the US

To be considered for admission to the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, you must submit the following items:

  • Application for Admission
  • $75 Application Fee
  • Official transcripts from each school attended
    • Students with international transcripts must provide an evaluation from World Education Services (www.wes.org).
  • Resume
  • 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

Please review the Prerequisites tab to review prerequisite course requirements. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher by the start date of the BSN program.

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**: 

  • Cumulative GPA greater than or equal to a 3.5  from completed undergraduate coursework at the time of application
  • 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.

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is accepting applications to its academic programs for 2018. 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 are below.

  • 10/15/2017*
  • 12/15/2017**
  • January 15, 2018
  • March 15, 2018

*Priority deadline to be considered for merit-based aid
**Final priority deadline for admission

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.

ABSN+MSN

Tuition (per credit hour)*$1817
Academic Fees (per semester) **$500
Health Insurance***$6328

* Tuition is based on 2017-2018 tuition rates approved by the Board of Trustees. Future academic year tuition rates are subject to change.

** Academic fees will vary based upon the semester. This is an average amount per semester.

*** Health insurance is required for all students. You will be billed automatically for the university’s student health insurance plan if you do not provide proof of adequate coverage by another insurer.

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance budget is considered sufficient to support a basic lifestyle for a single student. It does not include expenses for dependents, travel, vacations, or luxury items such as automobiles, household furniture, or appliances. The estimated cost of attendance for 2017-2018 for a full time AMSN student enrolled for fall, spring and summer semesters is $92,509. This is not the amount you will owe. The cost of attendance is not the amount you will pay for the year. The cost of attendance is the budget used to determine the financial aid amount offered each year and is more than a student's full time tuition and fees to provide assistance for living expenses if needed.

Please visit the AMSN Financial Aid Page for information about financial aid options.

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