Freshman Option: Emory and Oxford Students

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The Emory Nursing Experience

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Freshman Option provides Emory College and Oxford College students with a solid foundation for beginning a career as a registered nurse. This program is designed for students who wish to pursue the BSN as their first bachelor’s degree. 

First, the Prerequisites

As a Freshman Option student, the first two years of general education prerequisites are taken at Emory College or Oxford College. Students may apply and be admitted to the nursing program while the prerequisites are in progress. All required courses must be completed before enrolling in the BSN program in the fall semester.

Emory and Oxford students applying to the BSN first-degree program will automatically be admitted to the School of Nursing if they meet certain requirements. 

Second, the Nursing Education

In the remaining two years at Emory, you’ll learn the practice of nursing in clinical and classroom settings. The nursing program is designed to be completed in four semesters of full-time enrollment.

Graduates of the BSN program are eligible to take the NCLEX examination to become a Registered Nurse in any U.S. state. BSN graduates can work in a wide array of practice areas in health care and beyond.

Semester 1 (Fall)

Course #

Course Title

Credits

Clinical Hrs

NRSG 309

Social Responsibility & Bioethics in Nursing

2

25

NRSG 310

Pathophysiology for Nurses

3

NRSG 312

Foundations of Nursing Practice

2

NRSG 314

Clinical Practicum I

2

100

NRSG 322

Health Promotion and Wellness

2

NRSG 380

Health Assessment

3

50

Semester Credit Hours

14

175

Semester 2 (Spring)

Course #

Course Title

Credits

Clinical Hrs

NRSG 315

Population Health: Community and Public Health Nursing

3

50

NRSG 320

Pharmacology for Nurses

3

NRSG 326

Acute and Chronic Care

3

NRSG 391

Clinical Practicum: Adult Medical Surgical Care

1.5

75

NRSG394

Clinical Practicum: Pediatrics

1.5

75

NRSG 328

Pediatric Nursing

2

NRSG 371

Evidence Based Practice for Nurses

2

Semester Credit Hours

16

200

Semester 3 (Fall)

Course #

Course Title

Credits

Clinical Hrs

NRSG 330

Clinical Integration

2

NRSG 408

Maternity and Reproductive Health Nursing

2

NRSG 392

Clinical Practicum: Maternity and Reproductive Health

1.5

75

NRSG 393

Clinical Practicum: Mental Health

1.5

75

NRSG 411

Mental Health Nursing

2

NRSG 416

Perspectives in Professional Nursing 
A) Global Health; B) Policy & Advocacy; C) Research; D) Leadership, Administration and Management; E) Clinical Nursing Education

3

NRSG XXX

Elective

2

Semester Credit Hours

14

150

Semester 4 (Spring)

Course #

Course Title

Credits

Clinical Hrs

NRSG 422

Palliative Care & Difficult Conversations

2

NRSG 425

Becoming a Professional Nurse

2

NRSG 430

Nursing in Complex Care Situations

3

NRSG 431

Clinical Practicum IV

4

150

NRSG 432

Ambulatory Care

3

50

NRSG XXX

Elective

2

Semester Credit Hours

16

200

Program Total

60

725

 

* Curriculum, credit hours, and sequencing are subject to change.

The prerequisites for the BSN program include 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of college course credit. Students may submit an application for admission with the courses in progress, but all prerequisites must be completed successfully by the time you plan on beginning the nursing program.

Course planning will depend on your AP/IB credits, or what you are prepared to take in the first year or second year. The list below contains all prerequisite and general education requirements that must be satisfied to graduate with a BSN. 

Course Name                                                                     Course Number

SCIENCES

Chemistry with lab                                                              CHEM 150

Human Anatomy and Physiology I with lab                        NRSG 201

Human Anatomy and Physiology II with lab                       NRSG 202

Microbiology with lab                                                          NRSG 205

Clinical Nutrition                                                                 NRSG 207

MATH

Intro to Stat Inference                                                        QTM 100

HUMANITIES

Expository Writing                                                             ENG 101

Any two humanities courses with one being a Humanities, Arts, Performance (HAP) course

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Human Growth and Development                                   NRSG 200

Any additional social science course- PSYC 111 highly recommended

GENERAL ELECTIVES
Must include at least one Physical Education course.

Additional courses to meet 60 credit hours excluding pathophysiology, pharmacology, technical, or applied art, music, or theater courses. 

**Please email nrsgpermissioninquiries@emory.edu for information regarding obtaining permission numbers. 

 

This program is designed for Emory College and Oxford College students who wish to earn a BSN as their first bachelor’s degree. Students are required to complete all Emory University Nursing GERs and Nursing prerequisite requirements prior to entry to the professional nursing program. NSRG Pre-requisites taught in the SON will count towards credits earned, but will not count as ECAS or OXF GERs/GEPs. Students will complete their Emory University Nursing General Education Requirements (GERs) and nursing prerequisites at Oxford or Emory College, for a cohesive, four-year degree program. Until a student matriculates into the School of Nursing, their degree tracker will reflect the requirements of their current school. A School of Nursing degree tracker will start with your first semester of Nursing School. Students can use the "what if" feature in Degree Tracker to view alignment with Nursing GERs.

GER AreaRequiredDescription
Area I   
FSEM/ Discovery Seminar1 CourseFirst Year Seminar (FSEM) Must be taken at Emory College in the first 2 semesters. Oxford College students take a discovery seminar (3 credits).  
Area II  
WRIT II1 CourseFreshman English/Writing Requirement (FWRT). This is fulfilled by ENG 101, ENG 181 or CPLT.
AP/IB or Previous College Credit that fulfill the FWRT may also fulfill this requirement
Area IV  
MQR1 CourseMathematical and Quantitative Reasoning
- Statistics. This is fulfilled by QTM 100
-AP Stats will count for Nursing MQR only. If you return to Emory College, AP stats will NOT count for a MQR, you will need another MQR. 
Area V  
 SNTL1 CourseScience, Nature and Technology (course must have lab)
-Chemistry w/ lab. This is fulfilled by CHEM 150 and 150 lab
-AP/IB Chemistry credits can fulfill the SNTL
Area VI  
HSC2 CoursesHistory, Society, Culture
Area VIIa*  
HAP1 CourseHumanities, Arts, Performance
Area VIIb*  
HAL1 Course Humanities, Arts, Language
-AP/IB credits may fulifll this requirement

 *A student may take 2 HAPs or 1 HAP and 1 HAL to fulfill all of area VIIa & VIIb. AP/IB credits that fulfill this category will also count. Refer to additional requirements for Oxford & Emory College to satisfy the GERs. 

Nursing Prerequisite Requirements - must receive at least a grade of  C                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Physical Sciences**
  • General Chemistry I with lab (CHEM 150 and 150 LAB)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I with lab (NRSG 201)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II with lab  (NRSG 202)
  • Microbiology with lab  (NRSG 205 )
  • Nutrition  (NRSG 207 )
Nursing prerequisite requirements may also be taken outside of Emory/Oxford College.   On completion official transcripts must be sent to the School of Nursing, Office of Admissions.    
                                                                                                                                                                         
**Physical Sciences must be taken within 7 years of entering Nursing
Nursing Prerequisites may be taken outside of Emory/Oxford College. Official transcripts on course completion must be sent to the School of Nursing Office of Admissions.
Math
  • Introductory StatisticsQTM 100 OR AP Stats; Note that AP STATS counts for Nursing MQR only. If you return to the college you will need another MQR. 
Social Sciences
  • Human Growth and Development or Life Span Development (NRSG 200) ***
***Must cover human development from conception through death.

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

  • Application for Admission
  • The $50 application is waived for current Emory and Oxford students
  • Official transcripts from institutions outside of Emory University

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.

Emory and Oxford students must obtain a GPA of 3.0 cumulative and 2.8 science/math to receive automatic entry into the BSN program. Students whose GPA is less than a 3.0 cumulative and 2.8 science/math will be required to have an extensive review of preparation by the Admission Committee and will not be guaranteed admission. Additional documents, such as resume and letters of recommendation, may be requested for further review.

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. 

View application deadlines.

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.

Emory and Oxford students applying to the BSN first degree program will automatically be admitted to the School of Nursing if they meet the following requirements:**

  • Complete the 60-credit hours of prerequisites at Emory or Oxford College
  • Earn a "C" or better in the prerequisite courses - all coursework is subject to review by the Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs
  • Submit an online application (only the application - no supporting documents are required) by January 15th of the year they wish to begin the nursing program
  • Obtain a minimum GPA of 3.0 cumulative and 2.8 science/math**

Emory and Oxford College students who meet these requirements will not need to submit an application fee, a resume, a statement of purpose, or recommendations. Emory and Oxford applicants will need to submit official transcripts from any other college or university they've attended.

Click here to complete the BSN online application.

**Students whose GPA is less than a 3.0 cumulative and 2.8 science/math will be required to have an extensive review of preparation by the Admission Committee and will not be guaranteed admission. Additional documents, such as resume and letters of recommendation, may be requested for further review.

Click herefor current academic year tuition costs.

 

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is accepting applications to its academic programs for Fall 2019. 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 can be found here.

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.

Please visit the BSN Financial Aid Page, for information about financial aid options.
Thank you for your interest in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. Please complete this form to receive updates about Emory's admissions process and academic programs.

Applicants to any of our distance-accessible courses/ programs that may lead to professional licensure or certification should become familiar with the regulations governing distance accessible programs in their state. Licensure requirements vary from state to state and by professional organization. Emory is working toward developing a database to provide this information. Prospective students residing in states other than Georgia and those states identified, should contact their state's Board of Nursing and Department of Education for specific rules and regulations pertaining to completion of clinical learning experiences in that state when enrolled in a distance-accessible program.

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