Emory College

Emory School of Nursing BSN student standing outside on campus.

Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) provides students with a solid foundation for those beginning a career as a Registered Nurse or continuing their nursing education with a graduate degree. This program is designed for students who wish to pursue the BSN as their first bachelor’s degree. Many of our students choose to complete the prerequisites at Oxford College or Emory College for a cohesive, four-year degree program. Applicants to the School of Nursing also have the option of completing their prerequisites at any accredited college or university.

Part One: Prerequisites

The first two years of general education prerequisites are taken at Emory College, Oxford College, or any accredited college or university.  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.

The School of Nursing selects applicants who have the greatest potential for success in the BSN program.  We accept applications beginning in September; the priority application deadline is January 15th.  Applications completed after the priority deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

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 BSN program are eligible to take the NCLEX examination to become a Registered Nurse in any US state. BSN graduates can work in a number of different practice areas, including intensive care, pediatrics, adult acute care, and many others.

Click here to for more information about how to apply to the School of Nursing.

The prerequisites for the BSN program include 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of college course credit. You 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. Please review the required prerequisites below:

For Emory College students planning on beginning the nursing program fall 2014, please follow the prerequisite guide found here.

Introduction to Statistics (MATH 107 or QTM 100)

Chemistry I (CHEM 141)

Two (2) rigorous science courses with broad concepts*

Human Growth and Development for Health Professions (CHH) - Offered spring 2015

Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy - BIO 205 (By permission number ONLY)**

At least seven (7) Humanities and Social Sciences courses (at least two must be writing intensive)

Suggested Humanities and Social Science courses:

ENGL 101 or 181

ANT 231 (Medical Anthropology) or REL 358 (Religion and Healing)

IDS 206 (Foundations of Sustainability)

PHIL 115 (Ethics)

REL 333 (Religion and the Body)

SOC 230 (Sociological Aspects of Health and Illnesses)

Any Psychology course

Electives to reach 60 semester hours of course credit (not including Physical Education courses)

Suggested electives:

HLTH 100 (It’s Your Health) – required for all freshman

HLTH 210 (Predictive Health and Society)

HLTH 385-002 (Contemporary Nutrition)

HLTH 410 (Predictive Health Challenges:  Integrative Health)

Any non-Physical Education course

*Non-major science courses (such as BIOL 120, CHEM 105, CHEM 110, CHEM 115, NBB 120, PHYS 121, PHYS 122) are not considered rigorous science courses

**Please contact Carmen Jones or Arnita Howard at son-admit@listserv.cc.emory.edu for information regarding obtaining permission numbers

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
  • 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

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.

Helpful tips for completing the online application:

  • In the "Recommendations" section, put your own name and email 3 times
  • In the "Essays" section, please simply write "Emory" or "Oxford" in both boxes.
  • You have to click on the "Prerequisite Information" section and hit the "Save" button at the bottom to mark it as complete, but you do not have to enter your coursework.

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.

**Students whose cumulative GPA is less than a 2.5 will be required to have an extensive review of preparation by the Admission Committee.

If you want to learn more about the nursing program, please sign up for one of our admission events or stop by one of our admission advising sessions.

Admission Advising Hours:

  • Thursdays from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the School of Nursing's Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs beginning February 20th

You can also schedule an individual admission advising appointment here.

SON Admission Events (all located at the School of Nursing unless otherwise noted):

Friday, March 21st
1:00 to 2:30 PM
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Monday, March 31st
4:30 to 6:00 PM
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Saturday, April 19th
10:00 to 11:30 AM
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Monday, April 28th
4:30 to 6:00 PM
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The School of Nursing recognizes many students have concerns about funding their nursing education. In order to maximize the financial support that may be available to you, we encourage students to explore all University-level, private, and School of Nursing financial aid options. Click here to learn about the financial aid process and deadlines.

Emory Advantage Program

All traditional BSN applicants should review the Emory Advantage program to determine if they are eligible.  Program information can be found at the link below.

Emory Advantage Program

Merit-based and Endowed Scholarships

All applicants that apply by the priority deadline for admission and are admitted will automatically be considered for merit-based and endowed scholarships.  No additional applications for these awards are necessary. 

Veterans Benefits

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program is a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University has been a participant in the program since the 2010-2011 academic year.  The School of Nursing will provide a maximum of four (4) $7,500 scholarships for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and four (4)$7,500 scholarships for the Master of Science in Nursing program.  All scholarships will be awarded based on a first come first served basis (describedhere).  These awards will be matched by the Veterans Administration based upon the most recent guidelines as found on the Department of Veterans Affairs website.   All Yellow Ribbon awards are based on Post 9/11 Veterans eligibility requirementsestablished by the Veterans Administration and are not need-based.  For more details go to the Registrar's Website.

Government Supported Programs

The Emory University School of Nursing participates in several state and federal programs aimed at ensuring qualified students are not denied the pursuit of a nursing career due to the lack of financial resources. Below is more information on these programs.

State of Georgia HOPE Scholarship program

Please visit the Georgia Student Finance Commission’s website for eligibility requirements and more information.  For Bachelor of Science in Nursing applicants only.

Health Resources & Science Administration (HRSA)

For additional sources of financial aid available to health professions students and practitioners, visit the HRSA website.

Tuition Information for 2013-2014

Fall 2013

Category Description

Amount

Tuition Expenses

19,500.00

Fees

304.00

Living Expenses

6,900.00

Books and Supply Expenses

1,765.00

Transportation Expenses

450.00

Term Total

28,919.00

Spring 2014

Category Description

Amount

Tuition Expenses

19,500.00

Fees

304.00

Living Expenses

6,900.00

Books and Supply Expenses

1,765.00

Transportation Expenses

450.00

Term Total

28,919.00

Total Cost of Attendance

57,838.00