Undergraduate Application Procedure
Applicants to the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University are considered for admission on an individual basis. The Admission Committee will not review an applicant's file until all materials have been received by the Office of Admission and Student Services. The Committee's decision to accept or deny an applicant admission to a program, or to request additional information before making a final decision, is based on the applicant's complete record. Final acceptance into an academic program in the School of Nursing is contingent upon satisfactory completion of all prerequisite coursework. A final transcript must be submitted prior to enrollment.
Applicants may contact the Office of Admission and Student Services at any time during the application process with questions or concerns. They may also view the status of their applications by accessing OPUS, which is the Emory online student information system. Instructions on how to use this system will be sent to each applicant once the application form and fee have been received.
The priority deadline for admission and scholarships to the BSN and BSN Second Degree programs is January 15th.
The priority deadline for admission to the Accelerated BSN/MSN program is December 1st.
Applications completed after the priority deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis only.
All undergraduate applicants must submit:
A complete School of Nursing undergraduate application form. The Office of Admission and Student Services can acknowledge receipt of other materials once this form has been received.
A $50 application fee in the form of a check or money order made payable to Emory University or the fee can be paid online. This fee is nonrefundable and does not apply toward registration fees. The application fee is only waived for those applicants who are currently enrolled in or employed by Emory University or Emory Healthcare.
Three letters of recommendation, two of which must be academic: one from a science instructor, and another from an instructor in any academic area. The third letter may be academic or a personal/professional letter from anyone other than a family member or friend. Applicants who have been out of school for more than two years may submit one academic recommendation from a science instructor and two personal/professional recommendations from anyone other than a family member or friend. Recommendations from high school instructors will not satisfy the academic recommendations requirement.
A statement of purpose addressing the questions outlined below, describing personal and professional reasons for selecting nursing as a career. The statement of purpose is an important part of the application process. The Admission Committee members read it for content, grammar, and spelling. It should reflect the applicant's own writing ability and interest in nursing.
- Your concept of nursing and your reason for choosing nursing as a profession
- Your reason for choosing Emory's School of Nursing and your perceptions and expectations of the nursing program.
- Specific goals after graduation and ideas how you can contribute to improving our society and the nursing profession
- Personal experiences and activities that have influenced you in any way and have made you the type of person you are now
- Leadership positions you have held and your own participation in community service activities/projects
- Any additional comments or observations that you feel would influence your candidacy
- ABSN/MSN applicants only - Address your interest in graduate nursing education and your interest in a particular specialty
Resume including work experience, community service, leadership roles, and research opportunities.
A completed prerequisite information form.
Official transcripts from each college or university attended, whether or not a degree was conferred. Transcripts received become the property of the School of Nursing and can neither be given to the applicant nor transferred to another institution. The Office of Admission and Student Services must receive transcripts in a sealed envelope bearing the registrar's official seal. Transcripts from international institutions must be evaluated by a transcript evaluation service. Transcripts with non-nursing course credit must be evaluated by World Education Services; transcripts with nursing course credit must be evaluated by CGFNS.
- TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) scores. The TEAS is administered by ATI Testing. Your TEAS score report must be scanned and emailed to email@example.com, faxed to 404-727-8509, or mailed to 1520 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30322. ATI Testing will not send your score report to the School of Nursing.
ABSN/MSN applicants only - Official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) that are no more than five years old. The GRE institutional code for Emory University is 5187, and the department code for the School of Nursing is 0610.
- Applicants who are not US citizens will be required to submit TOEFL scores.