Guide for Newly Admitted Undergraduate Students

BSN Admitted Students

Welcome, Undergrad Students!

Congratulations on your acceptance to the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University, one of the most prestigious nursing programs in the country! This website contains information critical to finalizing your student requirements. Please bookmark this site and check back often for important updates.

Download a printable Admitted Students Checklist.

Download information on Parking Permit Registration

For questions pertaining to the BSN, ABSN, D-ABSN and AMSN programs and/or program requirements, please contact 

Important Dates

Aug. 1, 2020

ESS Requirements due

Early August 2020

Emory ID Photo Submission Due

Aug. 25, 2020

Orientation for ABSN and BSN students

Aug. 26, 2020

Classes begin for ABSN and BSN students

General Information


  • Your new Emory University email address is your OPUS; your password for OPUS and your email will be the same. You will be notified when you are able to access your Emory email account. You are responsible for accessing, reading, and responding to communications sent to your Emory email, accessible here. It is highly recommended that you check your Emory email daily.


  • Online Pathway to University Students (OPUS) is the online student information system through which you can update your personal information, view your financial aid, access your student account or student record, and perform other functions.
  • You are able to update your mailing address, email addresses, and phone numbers in OPUS. We highly recommend that you update your preferred mailing and email addresses as soon as possible. 
  • You should also make sure that you are signed up to receive emergency alert notifications from Emory University.  You can do so by logging into OPUS and clicking on the Emergency Alert link under the Personal Information tab of your OPUS homepage.


All Emory University students are required to have health insurance. Under this requirement, students must either purchase:

  • Emory University Student Health Insurance Plan (offered by Aetna student health) or,
  • Provide documentation of enrollment in a comparable United States-domiciled plan.

Students wishing to waive enrollment in the Emory Student Health Insurance Plan will need to complete the annual waiver process via OPUS by May 1 for AMSN students and Aug. 1 for BSN/ABSN students. Students enrolling in Emory programs beginning in March-early June should wait until June 15 to log in for Part 1 of the sexual assault prevention training.

For information about student health insurance requirements and the health insurance waiver, please click here.


  • If you still have outstanding prerequisites, please send an updated transcript with those grades as soon as possible. If you do not complete your courses early enough to have an official transcript mailed, you must bring an official transcript with you to Orientation. Failure to provide a final transcript documenting completion of all prerequisites will result in withdrawal from classes.


Billing is in progress, and you will be able to use OPUS for all account activity. 

Learn more about billing


The School of Nursing’s Registrar Office will block register you in a placeholder course in OPUS for Fall 2020. Closer to orientation, we will provide specific registration details for entering your actual Fall classes.  

Detailed instructions will be forthcoming closer to your appointment period. 


Emory University is committed to providing all students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to succeed within the Emory community. The Office of Disability Services (ODS) assists qualified students in obtaining a variety of services (i.e., alternative testing, notetaking, interpreting, advocacy, mobility/transportation, etc.) and ensures that all matters of equal access, reasonable accommodation, and compliance are properly addressed. If you may need any of the services provided by the Office of Disability Services, please complete the registration process outlined here.

As a new student, you will need to obtain an official university ID (mandatory for all students). You can use your EmoryCard to access a wide variety of services both on and off campus.

Learn about EmoryCard photo standards.


  • If you intend to park on campus, you will need to register for a parking permit. Parking deck assignments are made on a first come/first serve basis.Please refer to the Transportation and Parking website for online parking registration dates. If you have any questions feel free to contact the Parking office at 404.727.7275.
  • Please review the parking regulations on Transportation and Parking website before completing your registration. Students are not permitted to park in the Wesley Woods parking lots.


  • Emory encourages its students to explore all transportation options for travel to campus before registering to park on campus. Options including public transportation, Park-n-Ride, and carpooling are outlined on by the Office of Transportation and Parking. The cost savings — several hundred dollars — are significant.

Clinical Compliance

Textbooks and Supplies


For complete information about your nursing uniforms, please refer to Guidelines for Professional Appearance and Attire for Nursing Students


  • Navy blue scrub pants
  • Navy blue tunic top with the School of Nursing emblem embroidered on the left upper chest area in white thread 
  • Blue cuffed long-sleeved jacket (optional) 
  • All white or black leather shoes with a flat rubber sole or other quiet sole
  • White socks that cover the ankle
  • Lab coat is NOT required

*It is recommended that students have at least two complete uniforms. Uniforms must be in-hand before Orientation. 


Ordering information for your Nursing Uniform can be found here

Approved Stethoscopes

Please purchase a dual head, cardiology stethoscope.  You do not need to purchase the Master level. Starting off now, you could use a non-cardiology and yes, it would be at least $50-75 cheaper. You will need the cardiology once you get in to the graduate program.   Your decision. Here are options. Shop for the cheapest price.

You will need the cardiology once you get in to the graduate program. 

    • 3M Littman Classic III -non-cardiology
    • 3M Littman IV Cardiology 
    • Welch Allyn Harvey DLX Adult Cardiology 
    • Welch Allyn Harvey Elite Adult Cardiology 

You will need EHR Tutor for this program. Sign-up information will be provided during orientation. The cost for this important tool is $130.

Note: Please use your Emory email address when registering for EHR Tutor.

Fall 2020

Book Requirements

NRSG309 Social Responsibility & Bioethics in Nursing

No book required

NRSG310 Pathophysiology for Nurses

Porth’s Essentials of Pathophysiology, 5th ed. Tommie L. Norris, ISBN-13: 978-1-975107-19-2

NRSG312 Foundations of Nursing Practice

No book required

NRSG314 Clinical Practicum I

No book required

NRSG322 Health Promotion and Wellness

No book required

NRSG380 Health Assessment

Hogan-Quigley, B., Palm, M.L., Bickley, L.  Bates’ Nursing Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking (2nd ed).  Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins


Undergraduate Technology Orientation  

  1. Emory NetID, Password and Security – All Emory and Nursing School accounts use your Emory NetID and Password for login. These will get you into all of your Emory accounts and should give you access to most computers and services on campus. NEVER GIVE OUT YOUR NetID OR Password.  You must reset your Emory password at least once a year. The self-service portal for your password reset is Your primary email address is your Emory . Your email alias is what you normally use .
  2. Emory Duo – Duo is a two-factor authentication system that Emory has implemented on multiple services to increase security. Duo is used for Emory email, OPUS, VPN and some PeopleSoft services. Duo is needed only when you are off campus using Emory services. For more information go to: OR the Duo self-service portal.


  1. Technology Resources
    Nursing Technology– For info go to: . If you have a general question email:
    Emory Technology Support - For support contact Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) at 404-727-7777 or go to the Student Technology Support at Woodruff Library.  
    Emory email – login at  ; check your mail daily, account cannot be forwarded. 
    Canvas – Go to for login; Go to for support; All Nursing courses are in Canvas. Check your courses frequently for updates.
    OPUS – Go to ; check weekly; your official records, financials, etc
    Microsoft Office
    – To download log into your Emory Email account,  and click Office 365 logo. Emory students can install on 5 different computers. Emory students can install on 5 different computers
    Emory Box - Log in; you have 100GB of cloud storage; you can back up your files and share or collaborate with students or others
    Emory Software - Click on Software Express and login; this is software licensed by Emory for your use. Please download and installEaglePrint driver for wireless printing on campus.
    Emory Unplugged wireless- Configure your computer and mobile devices to use Emory Unplugged wireless network. When you are on campus select Emory Unplugged network and authenticate with your Emory NetID and Password (see homework assignments).
    Library Training - Library training is open to students. EndNote class would be helpful. Being able to cite while you write is important. They also have PubMed and Literature Search classes. Go to:
  2. Emory Email on your Smart Phone – To put Emory Email on your smart phone follow Emory smart device security guidelines. You must: have a security PIN on your phone; allow your phone’s content to be encrypted; allow Emory to erase content of your phone if lost or stolen; and allow Emory to erase content of your phone if the password is entered incorrectly ten times. Information for Emory email to your phone or mobile device: iOS device or Android device.
  3. Have a Backup Plan – Back up your data frequently using Emory Box, Microsoft OneDrive (part of your Office 365 account), email or a separate backup drive. You must keep this up to date.
  4. Print, Copy FAX – Student printing and copying at Emory is managed via the Emory Card System. Please plan ahead and put money on your Emory Card. Go to . Printing costs B&W $0.07 single-sided $0.10 double-sided; Color $.30 single and $.40 double. Scan to email and FAX is free via the printer outside room 101.
    Printing (wired or wireless) Instructions – For complete instructions for printing on campus go to You can print wirelessly via EaglePrint using the driver or by going to MyPrintCenter,     and uploading your job. At the printer, swipe your card, select the job and release. Student printers are on the plaza level, first and second floors. The color multifunction printer is outside room 101
  5. Nursing Central – is a reference APP for your smart phone. You will receive an email from with the subject Emory Nursing Central Account Access. Follow the instructions to create your account, download the APP and then activate it by entering your new account information. If you don’t see the email please check your Junk Mail Folder. Emory has a site license, do not pay for this APP. You can use Nursing Central from a phone or login on your laptop. Support for Nursing Central is at: 
  6. ATI Testing – ATI Testing is a web-based testing and NCLEX-prep program. You will create accounts during orientation. Go: . Create an account or log into your existing account. During account creation, use your Emory email address and select “Emory U” from the list of institutions. Your class will get orientation to this during another session. For ATI your computer needs to meet the requirements on this webpage:
  7. EHR Tutor – EHR Tutor is a web based electronic health record training program. You will need to create an account and purchase a two-year license for $130. You will create an EHR Tutor account during orientation along with your ATI Testing account.
  8. ExamSoft – Your BSN courses are using a testing program from ExamSoft called Examplify. In Examplify you will log in, download exams, open and take them. When complete, the exams are uploaded for grading and posting. We will guide you through installing Examplify on your computer and taking a practice exam early in the semester.


Download Undergraduate Technology Orientation

Download Undergraduate Technology Checklist


A smart phone with a data plan is required for all nursing students. You will be required to use your smart phone as a reference tool in clinical settings. 

Many wireless carriers offer a student discount. Verizon Wireless offers a 15% discountAT&T offers a 15% discount on some charges. All smart phones and tablets are able to operate using Emory systems under these policy guidelines.


Emory University offers secure WiFi on campus for all students. We recommend that you choose a phone with WiFi capability.


All students are required to have a laptop computer for class. Most exams will be taken on the computer. Please review the minimum computer requirements below:


  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or i7 (or equivalent AMD processor)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Hard Disk: 500 GB SATA or 256 GB solid state drive (SSD)
  • Removable Storage: Not necessary (DVD recordable, USB flash drive or external hard drive for backups recommended)
  • Display: 1024x768 minimum (1280x800, 13” display or larger would be better)
  • Networking: WiFi 802.11g (802.11n better, 802.11ac best)
  • Operating System: Windows 7/8.1/10 home premium or higher, Mac OS 10.8 or higher (Windows 7 starter or Home basic editions not recommended)


  • Modern Browser: Internet Explorer 10 or newer, Firefox (latest version), Chrome (latest version)
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Professional (or 2011 for Mac) (MS Office Free to Emory Students)
  • McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (Free to Emory Students)
  • Respondus Lockdown Browser (Free to Emory Students)
  • Additional software may be required.