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

Take a look at some photos from our recent Admitted Students Day.

Admitted Students Day 2018


Important Dates

(See link at right)

EmoryCard ID Picture Due (Learn more)

July 15, 2018 

ABSN and BSN Student Access to ESS

ABSN and BSN EmoryCard ID Picture Due

August 1, 2018CPR certification
August 10, 2018

Pinning Ceremony, Glenn Memorial Auditorium

August 15, 2018

ESS Requirements due

August 28, 2018

Orientation for ABSN and BSN students

August 29, 2018

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. 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.

All incoming Emory University undergraduate students are required to complete the Sexual Assault Prevention education training module.  SAP-U is an online learning platform designed to educate students on preventing and responding to interpersonal violence in the Emory community. It takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.  Please refer to the detailed instructions for log in information and technical support.

SAP-U Instructions

All incoming Emory University graduate students are required to complete the Sexual Assault Prevention education training module.  SAP-G is an online learning platform designed to educate students on preventing and responding to interpersonal violence in the Emory community. It takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.  Please refer to the detailed instructions for log in information and technical support.

SAP-G Instructions


  • Billing is in progress, and you will be able to use OPUS for all account activity. Please click here for more information.


  • All nursing students are automatically registered and cannot choose the time or day of their courses. Because nursing students are mass enrolled into their classes each semester, you and your classmates will have the exact same schedule. You will receive your official class schedule during orientation.


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.

Your photo must be uploaded AND approved no later than:

SUMMER AMSN —Monday, May 14th

FALL DNP—Monday, August 13th

D-ABSN Cohort 1 - August 24th

FALL BSN, ABSN, MSN—Tuesday, August 21st

Learn about EmoryCard photo standards.

Upload your EmoryCard photo.


  • 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



  • Navy blue scrub pants
  • Navy blue tunic top with the School of Nursing emblem embroidered on the left upper chest area in white thread (embrodiery done by Barnes & Noble)
  • 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 

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


Your nursing uniform must be purchased from Emory University Barnes & Noble Bookstore (Oxford Rd Bldg., 1390 Oxford Rd., Atlanta, GA 30322). Uniforms may be purchased by visiting the Emory Barnes and Noble bookstore in-person, or over the phone at 404.727.6222. 


You will need to purchase a diagnostic kit. Diagnostic kits are $30 and will be available on the first day of Orientation. Payment by cash or check only.  Your diagnostic kit consists of:

  • Bandage
  • Scissors
  • Penlight
  • Nurse's tape measure
  • Hemostat
  • Reflex hammer
  • Tuning fork


Approved Stethoscopes:

  • Welch Allyn Harvey Deluxe - $150
  • Welch Allyn Harvey Elite - $140
  • Welch Allyn Professional - $72
  • 3M Littmann Classic - $75
  • Littman Cardiology - $150-180

Prices shown are approximate costs. Approved colors for stethoscopes include: black, navy, hunter green, and burgundy. 


Approved Blood Pressure Cuffs:

  • Welch Allyn Platinum Series (DS48 or DS58)
  • Welch Allyn Gold Series (DS66) 
  • MDF Instruments -
  • MDF 808B Calibra - $48
  • MDF 848 XPD Bravata - $90
  • MDF Bravata Bundle - $116.17 - Includes large adult, regular adult, and pediatric cuffs

Prices shown are approximate costs.


Analog watch requirements:

  • Water resistant
  • Sweeping second hand


All Nursing students are required to have a valid EmoryCard. Prior to arrival, students are required to upload a new photo through the EmoryCard website. Download instructions for submitting a photo.

EmoryCard with Prox Accesswith Student Name Badge- required for students who are not currently enrolled or employed by Emory University

  • Your Official University EmoryCard will have PROX access and allow for access into restricted areas at the hospitals during clinical rotations.
  • The cost of the card is $28.  Beginning in April, you can log on to your application portal to pay for the charge.
  • For students starting in the Summer, photos must be uploaded by May 14th.
  • For students starting in the Fall, photos must be uploaded by August 21st. 

Student Name Badge-  required for students who are currently enrolled or employed by Emory University

  • Your Nursing School name badge will serve as your ID for clinicals.  Your currently prox card will provide access for buildings or your EmoryCard account.
  • The cost of the card is $3.00. Beginning in April, you can log on to your application portal to pay for the charge.
  • For students starting in the Summer, photos must be uploaded by May 14th.  
  • For students starting in the Fall, photos must be uploaded by August 21st. 
  • Photos will only need to be updated if they are older than two years. 


Please purchase EHR Tutor prior to Orientation. This important tool is $90. Detailed instructions for downloading EHR Tutor can be found here. Note: Please use your Emory email address when registering for EHR Tutor.

FALL 2018 Book Requirements for AMSN

N309None Required
N310Understanding Pathophysiology
N312Wilkinson & Treas. Davis Nursing Skills Videos (DVD or online streaming format available at same price) ISBN-13: 978-0-8036-6058-FA Davis
Treas & Wilkinson. Davis Edge for Basic Nursing: Thinking, doing, and Caring. 2nd edition. ISBN-13: 978-0-8036-5942-1
Martinez de Castillo & Werner-McCullough. Calculating Dosages Online
ISBN-13: 978-0-8036-4413-7

BUNDLED PRICE of the above 3 items is cheaper than trying to buy individual items (additional 20% discount and free shipping if student orders from


Promo code: N3NDS4FA

N314EHR Tutor 2 year access.
N322Edelman, C.L. & Mandle, C.L. (2018)  Health Promotion Throughout the Life Span. 9th Edition. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier
N380Hogan-Quigley, B., Palm, M.L., Bickley, L.  Bates’ Nursing Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking (2nd ed).  Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins.
RECOMMENDED BOOKS:Bickley, L.S.  (2013).  Bates’ Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking (7th ed.).  Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins. (This would be a useful resource for lab/ clinical settings)


Books may be ordered at the Emory University Barnes and Noble website.

or at 


Oxford Road Building
1390 Oxford Rd
Atlanta, GA 30322

You can contact the store directly at 404.727.6222

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. If you do not have an up-to-date antivirus software on your computer download and install McAfee Antivirus. Also 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 $90. Go to and sign in using your Emory Email address, create a new student account and select Emory as your school.
  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.