Alumni and Giving

Emory Nursing alumni and faculty remain engaged long after graduation and retirement. The School of Nursing offers many ways to foster your lifelong commitment.

Get connected with Emory Nursing and each other

To date, the School of Nursing has more than 9,000 living alumni; a network of nurse leaders working in Georgia, the Southeast, and beyond, all bound by their Emory Nursing education. It’s a lifelong club of graduates committed to changing the world of health care for the better, and we’re proud to have alumni and faculty remain engaged with the school long after graduation. Take some time to hear the story of Nurse Epidemiologist Rebekah Stewart, who talks about her Emory experience and how it shapes her career.

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Get Inspired

Nominate a colleague or friend for an alumni award, catch up with your classmates, or view photos from our many events.

Get Involved

Your gifts are essential in helping the School of Nursing prepare the next generation of nurse leaders. Your contribution can help!

Get Invested

Immersive, experience-based opportunities will put you in life-changing situations you never dreamed.
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Expanding Reach

A growing partnership between Emory’s School of Nursing and Spelman College helps create a top-educated and diverse nursing workforce to serve an increasingly diverse patient population—in Atlanta and beyond.
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Get Inspired

There are numerous ways for you to make meaningful connections with the School of Nursing. Learn how you can stay in touch with your fellow alumni.

Alumni Awards

Each year, the Nurses Alumni Association (NAA) honors alumni and friends who are committed to the key values and missions of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing (NHWSN) and NAA.

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Online Community

The Emory Alumni Association allows alumni to search for old friends, former classmates, and alumni in various cities and/or industries. The EAA support alumni with unique programming, career networking, services, and so much more.

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Inspiring Stories

Our School of Nursing alumni, Verdelle Bellamy 63N and Allie Saxon 63N have been honored in the news.

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Nurses' Alumni Association

The Nurses' Alumni Association is a wonderful leadership opportunity that allows you to interact with more than 9,000 School of Nursing alumni worldwide.

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Homecoming Weekend

Homecoming and Alumni Weekend is a great opportunity to reconnect with former and current classmates, faculty, staff, and students.

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Volunteer Opportunities

The School of Nursing Advancement and Alumni Engagement Office and the Nurses’ Alumni Association are always looking for alumni who are interested in hosting events, serving on committees and encouraging fellow graduates to participate in School of Nursing events and programs.

Contact us at alumni@nursing.emory.edu for more information or fill out the form below to tell us your interests so that we can get you involved today!

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Get Invested

Your support is essential in our mission to prepare visionary nurse leaders. Learn about our funding priorities and make a gift today.

Funding Priorities

Donors help the School of Nursing push the frontiers of scholarship, working to advance the profession and improve patient outcomes.

Student Scholarships

Support for scholarships will help ensure that all qualified students have access to an Emory School of Nursing education.

Service Learning

Donor investments support the school’s collaborative work to improve health and well being in the global community while teaching students valuable clinical skills.

Faculty Development

Philanthropy can strengthen the faculty by supporting recruitment, retention, development, promotion, and tenure.

Nursing School Fund

Unrestricted investments in the School of Nursing’s annual fund provide flexible support that allows the dean to invest in strategic priorities throughout the year.

Make a Gift Today

There are many ways to make a gift to the School of Nursing. Your contribution can be made online, by phone, or by mail.

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Events

Project NeLL: Radically Transforming Nursing Research
Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 4 – 5pm

Join the Emory Nurses' Alumni Association for a virtual, immersive event featuring alumni research that highlights the role of nursing science in solving complex problems and prepare nursing students to accelerate the future of patient care through data analytics. Staying Alive in Little Five is an exhibit that highlights harm reduction efforts being carried out in Little Five Points, Atlanta by service industry workers. Sarah Febres-Cordero, PhD and sequential artist, Joseph Karg, MFA began a collaboration to disseminate findings from a qualitative research study that sought to describe the experiences of community members who encountered and rescued someone from an opioid overdose in their place of work. Little Five Points is a community well known for its love of the arts, and therefore to provide culturally appropriate dissemination back to the community that participated in the study, a graphic novel was chosen as a way to make the findings accessible and useful to the members of Little Five Points. One chapter will be presented at Science Gallery 2022 that highlights one of the opioid overdose rescues that occurred in Little Five Points. By sharing the encounter with others there are opportunities for discussion on topics such as how to identify an overdose, how to respond to an overdose, and methods of harm reduction being practiced in communities. Additionally, the chapter includes topics for discussion, therefore providing a safe space to confront the stigma associated with drug use. Event Fee pp: $10.00 (Includes 1 general admission ticket) Course Instructor: Guy Robinson, a full-time artist with over thirty-five years’ experience teaching drawing and painting for Emory University’s continuing education program. See his gallery exhibition from summer 2021.

Course Fee pp: $15.00 (Includes supplies, and refreshments)
Event Fee pp: $35 (Includes 4-3oz wines and charcuterie for 1)

Register for Radically Transforming Nursing Research

Winedown Wednesday with the Nurses’ Alumni Association
Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 5:30 – 7:30pm
VinoTeca, 299 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA

Join the Nurses’ Alumni Association for an evening of wine tasting. The collection is sourced from private labels, small and large vineyards in Spain and South America, and around the world. Taste a set of 4 wines curated by VinoTeca Experts, paired with a thoughtful selection of cheeses and charcuterie for each wine from Barcelona Wine Bar.

Event Fee pp: $35 (Includes 4-3oz wines and charcuterie for 1)
The number of tickets to this event is extremely limited, so register today!

Register for Winedown Wednesday

Introduction to Abstraction: Translating Music into Paint
Thursday, April 14, 2022, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Century Center Office Park, 2635 Century Pkwy NE, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30345

Enjoy the company of your fellow nurses for an evening stimulating the part of the brain associated with creativity and imagination. During this 2-hour course, art instructor Guy Robinson, will play four different pieces of music and attendees simply interpret the music into paint - no right or wrong. Course Instructor: Guy Robinson, a full-time artist with over thirty-five years’ experience teaching drawing and painting for Emory University’s continuing education program. See his gallery exhibition from summer 2021.

Course Fee pp: $15.00 (Includes supplies, and refreshments)
Event Fee pp: $35 (Includes 4-3oz wines and charcuterie for 1)

The number of tickets to this event is extremely limited, so register today!

Register for Translating Music into Paint

HOOKED – Science Gallery Atlanta featuring Dr. Sarah Febres-Cordero
Saturday, April 23, 2022, 2 – 4pm

Spend an afternoon with the Emory Nurses’ Alumni Association and alumna Dr. Sarah Febres-Cordero 17N 20G 21G as we view her recent work titled Staying Alive in Little Five, featured in the Science Gallery Atlanta’s HOOKED exhibition seasonal programming.

Staying Alive in Little Five is an exhibit that highlights harm reduction efforts being carried out in Little Five Points, Atlanta by service industry workers. Sarah Febres-Cordero, PhD and sequential artist, Joseph Karg, MFA began a collaboration to disseminate findings from a qualitative research study that sought to describe the experiences of community members who encountered and rescued someone from an opioid overdose in their place of work. Little Five Points is a community well known for its love of the arts, and therefore to provide culturally appropriate dissemination back to the community that participated in the study, a graphic novel was chosen as a way to make the findings accessible and useful to the members of Little Five Points. One chapter will be presented at Science Gallery 2022 that highlights one of the opioid overdose rescues that occurred in Little Five Points. By sharing the encounter with others there are opportunities for discussion on topics such as how to identify an overdose, how to respond to an overdose, and methods of harm reduction being practiced in communities. Additionally, the chapter includes topics for discussion, therefore providing a safe space to confront the stigma associated with drug use.

Event Fee pp: $10.00 (Includes 1 general admission ticket)

Course Instructor: Guy Robinson, a full-time artist with over thirty-five years’ experience teaching drawing and painting for Emory University’s continuing education program. See his gallery exhibition from summer 2021.

Course Fee pp: $15.00 (Includes supplies, and refreshments)
Event Fee pp: $35 (Includes 4-3oz wines and charcuterie for 1)

Register for HOOKED

Nursing Learning Center

Alumni and donors have been instrumental in helping accomplish the school’s mission—educating visionary nursing leaders and scholars; generating and applying knowledge; and transforming nursing, health, and systems of health care within local and global communities.

Rendering of new OR skills lab.

NHWSN is expanding its footprint and renovating 70,000 square feet in Decatur, Ga. to become the Emory Nursing Learning Center.

The $20.6M expansion will include a state-of-the-art simulation and skills lab, which will provide experiential and immersive learning for students, and the Emory Nursing Experience, a program for continuing professional education in partnership with Emory Healthcare Nursing.

Support for this project will help ensure that NHWSN remains a leader in nursing education.

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Contact Us

This site can reconnect you, and our many friends and visitors, to all that’s happening here, so visit often for continued updates and information on events, programs, and news. If you'd like to reach out to us, you may do so via the options below.

Address

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Advancement and Alumni Engagement
1762 Clifton Road, Suite 1500
Atlanta, GA 30329

Contact

Alison M. Thompson, MPA
Assistant Dean of Advancement and Alumni Engagement,
Senior Director of Development
470-561-2964
alison.m.thompson@emory.edu


Chelsea Shackelford
Director of Alumni Engagement

Kyle Hines
Director of Development

Lidiya Krochmal 20B
Senior Associate Director, Advancement & Alumni Services 
404-727-3430