Career Services


The goal of Career Services at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is to assist our students with career planning and job search preparation. We offer a variety of services such as:

  • Guidance for resume and cover letter writing
  • Teaching effective job search and networking strategies
  • Demonstrating successful interviewing techniques
  • Conducting mock interview sessions
  • Connecting with recruiters from across the country

Make an appointment using Handshake!

Office Locations:

1520 Clifton Rd: Room 242

250 E Ponce: Room 266

For more information call 404.727.7980.


Career Fair

The Career Fair is a great opportunity to connect with recruiters from healthcare systems across the country. These organizations are looking for qualified School of Nursing students and graduates for open positions. There are opportunities for RN positions, externships, as well as APRN positions. There is a career fair each Fall and Spring semester. You can find more information about any upcoming fairs on Handshake.

Exclusive Job and Externship Postings

The Office of Career Services at the School of Nursing is on Handshake!  Click here to visit Handshake to view jobs and externships. You don't need to create a new account. To login, just use your Emory University credentials! All School of Nursing students are given access to Handshake. If you have issues with Handshake please send an email to

You should also visit the Emory SON Liquid Compass job portal for patient care tech positions, residency programs, and even APRN positions. The openings on this site are updated every day. 

To post or search for community-based opportunities such as babysitting, pet-sitting, or personal care assistance please send an email to Andrew Plush at

Employer Information Sessions

Career Services hosts Information Sessions each semester with nurse recruiters from Emory Healthcare and other healthcare organizations.

Other strategic career programming includes resume workshops and mock interviews. Networking events such as speed networking are coordinated by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at the School of Nursing. Check out Handshake for upcoming information sessions!

Student Placement Statistics

Our graduates are well prepared for employment after graduation, and they enjoy access to career opportunities around the world.

MSN Career Placement

90% are employed within 3 months of graduation

Average starting salary is $105,000

50% of students earn $100,000 or more

To Employers: Emory Healthcare, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia Department of Public Health, Wellstar, CVS Minute Clinic, Texas Children’s Hospital, Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, UCLA Health, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Pre-Licensure Career Placement (BSN, ABSN, & MN)
  • 97% are employed within 3 months of graduation
  • Average starting salary is $68,000
  • Top Employers: Emory Healthcare, Northside Hospital, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Piedmont Health System, Grady Memorial Hospital, Wellstar Health System, Atlanta VA Medical Center, Duke University Medical Center, MedStar Health System, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Children’s National Hospital.

Current Students & Alumni

Individual Appointments

You will be able to discuss your resume, CV, cover letter, interview strategies and techniques, job search process, and other career-related issues. To schedule an individual appointment click here.

Job Postings 

To access employment listings on Handshake, click here. Login using your Emory credentials!

Online Resources

For your convenience we’ve provided many resources. They include:

Job Hunting Tools