Fast Facts

Student Enrollment

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing has a long-standing history of educating women and men to be leaders on the forefront of the health care community.

  • Total students: 1,138
  • Females: 1,023 (90%)
  • Males: 115 (10%)
  • Minorities: 525 (46%)
  • Total Pre-licensure students: 638
  • Total MSN students: 351
  • Total DNP students: 119
  • Total PhD students: 30
Post Graduation Placement Information

2019-2020 BSN Student Cohort

  • Of the respondents to the post graduation survey, 97 percent were employed within three months of graduation.
  • Of the student respondents employed, the average starting salary was $53,000.

2019-2020 MSN Student Cohort

  • Of the respondents to the post graduation survey, 90 percent were employed within three months of graduation.
  • Of the student respondents immediately employed, the average starting salary was $96,000.

Academic Distinctions
  • Ranked No. 2 in the nation for graduate nursing education by US News & World Report
  • Leader in service learning and global health
  • Internationally recognized faculty researchers
  • 40+ faculty members are American Academy of Nursing Fellows
  • 10+ faculty members are American Association of Nurse Practitioner Fellows
  • Students work in 500+ diverse clinical sites nationwide
  • Located in Atlanta, a leading health care center in the US

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