BSN Transfer Option


The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Transfer Option is available to students who transfer into the School of Nursing with 60 semester hours of college course credit, and it provides them with a solid foundation for beginning a career as a registered nurse.

Part One: Prerequisites

As a BSN Transfer Student, the first two years of general education prerequisites (60 hours) can be taken at an accredited college or university. Students may apply and be admitted to the nursing program while the prerequisites are in progress. All required courses must be completed before enrolling in the BSN program in the fall semester. The School of Nursing selects applicants who have the greatest potential for success in the BSN program.

Part Two: Nursing

In the remaining two years of college, you’ll learn the practice of nursing in clinical and classroom settings within Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. The nursing program is designed to be completed in four semesters of full-time enrollment (fall, spring, fall, spring).

Graduates of the BSN program are eligible to take the NCLEX examination to become a Registered Nurse in any US state. BSN graduates can work in a number of different practice areas, including intensive care, pediatrics, adult acute care, and many others.



Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, you must submit the following items:

  • Application for Admission
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official transcripts from each school attended
  • Students with international transcripts must provide an evaluation from World Education Services (
  • Resume
  • Official test score report, which includes TEAS, SAT, ACT, or GRE
  • Only one of the test scores listed is required
  • Students with test scores older than 5 years are encouraged to register for the TEAS Test
  • TOEFL scores are required if English is a second language

Please review the Prerequisites tab to review prerequisite course requirements. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher by the start date of the BSN program.

We prefer to see applicants cumulative GPA at a 3.0 or higher. Students are encouraged to submit SAT, ACT, or GRE test scores that fall within the 50th-99th percentile of all test takers. Individuals taking the TEAS are encouraged to obtain adjusted individual total scores of 90%.  


The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is accepting applications to its academic programs for 2019. Admission decisions will be based upon candidate competitiveness as well as space availability. Applicants could potentially be placed on a waitlist. Decisions for waitlisted applicants are announced as seats become available, up to the first day of orientation.  Application deadlines can be found here.

For questions or concerns about the application process, please contact the School of Nursing's Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs at or at 404.727.7980.

First Year Experience


The prerequisites for the BSN Transfer option include 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of college course credit. You may submit an application for admission with the courses in progress, but all prerequisites must be complete with a grade of C or higher by the time you plan on beginning the nursing program. Please review the updated list of prerequisites below:

Physical Sciences
General Chemistry I with lab
Human Anatomy & Physiology I with lab*
Human Anatomy & Physiology II with lab*
Microbiology with lab*
    *Starred courses must have been taken no more than seven years prior to beginning the ABSN program.

Introductory Statistics

Social Sciences
Human Growth and Development or Life Span Development*
    *The Human Growth and Development prerequisite must cover human development from conception through death.

General Electives
Additional courses to reach 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours*
    *Prerequisite credit cannot be given for nursing, pathophysiology, pharmacology, technical, learning support, or physical education courses.

**All courses are subject to review by the Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs.

Please see a sample Emory College schedule for Nursing students here.

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