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Emory and Oxford Students

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Freshman Option provides Emory College and Oxford College students with a solid foundation for beginning a career as a registered nurse. This program is designed for students who wish to pursue the BSN as their first bachelor’s degree.

Overview

First, the Prerequisites

As a Freshman Option student, the first two years of general education prerequisites are taken at Emory College or Oxford College. 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.

Emory and Oxford students applying to the BSN first-degree program will automatically be admitted to the School of Nursing if they meet certain requirements.

Second, the Nursing Education

In the remaining two years at Emory, you’ll learn the practice of nursing in clinical and classroom settings. The nursing program is designed to be completed in four semesters of full-time enrollment.

Graduates of the BSN program are eligible to take the NCLEX examination to become a Registered Nurse in any U.S. state. BSN graduates can work in a wide array of practice areas in health care and beyond.

Helen Baker
Program Director, BSN
helen.baker@emory.edu

Victoria McKinney
Program Manager, BSN
victoria.a.mckinney@emory.edu

For admission questions, please email the admissions office at nursingquestions@emory.edu.

Financial Aid

More than 92 percent of the students in the School of Nursing receive some type of financial assistance.

Clinical Placements

Our students train in numerous clinical sites in Atlanta and across the U.S.

Global Opportunities

At NHWSN, we are preparing nurses to become globally engaged citizens.

Faculty

Curriculum

Admission Requirements

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

  • Application for Admission
  • The $50 application is waived for current Emory and Oxford students
  • Official transcripts from institutions outside of Emory University
  • Submit an updated Resume

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. Prerequisite courses must be completed with a letter grade to receive credit. The School of Nursing does not accept pass/fail grades for prerequisite coursework nor any additional courses included in the 60-credit hour requirement.

Emory and Oxford students must obtain a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 to receive guaranteed admission into the BSN program. Students whose cumulative GPA is less than a 3.0 will not receive guaranteed admission and will be placed on the waitlist for further review by the Admission Committee. Additional documents, such as updated transcripts and letters of recommendation, may be requested for further review.

Application

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing accepts applications to its academic programs for traditional BSN students to enroll each fall semester. 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 404.727.7980.

Application Deadlines

View application deadlines.

General Education Requirements

All first-degree BSN and Distance ABSN (D-ABSN) students must satisfy Emory University Nursing General Education Requirements (GERs) in addition to prerequisite requirements to matriculate to the School of Nursing. Students who fail to provide an official transcript by orientation will be removed from classes and admission will be rescinded.

Emory/Oxford College students must complete all first- and second-year requirements (e.g., ECS101, HLTH100, PE). Please contact your advisor to ensure you fulfill these requirements.

Nursing General Education Requirements for Emory/Oxford College, Transfer Students, and D-ABSN Students: Applicants are required to have completed courses equivalent to Emory courses to meet the Emory University Nursing General Education Requirements (GERs) in addition to completing all nursing prerequisite requirements before beginning the program. Transcripts will be evaluated for both requirements. The Nursing Office of the Registrar is the final approval of courses meeting the Emory GERs.

Meets Prerequisite Requirement Meets GER Requirement
General Chemistry with lab Y Y (Natural Science)
Human Anatomy and Physiology I with lab Y Y (Natural Science)
Human Anatomy and Physiology II with lab Y Y (Natural Science)
Microbiology with lab Y
Nutrition Y
Statistics Y Y (Quantitative Reasoning)
Human Growth and Development Y Y (Social Science)
First Year Seminar Y (First Year Seminar)

Note: All students enrolling in the School of Nursing will complete modules on Race & Ethnicity (ETHN) as part of their orientation to the School of Nursing.

Experience and application (XA) is completed before graduation, as evidence by passing the final clinical course in the program of study.

Prerequisites (Emory College)

The prerequisites for the BSN program include 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of college course credit. Students may submit an application for admission with the courses in progress, but all prerequisites must be completed successfully by the time you plan on beginning the nursing program.
Course planning will depend on your AP/IB credits, or what you are prepared to take in the first year or second year. The list below contains all prerequisite and general education requirements (GERs) that must be satisfied to graduate with a BSN. Students can use the "what if" feature in Degree Tracker to view alignment with Nursing GERs.

Course Name                                                                     Course Number

SCIENCES (SNT)

Chemistry with lab                                                              CHEM 150

Human Anatomy and Physiology I with lab                        NRSG 201

Human Anatomy and Physiology II with lab                       NRSG 202

Microbiology with lab                                                          NRSG 205

Clinical Nutrition                                                                  NRSG 207

MATH (MQR)

Intro to Stat Inference                                                         QTM 100

HUMANITIES

Expository Writing (FWRT)                                                 ENG 101

                                                 AND

Either 2 additional (HAP) courses OR 1 (HAP) course and 1 (HAL) course

SOCIAL SCIENCES (HSC)

Human Growth and Development                                   NRSG 200

Any additional social science course- PSYC 111 highly recommended

Graduation Requirements

PACE and First Year Writing Seminar (FYSM) must be completed in your freshman year.



GENERAL ELECTIVES

Additional courses to meet 60 credit hours excluding pathophysiology, pharmacology, technical, or applied art, music, or theater courses.

For enrollment in NRSG 200, 201, 202, 205, or 207, our required pre-req registration request form for fall semester will be open March 18, 2024 to March 22, 2024. This form has taken the place of permission numbers. Please note: Nursing and pre-nursing students will receive priority access to all courses. If enrolled, you will be notified no later than March 29, 2024.

https://forms.office.com/r/hTvsFFdJz3

The completion of this form is a requirement for enrollment. All others will immediately be placed on a waitlist. Once you have completed the form, there is no further action required on your part as all enrollment is performed in our department.

Email nrsgpermissioninquiries@emory.edu with any questions regarding Nursing Prerequisite enrollment.

*Please note these courses are only available to nursing or pre-nursing students."

Prerequisites (Oxford College)

The prerequisites for Oxford students include 66 credit hours (64 Academic +2 PE), including the below prerequisites. Students may submit an application for admission with the courses in progress, but all prerequisites must be completed successfully by the time you plan on beginning the nursing program.

Course planning will depend on your AP/IB credits, or what you are prepared to take in the first year or second year. The list below contains all prerequisite and general education requirements (GERs) that must be satisfied to graduate with a BSN. Students can use the "what if" feature in Degree Tracker to view alignment with Nursing GERs.


Course Name                                                                     Course Number

SCIENCES (SNT)

Chemistry with lab                                                              CHEM 150

Human Anatomy and Physiology I with lab                        NRSG 201

Human Anatomy and Physiology II with lab                       NRSG 202

Microbiology with lab                                                          NRSG 205

Clinical Nutrition                                                                  NRSG 207

MATH (MQR)

Intro to Stat Inference                                                         QTM 100

HUMANITIES

Expository Writing (FWRT)                                                 ENG 185 or ENG 186

                                                 AND

Either 2 additional (HAP) courses OR 1 (HAP) course and 1 (HAL) course

SOCIAL SCIENCES (HSC)

Child Development                                                           PSYCH 205

Any additional social science course- PSYC 111 highly recommended

Graduation Requirements

Discovery Seminar must be completed in your first semester and First Year Writing must be completed in your freshman year.


Oxford Graduation Requirements

To continue to Nursing, Oxford students must complete all components of the Oxford College General Education Program. Please see all of those requirements in the Oxford catalog.


GENERAL ELECTIVES

Additional courses to meet 60 credit hours excluding pathophysiology, pharmacology, technical, or applied art, music, or theater courses.

Oxford students should email oxadvising@emory.edu for permission numbers and any questions regarding Nursing Prerequisite enrollment.

*Please note these courses are only available to nursing or pre-nursing students."

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