Freshman Option: Emory and Oxford Students

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Program Overview

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.

Program Details

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.

Curriculum

Semester 1 (Fall)

Course #

Course Title

Credits

Clinical Hrs

NRSG 309

Social Responsibility & Bioethics in Nursing

2

25

NRSG 310

Pathophysiology for Nurses

3

NRSG 312

Foundations of Nursing Practice

2

NRSG 314

Clinical Practicum I

2

100

NRSG 322

Health Promotion and Wellness

2

NRSG 380

Health Assessment

3

50

Semester Credit Hours

14

175

Semester 2 (Spring)

Course #

Course Title

Credits

Clinical Hrs

NRSG 315

Population Health: Community and Public Health Nursing

3

50

NRSG 320

Pharmacology for Nurses

3

NRSG 326

Acute and Chronic Care

3

NRSG 391

Clinical Practicum: Adult Medical Surgical Care

1.5

75

NRSG394

Clinical Practicum: Pediatrics

1.5

75

NRSG 328

Pediatric Nursing

2

NRSG 371

Evidence Based Practice for Nurses

2

Semester Credit Hours

16

200

Semester 3 (Fall)

Course #

Course Title

Credits

Clinical Hrs

NRSG 330

Clinical Integration

2

NRSG 408

Maternity and Reproductive Health Nursing

2

NRSG 392

Clinical Practicum: Maternity and Reproductive Health

1.5

75

NRSG 393

Clinical Practicum: Mental Health

1.5

75

NRSG 411

Mental Health Nursing

2

NRSG 416

Perspectives in Professional Nursing 
A) Global Health; B) Policy & Advocacy; C) Research; D) Leadership, Administration and Management; E) Clinical Nursing Education

3

NRSG XXX

Elective

2

Semester Credit Hours

14

150

Semester 4 (Spring)

Course #

Course Title

Credits

Clinical Hrs

NRSG 422

Palliative Care & Difficult Conversations

2

NRSG 425

Becoming a Professional Nurse

2

NRSG 430

Nursing in Complex Care Situations

3

NRSG 431

Clinical Practicum IV

4

150

NRSG 432

Ambulatory Care

3

50

NRSG XXX

Elective

2

Semester Credit Hours

16

200

Program Total

60

725

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
  • Submit Undergraduate GER Verification Form

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.

Emory and Oxford students must obtain a GPA of 3.0 cumulative and 2.8 science/math to receive automatic entry into the BSN program. Students whose GPA is less than a 3.0 cumulative and 2.8 science/math will be required to have an extensive review of preparation by the Admission Committee and will not be guaranteed admission. Additional documents, such as resume 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.

Freshman Experience

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.

**Please email nrsgpermissioninquiries@emory.edu for information regarding obtaining permission numbers.

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 101

                                                 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 64 credit hours (needed to graduate Oxford College) excluding pathophysiology, pharmacology, technical, or applied art, music, or theater courses.

**Please contact the Oxford Advising Support Center (oxadvising@emory.edu)to get permission numbers for NRSG_OX courses.

Application Deadlines

Tuition

Click here for current academic year tuition costs.

Financial Aid

Please visit the BSN Financial Aid Page, for information about financial aid options.

Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, doctor of nursing practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Emory University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.