Emory Healthcare, Georgia’s top-ranked health care system, and the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing are joining forces to launch an Accelerated Master of Nursing (MN) program aimed to provide a seamless education to practice pathway for students wanting to transition from a nationally ranked nursing program into practice in a Magnet® designated hospital in Atlanta GA.
Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and Emory Healthcare will now offer the 15-month InEmory MN program option for second-degree students with cohorts beginning annually in January. Students enrolled in this program will have the opportunity to learn from nationally-renowned nursing faculty at Emory University while being immersed in clinical rotations focused in the Emory Healthcare system. Students will receive up to $10,000 in scholarships and will be hired by Emory Healthcare to serve in critical shortage area of advanced medical surgical nursing in its hospital system following graduation and successful completion of licensure examinations.
“We are excited to offer this innovative program in collaboration with Emory Healthcare,” said Linda McCauley, dean of Emory’s School of Nursing. “Together, we can prepare registered nurses who deliver exceptional patient care with great leadership potential.”
“This new program will have a transformational impact on clinical learning for nursing students while also growing the nursing workforce at Emory Healthcare with the best and brightest nursing graduates,” said Sharon Pappas, chief nurse executive at Emory Healthcare. “We are committed to giving students an unparalleled clinical learning experience that combines hands-on patient care coupled with evidence based practice and research in our Magnet-designated hospitals.”
The Master of Nursing (pre-licensure program) program is a full-time, campus-based program that allows students to earn a Master's degree in nursing in as little as 15 months. This program is for students wanting to work as an RN, and is the first step in your nursing education. There are three entry points to earn an MN degree: The MN (Fall Entry), the InEmory MN (Spring Entry), and the MN Pathway to MSN (Summer Entry).
Bethany Robertson, DNP, CMN, FNAP
Program Director, InEmory MN
Program Administrator, InEmory MN & BSN
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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 (www.wes.org).
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 program.
We prefer to see applicants cumulative GPA at a 3.0 or higher.
Key Admission Requirements:
- An undergraduate degree in a discipline other than nursing
- Completed application
- $50 application fee
- All students enrolling in this program must commit to working for Emory Healthcare for a minimum of 2 years upon graduation. Graduates will also be provided opportunities to continue part time graduate study at Emory University while employed at Emory Healthcare.
The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing begins accepting applications for each InEmory MN cohort in March prior to the January start date (i.e. applications open in March 2021 for January 2022 entry). 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 email@example.com or call 404.727.7980.
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The prerequisites for the InEmory program include seven courses. 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 program orientation. Please review the list of prerequisites below, effective for all InEmory applicants:
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 MN Pathway to MSN program start date.
*May complete Human Anatomy + lab and Human Physiology + lab as separate courses.
Human Growth and Development or Life Span Development
*The Human Growth and Development prerequisite must cover human development from conception through death.
**All courses are subject to review by the Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs.
*Please note that all courses and degrees in the application checklist must be verified by the Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs before they are marked as received.
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Financial Aid and Tuition
Updated December 9, 2020
Please see the estimated tuition costs for the 2020-2021 academic year. These estimated amounts are for both undergraduate and graduate-level programs, including BSN, ABSN, MN Pathway to MSN, MN, and MSN, and DNP programs. Opportunities to defray the cost of attendance through scholarships and financial aid are available.
Each program at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing has different tuition structures and billing patterns. Figures shown are for approximation purposes and should not be used in program comparison.
Policy Statement on Refunds
Refunds for Emory University students who are federal (Title IV) aid recipients will be prorated in accordance with the Higher Education Amendments of 1992 and any related regulations.
- Traditional BSN: $26,535/semester ($2,211/hour)
- Distance ABSN: $1,608/hour
- MN Pathway to MSN: $23,130/semester ($1,928/hour)
- Pre-licensure Master of Nursing (MN): $22,810/semester ($1,901/hour)
- Master of Science in Nursing: $23,550/semester ($1,963/hour)
- Post Masters Certificate: $1,857/hour
- Doctorate of Nursing Practice: $20,050/semester ($1,671/hour)
- Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist: $24,190/semester ($2,016/hour)
Please visit the Financial Aid website for information on Financial aid options.
Emory University undergoes accreditation at the university level and throughout our colleges and schools to ensure our educational programs meet the highest standards. The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is accredited by multiple organizations. For a list of accreditations, you can visit our Accreditations page.
With the rapid expansion of clinical knowledge and complexity of health care in diverse settings we are committed to aligning with the American Association of College of Nursing recommendation to raise the educational bar for entry to professional practice for new nurses. When we first reached out to the accreditor it was identified we could write a substantive change notification and be covered under accreditation under the baccalaureate program accreditation. However, because we believe recognizing the MN program at the master’s rather than baccalaureate level demonstrates our professional commitment to our graduates to recognize their advanced education preparation, our Dean chose to pursue a new program accreditation status at theMaster’s level. Please refer to additional FAQs regarding the MN program accreditation.