InEmory Pre-Licensure Program


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).

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Bethany Robertson, DNP, CMN, FNAP
Program Director, InEmory MN

Emma Fulloon
Program Administrator, InEmory MN & BSN


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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 (
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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 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:

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 MN Pathway to MSN program start date.

*May complete Human Anatomy + lab and Human Physiology + lab as separate courses.


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.

**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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