Master of Nursing (Pre-Licensure Program)

About

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).

Overview

The MN program applies a masters level approach to the second-degree nursing education. It has a focus in leadership and is a great choice for students wishing to serve in leadership roles within healthcare. Students in the MN program will complete their 15 month generalist program, which allows them to sit for the NCLEX to become an RN, apply to certain MSN specialty programs, apply to post-licensure DNP programs, or apply to CRNA programs.

Only students with bachelor’s degrees in other disciplines are eligible for this program.

*Starting in Fall 2020, the MN program serves as the replacement for the former ABSN on-campus program.

Curriculum

Admission Requirements

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 (www.wes.org).
  • 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 program.

Transcript submission:

* Preferred method: Choose Emory University -School of Nursing in the electronic transcript systems or have your school email your official transcripts to nursingquestions@emory.edu.

If your school does not participate in the electronic transcript system or cannot email your transcripts then please have them mail a hard copy to:

Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing Emory University
1520 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322

Prerequisites

The prerequisites for the MN 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 MN applicants:

Physical Sciences
General Chemistry I with lab
Human Anatomy & Physiology I with lab*
Human Anatomy & Physiology II with lab*
Microbiology with lab*
Nutrition

*Starred courses must have been taken no more than seven years prior to beginning the MN program start date.

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

Math
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. 

Application

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 nursingquestions@emory.edu or call 404.727.7980.

*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.  Please allow 2-4 weeks after all transcripts are received.

Mission / Vision / Values

Our Mission
Educate visionary nurse leaders and scholars
Generate and apply knowledge
Transform nursing, health, and systems of health care within the local and global community
our Vision
To promote optimal health and wellness for all by creating, changing, and leading through innovative teaching, discovery, nursing practice, and social action in our local and global communities.
Our Values
Excellence
To promote optimal health and wellness for all by creating, changing, and leading through innovative teaching, discovery, nursing practice, and social action in our local and global communities.
Collaboration
We believe the only way forward is to share what we know and work together, across communities, perspectives, and cultures.
Social Responsibility
We treat all with respect and dignity and actively engage with others to positively influence health and social justice for all humans.
Innovation
We use our knowledge and rigor to create the world’s newest and most exciting approaches to health education and health care.
Leadership
We stand as an example, shaping nursing, health care, and our school through vision, courage, and optimism.