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).
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.
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.
* Preferred method: Choose Emory University -School of Nursing in the electronic transcript systems or have your school email your official transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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:
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 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.
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.
*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.
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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.