The Master of Nursing (pre-licensure) 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).
This program provides a fast track from no nursing experience to becoming an advanced practice nurse or midwife. Students will earn a Master of Nursing in15-months that will allow them to license as Registered Nurses, followed by a Master of Science in Nursing that will allow them to license as nurse practitioners or certified nurse midwives. This program is designed for students with bachelor’s degrees in other disciplines.
We offer five specialty areas in this program: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care, Family Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse Midwife, Pediatric Primary Care, and Women’s Health.
Please note, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care, Emergency, Neonatal, and Pediatric Acute Care REQUIRE a minimum of one-year of RN experience to be eligible for program admission. These options are not available in the MN Pathway to MSN format. If your goal is to work in one of these specialties you should apply to the fall start MN program.
This cohort begins each year during the summer semester. Study in the MN portion of the program will be consecutive summer, fall, spring, and summer semesters. The MSN will begin the following fall semester. Please email email@example.com with application questions.
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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).
- Resume or CV
- Optional Personal Statement
Please review the Prerequisites tab to review prerequisite course requirements. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Prerequisite courses may be in-progress during application and must be completed prior to program orientation.
We prefer to see applicants with a cumulative GPA at a 3.0 or higher.
*Standardized test scores and letters of recommendation are not required for application to the MN Pathway to MSN 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
1520 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322
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.
The prerequisites for the MN Pathway to MSN 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 Pathway to MSN 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.
- Introductory Statistics
- 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. Please allow 2-4 weeks after all transcripts are received.
Distance and Accessibility in Your State
Applicants to any of our distance-accessible courses/programs that may lead to professional licensure or certification should become familiar with the regulations governing distance accessible programs in their state. Licensure requirements vary from state to state and by professional organization. Emory is working toward developing a database to provide this information. Prospective students residing in states other than Georgia and those states identified, should contact their state’s Board of Nursing and Department of Education for specific rules and regulations pertaining to completion of clinical learning experiences in that state when enrolled in a distance-accessible program.
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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.