Master of Nursing + Master of Science in Nursing (MN + MSN)

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Program Overview

Program Details

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 or Post RN DNP 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.

*Pediatric Primary Care is a Post RN DNP program, FNP is offered as both MSN or Post RN DNP.

*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+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 or Post RN DNP program will begin the following fall semester.

*Please email with application questions.


Accelerated MSN Plan of Study
Full-time - 4 Semesters
    Credits Clinical Hours

Semester 1 (Summer)

NRSG 310 Pathophysiology for Nurses 3
NRSG 312 Foundations of Nursing Practice 2
NRSG 314 Clinical Practicum I 2 100
NRSG 315 Population Health: Community and Public Health Nursing 3 25
NRSG 372 Professional Nursing: Concepts, Issues & Trends 2
NRSG 380 Health Assessment 3 50
  Semester Credit Hours 15 175

Semester 2 (Fall)

NRSG 320 Pharmacology for Nurses 3
NRSG 326 Acute and Chronic Care 3
NRSG 327 Clinical Practicum II 3 150
NRSG 328 Pediatric Nursing 2
NRSG 417 Leadership, Advocacy and Policy 3
NRSG 575 Optimal Wellness 2
  Semester Credit Hours 16 150

Semester 3 (Spring)

NRSG 330 Clinical Integration 2
NRSG 408 Maternity and Reproductive Health Nursing 2
NRSG 409 Clinical Practicum III 3 150
NRSG 411 Mental Health Nursing 2
NRSG 505 Research and Evidence Based Practice 3
NRSG XXX Elective 2
  Semester Credit Hours 14 150

Semester 4 (Summer)

NRSG 430 Nursing in Complex Care Situations 3
NRSG 431 Clinical Practicum IV 4 150
NRSG 432 Ambulatory Care 3 50
NRSG 591 Healthcare Quality and Safety 3
NRSG XXX Elective 2
  Semester Credit Hours 15 200
  Total Credit Hours 60  
Total Clinical Hours 675
Italics = Graduate level courses


* Curriculum, credit hours, and sequencing are subject to change.

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 (
  • 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+MSN 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

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


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.

*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.


The prerequisites for the MN + 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 + MSN 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+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.  Please allow 2-4 weeks after all transcripts are received.


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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.


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Emory University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.