Master of Nursing (MN) Pathway to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

About

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).

Overview

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 nursingquestions@emory.edu with application questions.

Dr. Terri Ades
Program Director
tades@emory.edu

Nicholas Becker
Program Administrator
nicholas.becker@emory.edu

Curriculum

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 (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.

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

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. 

Prerequisites

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:

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 Pathway to MSN 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.  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.


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.