The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing’s cutting-edge resources, top clinical experiences, and access to leading health care partners are just part of what makes the Emory School of Nursing the top nursing school in Georgia. With an emphasis on nurse leadership, service-learning, and global health, Emory's School of Nursing trains its students to serve a wide community, shape the future of nursing, and make a better world.

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The Good

  • Accelerated Programs
  • Graduate Program Options
  • Dual Degree Options

Accelerated Programs

Emory’s School of Nursing offers three accelerated degree programs, allowing students the opportunity to enter a nursing career quickly:

  • Accelerated BSN
    • 15 months
    • Fastest option for earning a BSN at Emory
  • Accelerated BSN and MSN
    • 15 months to complete BSN
    • Immediately begin MSN coursework
    • Pass rate in 2016: 100%
  • Distance Accelerated BSN
    • New 12-month Distance-Accelerated BSN (D-ABSN)
    • Full-time
    • Earn BSN in 54 weeks

Graduate Program Options

Emory School of Nursing offers nine Advanced Practice Registered Nursing (APRN) specialty tracks at the MSN degree level; students can become a nurse practitioner or a nurse midwife. Each track is available to students full-time (fours semesters) or part-time (seven semesters) for a single major. Select from:

  • Adult-Gerontology Acture Care
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse-Midwifery
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Acute Care
  • Pediatric Primary Care
  • Women’s Health

Dual Degree Options

Emory School of Nursing offers two dualm degree programs. Nursing students who want to progress their knowledge in nursing and healthcare can become experts in public health or bioethics at the same time. 

  • MPH/MSN
    • Offered in a partnership with the Rollins School of Public Health at  Emory University, bridges the nursing education with advanced knowledge in public health
  • MA in Bioethics/MSN
    • Prepare advanced practice nurses to identify, address, and assess ethical issues as they appear in clinical practice and health care administration

The Bad

  • No BSN or MSN Online Degrees

No BSN or MSN Online Degrees

Emory University doesn’t have online programs for its bachelor of science in nursing or its MSN programs. However, students can get a Distance Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) online. 

The Bottom Line

There are plenty of reasons to attend Emory University. The fact that students can get an ABSN and DNP degree online is a nice feature. However, students who want to get their BSN or MSN degree will have to attend university full-time. There are plenty of program options for graduate students to select from and students can even receive a dual degree if they choose.

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