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A Leading Nursing School

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral nursing programs. Graduates go on to become national and international leaders in patient care, public health, government, and education. Master’s degree graduates are qualified to seek certification as nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, and/or clinical nurse specialists. The school’s PhD program focuses on clinical research. Its DNP program offers two specialty tracks: health systems leadership and population health.

The school offers a dual undergraduate degree with several colleges, dual master’s degrees with public health and with Emory’s Laney Graduate School in bioethics as well as an accelerated BSN/MSN program for students with degrees in other fields who want to serve the community as advanced practice nurses. 

In fiscal year 2018, the school received $17.9 million in research funding. U.S. News & World Report ranked the school’s graduate programs 3rd overall, its family nurse practitioner graduate program 7th, and its doctor of nursing practice program was 5th; its family nurse practitioner program ranked 7th; its nurse practitioner: adult/gerontology, acute care was 9th; and nurse practitioner: adult/gerontology, primary care was 14th. Emory’s nursing administration program was 11th.

The school has 95 faculty as well as 114 instructors, and students can learn from adjunct faculty at more than 500 clinical sites, including an alternative winter/spring break in four countries and a multiuniversity, multidisciplinary summer program with Georgia migrant farmworkers. The school has 8,268 alumni.



Public Notice of CCNE Accreditation Visit: Emory University, BSN, MSN, Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Program, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program
CCNE On-Site Accreditation: January 23-25, 2019

Emory University is seeking accreditation of our BSN, MSN, Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Programs, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Programs by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Accreditation (CCNE).The CCNE site visitors will be on campus from: January 23-25, 2019. In the interest of continuous quality improvement and as required by CCNE, we would appreciate the written input of all interested parties. In accordance with the CCNE Procedures for Accreditation of BSN, MSN, Post-Graduate APRN Certification, and DNP Programs, the Commission provides the opportunity for program constituents and CCNE constituencies to submit, in writing, third-party comments concerning a program’s qualifications for accreditation status. Written third-party comments will be received by CCNE until 21 days before the scheduled on-site evaluation. Third-party comments must be received at the CCNE offices by January 1, 2019. Third-party comments must be signed and must be related to the CCNE Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs (amended 2013). Comments are shared only with the CCNE evaluation team appointed to review the Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs.

If you wish to provide such comments, please send them directly to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Attn: Third-Party Comments

655 K Street NW, Suite 750

Washington, DC 20001 



Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Emory University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, doctorate and professional degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Emory.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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

Midwifery Programs

The nurse-midwifery program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education, 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910; 240.485.1800, http://www.midwife.org/acme , acme@acnm.org.

Distance Accessibility & 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.