About Us

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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 4th overall, its family nurse practitioner graduate program 15th, and its doctor of nursing practice program was 9th; and nurse practitioner: adult/gerontology, primary care was 15th. Emory’s nursing administration program was 10th.

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.


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.