InEmory ABSN Program

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15-month fast track

Emory Healthcare, Georgia’s top-ranked health care system, and the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing are joining forces to launch an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)  program aimed to provide a seamless education to practice pathway for students wanting to transition from a nationally ranked nursing program into practice in a Magnet® designated hospital in Atlanta GA. 

Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and Emory Healthcare will now offer the 15-month InEmory ABSN program option for second-degree students with cohorts beginning annually in January. Students enrolled in this ABSN program will have the opportunity to learn from nationally-renowned nursing faculty at Emory University while being immersed in clinical rotations focused in the Emory Healthcare system. Students will receive up to $10,000 in scholarships and will be hired by Emory Healthcare to serve in critical shortage area of advanced medical surgical nursing in its hospital system following graduation and successful completion of licensure examinations.

“We are excited to offer this innovative ABSN program in collaboration with Emory Healthcare,” said Linda McCauley, dean of Emory’s School of Nursing. “Together, we can prepare registered nurses who deliver exceptional patient care with great leadership potential.”

“This new program will have a transformational impact on clinical learning for nursing students while also growing the nursing workforce at Emory Healthcare with the best and brightest nursing graduates,” said Sharon Pappas, chief nurse executive at Emory Healthcare. “We are committed to giving students an unparalleled clinical learning experience that combines hands-on patient care coupled with evidence based practice and research in our Magnet-designated hospitals.”

Application deadlines and decision release dates can be found here. To apply to this program, please visit nursing.emory.edu.

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Key Admission Requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree in a discipline other than nursing
  • Completed application
  • $50 application fee
  • A standardized test score (ACT, SAT or GRE)
  • All students enrolling in this program must commit to working for Emory Healthcare for a minimum of 2 years upon graduation.  Graduates will also be provided opportunities to continue part time graduate study at Emory University while employed at Emory Healthcare.

The prerequisites for the ABSN InEmory 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 the time you plan on beginning the nursing program. Please review the list of prerequisites below, effective for all fall 2019 applicants:

Physical Sciences
General Chemistry I with lab
Human Anatomy & Physiology I with lab*
Human Anatomy & Physiology II with lab*
Microbiology with lab*
Nutrition - Recommended
     *Starred courses must have been taken no more than seven years prior to beginning the ABSN program.

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.

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
  • Official test score report, which includes TEAS, SAT, ACT, or GRE
    • Only one of the test scores listed is required
    • Students with test scores older than 5 years are encouraged to register for the TEAS Test
    • TOEFL scores are required if English is a second language

Please review the Prerequisites tab to review prerequisite course requirements. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher by the start date of the BSN program.

The average GPA for admitted students is 3.5. Students are encouraged to submit SAT, ACT, or GRE test scores that fall within the 50th-99th percentile of all test takers. Individuals taking the TEAS are encouraged to obtain adjusted individual total scores of 90%.  

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is accepting applications to its academic programs for 2020. 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 404.727.7980.

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** Academic fees will vary based upon the semester. This is an average amount per semester.

*** Health insurance is required for all students. You will be billed automatically for the university’s student health insurance plan if you do not provide proof of adequate coverage by another insurer.

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance budget is considered sufficient to support a basic lifestyle for a single student. It does not include expenses for dependents, travel, vacations, or luxury items such as automobiles, household furniture, or appliances. The estimated cost of attendance for 2017-2018 for a full time ABSN student enrolled for fall, spring and summer semesters is $91,609. This is not the amount you will owe. The cost of attendance is not the amount you will pay for the year. The cost of attendance is the budget used to determine the financial aid amount offered each year and is more than a student's full time tuition and fees to provide assistance for living expenses if needed.

Please visit the ABSN Financial Aid Page for more information about financial aid options.

InEmory ABSN Plan of Study

Full Time (4 Semesters)

Semester 1 (Spring) 

Course

Credits

Clinical Hours

NRSG 309

Social Responsibility & Bioethics in Nursing

2

25

NRSG 310

Pathophysiology for Nurses

3

 

NRSG 312

Foundations of Nursing Practice

2

 

NRSG 314

Clinical Practicum I

2

100

NRSG 322

Health Promotion and Wellness

2

 

NRSG 380

Health Assessment

3

50

Semester Credit Hours

 

14

175

 

 

 

 

Semester 2 (Summer)

 

 

 

NRSG 320

Pharmacology for Nurses

3

 

NRSG 330

Clinical Integration

2

 

NRSG 328

Pediatric Nursing

2

 

NRSG 392

Clinical Practicum: Maternity & Reproductive Health

1.5

75

NRSG 394

Clinical Practicum: Pediatrics

1.5

75

NRSG 408

Maternity and Reproductive Health Nursing

2

 

NRSG 416

Perspectives in Professional Nursing Practice: Health Systems

3

 

Semester Credit Hours

 

15

150

 

 

 

 

Semester 3 (Fall)

 

 

 

NRSG 315

Population Health: Community and Public Health Nursing

3

25

NRSG 326

Acute and Chronic Care

3

 

NRSG 393

Clinical Practicum: Mental Health

1.5

75

NRSG 391

Clinical Practicum: Adult Medical Surgical Care

1.5

75

NRSG 411

Mental Health Nursing

2

 

NRSG 371

Evidence Based Practice for Nurses

2

 

NRSG XXX

Elective

2

 

Semester Credit Hours

 

15

175

 

 

 

 

Semester 4 (Spring)

 

 

 

NRSG 422

Palliative Care & Difficult Conversations

2

 

NRSG 425

Becoming a Professional Nurse

2

 

NRSG 430

Nursing in Complex Care Situations

3

 

NRSG 431

Clinical Practicum IV

4

150

NRSG 432

Ambulatory Care

3

50

NRSG XXX

Elective

2

 

 

 

Semester Credit Hours

 

16

200

Program Total

 

60

700

 

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