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 beginning in January 2019. 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.”

The deadline for applications to the Emory Nursing ABSN Scholars program is October 31st. To apply to this program, please visit

Key Admission Requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree in a discipline other than nursing
  • Completed application
  • $75 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.

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
  • $75 Application Fee
  • Official transcripts from each school attended
    • Students with international transcripts must provide an evaluation from World Education Services (
  • 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 2019. 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.

Semester 1 (Spring)Term begins 1/14/19 | Term ends 5/13/19
Course #Course TitleCreditsClinical Hrs
NRSG 309Social Responsibility & Bioethics in Nursing230
NRSG 310Pathophysiology for Nurses3
NRSG 312Foundations of Nursing Practice2
NRSG 314Clinical Practicum I2120
NRSG 322Health Promotion and Wellness2
NRSG 380Health Assessment360
Semester Credit Hours14
Semester 2 (Summer)Term begins 5/20/19 | Term ends 8/9/19
Course #Course TitleCreditsClinical Hrs
NRSG 315Population Health: Community and Public Health Nursing360
NRSG 320Pharmacology for Nurses3
NRSG 326Acute and Chronic Care3
NRSG 327Clinical Practicum II3180
NRSG 328Pediatric Nursing2
NRSG 371Evidence Based Practice for Nurses2
Semester Credit Hours16
Semester 3 (Fall)Term begins 8/28/19 | Term ends 12/21/19
Course #Course TitleCreditsClinical Hrs
NRSG 330Clinical Integration2
NRSG 408Maternity and Reproductive Health Nursing2
NRSG 409Clinical Practicum III3180
NRSG 411Mental Health Nursing2
NRSG 416Perspectives in Professional Nursing3
A) Global Health; B) Policy & Advocacy;
C) Research;
D) Leadership, Administration and Management
E) Clinical Nursing Education
NRSG XXXElective2
Semester Credit Hours14
Semester 4 (Spring)Term begins 1/13/20 | Term ends 5/11/20
Course #Course TitleCreditsClinical Hrs
NRSG 422Palliative Care & Difficult Conversations2
NRSG 425Becoming a Professional Nurse2
NRSG 430Nursing in Complex Care Situations3
NRSG 431Clinical Practicum IV4180
NRSG 432Ambulatory Care360
NRSG XXXElective2
Semester Credit Hours16
Total Credit Hours60
Total Clinical Hours870
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