Master of Nursing (Pre-licensure program)


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The Master of Nursing (Pre-licensure program) program is a full-time, campus-based program that allows students to earn a MN in 15 months. Only students with bachelor’s degrees in other disciplines are eligible for this program.

Emory's ABSN National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rate for 2016 is 100 percent.

The prerequisites for the ABSN 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 2016 applicants:

Physical Sciences
General Chemistry I with lab
Human Anatomy & Physiology I with lab*
Human Anatomy & Physiology II with lab*
Microbiology with lab*

*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
  • $50 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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Please visit the ABSN Financial Aid Page for more information about financial aid options.

Accelerated BSN Plan of Study
Full-time - 4 Semesters
  CreditsClinical Hours

Semester 1 (Fall)

NRSG 309Social Responsibility & Bioethics in Nursing225
NRSG 310Pathophysiology for Nurses3
NRSG 312Foundations of Nursing Practice2
NRSG 314Clinical Practicum I2100
NRSG 322Health Promotion and Wellness2
NRSG 380Health Assessment350
 Semester Credit Hours14175

Semester 2 (Spring)

NRSG 315Population Health: Community and Public Health Nursing325
NRSG 320Pharmacology for Nurses3
NRSG 326Acute and Chronic Care3
NRSG 391Clinical Practicum: Adult Medical Surgical Care1.575
NRSG 394Clinical Practicum: Pediatrics1.575
NRSG 328Pediatric Nursing2
NRSG 371Evidence Based Practice for Nurses2
 Semester Credit Hours16200

Semester 3 (Summer)

NRSG 330Clinical Integration2
NRSG 408Maternity and Reproductive Health Nursing2
NRSG 392Clinical Practicum: Maternity and Reproductive Health1.5
NRSG 393Clinical Practicum: Mental Health1.5
NRSG 411Mental Health Nursing2
NRSG 416Perspectives in Professional Nursing
A) Global Health; B) Policy & Advocacy;
C) Research;
D) Leadership, Administration and Management
E) Clinical Nursing Education
NRSG XXXElective2
 Semester Credit Hours14150

Semester 4 (Fall)

NRSG 422Palliative Care & Difficult Conversations2
NRSG 425Becoming a Professional Nurse2
NRSG 430Nursing in Complex Care Situations3
NRSG 431Clinical Practicum IV4150
NRSG 432Ambulatory Care350
NRSG XXXElective2
 Semester Credit Hours16200
 Program Total60725


* Curriculum, credit hours, and sequencing are subject to change.

Thank you for your interest in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. Please complete this form to receive updates about Emory's admissions process and academic programs.

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.

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