Freshman Option: Emory and Oxford Students

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The Emory Nursing Experience

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Freshman Option provides Emory College and Oxford College students with a solid foundation for beginning a career as a registered nurse. This program is designed for students who wish to pursue the BSN as their first bachelor’s degree. 

First, the Prerequisites

As a Freshman Option student, the first two years of general education prerequisites are taken at Emory College or Oxford College. Students may apply and be admitted to the nursing program while the prerequisites are in progress. All required courses must be completed before enrolling in the BSN program in the fall semester.

Emory and Oxford students applying to the BSN first-degree program will automatically be admitted to the School of Nursing if they meet certain requirements. 

Second, the Nursing Education

In the remaining two years at Emory, you’ll learn the practice of nursing in clinical and classroom settings. The nursing program is designed to be completed in four semesters of full-time enrollment.

Graduates of the BSN program are eligible to take the NCLEX examination to become a Registered Nurse in any U.S. state. BSN graduates can work in a wide array of practice areas in health care and beyond.

BSN Plan of Study Full-time - 4 Semesters

 

Course

Credits

Clinical Hours

Semester 1 (Fall)

NRSG 309

Social Responsibility & Bioethics in Nursing

2

30

NRSG 310

Pathophysiology for Nurses

3

NRSG 312

Foundations of Nursing Practice

2

NRSG 314

Clinical Practicum I

2

120

NRSG 322

Health Promotion and Wellness

2

NRSG 380

Health Assessment

3

60

Semester Credit Hours

14

 

 

 

Semester 2 (Spring)

NRSG 315

Population Health: Community and
Public Health Nursing

3

60

NRSG 320

Pharmacology for Nurses

3

NRSG 326

Acute and Chronic Care

3

NRSG 327

Clinical Practicum II

3

180

NRSG 328

Pediatric Nursing

2

NRSG 371

Evidence Based Practice for Nurses

2

Semester Credit Hours

16

Semester 3 (Fall)

NRSG 330

Clinical Integration

2

NRSG 408

Maternity and Reproductive Health Nursing

2

NRSG 409

Clinical Practicum III       

3

180

NRSG 411

Mental Health Nursing

2

NRSG 416

Perspectives in Professional Nursing
A) Global Health; B) Policy & Advocacy; C) Research;
D) Leadership, Administration and Management
E) Clinical Nursing Education

2

NRSG XXX

Elective

2

Semester Credit Hours

14

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

180

NRSG 432

Ambulatory Care

3

60

NRSG XXX

Elective

2

Semester Credit Hours

16

 

Total Credit Hours

60

Total Clinical Hours

870

The prerequisites for the BSN program include 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of college course credit. You may submit an application for admission with the courses in progress, but all prerequisites must be completed successfully by the time you plan on beginning the nursing program.

Course planning will depend on your AP/IB credits, or what you are prepared to take in the first year or second year. Students typically begin with Chem 150. Depending on your plans, you may already have course credit for Chem 150, or plan to take this course later. Courses offered by the School of Nursing to Emory College students are typically taken in the second year to allow time to gain experience in other prerequisites in the College.

Required Prerequisites 

  • CHEM 150 Structure and Properties with lab 
  • BIOL 141 Foundations of Modern Biology I with lab
  • MATH 107 Intro to Probability and Statistics OR QTM 100 Intro to Stat Inference
  • NRSG 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (+)
  • NRSG 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (+)
  • NRSG 200 Human Growth and Development (+)
  • Additional coursework totaling 60 credit hours*

*PACE, PE, and HLTH 100 will not be counted towards your over 60 credit hours.

Suggested Prerequisites 

  • BIOL 370 Microbiology with Lab
  • HLTH 220 or 221 Nutrition

Suggested electives:

  • HLTH 210 (Predictive Health and Society)
  • HLTH 385-002 (Contemporary Nutrition)
  • HLTH 410 (Predictive Health Challenges:  Integrative Health)
  • Any non-Physical Education course

**Please email nursingquestions@emory.edu for information regarding obtaining permission numbers

The prerequisites for the BSN program include 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of college course credit. 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 prerequisites below: 

Mathematics / Quantitative Reasoning (MQR) – 4 hours  

  • MATH 117 or MATH 111 or QTM 100

Science / Nature / Technology (SNT) - 16 hours

  • BIOL 121 (with laboratory)
  • BIOL 122 (with laboratory)
  • BIOL 141 or BIOL 120 or BIOL 155 (with laboratory)
  • CHEM 120 or 141 or 150 (with laboratory)*

All courses taken in this category must have a laboratory component

Social Sciences (HSC) - 4 hours

  • PSYC 205

Electives – to reach 60 semester hours (required for nursing admission) or 64 semester hours (required for graduation from Oxford College). Total number of academic credit hours (60 or 64) does NOT include PED hours. Can include any combination of these courses for a total of 20-24 credit hours:

  • Any SNT courses
  • Any HIST, ECON, or POLS courses
  • Any HAP or HAL courses

*Students admitted to Oxford beginning Fall 2017 must take CHEM 150. 

**Prerequisite for BIOL 122 is BIOL 121 (BIOL 141 will no longer be accepted as a prerequisite for BIOL 122 as of Fall 2017)

***All courses are subject to review by the Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs.

***Up to 12 hours of AP, IB, and/or CLEP credit can be used for the prerequisites.

To be considered for admission to the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, you must submit the following items:

  • Application for Admission
  • The $50 application is waived for current Emory and Oxford students
  • Official transcripts from institutions outside of Emory University

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.

Emory and Oxford students must obtain a GPA of 3.0 cumulative and 2.8 science/math to receive automatic entry into the BSN program. Students whose GPA is less than a 3.0 cumulative and 2.8 science/math will be required to have an extensive review of preparation by the Admission Committee and will not be guaranteed admission. Additional documents, such as resume and letters of recommendation, may be requested for further review.

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is accepting applications to its academic programs for Fall 2018. 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 are below.

  • 10/15/2017*
  • 12/15/2017**
  • January 15, 2018
  • March 15, 2018

*Priority deadline to be considered for merit-based aid
**Final priority deadline for admission

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.

Emory and Oxford students applying to the BSN first degree program will automatically be admitted to the School of Nursing if they meet the following requirements:**

  • Complete the 60-credit hours of prerequisites at Emory or Oxford College
  • Earn a “C” or better in the prerequisite courses - all coursework is subject to review by the Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs
  • Submit an online application (only the application - no supporting documents are required) by January 15th of the year they wish to begin the nursing program
  • Obtain a minimum GPA of 3.0 cumulative and 2.8 science/math**

Emory and Oxford College students who meet these requirements will not need to submit an application fee, a resume, a statement of purpose, or recommendations. Emory and Oxford applicants will need to submit official transcripts from any other college or university they've attended.

Click here to complete the BSN online application.

**Students whose GPA is less than a 3.0 cumulative and 2.8 science/math will be required to have an extensive review of preparation by the Admission Committee and will not be guaranteed admission. Additional documents, such as resume and letters of recommendation, may be requested for further review.

BSN (Emory/Oxford), BSN Transfer

Tuition (per credit hour)*$1971
Academic Fees (per semester) **$500
Health Insurance***$6328

* Tuition is based on 2017-2018 tuition rates approved by the Board of Trustees. Future academic year tuition rates are subject to change.

** 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 undergraduate student enrolled for fall and spring semesters is $67,636. 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.

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is accepting applications to its academic programs for Fall 2018. 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 are below.

  • 10/15/2017*

  • 12/15/2017**

  • January 15, 2018

  • March 15, 2018

*Priority deadline to be considered for merit-based aid
** Final priority deadline for admission

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.

Please visit the BSN Financial Aid Page, for information about financial aid options.
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