Bridges to the Baccalaureate

Emory's School of Nursing and Georgia Perimeter College (GPC) have teamed up to prepare nurses from underrepresented groups to attain bachelor's degrees in nursing with the additional goal of preparing students for careers in health research.

Emory and GPC are the first and only institutions in Georgia to be selected for the Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program by the National Institutes of Health. The partnership provides $900,000 over a 5-year period to develop programming to increase opportunities for underrepresented students who would like to be prepared for careers in research.

Students admitted to GPC under this partnership will be part of an eight-week summer immersion program focused on rigorous nursing education coupled with academic research exposure. After completing their associate's degrees at GPC, students will seamlessly transition into the baccalaureate nursing program at Emory. While at Emory, students will benefit from:

  • Individual mentoring
  • Professional development
  • Research immersion experiences

Students will also receive academic advising to pursue doctoral studies in nursing and will be exposed to groundbreaking research taking place at Emory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center, which is an internationally recognized academic health center that receives more than $470 million in external research funding annually.

Corey Harper
Program Coordinator