Master of Nursing (MN) Pre-Licensure Program

nursing students at Emory

Prepare to become an RN

Pending approval by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is launching a Master of Nursing program (MN) for students who hold a bachelor’s degree in another discipline who want to pursue a career in nursing. The inaugural MN cohort is planned to begin in August 2020 pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

The MN degree offers a graduate curriculum that emphasizes nursing leadership, evidence-based practice, and interprofessional education. Students who graduate from this dynamic program will be prepared to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and will have advanced knowledge that will accelerate their careers in health care.

The prerequisites for the MN program include seven courses in addition to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college. You may submit an application for admission with the courses in progress, but all prerequisites must be completed 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 applicants:

Physical Sciences
General Chemistry I with lab (4 semester credit hours)
Human Anatomy & Physiology I with lab* (4 semester credit hours)
Human Anatomy & Physiology II with lab* (4 semester credit hours)
Microbiology with lab* (4 semester credit hours)
Nutrition  (3 semester credit hours)     *Starred courses must have been taken no more than seven years prior to beginning the ABSN program.
Math
Introductory Statistics (3 semester credit hours)

Social Sciences
Human Growth and Development or Life Span Development (3 semester credit hours)
     *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:

Official transcripts from all schools attended regardless if a degree was earned.

  • Students with international transcripts must provide an evaluation from World Education Services (www.wes.org).
  • Resume including work experience, community service, leadership roles, and research. Official standardized test scores based on the following guide.

MN applicants—official SAT or ACT or TEAS test scores. Scores must not be more than five (5) years old.

Post-admission Requirements: Prior to enrollment, each applicant accepted into the BSN program must submit:

  1. Proof of having successfully completed the prerequisites with a C grade or better.
  2. Documentation of having obtained current Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers CPR
  3. credentials through the American Heart Association.
  4. Evidence of adequate health insurance coverage or enrollment in the Emory University Student

Health Insurance Plan.

  1. Proof of immunization or immune status.
  2. Physical examination results from a health care provider that gives evidence of good health.
  3. Drug screen and background check.*

*Clinical agencies or School of Nursing policy may require drug screens and/or background checks be repeated during the program.

 

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.

 

 

Semester 1

 

Course

 

Credits

Clinical /Simulation

Hours

 

001

 

NRSG XXX

Physiology/Pathophysiology for Nursing

Practice

 

3

 

002

NRSG XXX

Pharmacology for Nursing Practice

3

 

003

NRSG XXX

Health Assessment and Physical Examination

3

60

004

NRSG XXX

Art & Science of Nursing Practice

3

 

005

NRSG XXX

Foundations of Practice Practicum

2

120

 

Semester

Credit Hours

 

 

14

 

180

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester 2

 

Course

 

Credits

Clinical /Simulation

Hours

006

NRSG XXX

Optimal Wellness Across the Lifespan*

2

 

007

NRSG XXX

Adult and Geriatric Nursing

4

 

008

NRSG XXX

Adult and Geriatric Practicum

1.5

90

009

NRSG XXX

Mental Health Nursing

2.5

 

010

NRSG XXX

Mental Health Practicum

1.5

90

011

NRSG XXX

Palliative Care*

2

 

 

012

 

NRSG XXX

Evidence Based Practice for the Professional

Nurse*

 

3

 

 

Semester

Credit Hours

 

 

16.5

 

180

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester 3

 

Course

 

Credits

Clinical /Simulation

Hours

013

NRSG XXX

Maternity and Reproductive Health Nursing

2.5

 

014

NRSG XXX

Maternity Practicum

1.5

90

015

NRSG XXX

Pediatric Nursing

3

 

016

NRSG XXX

Pediatric Practicum

1.5

90

017

NRSG XXX

Public Health Nursing

2

 

018

NRSG XXX

Public Health Practicum

1

60

019

NRSG XXX

Foundations Healthcare Quality and Safety*

3

 

020

NRSG XXX

Data Utilization for Nursing Practice*

2

 

 

Semester

Credit Hours

 

 

16.5

 

240

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester 4

 

Course

 

Credits

Clinical /Simulation

Hours

021

NRSG XXX

Nursing in Complex Care Situations

3

 

022

NRSG XXX

Transition to Nursing Practice

3

150

 

023

 

NRSG XXX

Population Management and Care

Transitions

 

2

 

024

NRSG XXX

Care Transitions Practicum

1

60

025

025

NRSG XXX

Professional Leadership & Policy Integration

  For Nursing Practice*

  2

 

026

NRSG XXX

Professional Nursing: Issues and Trends

2

 

 

 

Semester

Credit Hours

 

 

13

 

210

 

Program

Total

 

 

60

 

810

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