Guide for Newly Admitted Undergraduate Students

BSN Admitted Students

Welcome, Undergrad Students!

Congratulations on your acceptance to the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University, one of the most prestigious nursing programs in the country! This website contains information critical to finalizing your student requirements. Please bookmark this site and check back often for important updates.

View the Admitted Students Guide

Download a printable Admitted Students Checklist.

For questions pertaining to the BSN, ABSN, and AMSN programs and/or program requirements, please contact nursingquestions@emory.edu

Important Dates

March 1, 2017

Tuition Deposits Due
A tuition deposit of $300 is required on or before 5p.m. March 1, 2017 to reserve your space in the class. After March 1st, the deposit amount will be $400. This deposit will be deducted from your first semester tuition bill.

Pay Deposit
July 1, 2017

Student Release Form Due

 
August 1, 2017

Clinical Compliance Items Due
Student Health Information Due 
EmoryCard ID Picture Due

 
August 21-22, 2017

Undergraduate Orientation (MANDATORY for ALL incoming BSN and ABSN students)

Register for Orientation
August 23, 2017

First Day of Classes for BSN and ABSN students

 
March 1, 2017

Tuition Deposits Due
A tuition deposit of $300 is required on or before 5p.m. March 1, 2017 to reserve your space in the class. After March 1st, the deposit amount will be $400. This deposit will be deducted from your first semester tuition bill.

Pay Deposit
April 1, 2017

Student Release Form Due

May 1, 2017

Clinical Compliance Items Due
Student Health Information Due to Student Health Services
EmoryCard ID Picture Due

 
May 12, 2017

AMSN Orientation (MANDATORY for ALL incoming ABSN+MSN students) 

Register for Orientation
May 15, 2017

First Day of Classes for AMSN students

 

AMSN Only Information

Orientation

AMSN ORIENTATION* - FRIDAY, MAY 12

AMSN Orientation is MANDATORY for all incoming AMSN students.

*THIS SCHEDULE APPLIES TO THE INCOMING AMSN COHORT ONLY. THE BSN AND ABSN ORIENTATION SCHEDULES WILL BE POSTED CLOSER TO THE ORIENTATION DATES.

8:00 - 8:45 A.M.

CHECK-IN, HEADSHOTS, AND COFFEE MEET AND GREET

During this time, you will check-in, receive your welcome packet, and have your professional head shot taken while enjoying coffee with your new cohort.

8:45 - 9:00 A.M.WELCOME
9:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE FIRST SEMESTER OF NURSING SCHOOL

During this session, you will be split into groups by Emory Nursing faculty to be oriented to ATI, school technology requirements, and simulation labs. You will also have your blood pressure taken for your FIT mask, and will rotate through mini first semester classes.

12:30 - 1:30 P.M.

LUNCH WITH YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISORS

Enjoy a catered lunch while getting to know your academic advisor.

1:30 - 2:15 P.M.

"TIPS FOR EXCELLENCE IN NURSING SCHOOL" STUDENT AND FACULTY PANEL

In this informal panel session, you will have the opportunity to ask current students and faculty members how you can best succeed as an Emory Nursing student.

2:15 - 3:00 P.M.

NETWORKING SESSION

During this session, you will be split into groups to participate in networking activities designed for you to get to know the members of your new cohort.

3:00 - 4:00 P.M.

BOOK DISCUSSION ON "THE SHIFT: ONE NURSE, TWELVE HOURS, FOUR PATIENTS' LIVES"

During this session, you will be broken into groups to participate in a faculty led discussion of Theresa Brown's book, "The Shift."

4:00 - 4:15 P.M.

CLOSING AND TRADITIONAL COKE TOAST

Experience our rich history that is closely tied to The Coca-Cola Company by participating in a traditional Emory Coke Toast led by Dean Linda McCauley.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY
4:15 - 5:15 P.M.

SCHOOL OF NURSING AND EMORY UNIVERSITY CAMPUS WALKING TOUR

Take a guided tour of the School of Nursing and the Emory campus. 

Orientation is MANDATORY for all incoming AMSN students. Please complete your registration by Friday, April 15th.

Register here

In addition to completing your student checklist which prepares you to enter the nursing program, you also have two assignments to complete PRIOR to Orientation:

  • Read Theresa Brown's book The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, and Four Patients' Lives and come prepared to discuss
  • Complete the dosage calculations assignment

Both assignments are posted on this site under the General Information, then Required Supplies tabs below. Note #6 for The Shift and #7 for the Dosage Calculation assignment. Also at the bottom of #7, you will see  “Download Davis Plus Training Information.”  This is a list of the N312 Foundations book bundle that is required for the course with instructions on how to can get the bundle from the publisher at a reduced price.  You may also purchase the bundle from the Emory University Barnes and Noble bookstore.

Course Schedule, Textbooks, and Plan of Study

Click here to download a PDF document of the Summer 2017 AMSN course schedule.
Click here to download a PDF document with the Summer 2017 AMSN Plan of Study and textbook list.

General Information

EMAIL

  • Your new Emory University email address is your OPUS ID@emory.edu; your password for OPUS and your email will be the same. You will be notified when you are able to access your Emory email account. You are responsible for accessing, reading, and responding to communications sent to your Emory email, accessible here. It is highly recommended that you check your Emory email daily.

OPUS

  • Online Pathway to University Students (OPUS) is the online student information system through which you can update your personal information, view your financial aid, access your student account or student record, and perform other functions.
  • You are able to update your mailing address, email addresses, and phone numbers in OPUS. We highly recommend that you update your preferred mailing and email addresses as soon as possible. 
  • You should also make sure that you are signed up to receive emergency alert notifications from Emory University.  You can do so by logging into OPUS and clicking on the Emergency Alert link under the Personal Information tab of your OPUS homepage.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR FINAL TRANSCRIPTS

  • If you still have outstanding prerequisites, please send an updated transcript with those grades as soon as possible. If you do not complete your courses early enough to have an official transcript mailed, you must bring an official transcript with you to Orientation. Failure to provide a final transcript documenting completion of all prerequisites will result in withdrawal from classes.

BILLING

  • Billing is in progress, and you will be able to use OPUS for all account activity. Please click here for more information.

REGISTRATION

  • All nursing students are automatically registered and cannot choose the time or day of their courses. Because nursing students are mass enrolled into their classes each semester, you and your classmates will have the exact same schedule. You will receive your official class schedule during orientation in August.

HOW TO APPLY FOR DISABILITY SERVICES

Emory University is committed to providing all students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to succeed within the Emory community. The Office of Disability Services (ODS) assists qualified students in obtaining a variety of services (i.e., alternative testing, notetaking, interpreting, advocacy, mobility/transportation, etc.) and ensures that all matters of equal access, reasonable accommodation, and compliance are properly addressed. If you may need any of the services provided by the Office of Disability Services, please complete the registration process outlined here.

ON-CAMPUS PARKING PERMIT

  • If you intend to park on campus, you will need to register for a parking permit. Parking deck assignments are made on a first come/first serve basis.Please refer to the Transportation and Parking website for online parking registration dates. If you have any questions feel free to contact the Parking office at 404.727.7275.
  • Please review the parking regulations on Transportation and Parking website before completing your registration. 

OFF-CAMPUS PARKING

  • Emory encourages its students to explore all transportation options for travel to campus before registering to park on campus. Options including public transportation, Park-n-Ride, and carpooling are outlined on by the Office of Transportation and Parking. The cost savings — several hundred dollars — are significant.

OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING OPTIONS

Nursing students are welcome to live on-campus or off campus. For information about living on-campus, please contact Residence Life & Housing. If you are interested in living off campus, there are a number of housing options. You may want to begin your housing search using Emory’s Off Campus Housing Finder. Below is a list of some apartment complexes near campus:

Please keep in mind that Emory University is unable to make any official recommendations for off campus housing.

Clinical Compliance

STEPS TO COMPLETE YOUR STUDENT RELEASE FORM, BACKGROUND CHECK, AND DRUG SCREEN

In order to meet the requirements of the Georgia Hospital Association and clinical sites, we require a background check and drug screen to be completed before you can begin clinicals. Please follow the instructions below to submit your background check and drug screen.

  1. Complete the Student Release Form NO LATER THAN APRIL 1 FOR AMSN STUDENTS JULY 1 FOR BSN AND ABSNThe form can be emailed to son-compliance@emory.edu or faxed to 404.921.9505.
  2. Then, you will need to complete the background check and drug screen using these instructions NO LATER THAN MAY 1 FOR AMSN STUDENTS AND AUGUST 1 FOR BSN AND ABSN STUDENTS.

STEPS TO COMPLETE YOUR IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

All incoming students must meet the CDC and American College Health Association immunization guidelines prior to enrolling in classes. 

A copy of your immunization records must be sent to Emory University Student Health Services. Pleas complete the immunization form and email to immunizations-shs@emory.edu or mailed to Attn: Molly Mitchell 1525 Clifton Road NE Atlanta, GA 30322. 

The deadline to submit the above documentation is May 1 for AMSN students and August 1 for BSN and ABSN students. Please keep a copy of your immunization information for your records.

STEPS TO COMPLETE YOUR PHYSICAL EXAM REQUIREMENTS

  1. A copy of your physical should be sent to Emory University Student Health Services.  This can be sent via email to immunizations-shs@emory.edu or mailed to Attn: Molly Mitchell 1525 Clifton Road NE Atlanta, GA 30322

The deadline to submit the above documentation is May 1 for AMSN students and August 1 for BSN and ABSN students Please keep a copy of your physical exam information for your records.

STEPS TO OBTAIN STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE

All Emory University students are required to have health insurance. Under this requirement, students must either purchase:

  • Emory University Student Health Insurance Plan (offered by Aetna student health) or,
  • Provide documentation of enrollment in a comparable United States-domiciled plan.

Students wishing to waive enrollment in the Emory Student Health Insurance Plan will need to complete the annual waiver process via OPUS prior to the first day of Fall classes. For information about student health insurance requirements and the health insurance waiver, please click here.

STEPS TO COMPLETE YOUR STUDENT HEALTH HISTORY

  1. Please log into your Patient Portal to complete your health history.

The deadline to complete your Student Health History is May 1 for AMSN students and August 1 for BSN and ABSN students.

STEPS TO COMPLETE YOUR IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Review the required immunizations to begin the nursing program. 
  2. Please upload your immunization records to georgia.acemapp.org for review by the School of Nursing. If you do not have proof of the vaccine, you will also need to submit the polio vaccine affidavit with your immunization record. 

AMSN students will not receive access to ACEMAPP until April 1. BSN and ABSN students will not receive access to ACEMAPP until July 1.

STEPS TO COMPLETE YOUR PHYSICAL EXAM REQUIREMENTS

  1. Have your health care provider complete a physical that shows evidence of good physical health. Click here to download and print the examination form.
  2. Please upload your physical exam to georgia.acemapp.org for review by the School of Nursing.

AMSN students will not receive access to ACEMAPP until April 1. BSN and ABSN students will not receive access to ACEMAPP until July 1.

STEPS TO COMPLETE YOUR CPR CERTIFICATION

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers through the American Heart Association is required for all incoming students.

  1. Please visit the American Heart Association’s website to locate a class near you. Your signature on the back of the card is required. 
  2. Please upload a copy of your CPR card into ACEMAPP at www.georgia.acemapp.org.

The deadline to complete your CPR certification is May 1 for AMSN students and August 1 for BSN and ABSN students. AMSN students will not receive access to ACEMAPP until April 1. BSN and ABSN students will not receive access to ACEMAPP until July 1.

STEPS TO SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO IDENTIFICATION

An original state issued driver’s license or state ID is required. 

  1. Please upload a copy of your photo ID into ACEMAPP at www.georgia.acemapp.org.

The deadline to submit your photo ID is May 1 for AMSN students and August 1 for BSN and ABSN students. AMSN students will not receive access to ACEMAPP until April 1. BSN and ABSN students will not receive access to ACEMAPP until July 1.

STEPS TO COMPLETE YOUR BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS TRAINING

You will need to complete the Bloodborne Pathogens Training titled "Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) for Researchers." Please note that you will NOT be able to access the training until AFTER July 1.

  1. After July 1, click here to be taken to the ELMS Course Completion Guide which contains the information neede dto access and complete the ELMS online training. The course code for your training is 240100. Please be sure to enter the correct course code, as there are multiple courses available in the training module. 
  2. Once you have reviewed the slides, click on the “Step 2:  Take the Assessment” link.  You should save after each response in the event there is a server issue.
  3. Upload a copy of the certificate designating your training completion into ACEMAPP at www.georgia.acemapp.org

If you experience any difficulties accessing the blood borne pathogen certificate of completion, please contact the ELMS help desk at 404.727.7777.

The deadline to complete and upload your Bloodborne Pathogens Training into ACEMAPP is May 1 for AMSN students and August 1 for BSN and ABSN students. AMSN students will not receive access to ACEMAPP until April 1. BSN and ABSN students will not receive access to ACEMAPP until July 1.

STEPS TO COMPLETE YOUR HIPAA ASSESSMENT

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) directs health care providers, payers, and other health care entities to develop policies and procedures to ensure the security, integrity, privacy and authenticity of health information and to safeguard access to and disclosure of health information. Students are also obligated to follow these laws. As part of the contractual requirements between clinical training sites and the School of Nursing, students must receive documented training regarding confidentiality and privacy of protected health information covered under HIPAA. Students will also receive site-specific training upon arrival at the clinical site.

  1. Clickhere for instructions
  2. Please complete and print the assessment page. 
  3. Upload the printed assessment page into ACEMAPP at www.georgia.acemapp.org

If you experience any difficulties accessing HIPAA training, please contact the ELMS help desk at 404.727.7777.

The deadline to complete your HIPAA assessment and upload it into ACEMAPP is May 1 for AMSN students and August 1 for BSN and ABSN students. AMSN students will not receive access to ACEMAPP until April 1. BSN and ABSN students will not receive access to ACEMAPP until July 1.

Textbooks and Supplies

GUIDELINES FOR PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCE

WHAT IS THE NURSING UNIFORM?*

  • Navy blue scrub pants
  • Navy blue tunic top with the School of Nursing emblem embroidered on the left upper chest area in white thread (embrodiery done by Barnes & Noble)
  • White, hip-length lab coat with the School of Nursing emblem embroidered on the left upper chest area in navy blue thread (embrodiery done by Barnes & Noble)
  • Blue cuffed long-sleeved jacket (optional) 
  • All white or black leather shoes with a flat rubber sole or other quiet sole
  • White socks that cover the ankle 

*It is recommended that students have at least two complete uniforms. Uniforms must be in-hand before Orientation. 

HOW TO PURCHASE YOUR NURSING UNIFORM

Your nursing uniform must be purchased from Emory University Barnes & Noble Bookstore (Oxford Rd Bldg., 1390 Oxford Rd., Atlanta, GA 30322). Uniforms may be purchased by visiting the Emory Barnes and Noble bookstore in-person, or over the phone at 404.727.6222. 

1. DIAGNOSTIC KIT - PURCHASED AT ORIENTATION

You will need to purchase a diagnostic kit. Diagnostic kits are $27 and will be available on the first day of Orientation. Cash and check only. Your diagnostic kit consists of:

  • Bandage
  • Scissors
  • Penlight
  • Nurse's tape measure
  • Hemostat
  • Reflex hammer
  • Tuning fork

2. STETHOSCOPE

Approved Stethoscopes:

  • Welch Allyn Harvey Deluxe - $150
  • Welch Allyn Harvey Elite - $140
  • Welch Allyn Professional - $72
  • 3M Littmann Classic II SE - $75
  • Littman Cardiology III - $150

Prices shown are approximate costs. Approved colors for stethoscopes include: black, navy, hunter green, and burgundy. 

3. BLOOD PRESSURE CUFF

Approved Blood Pressure Cuffs:

  • Welch Allyn Platinum Series (DS48 or DS58)
  • Welch Allyn Gold Series (DS66) 
  • MDF Instruments - www.mdfedu.com/emorynursing.html
  • MDF 808B Calibra - $48
  • MDF 848 XPD Bravata - $90
  • MDF Bravata Bundle - $116.17 - Includes large adult, regular adult, and pediatric cuffs

Prices shown are approximate costs.

4. ANALOG WATCH

Analog watch requirements:

  • Water resistant
  • Sweeping second hand

5. IDENTIFICATION

All Nursing students are required to have a valid EmoryCard. Prior to arrival, students are required to upload a new photo through the EmoryCard website. Download instructions for submitting a photo

EmoryCard with Prox Accesswith Student Name Badge- required for students who are not currently enrolled or employed by Emory University

  • Your Official University EmoryCard will have PROX access and allow for access into restricted areas at the hospitals during clinical rotations.
  • The cost of the card is $28.  Beginning in April, you can log on to your application portal to pay for the charge.
  • For students starting in the Summer, photos must be uploaded by May 1st.
  • For students starting in the Fall, photos must be uploaded by August 7th. 

Student Name Badge-  required for students who are currently enrolled or employed by Emory University

  • Your Nursing School name badge will serve as your ID for clinicals.  Your currently prox card will provide access for buildings or your EmoryCard account.
  • The cost of the card is $3.00. Beginning in April, you can log on to your application portal to pay for the charge.
  • For students starting in the Summer, photos must be uploaded by May 1st.  
  • For students starting in the Fall, photos must be uploaded by August 7th. 
  • Photos will only need to be updated if they are older than two years. 

6. COPY OF THE SHIFT

There will be small group discussions led by faculty during Orientation about Theresa Brown's book The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients' Lives.

  • Students must complete the reading prior to Orientation
  • To purchase, click here.

7. DAVIS PLUS CACLULATING DRUG DOSAGES ONLINE PRODUCT

Students should purchase the Davis Plus Calculating Dosages Online from the Emory Barnes and Noble Bookstore (authors Castillo & Werner-McCullogh). This is an online product that comes with the Fundamentals bundle. Once you have purchased the bundle, you will receive an online access code to the Davis Plus Calculating Dosages Online product along with instructions to access this resource.  Once your access is obtained to the online product, you will then need to enroll in the course entitled "NURS314 Clinical Practicum I summer 2017" by entering the following access ID: BA6B4D7AE8

All 6* dosage calculation modules will appear along with individual module practice tests. Students should complete all 6* modules along with all practice tests associated with each module prior to the first day of class. You should repeat the modules until you feel comfortable with the concepts. These modules will not count towards your course grade for course NRSG 314 Clinical Practicum I, but you are expected to have them completed before our first day of class.

The 6 Dosage Calculation Modules To Be Completed Are As Follows:

  • Basic Math Review
  • Methods of Calculation
  • Systems of Measurement
  • Intake and Output
  • Reading Medication Labels
  • Administration of Oral Medications

Downlad Davis Plus training information

Books my be ordered at the Emory University Barnes and Noble website.

or at 

EMORY UNIVERSITY BARNES AND NOBLE BOOKSTORE

Oxford Road Building
1390 Oxford Rd
Atlanta, GA 30322

You can contact the store directly at 404.727.6222

Summer 2017 AMSN Students can download the Plan of Study and textbook list.

SMART PHONE REQUIREMENTS

A smart phone with a data plan is required for all nursing students. You will be required to use your smart phone as a reference tool in clinical settings. 

Many wireless carriers offer a student discount. Verizon Wireless offers a 15% discountAT&T offers a 15% discount on some charges. All smart phones and tablets are able to operate using Emory systems under these policy guidelines.

WIFI

Emory University offers secure WiFi on campus for all students. We recommend that you choose a phone with WiFi capability.

LAPTOP COMPUTERS

All students are required to have a laptop computer for class. Most exams will be taken on the computer. Please review the minimum computer requirements below:

Hardware

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or i7 (or equivalent AMD processor)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Hard Disk: 500 GB SATA or 256 GB solid state drive (SSD)
  • Removable Storage: Not necessary (DVD recordable, USB flash drive or external hard drive for backups recommended)
  • Display: 1024x768 minimum (1280x800, 13” display or larger would be better)
  • Networking: WiFi 802.11g (802.11n better, 802.11ac best)
  • Operating System: Windows 7/8.1/10 home premium or higher, Mac OS 10.8 or higher (Windows 7 starter or Home basic editions not recommended)

Software

  • Modern Browser: Internet Explorer 10 or newer, Firefox (latest version), Chrome (latest version)
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Professional (or 2011 for Mac) (MS Office Free to Emory Students)
  • McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (Free to Emory Students)
  • Respondus Lockdown Browser (Free to Emory Students)
  • Additional software may be required.
2017 Admitted Students' Day