Woodruff School of Nursing

The Truth is in the Numbers

  • 8:1 student-faculty ratio during clinicals
  • 45% of students participate in nursing service trips locally and around the world
  • 97% job placement rate for the Class of 2017 within three months of graduation

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory is internationally renowned, with 100-plus years of developing nurse leaders and scholars. Emphasizing evidence-based nursing, critical thinking, ethical practice, and social responsibility, our vibrant learning community prepares nurses to profoundly shape their profession and the care of patients and families.

The School of Nursing offers a range of opportunities for personal and professional growth through student organizations, hands-on training at more than 500 clinical sites nationwide, and service learning experiences focused on addressing pressing health care needs at home and abroad.

A Solid Foundation

TheĀ bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) gives students a solid foundation for beginning a career as a registered nurse. Currently enrolling approximately 500 students, his program is designed for students who wish to pursue the BSN as their first bachelor's degree

After enrolling in Emory College or Oxford College, students complete their first two years of general education requirements. Students may apply and be admitted to the nursing program while their prerequisites are in progress. Emory and Oxford students applying to the BSN first-degree program will automatically be admitted if they meet certain requirements. The nursing program is designed to be completed in four semesters of full-time enrollment.

Explore Nursing

The School of Nursing offers several resources to help baccalaureate students learn more about the multifaceted role of nursing professionals and today's health care environment. Nursing 101 is offered in the spring and fall semester and introduces students to nursing in a wide range of specialty areas. The School of Nursing's pre-nursing clubs offers a social and educational network for students who share an interest in nursing.

Career Development

Graduates of the BSN program are eligible to take the NCLEX examination to become a registered nurse in any US state. BSN graduates work in a wide variety of practice settings in health care and beyond. Our Office of Career Services takes care of coordinating the logistics of student clinical placements and provides a variety of other services such as personalized career coaching, mock interviews, and resume and cover letter critiques to support students in finding and landing their first job after college.

Plan Your Visit

The best way to get a feel for the Emory School of Nursing is to come for a visit when you're on Emory's Atlanta or Oxford campuses. Or, you can visit through a virtual tour. To schedule an in-person visit, click here.