Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Welcome, parents and families of Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing students—we're glad to welcome you to our community. We have collected resources and information about the nursing school's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Freshman Option for Emory College and Oxford College students.

BSN Freshman Option

You'll find information about applying, prereqs, and more on the School of Nursing’s BSN Freshman Option page.

  • Admission Requirements 
  • Curriculum 
  • First-Year Experience 
  • Prerequisites 

Additional Information and Resources

Common Nursing Student Questions

Students will apply for admission. If the student has a 3.0 cumulative GPA from Emory College or Oxford College at the time of application, they will be admitted automatically into the School of Nursing starting their junior year.

Due to the nature of the nursing curriculum, students are not able to participate in traditional study abroad opportunities during their junior or senior year. We offer a variety of domestic and international immersion trips through our Lillian Carter Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility that all nursing students can apply to participate in. Programs range from seven-day trips to two-week experiences.

The School of Nursing has more than 500 clinical partners to meet the needs of our students. Students will be placed in group clinical experiences in hospitals and community settings during their first three semesters. Students will complete a precepted clinical experience in a hospital and outpatient setting during their fourth semester. Most clinical experiences will take place within a 75-mile radius of Emory. Students must arrange their own transportation to their clinical placement.

Our BSN graduates typically have multiple job offers before graduation and report 100 percent employment within three to six months of graduation (for those who are not going immediately into graduate school).

We offer a free NLCEX preparatory course immediately after graduation to offer our students an extra review before taking the exam. Our BSN graduates from December 2022 through August 2023 reported a 95 percent first-time pass rate on the NCLEX.

Community Nursing

Farm Worker Family Health Program

Each June, undergraduate and graduate School of Nursing students join students from other Georgia colleges and universities to travel to Moultrie, Ga., to assist in the Farm Worker Family Health Program and deliver nursing care to farmworkers and their children in this southwest Georgia farming community. Emory nursing school students have made this trip for nearly 30 years. 


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nursing student smiling a little girl in Emory's volunteer farmworker health program